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Feb. 17, 2014
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 15, No. 14

School Superintendent Hite is March 11 Speaker

Dr. William R. Hite Jr., superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, will be the keynote speaker at the Association’s Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, March 11.

Dr. Hite's remarks go along with Chancellor William P. Fedullo's focus on public education this year. Fedullo has created an Education Task Force to begin finding more ways that the legal community can help public education in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania. The Chancellor also has plans for a number of programs so Association members can learn about what is needed for a quality public education for students.

Also at the event, the Association will present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award. The award publicly acknowledges, recognizes and honors an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made substantial contributions to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.

Immediate-Past Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson will be honored at the event. She will be presented with a gold box, a replica of the one presented to Andrew Hamilton for his defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735. The gold box is presented annually to the immediate-past Chancellor and is inscribed with the message "acquired not by money, but by character."

The March 11 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon begins at 12 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are $65 for Philadelphia Bar Association members and $75 for non-members. Purchase tickets at philadelphiabar.org by Thursday, March 6. Cancellations must be received by March 6 to receive a full refund.

Voter ID Law Program Feb. 18

In a strongly worded decision, Judge Bernard L. McGinley of Commonwealth Court struck down Pennsylvania's 2012 voter identification law requiring voters to produce a state-approved photo ID at the polls, setting up a potential Supreme Court confrontation that could have implications for other such laws across the country.

Specifically, Judge McGinley ruled that the voter ID requirement places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote, particularly for the elderly, disabled and low-income residents, and that the state's reason for the law - that it was needed to combat voter fraud - was not supported by the facts. The case is expected to proceed to the State Supreme Court.

Tsiwen Law, principal of Law & Associates, LLC, and Kay Kyungsun Yu, shareholder with Ahmad, Zaffarese & Smyler, LLC, will give a lively presentation on the issues leading up to trial in 2013 and the report issued by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration at the Tuesday, Feb. 18 meeting of the Civil Rights Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

State of the Federal Courts Discussion Feb. 19

Five federal judges will discuss trends and issues from 2013 and what to expect for this year at the Wednesday, Feb. 19 meeting of the Federal Courts Committee.

Speakers include U.S. District Court Judges Anita B. Brody, Mitchell S. Goldberg, L. Felipe Restrepo, Eduardo C. Robreno and Cynthia M. Rufe. The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Fundraising in the Internet Era Feb. 19

Join representatives of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations as they share insights on nonprofit fundraising laws at the Wednesday, Feb. 19 CLE program "Fundraising in the Internet Era." Click here to register.

Perceptions, Stereotypes of Women in Law Feb. 19

Women in Brehons will host a lively luncheon discussion on perceptions and stereotypes of women inside and outside the courtroom and how they affect women in the legal field on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The program begins runs from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the offices of Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. in the 12th floor Conference Room and features Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe, former Bar Association Chancellor Jane Leslie Dalton and litigator Kathleen Kirkpatrick. RSVP to Maureen Farrell at mfarrellesq@verizon.net. Lunch is complimentary. Special thanks to our dedicated sponsor A & A Court Reporting.

Vehicle Stops and Searches CLE Feb. 21

No matter how wondrous a machine an automobile may be, it actually has no privacy rights at all. The U.S. Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution protect the people in cars, not cars themselves. Whether the legal issue is the stop of a motorist on the highway, a request by the officer for consent to search after such a stop, or a search of a car itself, the key is the intrusion on the privacy of the person affected. Learn more at the Friday, Feb. 21 CLE program "Vehicle Stops and Searches in Pennsylvania." Click here to register.

Justinians to Honor Fedullo Feb. 24

The Justinian Society of Philadelphia will host a luncheon in honor of Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor William P. Fedullo on Monday, Feb. 24 at The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St.

The event begins with a reception at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 p.m. Tickets are $65 for Justinian members and $75 for non-members. For additional information, please contact The Justinian Society at 215-545-0706 or email jct.uta@att.net. To purchase tickets by credit card, please visit justinian.org.

Radio Host Sue Rocco is Feb. 25 WIP Speaker

Sue Rocco, founder of the radio program "Women to Watch, Moving Women Forward One Story at a Time" will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Feb. 25 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

Rocco has brought attention to not only successes, but also to the challenges, doubts and even failures faced across the board by women trying to make it in their chosen career. In choosing to create conversations that avoid bragging in favor of inspiring, Rocco is providing a non-threatening platform for women to learn confidence. And though she's on the other side of the microphone, Rocco is an inspiration herself, proving that taking risks and following your instincts is the key to building self-esteem. She will share with us details about her show, how it came about, and some of the stories she has learned along the way that will inspire us all. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Widener Women's Law Caucus Networking Feb. 25

Widener Women's Law Caucus will hold a happy hour networking event for alumni, students and attorneys on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Fado Irish Pub, 1500 Locust St. from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to all Widener Law students and alumni and includes free appetizers and drink specials.

