Tonight: Speed Interviewing & Networking Skills for Law Students & Young Lawyers

Hosted by the Diversity in the Profession Committee, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Barristers of Philadelphia, Hispanic Bar Association, National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter and South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia

This is the second event in the Diversity in the Profession Committee's Law Student Series focusing on interview and networking skills.

This fun, fast-paced and informative evening begins with welcoming remarks from The Honorable Nitza I. QuiƱones Alejandro, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A panel of experienced attorneys will follow and provide practical guidance and tips regarding resume presentation and networking…READ MORE

Registration Open: 2017 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Oct. 13-14

The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14, returning to Borgata in Atlantic City!

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference remains the premier event for networking and socializing with colleagues and members of the judiciary, including the opportunity to earn CLE credits through unique course offerings…READ MORE

Solo, Small & Mid-Size Firm Managment Committee Fun Run/Walk Aug. 24

Please join the Solo, Small & Mid-Size Firm Management Committee for a Fun Run/Walk on Thursday, Aug. 24. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run begins at 6 p.m. This run/walk is open to everyone. All paces welcome!

Registration is $10 and will benefit the Homeless Advocacy Project. Pre-run dynamic warm ups by coach, runner, lawyer Neill Clark followed by 3-mile fun run and 1-mile walk…READ MORE

YLD Networking Happy Hour With the Montgomery County Bar Association Sept. 14

We're teaming up with the MontCo Bar Association for the September networking happy hour! Stop by SkyGarten on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. The first 75 people will receive a drink ticket and there will be appetizers. SkyGarten is located at 1717 Arch St., 51st Floor, Philadelphia.

Thank you to our sponsors, CourtCall and Kaplan Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support!

Registration is requested but not required. To register click here.

Save the Date: Family Fun Day at the Park Sponsored by the YLD Sept. 16

Save the date for the 2017 Family Fun Day at the Park! We'll be back at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse on Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration and details to follow!

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

Survey: Young Lawyers Career Satisfaction

What makes a happy career situation for a young lawyer? Take this ANONYMOUS 5-minute survey and let the community know. Data collected from this survey will inform a larger report by IN.CORPORATE, LLC that will analyze why lawyers stay in their roles, and why they leave. Take the survey here.

Questions? Contact Francesca Rothseid at

Survey: Why Do Young People Sit out Elections in Philadelphia?

In the 2017 municipal primary election, only 1 in 5 Philadelphians between the ages of 18 and 35 voted. Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) is surveying city residents about which elections they vote in, their reasons for not voting and whether they plan to vote in the upcoming municipal election in November. The results of this survey will be used to help YIP improve its "Get Out the Vote" efforts.

The survey will take five minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and sharing your comments! Take the survey here.

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.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

FREE CLE: American Health Care Act Update: Staying Current

Please join us for a Video ENCORE on one of two convenient dates.

VIDEO ENCORE Aug. 18: Register here.

VIDEO ENCORE Aug. 28: Register here.

FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association members in good standing! This CLE presentation will include an initial overview of the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal legislation and what's at stake for Pennsylvania in the advent of an ACA repeal and Medicaid reform…READ MORE

Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law Aug. 16

Co-hosted by the Intellectual Property Committee and the Young Lawyers Division

This CLE program examines the developments in intellectual property law in the past year, including major cases in the Supreme Court and District Courts…READ MORE

Addressing the Unique Challenges Facing Girls in the Adult Criminal Justice System Aug. 16

Co-Hosted by the Legal Rights of Children Committee and the Criminal Justice Section

Girls are a growing population in the adult court system and their cases often are accompanied with unique advocacy challenges. This CLE program will examine the process for charging and prosecuting youth in the adult criminal justice system in Philadelphia (Direct File), with a special focus on the needs presented by girls charged as adults…READ MORE

Cybersecurity: The Top 10 Things Attorneys Need to Consider Aug. 22

Ethical rules are changing to include an affirmative obligation that lawyers remain abreast of technology to protect client documents and information. What does that mean? It means cybersecurity.

What is the biggest issue law firms of all sizes are facing? Cybersecurity. Cyber experts universally agree that what is the most alluring to cybercriminals is large amounts of data. And what industry has large amounts of data of all kinds? The legal industry... law firms…READ MORE

Bridge the Gap Aug. 19

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.