Greet Incoming Chancellor at Jan. 7 Reception

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Chancellors Reception

All members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to a complimentary reception in honor of Rochelle M. Fedullo, 92nd Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Monday, Jan. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Bellevue Hotel.

Join us in wishing Shelli, a partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, good luck in the year ahead and enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues in the legal community. Registration is requested…READ MORE

Conflicts of Interests - Current Cases, Hot Topics, Best Practices and Tips for Obtaining Informed Consents
(2 ETH)

FREE CLE for Philadelphia Bar Association Members in good standing.

This interactive program will explore common issues that arise around conflicts of interest in the practice of law. Using hypothetical scenarios as a launching point, panelists will provide an overview of the relevant Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Responsibility as they are applied. Panelists will refer to recent developments in the case law, guidance opinions and other resources. The discussion will conclude with a review of the consequences for failure to identify and address conflicts of interest.

VIDEO ENCORE: Friday, Dec. 28, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

VIDEO ENCORE: Private Eyes: They're Watching You
(1 ETH)

From the hiring of a private investigator to film someone, to the monitoring of social media presence, attorneys are increasingly using methods of surveillance to gather evidence for trial. Certain technological methods question the need to balance researching injured workers' activities with the workers' rights to privacy. Panelists address ethical issues attorneys may face including investigators interacting with claimants under false pretenses, creating fake Facebook accounts and performing surveillance in questionable locations, such as doctor's offices and churches. Attend this video-encore CLE program to receive practical information regarding these issues within the workers' compensation context.

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

The Blunt Impact: Effects of Medical Marijuana on Employment Law and Workers' Compensation Claims
(1 SUB)

Hosted by the Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee

Since Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Law legalizes the use of medical marijuana (MMJ) for approved conditions, more and more Pennsylvania workers are using MMJ. Marijuana is still a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. As Pennsylvania implements its Medical Marijuana Program, employers must review their policies for employees. This CLE program will offer practitioners guidance regarding common questions about MMJ and how to advise workers and employers about their respective rights and responsibilities. As Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program continues to evolve, attorneys must stay abreast of the laws regarding MMJ use and how the laws may affect their clients, whether they are the employer or worker.

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE - Support Contempt Actions
(1.5 SUB)

This video-encore CLE program will provide guidance regarding the best methods to prepare and present a contempt petition along with how to properly represent a defendant in a support contempt action.

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
12:00 - 2:15 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE - Back to School with Local Control: Issues Facing the School District of Philadelphia
(2 SUB)

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) returned to local control in July with the dissolution of the state-controlled School Reform Commission. What are the legal issues facing the SDP as it returns to local control? In this informative video-encore program, panelists with education law expertise will examine these important issues. From the politics of whether the laws are amended to allow for an elected school board, to critical funding issues, such as changing the law to provide the SDP with independent taxing authority, and to the law governing the funding, approval, and renewal of charter schools.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

VIDEO ENCORE - Developments In Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness
(1 SUB/0.5 ETH)

This engaging and practical video-encore program, with attorney and nationally recognized expert, Heather Jarvis, will provide concrete advice on navigating the increasingly complex universe of federal student loan repayment, forgiveness options, regulations and possible ethical implications.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

VIDEO ENCORE - Implicit Bias: Identification in the Law and Action Plans
(2 ETH)

This dynamic video-encore program will help attendees gain a comprehensive understanding of implicit bias in the law and learn how to identify implicit bias both within themselves and in others. Attendees will also learn strategies and action plans to best address internal and external implicit biases.


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.