APABAPA Lunar Banquet Feb. 28

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania will hold its 2014 Lunar New Year Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28 at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Jacquie Huynh-Linenberg at jacquie.huynh@gmail.com.

Penn Law Sports Symposium Feb. 28

The Inaugural Penn Law Sports Law Symposium Presented by the Heisman Trust "A Blurred Line: Issues Surrounding the Transition from Amateur to Professional Status in Sports" will be held on Friday, Feb. 28. This is a timely issue that affects the legal, ethical, and socio-economic landscape of American society.

Our current roster of committed speakers includes such noteworthy individuals as Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, Scott Bearby, the General Counsel of the NCAA, and David Williams II, Athletic Director and Vice Chancellor of Vanderbilt University. Attendees will draw from the business, legal, and academic communities that surround the sports industry.

With purchase of a ticket professionals and students will receive breakfast, lunch, and admission to all four panels, the keynote address, and a networking reception. The symposium will take place at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3501 Sansom St., in the Michael A. Fitts Auditorium. Click here to register.

Racial Inequalities in Public Schools March 1

The 3rd Annual LEARN Conference "Achievement Gap or the Education Debt? Combating Racial Inequalities in Our Public Schools" will focus on the reasons behind varying educational outcomes for students of different races and discuss possible solutions to the problem. The goal of this year's LEARN conference is to directly engage the issue mobilizing most school reform movements, the disparity of educational outcomes between white students and racial minorities, and bluntly discuss the causes of this phenomenon and debate the efficacy of different policies aimed at combating this injustice.

The morning panels will discuss different pedagogical methods for improving student outcomes in schools serving mostly minority students, and the afternoon panels will examine the structural causes of these inequalities and the political fight surrounding the issue of racial inequality in our education system. The program will be Saturday, March 1 at University of Pennsylvania Law School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to register.

Probate & Trust Law Quarterly CLE March 4

The Probate & Trust Law Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Association present will present "Financial Powers of Attorney: What You and Your Clients Don't Know (or at least Don't Do) Can Hurt You Both" at the Section's March 4 Quarterly Meeting and CLE.

Many clients (and even attorneys) are under the mistaken notion that the power of attorney document is "just a form." Unsuspecting drafters of financial power of attorney documents do not adequately communicate to their clients that the powers granted under such documents are extensive and comprehensive. Inexperienced agents acting under financial power of attorney documents may not appreciate the importance of maintaining accurate records and keeping the principal's assets separate.

Understand the common pitfalls in this pervasive, yet not well understood, area of the law to better serve your clients and to protect them - and you - from avoidable mishaps. Click here for more information.

N.J. Insurance Commissioner to Speak March 14

Kenneth E. Kobylowski, New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, will be the guest speaker at the Friday, March 14 meeting of the Committee on Insurance Practice.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nominated Kobylowski to serve as Commissioner of Banking and Insurance on Jan. 30, 2012. He joined the Department of Banking and Insurance as Chief of Staff in February 2010 and took on the additional role of Acting Director of Banking in October 2011.

He served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Department with full responsibility for all legislative, regulatory, operational and administrative matters and also served as the Department’s liaison with other State departments and federal agencies, notably the Federal Reserve and the FDIC.

Prior to joining the Department, Kobylowski was in private practice for 20 years, beginning at Connell, Foley & Geiser in Roseland, N.J. and then moving to Herrick, Feinstein LLP, first in its New York City office and then in its Newark, N.J. office. He represented banks, insurance companies, lenders, developers and public and private entities. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University and a cum laude graduate of New York Law School.

The program will begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association. Lunch is available for $8 for Bar Association members and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court May 5

The Philadelphia Bar Association will move up to 50 of its members for admission to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, May 5. The admission ceremony will be made to the full court sitting in Washington, D.C.

