Thursday, April 10, 2008
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 9, No. 29
 

Third Annual YLD Comedy Night May 10

Join the YLD for a night of laughs on Saturday, May 10 featuring comedians Lynne Koplitz, and Doug Benson of VH1's "Best Week Ever," at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Tickets are available now and include open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a DJ.

For sponsorship information, please contact Brian Chacker. To donate items to the silent auction, please contact Abbie DuFrayne. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

Civil Gideon Plenary Session Today

The Public Interest Section and the Pennsylvania Bar Association will hold the plenary meeting "Civil Gideon: A Right to Counsel in Civil Cases" today (Thursday, April 10) at 4 p.m.

The program will feature opening remarks by Chancellor A. Michael Pratt and Andrew F. Susko, president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Panelists include Pa. State Rep. Kathy M. Manderino; Debra Gardner, legal director, Public Justice Center of Baltimore; and Laura Abel, deputy director of the Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law.

A wine and cheese reception follows this free program, which will be held in the 11th Floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Space is limited. Click here to register for this program.

Panel Discussion on Homeless Mentally Ill Today

The Civil Rights Committee will host the panel discussion "The Homeless Mentally Ill: Revolving Door to Nowhere" at its meeting today (Thursday, April 10).

Panelists for the program include Alex Morissey, ombudsman, Einstein Medical Center; Virginia Reid, program coordinator for inpatient psychiatry, Einstein Medical Center; Debbie Plotnick, director of advocacy, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania; and Monica Camhi Widelitz, mental health review officer. The program will be moderated by committee co-chair Robert W. Meek.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Lobbying Disclosure Update Today

Members of the Legislative Liaison Committee will receive an update on the lobbying disclosure legislation at its meeting today (Thursday, April 10).

The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Mergers and Acquisitions Meeting April 16

Jerald David August, co-chair of the Tax and Estates Department at Fox Rothschild, LLP, will discuss tax issues in M&A transactions involving S corporations at the Wednesday, April 16 meeting of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.

August is a national authority and frequent lecturer throughout the U.S. on federal tax matters, including corporate and partnership taxation international taxation, wealth transfer taxation and tax controversy and tax litigation. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St., 10th Floor. Lunch will be included at the meeting, courtesy of the Business Law Section. Please RSVP to Curtis L. Golkow at cgolkow@foxrothschild.com or (215) 299-2747.

Federal Judges on Trial Practices April 16

U.S. District Court Judges James T. Giles, Cynthia M. Rufe and Juan R. Sanchez will offer observations on effective and ineffective trial practices and attorney conduct in the courtroom at the Wednesday, April 16 meeting of the Federal Courts Committee.

The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

YLD Happy Hour April 16 at Mission Grill

Join the Young Lawyers Division for its April Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mission Grill, 1835 Arch St.

The first 50 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket. Specials include $3 beers, $4 wine and $5 margaritas. Appetizers will also be served. There is no cost to attend. The April Happy Hour is sponsored by Magna Legal Services.

LegalLine on Mortgage Foreclosure April 16

Volunteer attorneys are needed to field questions on mortgage foreclosures for LegalLine, the Association's free legal advice call-in program, on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. If interested please contact Stephanie Mensing at smensing@wm-law.net.

Default Judgments to Debt Collectors April 16

The Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities Committee will continue its discussion on default judgments to debt collectors on Wednesday, April 16.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Committee Room South of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Beverages and cookies will be provided at this brown-bag lunch program.

Judge McLaughlin on District Court Appeals April 18

U.S. District Court Judge Mary A. McLaughlin will discuss appeals to the U.S. District Court and obtaining representation for pro se plaintiffs at the Friday, April 18 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 $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Meet Legal Beat Reporters April 22

The Bar-News Media Committee will host "Meet and Greet Your Legal Beat Reporters" on Tuesday, April 22.

