March 18, 2010
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol, 11. No. 23
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Philadelphia Bar Academy
Presents Soccer Program with
Philadelphia Union March 29

Major League Soccer is coming to Philadelphia and Association members have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the city's newest professional sports franchise on Monday, March 29 as part of the new Philadelphia Bar Association Academy. Click here to register....READ MORE
 

Bar Academy Presents Soccer Program with Union March 29

Major League Soccer is coming to Philadelphia and Association members have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the city's newest professional sports franchise on Monday, March 29 as part of the new Philadelphia Bar Association Academy. Click here to register.

Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit, Nick Sakiewicz, CEO and operating partner of the Philadelphia Union and Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC and Carl Cherkin, the team's vice president of communications, will address Bar Association members at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. In this exclusive session, members will get a virtual preview of the Union's new 18,500-seat stadium in Delaware County and learn the basics of soccer. There will also be a raffle of Philadelphia Union gear to members of the audience.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy, launched this year by Chancellor Scott F. Cooper, is a new civic and cultural education series for members of the Association. Academy programs enable members to greater connect with many of the city's most vibrant institutions through exclusive, behind-the-scenes access.

To register for this free program, visit philadelphiabar.org. Lunch is available for $15 for those members who pre-register.

Bench-Bar Conference CLE Proposals Due March 19

The Philadelphia Bar Association is currently seeking CLE proposals for the 2010 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference scheduled for Oct. 15-16 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

Proposals for the continuing legal education courses should be submitted to Conference Co-Chairs John Savoth or Regina Foley. They should include a brief description of the program and identify the course planner and likely faculty members. Programs should be one hour, with no more than four panelists. The proposed panels should include members of the bench when appropriate.

Only proposals submitted by Friday, March 19 will be considered for this year's meeting. Please note that submitting a proposal does not guarantee that the program will be selected.

Successful Job Search Networking March 18

The Lawyers in Transition initiative will present "Seven Secrets for Successful Job Search Networking" with Kimberly Alford Rice, principal, KLA Marketing Associates, on Thursday, March 18.

Attendees will learn how to efficiently build a network, connect, and stay connected; how to make the best first impression; how to help your network to help you; and tips for testing the social networking waters in your job search and taking the plunge.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

SSA Officials to Address Committee March 19

Nora Koch, deputy regional chief counsel; Ray Melendez, acting supervisory attorney; and Eda Giusti, assistant regional counsel will be the guest speakers at the Friday, March 19 meeting of the Social Security Disability Benefits Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

Regulatory Developments at March 22 Meeting

Amy B. R. Lancellotta, managing director of the Independent Directors Council, Investment Company Institute and Karrie McMillan, general counsel, Investment Company Institute will discuss regulatory developments in the investment management industry at the Monday, March 22 meeting of the Investment Companies Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

O'Connor Award Nominees Sought by March 22

The Women in the Profession Committee is seeking nominations for the 2010 Sandra Day O'Connor Award. Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 22.

The award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. The award presentation will be made during the June Quarterly Meeting.

The committee established the award in 1993 to recognize the important contributions that women attorneys in Philadelphia have made to the legal profession. Click here to download a nomination form. Please send nominations to the attention of Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Private Equity and Venture Capital CLE March 23

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee will present the CLE program "Using S-Corp ESOPs as Exit Transactions for Private Equity Firms" on Tuesday, March 23.

Featured speaker John L. Miscione will cover a review of the application of "S" corporation ESOPs for corporate spin-offs and as an alternative exit strategy for portfolio companies of private equity investors. The program has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $33.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years, and $28.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register}.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Interested parties not seeking CLE credit may attend and purchase lunch for the fee of $8.50.

Accounting Considerations in M&A Transactions March 23

Robert Metzfield, associate director with Navigant Capital Advisors, LLC, will lead a discussion on accounting considerations in evaluating and structuring M&A transactions at the Tuesday, March 23 meeting of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Dilworth Paxson LLP, 1500 Market St., Suite 3500E. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Donna Kearse at (215) 575-7076 or dkearse@dilworthlaw.com.

Workers' Comp CLE on Chronic Pain March 24

The Workers' Compensation Section will present the lunchtime CLE "Evaluating Chronic Pain for Workers' Compensation Cases - Understanding the AMA Guides to Permanency Impairment" on Wednesday, March 24.

