Last Chance to Register: YLD Diversity Reception June 26


Please join the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and LGBT Rights Committee, along with co-hosting affinity bar associations, at the 2018 Diversity Reception, honoring five outstanding local law students, at The Midtown on Tuesday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. Susan Lin will deliver keynote remarks. Thank you to QDiscovery for its generous support of this event!

Registration is REQUIRED in advance and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer & wine…READ MORE


Chancellor's Forum: What Can and Should Be Done Under the Second Amendment to Curb Gun Violence July 16

Join us for our next Chancellor's Forum to discuss how we can improve our laws to prevent gun violence.

The Forum will focus on the current status of our gun laws and what our country, state and city can and should do under the Second Amendment to protect public safety in the wake of recent mass shootings and the use of guns in homicides and suicides…READ MORE


Register Today: 2018 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 12-13

Join Philadelphia Bar Association members, judges and colleagues for another entertaining and educational weekend at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. as we present the 2018 Bench Bar & Annual Conference. This year's conference again boasts 23 sessions affording lawyers and judges up to 9 CLE credits, as well as 9 CJE credits that clearly offer something for everyone.

Register early and stay tuned for added programming, finalized course descriptions and confirmed faculty…READ MORE

Law School Outreach Committee Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series

On Thursdays June 28; and July 12, 19 and 26; the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section Law School Outreach Committee will host the "2018 Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series" from 12-1:30 p.m. These free programs provide an opportunity for summer law student interns to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area…READ MORE

Volunteer Faculty Needed: People's Law School Oct. 2, 9, 16

People's Law School is back! We're in the early planning stages and looking for several volunteers to teach classes that will be held at Temple University on Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16. For more information please contact YLD Chair Vincent N. Barbera at

Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception July 12

The Public Interest Section's Law School Outreach Committee cordially invites you to the Philadelphia Summer Public Interest Reception 2018 at Ballard Spahr LLP on Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Generously hosted and sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event celebrates the exceptional public service of students and lawyers in and around Philadelphia, and gives all an opportunity to meet and mingle over refreshments and light appetizers. Registration is required by Thursday, July 5…READ MORE

Save the Date: 'Striking Injustice' YLD Bowling Fundraiser Sept. 26

Sponsorship opportunities available now!

We're back at North Bowl for the annual YLD fundraiser benefitting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation! Mark it on your calendar, Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.! For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Registration information will be available soon.

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

Legal Considerations of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain June 26

This luncheon CLE presentation will examine significant legal considerations surrounding cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The following issues will be examined: securities law, banking law, tax considerations as well as, data privacy and security requirements…READ MORE

What You Should Know About Pre-Dispute Arbitration in the Elder Law Setting June 27

Hosted by the Elder Law Committee

Pre-Dispute Arbitration clauses are found in a number of contexts including consumer finance contracts, non-disclosure agreements and employment contracts. The use of pre-dispute arbitration clauses in the health care setting has grown significantly, making it imperative that elder law practitioners and guardians understand the effects of the clause and how to best proceed…READ MORE

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Jail Detainers June 28

Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section

Merriam-Webster defines "detainer" as "a writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to hold a person in custody."

According to a recent study, literally half of the citizens in Philadelphia county custody are there due to probation and parole detainers. That number does not include all of the other types of writs/holds/detainers which keep people in jail…READ MORE

Is Good Health and Well-Being Our Ethical Obligation? June 29

Hosted by the Professional Responsibility and Wellness Committees

This 1-hour presentation will explore whether well-being should be included in the definition of competence under Rule 1.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct or whether it should be referenced solely in the Comments to the Rules…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.


Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.

If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.

For more information on LRIS, please click here.  You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at or 215-238-6326.