This Week: 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

It's Election Day, Go Vote!

Exercise your right to vote today. Find your polling place here.


Nov. 12-16: 2018 Member Appreciation Week!

We hope you're excited for Member Appreciation Week! From Nov. 12-16, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be eligible for giveaways, special events and new Bar Bucks rewards to be used for discounts and other offerings.

Details are coming soon, but feel free to reach out to Andrea Morris-Tracey, manager of member services, for more information.


Last Call: 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

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
12 - 1 p.m.

Fundamentals in Implementing Telehealth Arrangements
(1 SUB)
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Hosted by the Business Law Section's Health Care Law Committee

This luncheon CLE program will address some of the fundamentals in implementing telehealth arrangements, including recent developments in reimbursement rules, potential fraud and abuse concerns, as well as other regulatory risks. Panelists will also discuss certain considerations in drafting telehealth-related agreements.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Am I in the Right Place? Tips on whether to appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Commonwealth Court, and how to practice once you get there
(1 SUB)
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Hosted by the Appellate Courts Committee

Three judges from Pennsylvania's intermediate appellate courts will examine the scope of jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the similarities between the two courts and their differences. The program will apply hypotheticals derived from real cases as a basis for discussion and offer practical guidance for practitioners in Pennsylvania. This is a CAN'T MISS program for any attorney specializing in appellate court practice!

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM

VIDEO ENCORE: Employment Policy Issues That Solo and Small Firms Must Know!
(1 SUB/1 ETH)

This VIDEO ENCORE program will explore employment policy issues that can have a significant impact on firms, but often times, solo and small firms are unfamiliar with the policies in question. Whether for your firm or the representation of a client, solo and small firm practitioners must prepare for and understand these common employment issues that may become complex.

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 or 215-238-6326.