Panelists for the program include Dr. Gladys Fenichel, a psychiatrist and Dr. Wilhelmina Korevaar, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist.

The program has been approved for 1 Substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Registration and lunch for the program begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to purchase lunch for this program.

Federal Court Discovery Disputes CLE March 25

U.S. District Court Judges Gene E.K. Pratter and Lawrence F. Stengel and U.S. Magistrate Judge L. Felipe Restrepo will be among the panelists for the lunchtime CLE "Federal Court Discovery Disputes: A View from the Bench" on Thursday, March 25.

The judges will offer their views on discovery disputes in federal court, including their procedures for resolution of these disputes. They will highlight what is expected of counsel in handling discovery issues, advice for practitioners, as well as offer tips for young lawyers. The program is sponsored by the Federal Courts Committee and the Young Lawyers Division. Course planners are Jonathan Scott Goldman and Stephanie J. Mensing. Additional faculty may be added.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Click here to register for CLE credit. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to purchase lunch.

U.S. Supreme Court Admission Deadline March 29

The Philadelphia Bar Association will move up to 50 of our members for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court on Monday, May 17. 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 that 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 which includes your application fee and a continental breakfast. Please include an additional $25 if you plan to bring a guest. 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 St., 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 29, 2010.

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

Alternative Careers for Lawyers March 30

The Women in the Profession Committee will present a program on alternative careers for lawyers at its Tuesday, March 30 meeting.

Panelists include Lida Bonner, president and CFO, KLM Group, Inc.; Kathy Mandelbaum, professor, Temple University; and Ronalyn Sisson, owner, Oxford Legal Associates.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

Pinkenson to Address YLD Annual Meeting March 31

Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, is the keynote speaker at the Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 31.

YLD Chair Albertine DuFrayne, an associate with Petrelli Law, P.C., will outline her plans for the year at the event. The Craig M. Perry Award will be presented to Lloyd Freeman from Archer & Greiner, P.C. The F. Sean Peretta Service Award will be presented to Djung Tran from Smith & McMaster, P.C. and the YLD Vision Award will be presented to Ace Reporters, Inc.

The program begins at 12 p.m. at Table 31 (located in the Comcast Center), 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Tickets are $35 for YLD members and $50 for nonmembers. Visit philadelphiabar.org to register.

Business Development Skills Series Starts April 9

The Training Resource Group will present a series of programs to introduce business development skills to attorneys beginning on Friday, April 9.

The program is designed for attorneys who are now expected to develop business for themselves or their firms. Learn these essential skill sets that were never taught in law school.

The sessions will be held in the 11th floor Committee Room South of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., from 12 to 2 p.m. The April 9 session will cover building a network for business development and designing a business plan. The April 16 session will discuss the basics of networking and building a memorable 30-second commercial. On April 23, attendees will learn how to build a stronger network. The April 30 session will provide an introduction to a systematic approach to client development.

The cost is $795 per participant which includes four training sessions, one individual coaching session and materials. For more information call (215) 320-4650 or visit trainingresourcegroup.com.

Pension Issues, New Schedule K on Agenda April 9

The Tax Exempt Finance Committee will discuss Pennsylvania pension issues and the new Schedule K to Form 990 at its Friday, April 9 meeting.

Speakers for the program include Marc Ammaturo of The PFM Group and Kevin Scott of Fox Rothschild LLP. The program begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St. Lunch will be included courtesy of the Business Law Section.

RSVP to Kevin McNab of Cozen O'Connor at kmcnab@cozen.com or call 215-665-2117.

Author Amy Bach to Discuss New Book April 13

Attorney and journalist Amy Bach will discuss her groundbreaking new book Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court at a Tuesday, April 13 plenary session of the Public Interest Section, in partnership with the Criminal Justice Section and the Young Lawyers Division.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion, which begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and there will be an opportunity to have books purchased signed by the author. Click here to RSVP.


Lunch Program on Submitting to Editorial Pages April 22

The Association's Bar-News Media Committee will host "How and When to Share Your Opinion with the Press - Submitting to Editorial Pages" on Thursday, April 22.

Members will hear from editorial page editors from several area newspapers. Panelists will include Bernard Dagenais, editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal; Hank Grezlak, associate publisher and editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer; Lisa Hostein, executive editor, Jewish Exponent; Irv Randolph, managing editor of The Philadelphia Tribune; Idelle Howitt, managing editor, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; and Guy Petroziello, editorial page editor, Bucks County Courier Times. Additional panelists will be announced.

