Solo, Small & Mid-Size Firm Management 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 at 6 p.m. This run/walk is open to everyone and all paces are welcome! Registration is $10 and will benefit the Homeless Advocacy Project…READ MORE.

Nominations Sought for YLD's Prestigious Peretta & Perry Service Awards Due Oct. 18

The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for the F. Sean Peretta Service Award and the Craig M. Perry Service Award, both presented at the YLD Annual Holiday Party, Award Ceremony and Gift Drive on Nov. 30. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017…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

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.

Family Fun Day at Smith Playground Sept. 16

The Young Lawyers Division and the Government & Public Service Lawyers Committee are cohosting 2017 Family Fun Day at Smith Plaground on Saturday, Sept. 16…READ MORE

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

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

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

Damages Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases Aug. 23

Hosted by the Medical-Legal Committee

This luncheon CLE program addresses a variety of issues regarding damages in medical malpractice cases in a courtroom.

Our panelists offer perspectives from the plaintiff, defense and the bench. Hear practical guidance on the following topics…READ MORE

Lien on Me Aug. 24

Hosted by the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property Section

Amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law (49 P.S. § 1101, et seq.) took effect in January of this year, giving private owners the ability to register their new construction projects online to protect against subcontractor and supplier lien claims. As a consequence, subcontractors and suppliers on registered projects who fail to provide the newly required notice of furnishing forty-five days from first performance forfeit their right to file a lien claim. Owners are already availing themselves of the new lien protections…READ MORE

The Million Dollar Sentence and Other Recent Trends in Employment Background Check Litigation Aug. 25

Hosted by the Labor & Employment Law Committee

Increasingly, the majority of employers run some form of background check on their potential hires or current employees. A wide spectrum of laws now intersect to provide powerful rights to hires or employees subject to background checks. This can lead to class action and individual claims that can have drastically higher values than the "garden variety" wage or discrimination claims…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.