Summertime Special Final Week: 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

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2018 YLD Executive Committee

The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations from any voting member of the YLD interested in serving a three-year term on the Executive Committee. Commencement of Voting of will begin on November 20, 2017 and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on December 5, 2017…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

YLD Runners Starting Up for Fall Beginning Sept. 7

Throughout the fall, YLD Runners will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome! The first group run of the season will be at One Logan Square (18th and Cherry streets) on Thursday, Sept. 7. The run will be at a leisurely pace and all are invited to grab drinks at City Tap House afterward. Feel free to just show up, or you can email Jordan Strokovsky with any questions or to let him know that you'll be joining.

Applications for the Board Observer Program are OPEN

Heading into their sixth year of administering the Board Observer Program (BOP), the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association (DLSC), and the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association (YLD) are looking to welcome a new class of nonprofits and Observers…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

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

Branching Out: Opportunities to Make a Difference in the Three Branches of Government Aug. 29

Branching Out: Opportunities for Women to Make a Difference in the Three Branches of Government

Hosted by the Women in the Profession Committee, First Judicial District Women Judges' Initiative and the National Association of Women Judges

The power and influence of women has never been more important. Women not only can change the conversation, but they can affect concrete changes in our political and social climate. Women are creating and taking the opportunity to make a difference in governmental public service…READ MORE

VIDEO ENCORE - From Criminal Conviction to Civil Nightmare Aug. 30

This Video Encore CLE program breaks down the civil consequences of a criminal conviction and analyzes the devastatingly negative impact these consequences can have on your client (and his or her family). The panelists examine remedies to counteract any potential negative consequences for people released from prison. Hear updates on substantive changes to the Commonwealth's expungement laws and the effect convictions will have on current hot-button issues affecting your clients, such as, immigration status, welfare, housing, child custody, disability, professional licensing, etc…READ MORE

VIDEO ENCORE - Deposition Skills Courtroom Litigators Needs to Know Aug. 31

Litigators know that the deposition is a crucial opportunity to evaluate an adversary's case, challenge key theories and witnesses, and to seek admissions for use in a potential summary judgment motion or at trial. Whether you are a first-year litigation associate or a senior partner, learn how to maximize your effectiveness at taking, preparing for, and defending depositions with this Video Encore CLE…READ MORE

Developing a Prosperous Law Practice while Navigating Ethical Concerns Sept. 7

In this lunchtime CLE program, presenters will highlight the current ethical issues growing a law practice presents. Hear practical guidance regarding: marketing, advertising, and developing business within the ethical rules (204 Pa. Code Rules 7.1, 7.2, 7.3); identifying what gets in the way of a competent professional frame of mind (204 Pa. Code Rule 1.1), using effective communication techniques for attracting and retaining clients (204 Pa. Code Rule 1.4), and much more…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.