The program will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th Floor Conference Center. Click here to register. For more information about the Bar-News Media Committee, contact Committee Chair Gina Furia Rubel at Gina@furiarubel.com.

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Event April 24

The Philadelphia Bar Association will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by planting trees on the morning of Saturday, April 24.

Please join the Green Ribbon Task Force in helping make Philadelphia greener. We will be planting root trees at one or more locations in Philadelphia and no experience or heavy lifting is necessary. You and your family and friends are all welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kim Jessum at kjessum@stradley.com or call 215-564-8165. More details about exact locations and times will be forthcoming.

Sparer Symposium March 19 at Penn Law School

The 29th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium will be held Friday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Paul Levy Conference Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut St.

The symposium, "Now More Than Ever: Expanding Access to Justice in Times of Crisis," will focus on the challenges of expanding legal services and explore innovative strategies to deal with the economic downturn and any crisis. Panels will include "Fulfilling Gideon's Promise: Expanding Access to Criminal Legal Services;" "Justice for Some? Challenging Limited Access to Civil Legal Services;" and "Taking Inventory: Innovative Uses of Existing Resources." The keynote "Beyond Access: Ending Poverty is the Goal" will be presented by Prof. Peter B. Edelman. Panelists and session leaders include: Jonathan Rapping, Abbe Smith, Robin Dahlberg, Laura Abel, Charles Cunningham, Alan Houseman, Jeanne Charn, Malia Brink, Suzanne Turner, Sara Woods, Amal Bass, Rena Cutlip-Mason, with more to come. Approval for 6 CLE credits is pending.

Click here to register. For more information, click here. For questions, contact Tory Messina at vmessina@law.upenn.edu.

Public Interest Events, Trainings Set

• The Public Interest Employment Grants Board will hold Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law's "Slice of Justice" Public Interest Auction on Thursday, March 18 from 6 to 10 p.m., at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. All money raised at the auction will subsidize summer employment for Drexel Law students. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be provided. The Auction is open to the public and costs $20. For more information, contact Karen Pearlman at kpearlman@drexel.edu or (215) 571-4722.

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its Eighth Spring Celebration and Silent Auction on Friday, March 19. Hosted by Duane Morris, LLP, the event will take place at 30 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The ticket price is $50. For more information contact Linda A. Peyton, executive director at 215-587-3214 or lpeyton@mageerehab.org.

Villanova Law School Walter Lucas Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) will hold its Annual Auction Friday, March 19 at Villanova Law School, 299 N. Spring Mill Road Villanova. The event will begin with a Silent Auction from 6:30 to 8 p.m., followed by a live auction from 8 to 9 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.). For more information, contact Jane Nylund at JNylund@law.villanova.edu.

The 4th Annual Widener Law PILA (Public Interest Law Alliance) Silent Auction will be held Tuesday, March 23 at Widener University School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Del. This all-day event is free. For more information contact Sydney Howe-Barksdale at 302-477-2264 or sthowe-barksdale@widener.edu.

The Women's Law Caucus of Temple University Beasley School of Law will hold its Annual Spring Reception on Tuesday, March 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shusterman Hall on Temple's Main Campus. Marina Kats, a partner with Kats, van der Veen, Baccari & Associates, will be honored at the event and the Hon. Evelyn Trommer Student Scholarship will be presented. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or online at mytlawconnection.com/wlcreception. For more information, contact Danielle Schwarz at templewlc@yahoo.com.

The Second Annual Rutgers Law School Public Interest Evening Auction will be held Thursday, April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, 4th floor, East Building, 217 N. Fifth St. The auction raises funds for summer stipends, awarded to students working in unpaid public interest summer positions. Past employers include Women Against Abuse, Senior Law Center, South Jersey Legal Services, and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. With these awards, Rutgers students provide much-needed assistance to these underfunded agencies and their clients, while learning valuable lawyering and professional skills. Come bid on Philadelphia hotel stays, wine tasting and more. Light hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served. For more information, contact Pam Mertsock-Wolfe at (856) 225-6406 or at pmertsoc@camden.rutgers.edu.

