Register Today for 2016 Bench-Bar Sept. 23-24: Early Bird Extended Through Aug. 31!
Early bird registration has been extended through Aug. 31! Special room rates extended until 5 p.m. on Sept. 1.
The Philadelphia Bar Association will hold its 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City…READ MORE
Call for Volunteer Attorneys: YLD Expungement Clinic Nov. 12
Having a criminal record expunged or sealed can dramatically improve a person's life by allowing him or her to pursue permanent employment or housing opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them. Effective Nov. 12, 2016, Pennsylvania will allow individuals who have served their sentence and have remained free of arrest or prosecution for 10 years to petition the court to have their records of conviction for misdemeanors of the second and third degree be sealed from public view.
On Nov. 12, 2016, the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association, in partnership with Community Legal Services and key members of the criminal, legal, and judicial communities, will conduct a pro bono criminal record expungement and sealing clinic. The clinic will take place at six locations throughout Philadelphia from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Organizers will be seeking volunteer attorneys and law students to assist with processing petitions at the clinic and to handle follow-up hearings for contested petitions. Details on registering to volunteer to follow.
If you have any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact John Coyle or Meghan Claiborne at email@example.com.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2017 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 Nov. 21, 2016 and conclude at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2016…READ MORE
YLD Networking Happy Hour at Pagano's Sept. 8
Continue to celebrate back-to-school season with the Young Lawyers Division at its networking happy hour at Pagano's Market & Bar on Thursday, Sept. 8, sponsored by Morningside Translations, Inc! The first 70 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket and there will be appetizers and drink specials.
Pagano's Market & Bar is located at 2 Commerce Square, 2001 Market St., Philadelphia.
Application Due Sept. 16: 2016-17 Board Observer Program
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation, in partnership with the YLD and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association (DLSC), has developed the Board Observer Program (BOP)…READ MORE
Build Your Team: YLD "Striking Injustice" for Philadelphia Bar Foundation Oct. 6
Build your bowling team for the Young Lawyers Division's annual fundraiser benefiting the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. This year's fundraiser "Striking Injustice: The Bar Abides" will feature a bowling tournament along with other activities at the ultimate Philly hang-out, North Bowl in Northern Liberties, on Oct. 6.
Do you want to sponsor a team? A lane? Or see your firm or company name in lights? For a full list of sponsorships and benefits, click here. Thank you to the sponsors to date:
- King Pins - $2,000: Anapol Weiss; Fox Rothschild LLP; White and Williams LLP
- The Dudes - $1,500: Robson Forensic
- Alley Allies - $1,000: KML Law Group
More details to come!
Justice Rising Advocates Reception Sept. 22
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Community Legal Services (CLS) is launching a new group, Justice Rising Advocates, with the purpose to engage young Philadelphians by broadening their understanding of CLS’s extensive work and why CLS's advocacy is crucial to the fight for access to justice for all.
At this informal (and free) reception, generously hosted by Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, you can meet the volunteer leaders of Justice Rising Advocates…READ MORE
Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
CLE - Life & Legacy: An Analysis of the Opinions of Justice Louis D. Brandeis Sept. 7
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of Justice Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association present this evening CLE program with Professor Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center…READ MORE
CLE - Everything You Wanted to Know About Treatment Court (But Were Afraid to Ask) Sept. 8
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Section
The Philadelphia Treatment Court (PTC) has been operational since 1997 and will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary next year. PTC was the first drug court in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania currently has more than thirty (30) drug courts. There are 3000 drug courts nationwide…READ MORE
CLE - Governance and Ethical Issues for Nonprofit Board Leaders Sept. 13
Hosted by the Young Lawyers Division as part of the Board Observer Program
This CLE program provides an overview of governance and ethical issues frequently faced by nonprofit board leaders and their counsel. As attorneys serve in both capacities, they must understand the legal and ethical implications of issues that may arise and how to deal with those issues…READ MORE
CLE - Ethical Issues and Your Fee Agreement Sept. 27
Hosted by the Fee Disputes Committee and Young Lawyers Division
Through an entertaining reenactment of a fee dispute mediation, attendees will learn how to avoid the common mistakes attorneys make when entering into fee agreements with clients, as well as, how to address those issues which often arise when representation ends or the client hires a new attorney&hellipREAD MORE
Philadelphia Business Journal
Special members-only subscription to the Philadelphia Business Journal…READ MORE
Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer
The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.
All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email firstname.lastname@example.org.