YLD Bootcamp Nov. 9

Bootcamp is back! Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at "Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers" presented by the Young Lawyers Division at the Philadelphia Bar Association on Friday, Nov. 9 from 1 - 5 p.m…READ MORE

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Chancellor's Forum: The Constitution and Separation of Powers in America

The U.S. Constitution creates a system of government with three distinct and independent Branches—the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. It also defines the powers and duties of these Branches, outlines how they interact, and provides a system of checks and balances that limits the power of the Branches.

This Chancellor's Forum CLE program examines the following issues, among others, as they relate to separation of power: Judicial independence, executive orders, budgeting, rule of law, standing, law enforcement, appointments and removal from office… READ MORE

Meet the Candidates Election Forums

Meet the Candidates: Election Forums, Tuesday, Oct. 30

Join your colleagues and meet the candidates who are running for the Philadelphia Bar Association's line offices and Board of Governors. In a series of forums, you will hear why they are running and what they would bring as leaders to move the Association forward.…READ MORE


Important: Puppy Yoga Nov. 13

Join us for one of two Puppy Yoga sessions (we know, we know) at SWEAT Fitness in Center City on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Find inner peace and tranquility with puppies currently being cared for at Morris Animal Refuge. Register with the password BARPUPPYYOGA by Nov. 1 to secure your space. We're not joking…READ MORE

YLD Running Group Meeting Weekly Through Fall

The YLD Running Group has kicked off its Fall running season with weekly runs on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., meeting on the corner of 18th and Cherry streets (1 Logan Square). Whether you are training for a race, working on getting back into shape or just want to knock out a few miles, our group runs are a fun and laid-back way to get some fresh air with fellow attorneys. Routes range from 3-5 miles and all levels/paces are welcome to join!

For more information, email Ernie Holtzheimer.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

The #MeToo Movement's Impact on Litigation, Counseling and Training
(1 SUB/1 ETH)

This practical 2-hour program analyzes the real-life effects of the #MeToo movement as it relates to legal and administrative processes, the impact on employment litigation and juries in particular and the new influences on employer counseling and training. Panelists will also explore trends and future developments in this current political climate.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

The Constitution and Separation of Powers in America
(2 SUB)

This Chancellor's Forum CLE program will examine the following issues, among others, as they relate to separation of power: Judicial independence, executive orders, budgeting, rule of law, standing, law enforcement, appointments and removal from office.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Issues With Use of Interpreters in WC Hearings
(1 SUB)

This luncheon presentation will examine issues that occur with the use of interpreters in workers' compensation hearings. Panelists will address topics ranging from the proper procedure to request an interpreter for hearings or mediations before a workers' compensation judge to issues that occur during testimony.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

How to Properly Handle An Asylum Application and Case
(1 SUB/1 ETH)

This practical 2-hour program examines the basics of asylum law, including what the overarching law is, the asylum process and legal standard, how to properly complete an asylum application, and the ethics of filing cases.

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Moving Beyond Cash Bail
(2 SUB)

This timely CLE, co-hosted by the Civil Rights Committee and the Criminal Justice Section, will examine the cash bail system in Pennsylvania. Panelists will illuminate these problems and offer guidance regarding the most promising strategies for reforming cash bail practices.


Full course calendar here.


Experienced Mass Tort Attorneys Needed for LRIS Referrals

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has expanded its Product Liability panels in order to better meet the needs of clients requiring assistance with injuries resulting from the use of Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc.

If you have significant experience litigating any of these matters, we invite you to join LRIS. Attorneys wishing to receive referrals for claims involving Paxil, Reglan, Risperdal, Xarelto, Yaz, pelvic mesh or talc must represent, or have represented, at least 12 plaintiffs in civil actions involving the same product brought in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and must have completed a minimum of five hours of CLE in trial tactics, products liability or class actions within the past three years.

For more information on LRIS, please click here.  You may also contact Charles J. Klitsch at cklitsch@philabar.org or 215-238-6326.