The court's requirements for a group admission ceremony are very comprehensive. To review these requirements and to download the forms for admission please visit the Supreme Court's web site at supremecourtus.gov. Select the Bar Admissions tab on the left-hand side and this will bring you to the link for the Bar Admissions Form and Bar Admissions Instructions. Please read the instructions carefully. Once you have determined if you are eligible for admission, please print out and complete the Admission Form. The instructions and guidelines are very specific and must be followed scrupulously. Do not fold the application or use staples. Use paper clips only.

Once you have successfully completed the Admission Form, please mail it along with a check made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association. The cost to attend the ceremony is $225 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association which includes your application fee and a continental breakfast. Please include an additional $25 if you are an Association member and plan to bring a guest. If you are not a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the fee is $325. Per the Supreme Court's rule, each inductee is permitted to bring only one guest. Please send payment to: Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Do not send the application directly to the Supreme Court.

The event will be on a first-come, first-served basis and all applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or dpetit@philabar.org.

Jazz and Rainmaking March 13

The Business Law Section is pleased to announce an evening of jazz and rainmaking with Steve Goodman, renowned jazz pianist and senior partner and major rainmaker at Morgan Lewis, on Thursday, March 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. Steve will provide insights to client development, retention and growth, and then will be joined on stage by the other members of the Goodman Trio, bass player Bruce Kaminsky and drummer Bruce Klauber, to complete the evening. Free admission for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and law students ($20 for all others) and limited hors d'oeuvres, with a cash bar.

Operation Understanding to Honor Judge Wolf

Retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Flora Barth Wolf will honored by Operation Understanding for distinguished community leadership on Wednesday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Operation Understanding's mission is "to develop a group of young African American and Jewish leaders knowledgeable about each other's histories and cultures to effectively lead the communities of Philadelphia and beyond to a greater understanding of diversity and acceptance."

Other honorees include Michele Lawrence, Senior Vice President and Area President of Philadelphia Community Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Patricia A. Coulter, President & CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia.

For more information, visit operationunderstanding.org.

Discounted Tickets for Please Touch Museum, 76ers

Philadelphia Bar Association members can take advantage of specially discounted tickets at two Philadelphia institutions – the Please Touch Museum and the Philadelphia 76ers - for a day out with the family or a night out with friends and colleagues.

To get in on the fun and excitement, just visit the Bar Association's Member Benefits page to purchase tickets.

Please Touch Museum was named one of the top 10 children's museums in the country by Parents magazine and is the perfect attraction for families with young children. Adults will enjoy our Centennial Tours of Memorial Hall, complete with historical background of the national landmark and 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.

Purchases are available from one to nine tickets for the 76ers. For groups of 10 tickets or more, contact Danielle Balliet at 215-952-7351 or danielleballiet@sixers.com. There are no service fees for mailing tickets, will call, or print at home. Most games are available.

NJ Attorney Online Registration Center Available

The Attorney Online Registration and Payment Center is now available for licensed New Jersey attorneys for the 2014 registration/payment cycle through the Judiciary's web-based application at www.judiciarv.state.nj.us/attyreg/index.htm. Pursuant to Rules 1:20-l(b) and (c), 1:28-2(a), 1:28B-l(e), and 1:42-2(b), attorneys licensed to practice in New Jersey are required annually to file a registration statement in a form prescribed by the Administrative Director of the Courts with approval of the Supreme Court and to pay an assessment in an amount determined by the Supreme Court.

The 2014 deadline for registration and payment is March 28, 2014. Attorneys are encouraged to register online and pay any required fees electronically. To assist with the registration process, an electronic notice about the web-based application has been emailed to each attorney who previously registered online. For attorneys who are not currently enrolled in the electronic registration system, a User ID and temporary password will be mailed to each such attorney's billing address to facilitate a transition to use of the online process. For concerns related to your user ID and password, registration and billing, please contact 855-533-FUND (3863) (select option 2) or CPF.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.

In addition to the annual registration requirement, attorneys maintaining a plenary or limited license to practice law in New Jersey must certify to the completion of their continuing legal education (CLE) requirements in accordance with Rule 1:42. A noncompliance fee of $50 will be assessed against attorneys who report that they failed to complete the requisite CLE credits by the deadline for course completion. An additional $50 (for a total of$100) will be assessed against attorneys who fail to complete their required CLE credits within the grace period provided by BCLE Reg. 402:1 and against attorneys who fail to report regarding CLE compliance at all.

