YLD Annual Meeting and Welcome Reception for New Members Jan. 18

width=265,height=236 The YLD Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. Meet the 2012 leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association and welcome new Bar members. This event will include the presentation of the F. Sean Peretta and Craig M. Perry Service Awards as well as the YLD Vision Award...READ MORE

Chancellor's Reception Jan. 4

All members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to a complimentary reception in honor of John E. Savoth, 85th Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, on Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. No RSVP is necessary. This is the event in which even the city's busiest legal luminaries patiently wait in line to wish the new Chancellor and each other good luck in the year ahead.


YLD Annual Meeting and Welcome Reception for New Members Jan. 18

Bar Association section chairs and YLD Division leaders will be in attendance to provide information on the many areas of Bar involvement. Network while enjoying complimentary refreshments, a great venue and good company!

Being an active member of the Bar Association provides you with opportunities to professionally connect with practicing lawyers and judges in a supportive environment, allowing for one-on-one interactions and leadership opportunities that are invaluable in building your career and obtaining contacts for potential job opportunities.

Registration is required. This event is free for all YLD members, and only $15 for non-member attorneys. Click here to register!

YLD Now Accepting Nominations for Peretta, Perry Awards; Deadline Dec. 21

The F. Sean Peretta Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has devoted substantial time to an innovative or non-traditional program that serves the community. Peretta was a private practitioner who died suddenly at age 31 who was a very involved community activist and a mentor to kids in his home neighborhood. He was viewed as a role model for African-American Youth.

The Craig M. Perry Service Award is presented annually to a young lawyer - 37 years old or younger or within the first three years of practice - who has devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities, including, but not limited to, pro bono and charity work. Perry was a member of the YLD Executive Committee who suffered an untimely death. He was very involved in community service and active in student-related and other YLD programs.

Nominations should include the individual's name, address and a brief statement describing his or her qualifications. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Dec. 21. All nominations should be submitted to Dawn Petit at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or email to dpetit@philabar.org.

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

Volunteers can make a positive impact by volunteering as a little as a few hours a week. Trial experience is not necessary: anyone with legal training can teach high school students a lot about the law and advocacy! To sign up or ask questions, contact Mock Trial Committee co-chair Joshu Harris at jlh67@georgetown.edu.

YLD Needs Volunteers for Legal Line Dec. 21

The Dec. 21 Legal Line is sponsored by Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. It takes place at the Bar Association headquarters at 11th and Market Street from 5 to 8 p.m. and 2 to 5 volunteer attorneys are needed to man the phones. The Bar Association will provide food and drink for the evening. Interested in volunteering at the Dec. 21 Legal Line? Contact Ryan Gatto at rgatto@SMSM.com for more information.