2017 Annual Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship July 13

Love trivia? Possess a wealth of knowledge about all things obscure? Tired of "proving" your skills by yelling at Jeopardy contestants on TV?

Come compete against your friends and colleagues at the annual installment of the Affinity Bar Association Quizzo Championship. This event is open to the entire legal community. If you are not a member of one of the participating groups, volunteer your talents to the highest bidder (and consider joining)! To participate, you must register in advance. Deadline to register is Monday, July 10.

Please take note: this event will also serve as a Special Meeting of the Young Lawyers Division. The sole item on the agenda for this Special Meeting is to vote on proposed amendments to the YLD's bylawsREAD MORE

Legal Line Staffing Needed July 19

The YLD is looking for a few people to work the phones during Legal Line on Wednesday, July 19 from 5-8 p.m. Help someone with some free legal advice and enjoy dinner on us! Please contact Dave Magagna at dcmagagn@gmail.com to sign up.

Summertime Special: Bring a 'Walk-In' Non-Member to CLE, Get Tuition Discount!

Share the benefits of membership with your colleagues. For Philadelphia Bar Association members who bring a "walk-in" non-member to a CLE program anytime from June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017 and if the non-member joins on the spot, you both receive a discount…READ MORE

YLD-Law Student Outreach Networking Happy Hour July 20

The YLD will welcome the next class of Philadelphia Bar Association members at the YLD-Law Student Networking Happy Hour at U-BAHN on Thursday, July 20. The first 60 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and there will also be appetizers and drink specials. All law students are welcome to attend and network with Philadelphia attorneys and learn more about what the Philadelphia Bar Association and YLD have to offer.

Registration is requested but not required. Click here to register. U-BAHN is located at 1320 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice - Public Interest Organization Volunteer Opportunities

The Philadelphia Bar Association's new pro bono volunteerism initiative "The Challenge Ahead: Access to Justice" provides opportunities for Association members and beyond to help people in need by providing limited legal representation, education, advice and advocacy. This one-stop-shop allows the city's legal-aid nonprofit organizations to know who is interested in assisting by giving volunteers the opportunity to add their name to a list for these groups to access if they need additional support for a particular cause.

For a list of volunteer and pro bono organizations and opportunities, click here.

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.

Join your colleagues in July for a month of must-see video-encore Philadelphia Bar Association CLE programs!

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

VIDEO ENCORE - Family Permanency Planning for Immigrants July 11

Gain the knowledge necessary to get involved and assist this vulnerable community.

This CLE program provides training on something that has been coined, in other contexts, "permanency planning." Attendees will learn the tools for assisting mixed status families where parents of minors are facing deportation and
separation from their U.S.-citizen children…READ MORE

VIDEO ENCORE - New Protections for LGBT individuals in the Workplace: Fact or Fiction July 12

The protections of Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination as forbidding any employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation should apply regardless of any state or local laws.

This video course will examine recent developments in employment protections for members of the LGBT community, and whether such developments will withstand appellate and legislative challenges. The course will also explore the historical evolution and consideration of sexual orientation as a protected class, and the trending direction of protections both legislatively and judicially…READ MORE

VIDEO ENCORE - Ethics of Pro Bono Representation and the Naturalization Process July 13

Attend this video encore to gain the knowledge necessary to assist at one of the many naturalization clinics!

In a time where immigration law faces many uncertainties, naturalization is the best defense to deportation. This CLE course will focus on the ethics of Pro Bono representation and an overview of the Naturalization Process…READ MORE

Bridge the Gap Aug. 2

Tell Your Colleagues - the BRIDGE THE GAP course is available at the Philadelphia Bar Association

In recent years, the Disciplinary Board of Pennsylvania has recorded an increasing number of complaints filed against newly admitted attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct which directly relate to the practical aspects of operating a law office…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.