Panelists will include Jeff Blumenthal, legal reporter for The Philadelphia Business Journal; Mike Dunn, City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio; Chris Mondics, legal reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Gina Passarella, staff reporter for The Legal Intelligencer. The purpose of the "Meet and Greet Your Legal Beat Reporters" event is to provide a quality and diversified educational program that addresses regional media opportunities and help build relationships between members of the bar and members of the media.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Multinational Compliance April 24

Neil Boyden Tanner will discuss "Compliance, the Multinational Challenge - When Culture, Local and Foreign Relations Clash" at the Thursday, April 24 meeting of the International Law Committee.

Tanner is associate general counsel - international of ARAMARK. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets, in the Scott Room on the 30th Floor. Please bring your own lunch or you can purchase your lunch in the Pepper cafeteria on the 30th Floor, in which case you should arrive a few minutes early. Soft drinks will be provided. Please RSVP promptly to Nancy Mazer at mazern@pepperlaw.com or call (215) 981-4616.

Reception for Chief Justice Castille April 14

The Brehon Law Society will host a reception in honor of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille on Monday, April 14 at 5 p.m. at The Union League, 140 S. Broad St.

Tickets are $25 per person. The reception will feature a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. RSVP by Friday, April 11 to John O'Malley at (215) 568-6400 or via e-mail at jomalley@volpe-koenig.com.

YLD Seeks Law Week Volunteers

The YLD seeks volunteers for Law Week events. Law Week is a weeklong series of programs placing Philadelphia lawyers of any age, as well law students, in the community to educate the city's youth and the public about the law through direct interaction. Some of our Law Week activities include:

Lawyer in the Classroom: Volunteer lawyers and law students will visit different schools throughout the week to address students' concerns about the law and the legal issues that affect them as they enter adulthood and answer questions about the legal profession. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kelly Gastley at kgastley@phillyvip.org or Josh Ryan at joshua.ryan@dlapiper.com

Legal Advice Live! A free, daylong ask-a-lawyer event spanning across Philadelphia. On Wednesday, April 30, dozens of Philadelphia attorneys will gather on Independence Mall to provide free, in-person legal advice from 12 to 2 p.m. in Center City. Attorneys will provide answers to legal questions on a broad range of topics, including landlord/tenant law, divorce and child custody matters, wills and estate planning, real estate law and employment law. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Abbie DuFrayne at adufrayne@yahoo.com. Volunteer attorneys will go into the community and give free legal advice at select Free Library of Philadelphia branches. Volunteers are needed at the South Philadelphia Branch at Broad and Morris streets and the Tacony Branch at Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street from 1 to 3 p.m. To volunteer contact Abbie DuFrayne at adufrayne@yahoo.com.

LegalLine: From 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, area residents can call lawyers at (215) 238-6333 and have their legal questions answered free and confidentially. The lawyers will staff a phone bank at the headquarters of the Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th floor. If you would like to volunteer for LegalLine (either April 30 or a future date), please contact Stephanie Mensing at smensing@wm-law.net.

The Trials of Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf: Volunteer attorneys will use the facts of the well-known fairytales Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs as the basis for mock criminal trials on Thursday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will act as prosecutors, defense attorneys and witnesses in the criminal trials, which include opening statements, examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses, closing arguments, and instructions of the juries. At the conclusion of each trial the students are given the role of the jury and determine whether the Big Bad Wolf or Goldilocks are guilty of a crime. To volunteer please contact Heather Herrington at hherrington@rawle.com.

Lawyer for a Day: Volunteer attorneys, law students and judges pair with high school students and take them into the courts to learn more about the process of the judicial system as well as the role lawyers, judges, and juries play in our community. Several city courtrooms will be open to allow the participants to observe proceedings. This program starts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 2 at the Bar Association, and all participants are invited back to the Association’s 11th floor Conference Center at noon for a concluding lunch, which includes a keynote by a guest speaker. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carey Chopko at cchopko@feldmanshepherd.com or Corey Davis at cdavis@equalitypa.org.

Submissions from 4th-, 5th-, 6th- and 12th-grade students, are being sought for:

Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest: Named for former Bar Association Chancellor Edward F. Chacker, the 2008 contest offers a $1,000 college scholarship to high school seniors who attend public, parochial, charter or private schools in Philadelphia. Seniors are asked to write an essay of at least 1,000 words on the question: Do you think that school officials should be permitted to search a student's computer, iPod or iPhone? Why or why not? What factors should a court consider when deciding whether it is proper for a school official to search the contents of a student’s computer, iPod or iPhone?