BiblioBash March 20 at Elkins Estate

The Friends of the Free Library will hold the 2010 BiblioBash and Silent Auction on Saturday, March 20 at the storied Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, only 10 miles from Center City Philadelphia. Slated to be Philadelphia's premier benefit of the year, all proceeds from BiblioBash will go toward the growth of library stewardship and citizen engagement that help keep library doors open, shelves filled with books, and programs such as computer literacy and cultural enrichment, current and vibrant.

This event is dedicated to the thousands of individuals who worked tirelessly to preserve the 54 branch library system during the economic crisis so that every child and adult continues to have access to learning at their local library. A special award ceremony will honor four outstanding "Champions of the Greater Good" for their leadership and commitment to all city neighborhood libraries: City Councilman-at-Large Bill Green; Shelly Yanoff, Executive Director for Public Citizens for Children and Youth; Save the Library Coalition’s Sherrie Cohen and attorney Irv Ackelsberg.

The BiblioBash will treat guests to a glamorous evening evoking the Gilded Age with gourmet food, period cocktails, and swinging live jazz. Kicking off at 6:30 p.m., the night will include an impressive assortment of auction items, including restaurant gift certificates, sporting and event tickets, vacation houses, eclectic services, and unique memorabilia. Guests will have an opportunity to explore the elegant Elkins Estate, a true treasure modeled in the Italian Renaissance style by Architect Horace Trumbauer, who designed classic cultural institutions such as the Central Library.

In the spirit of Elkins' philanthropy FFL is offering tiered ticket pricing for the event starting at $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased online through the FFL Web site (libraryfriends.info) or by calling the FFL office at (215) 567-4562.

The event is sponsored in part by: Stradley Ronon, Attorneys-at-Law; Bowman Properties; District Council 47, AFSCME; Pintzuk Brown Realty Group; Jim and Janet Averill; The Elkins Estate; the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (PA); the Hispanic Bar Association (PA), and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

IBA, GALLOP Networking Event March 24

The Independence Business Alliance and the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia will hold a networking event on Wednesday, March 24.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at La Bourse Lounge on the lobby level of the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel, 120 S. 17th St. Enjoy complimentary appetizers - courtesy of IBA member Sofitel Philadelphia - and a cash bar.

To RSVP for this event, please contact the IBA Office by phone (215-557-0190) or e-mail iba@independencebusinessalliance.com. Space is limited for this event, so please register ASAP.

FJD E-Filing Training Session April 22

The First Judicial District will hold a training session on electronic filing on Thursday, April 22.

Electronic filing of all civil matters became mandatory in January 2009. This program will provide in-depth instruction on the use of the electronic filing system. It was designed to allow for the filing of all civil cases and legal document via the Internet from anywhere at any time. The system currently provides attorneys and litigants with unlimited online access to all papers and legal documents filed in their cases.

The faculty for the program includes President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe, Administrative Judge D. Webster Keogh, Supervising Judge William J. Manfredi, Deputy Court Administrator Charles A. Mapp Sr., Deputy Court Administrator Dominic J. Rossi, Prothonotary Joseph H. Evers, and Deputy Prothonotary Deborah E. Dailey, along with Harold Palmer, director of application systems development and Steven Wulko from quality assurance.

The program begins at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 380 of City Hall. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Click here for an electronic fillable registration form. Completed registration forms can be e-mailed to Kara.behlau@courts.phila.gov. The cost of the program is $125 and includes and electronic version of the e-filing manual. The program has been approved for 3 substantive CLE credits.

Green Business Program Anniversary Event April 7

The Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of 1 Logan Square, 18th and Cherry streets.

Celebrate and network with nearly 100 businesses and organizations that have made the commitment to "green" their office practices. Members of the Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program, friends and colleagues who want to learn more are invited to attend. Admission is free. RSVP by April 1 by clicking here.

Legal Directory Updates Areas of Concentration

The Legal Directory 2010, the official directory of the Philadelphia Bar Association, now features revamped Areas of Concentration (AOC); that's more AOCs than ever before! Organized by category, new AOCs make it easier for attorneys to pick the area/areas that represent their practice, which helps you find exactly the specialty you need.

Also new in 2010: you can search our exhaustive lawyer and law firm database anywhere, thanks to three different platforms.

Our new mobile feature, tailored for use on your BlackBerry, lets you access The Legal Directory's lawyer and law firm listings wherever there's an Internet connection. It's interactive: select a phone number and your device will call it; tap an e-mail address, and your device will generate an e-mail screen.