Beginning in 2014, attorneys who are noncompliant with the mandatory CLE requirement are subject to being declared administratively ineligible to practice law in New Jersey. A declaration of administrative ineligibility will include noncompliant attorneys who are to report compliance in 2014 (Group 1) and also those from either Group 1 or Group 2 who remain noncompliant from any prior compliance period. To be removed from the CLE ineligible list and restored to active status, the noncompliant attorney must satisfy all outstanding CLE credit requirements and pay any required fees. The CLE credit requirement will stack; i.e., the attorney must make up CLE credits for all compliance periods that the attorney is noncompliant.

Information on Continuing Legal Education requirements is available at www.judiciary.state.nj.us/cle/index.htm. For concerns related to CLE, please contact 609-
633-9733 or SCTCLE.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.

Public Interest Programs Scheduled

• During the week of Feb. 17-21, the University of Pennsylvania Law School will hold its Sixth Annual Public Interest Week, which celebrates the public interest work of students, alumni, and community partners and will feature student-organized presentations on topics ranging from environmental justice to indigent defense. On Friday, Feb. 21, Public Interest Week will culminate with the presentation of the 33rd Annual Sparer Symposium: Gender and Social Inequality: Why Women's Rights Still Matter, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature keynote speaker Marcia Greenberger, L'70, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. Symposium panel topics include "Recognizing Problems and Sharing Solutions: Sexism in our Communities;" "Domestic Violence and its Effects on the Family;" "Women in Immigration;" and "Trafficking Women: Legal Responses to a Global Problem." All events and program will be held at Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. The Sparer Symposium will offer 6 CLE Credits (2 Ethics credits). The Sparer Symposium and other program presentations offered during Public Interest Law Week at Penn Law are free and open to all. To register for the Sparer Symposium, and for more information on the cost for CLE credits, click here. For more information about other programs offered during Public Interest Law Week visit the Penn Law Calendar at law.penn.edu.

• The Homeless Advocacy Project will present the free CLE program "Accessing SSI Benefits for Your Clients: Providing Representation in HAP's SOAR Project," on Thursday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ballard Spahr, LLP, 1735 Market St., Philadelphia. Earn 3 substantive CLE credits while learning how to represent homeless men and women in HAP's celebrated expedited SSI disability benefits application project. This course is open without charge to current and prospective volunteers. Please RSVP to Michele Levy, HAP Managing Attorney, at mlevy@philalegal.org or 215-523-9585.

• The University of Pennsylvania Law School will hold its annual Equal Justice Foundation Auction Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Great Hall, Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. The silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for non-students. For more information please contact Molly Kenny at molly.kenney@law.upenn.edu.

• The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers, in collaboration with HIAS Pennsylvania, will present the first in a series of three free training programs on Friday, Feb. 28 for all interested law students, paralegals and attorneys interested in volunteering to participate at Pro Bono Citizen Day 2014 on Saturday, March 29. Pro Bono Citizenship Day 2014 is a collaborative community-wide project that will provide free assistance to eligible lawful permanent residents who wish to apply for U.S. citizenship. The first training program on Feb.28 will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., at Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St., 12th Floor. The second training program will be held Thursday, March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., at HIAS Pennsylvania, 2100 Arch St. The third training program will be provided via webinar on Thursday, March 20 from 12 to 2 p.m. (registrants will be notified via email of webinar login information). Pro Bono Citizen Day 2014 will be held on Saturday, March 29, at five different locations throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties and will require a two-hour commitment by volunteers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Two hours of free CLE credit will be provided to attorneys who attend one of the training programs and volunteer to help clients apply for citizenship during Pro Bono Citizenship Day. You need not be an immigration lawyer to participate. Bono Citizenship Day is co-sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers' Association-Philadelphia Chapter, HIAS Pennsylvania, Nationalities Services Center, the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs and other public interest and community organizations. Advanced registration for any of the CLE training programs and to volunteer is required. To register for the training and for Citizenship Day, contact Lourena Gboeah at lgboeah@hiaspa.org or 215-832-0913 or Valentine Brown at vbrown@duanemorris.com or 215-979-1840. For more information, visit hiaspa.org.

• Philadelphia VIP will host its 2014 Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 3 to honor the pro bono services of individuals and firms that have said YES to low-income Philadelphians with critical legal needs. The event will be held at the Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St. from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a total of 17 awards given in five distinct categories. For more information, visit phillyvip.org. Please RSVP with Tracie Johnson at phillyfellow@phillyvip.org or 215-523-9567.