The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is supposed to protect the privacy and security of individuals against unreasonable searches by government officials. However, school officials also have an interest in protecting the safety of their students and teachers. Students may want to address the possible kinds of information that could be on a computer, iPod or iPhone – like voicemails, emails, text messages, documents, videos, etc. – that could be illegal or perfectly legal but highly private information.

In addition to the scholarship, the winner will read their essay at a Naturalization Ceremony on Thursday, May 1. Submissions should include the student’s name, address, telephone number and school on a cover sheet accompanying the essay. All entries must be received by Amy Muldoon at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or amuldoon@philabar.org by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008.

2008 Poster Contest: All 4th-, 5th- and 6th-grade students who attend Philadelphia public, private, charter and parochial schools are invited to participate in the 2008 Poster Contest. Students are asked to: Draw a picture which best illustrates how law provides opportunity and equality in our community. Posters should be produced on standard 22" x 28" poster board and students should include their name, address, telephone number and school on the back of the poster. First, second and third prize savings bonds will be awarded. All entries must be received by Amy Muldoon at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2008.

Nancy Polikoff on Marriage, Families May 5

Professor Nancy D. Polikoff of American University Washington College of Law will present "Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriages: Valuing All Families Under the Law" on Monday, May 5.

The program is presented by the Family Law Section, Legal Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Committee, Civil Rights Committee and LGBT Rights Committee.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP for this program.

Commerce Court Reception May 6

The Business Litigation Committee will hold its annual reception for Commerce Court judges on Tuesday, May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St.

Tickets are $80 per per person or $750 for a group of 10. Tickets include cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register by April 29.

29th Annual 5K Run/Walk May 18

More than 700 runners and walkers will make their way along Martin Luther King Drive on Sunday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. for the Association's 29th Annual 5K Run/Walk. Click here to register online.

The event will include both a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) run and a 5-kilometer walk, both of which can be entered by individuals. Legal and company teams can enter the team competition in the run. For Association members who sign up as members of the Bar, your finishing time will be recorded in both the open competition and the Bar competition. This will allow you the chance to win a medal in your age group in both competitions.

The event will support the Support Center for Child Advocates. The Association is joined by FirstTrust; Wawa; Iron Mountain; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; The Legal Intelligencer; USI Colburn Insurance Service; Veritext L.L.C.; Special Counsel; and Document Technologies, Inc. as sponsors. Legal sponsors include the law firms of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.; Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley, P.C.; Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.; Cozen O'Connor; DLA Piper; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Fox Rothschild LLP; Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Neil A. Morris Associates, P.C.; Pepper Hamilton LLP; RatnerPrestia; Raynes McCarty; Sandals & Associates, P.C.; Schander Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC; WolfBlock; Woodcock Washburn LLP and Zarwin, Baum, Devito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C. In addition to the legal sponsors, the law firms of Bennett, Bricklin & Saulsburg; Flaster/Greenberg P.C.; and Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP have contributed to the Run as legal supporters.

Everyone who participates will receive a T-shirt. At the finish line after the run there will be a variety of refreshments, giveaways and other post-run activities that are fun for the entire family.

Anyone interested in running or walking may obtain a race application at Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.; 1635 Market St., 11th Floor; Philadelphia, PA 19103, or by calling (215) 567-2010. Online registration will be available at active.com. For more information, please contact Eric S. Marzluf at esmarzluf@crbcp.com or (215) 567-2010, extension 130; or Tom Bell at tbell@sogtlaw.com and (215) 887-2050, extension 107.

Law firms and companies may enter teams in the 5K run by calling Michael Berkowitz at (215) 567-2010, extension 132 or e-mailing mjberkowitz@crbcp.com for team applications. The deadline for team registration is May 9.