Using a laptop or desktop? The Legal Directory's Web site (thelegaldirectory.org) is a fast, convenient way to not only find attorneys and firms, but to update your own information all year long.

The print version of The Legal Directory 2010 lets you access all the information you need and rely on: find judges, complete with addresses and phone numbers, look up government agencies or corporate counsel and find alternative dispute resolution resources - it's all there in one volume. You can buy The Legal Directory three ways: visit thelegaldirectory.org to place your order online; e-mail legaldirectory@mediatwo.com to request an order form; or call 443-909-7843 to request an order form.

This year, when firms have merged and many within the legal profession have changed jobs, it's vital to have the most up-to-date information. Best of all, no matter how you access The Legal Directory, you only pay one price for the essential content area attorneys and firms have come to trust. Questions? Please e-mail legaldirectory@mediatwo.com or call 443-909-7843.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program April 14

Please join the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society on Wednesday, April 14 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society has invited Shoah Survivor Sol Finkelstein and his son, Joe Finkelstein, to discuss their recent book, I Choose Life, which recounts Sol and Goldie Finkelsteins' Holocaust survival experiences. Joe Finkelstein, a Brandeis Law Society member, helped his parents write a memoir of their experiences as Shoah survivors. Judith Bernstein Baker of The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) will also speak.

The discussion (with book signing) will be held at the law firm of Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Blank Rome.

The program will also qualify for one hour of substantive CLE credit, which will be complimentary for Brandeis members and $36 for non-members.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 7 to Melissa J. Oretsky at moretsky@reedsmith.com or 215-851-8217.

Brandeis Foundation Scholarship Luncheon April 20

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation will have its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, April 20, at 12 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia, Broad and Sansom streets.

The Third Annual Hon. Abraham J. Gafni Award will be presented, and the Second Annual Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss Award will also be presented to deserving law students selected from the five area law schools.

Members of the bench, bar and public are invited to attend. For more information, contact Louis W. Fryman, president of the Foundation, at 215-864-8089 or Mitchell H. Klevan, treasurer, at 215-568-4980. The charge for members and guests is $75. Tickets for judges, law clerks and public interest attorneys are $37.50. Kosher meals will be available upon request.

Women in Law Leadership Academy April 29-30

The ABA Commission on Women and Young Lawyers Division will present the fourth Women in Law Leadership Academy on April 29-30. Realize your leadership potential, learn how to develop business and take your career to the next level.

The WILL Academy empowers and trains women lawyers to achieve success and leadership skills. You will receive practical advice from and have the opportunity to network with prominent judges, general counsels, and practitioners from around the country. You will participate in a number of interactive and highly informative programs that address a wide range of important and cutting-edge subjects.

Keynote speakers include Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, chair and chief executive officer, Sunoco, Inc. and Mary E. Snapp, corporate vice president, deputy general counsel, Microsoft Corporation.

The Academy will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. Click here to download the Academy brochure. For more information about the 2010 Women in Law Leadership Academy, click here.

Every Dollar Counts in Fight Against Breast Cancer

This little piggy went home, full of cash for the cure! In this financial climate, more women than ever find themselves having to choose between getting the mammogram that could save their lives, and putting food on the table of their families.

They are mothers, of course they put their children's health first. The Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure® is all about taking this horrible choice out of their hands, and replacing it with the power to assure their children of a world without breast cancer. If just ten people deposit just $10 in our Dietz & Watson "Pretty in Pig" on race day, Mother's Day, we'll have enough to fund a free mammogram for a woman in need through our community grants program. So, please, put aside your spare change, join us at Eakins Oval on May 9 and help fill up "this little piggy" with thousands of dollars for the cure, for the women you love and for the future! Learn more and register at www.Race.KomenPhiladelphia.org.

Gary Papa Run 4 Your Life June 20

The Ninth Annual Gary Papa Run 4 Your Life will be held Sunday, June 20, sponsored by Prostate Health International, in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and 6ABC-TV.

The 5K walk/run promotes prostate cancer awareness and research and to support a program of free screenings and educational programs to men in the Delaware Valley. The event is named in honor of Gary Papa, a longtime sportcaster with 6ABC, who lost his battle with prostate cancer last June.

Register online by clicking here.
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