• The Mazzoni Center Legal Services will hold a benefit luncheon, Justice in Action, celebrating five years of legal services on Tuesday, March 4, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. At the event, EEOC Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum will be honored. Each year this event brings together legal professionals, law students, and others to raise funds for and awareness about Mazzoni Center’s Legal Services program, which provides direct legal assistance for low-income individuals facing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The seated luncheon and an awards presentation will be held from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., in Regency B (registration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Regency Foyer), General luncheon admission tickets are $75 each ($60 for nonprofits and public interest attorneys; $50 for law students). Register online at mazzonicenter.org.

• The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) will hold its 2014 Excellence Awards Dinner Tuesday, March 18 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. A social hour will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a buffet dinner. Tickets are $60 each Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas G. Saylor will present the keynote speech. The event will also feature the presentation of the 2014 Excellence Awards to the Pennsylvania state Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, chair, Senate Judiciary Committee; David Hill, Philadelphia Legal Assistance; Harvey Strauss, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Ann Carson and Connie Kelley, volunteer paralegals, Neighborhood Legal Services Association; Linda Timberlake, MidPenn Legal Services; Kenneth Try, paralegal, McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall; York County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Uhler and Robert Woods, executive director, United Way of York County; John Whitelaw, Community Legal Services; and Merril L. Zebe, Public Interest Coordinator, Philadelphia Bar Association. For more information, visit palegalaid.net.

Get One Month Free with Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles

Association members can now showcase their professional profile on the website of the oldest association of lawyers in the United States and receive one month free.

With Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, members can enhance their business development efforts by having their full professional profile displayed on the Philadelphia Bar Association's website at philadelphiabar.org.

Additionally, "snapshots" of each profile with attorney photo, firm name and practice synopsis rotate directly on the homepage of the Association's website, linking to the attorney's full profile. All profiles are searchable by attorney name or firm name.

As a bonus, participants also receive a customized link to their Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles full-profile page, which they can use for promotional purposes on their website, blog, social media and other marketing vehicles.

To maintain exclusivity, only 300 profiles are available as part of this unique service. The service adds instant value to Association membership.

Association members can join Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles for only $975 a year. With the first month free, that's 13 months of Lawyer Profiles for the price of 12. Members can visit philadelphiabarlawyerprofiles.com to take a tour of the service. Profiles can be created in just a few easy steps, and are instantly posted to the Association's website for immediate viewing by colleagues, friends, family and potential clients everywhere.

Biographical profile fields that are displayed include photo, firm/practice name, position held, firm size, social media links, years in practice, degrees, accomplishments, bar memberships, publications, court admissions and CLE. Up to three areas of practice can be displayed.

For questions about Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles, contact Lana Ehrlich at American Lawyer Media, at 215-557-2392 or lehrlich@alm.com. For technical questions, contact Barry Greenspan, chief technology officer, at 215-238-6327 or bgreenspan@philabar.org.

PNC Perspectives: Sustained Recovery Expected in '14

In this month's interview, we sat down with Bill Stone, chief investment strategist for PNC Asset Management Group, to discuss economic expansion and potential implications for investors in the coming year. Click here to read the entire article.

Upcoming CLE

The following courses are cosponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. All courses are at The CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, except as otherwise noted. Registration begins 30 minutes before course start time.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Defending the White Collar Cases
6 substantive, 1.5 ethics CLE credits
9:00 am to 5:00 pm; check-in at 8:30 am, lunch is included

Second Annual Supreme Court Roundup (video)
3 substantive CLE credits
12 to 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about PA’s #1 Industry
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nonprofit Series: Fundraising in the Internet Era
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Drafting & Modifying Residential Agreements of Sales
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

PLI - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice & Other Current Issues
2 ethics CLE credits
3 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20
15th Annual Estate & Elder Law Symposium
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21
Vehicle Stops and Searches in Pennsylvania
3 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Collecting & Enforcing Judgments (video)
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24
Employment Issues and Independent Contractors (video)
4 substantive CLE credits
10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24 – Tuesday, Feb. 25
PLI - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2014
12 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Wills of the Rich and Famous
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Civil Practice in Magisterial District Court
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27
Taxes in Real Estate Transactions: What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know
3 substantive CLE credits
12 to 3:15 p.m.

PLI - Venture Capital 2014: Nuts & Bolts
5.5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28
RESPA/Lenders and Consumers Points of Views
Two-Part Program
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation-2014
2.5 substantive, .5 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

PLI - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2014
5.5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Earn as many as 4 credits on your computer, at your convenience at PBI's Online Campus, at www.onlinecle.pbi.org. More than 300 classes are available, including nearly 50 one-hour ethics programs. 24/7 CLE.


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