Urban League's Morial to Address Bar June 30

Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association's Monday, June 30 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

A lifelong champion of individual rights, Judge Higginbotham had a legal career that spanned nearly half a century. Since Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, delivered the first Higginbotham lecture in 1999, notables such as Juan Williams, Charles J. Ogletree, Chaka Fattah, Cornel West, Kweisi Mfume and Gwen Ifill have filled the role. New members of the Association's 50-, 60-, 65- and 70-Year Clubs will also be honored at the event. The Year Clubs recognize attorneys who have been practicing law for 50 years or more.

Morial served two distinguished 4-year terms as mayor of New Orleans from 1994-2002. During that time, he also served as president of the United States Conference of Mayors in 2001 and 2002. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are $55 for Association members and $60 for non members. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Bench-Bar Annual Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Association's 2008 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference on Sept. 19-21 at Bally's Atlantic City.

This year's conference is expected to bring together more than 500 lawyers and judges from the Philadelphia area for three days of CLE programming that lets practitioners and the judiciary share ideas and best practices. The theme of this year's conference is "The Sound of Philadelphia."

Registration for the full three days of the conference is $549 for those members who register by Aug. 15. That rate includes all meals and CLE. For public interest attorneys, government attorneys and members of the Young Lawyers Division who register by Aug. 15, the full conference registration fee is $399. Other one-day and two-day registration packages are available. For those prices, visit philadelphiabar.org.

Bally's Atlantic City offers a world-class spa, salon, fitness center and 18 restaurants to meet every craving. Experience the Old West at Bally's Wild Wild West Casino with nearly 74,000 feet of gaming accessible via a short walkway connected to Bally's.

Bally's is now accepting hotel reservations for attendees. Book early for the best rates: rooms on Thursday, Sept. 18 are $99; rooms Friday, Sept. 19 are $144, and Saturday, Sept. 20 rooms range from $189 to $209. A limited number of rooms are available for the $189 rate on Saturday night. Call 1-800-345-7253 for reservations and mention you are attending the Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference to get these special room rates.

Election Oversight Program Volunteers Needed

On Tuesday, April 22, all eyes will be on Pennsylvania. You can help make history by volunteering just a few hours of your time for the non-partisan Committee of Seventy's Election Oversight Program.

The Committee of Seventy sponsors America's oldest non-partisan volunteer Election Day Oversight Program. For the April 22 primary – which, in addition to the Clinton-Obama race, will feature a number of important and hotly contested local races – Seventy needs help on a legal field team or in its office headquarters.

WHEN: On Tuesday, April 22, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can volunteer for a few hours in the morning, afternoon or evening, or you can volunteer all day.

WHAT: Legal Field Teams will visit polling places in a geographical area of their choice (covering 3-4 wards in Philadelphia) to answer voters' questions, document complaints, and help solve disputes. Office Headquarter volunteers answer voters' phone calls and dispatch Legal Teams to problematic sites.

HOW: Register online at seventy.org/volunteer. If you have any questions contact Seventy’s Volunteer Coordinator Nina Bloch at (215) 557-3600, ext. 124 or nbloch@seventy.org. Training sessions will be conducted at convenient Center City locations. (Please note – although trainings are not mandatory, they are strongly encouraged.)

Your participation will protect the voting rights of Philadelphians and the integrity of the electoral process. We hope we can count on your help!

RFP Best Practices Program April 17

The Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association will present "RFP from A to Z: Best Practices and Current Applications" on Thursday, April 17.

Get a review of best practices surrounding the response to an RFP (or the choice to decline to respond) and discuss a variety of practical tools, approaches and software used by legal marketers throughout the country in firms of all sizes. The presenter and open discussion moderator will be Jamie Mulholland of Jamie Mulholland Marketing.

The program will be held at the offices of Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. at 12 p.m. The event is $10 for MPC LMA members and $15 for non-members. All are welcome to attend. Food will be served. Click here to register for this event.

Professor to Discuss Kenyan Elections April 24

Professor Edwin Abuya, a visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law, will discuss the elections in Kenya and their aftermath at a special program at Drexel University College of Law on Thursday, April 24.

Originally from Kenya, Professor Abuya's research focuses on international asylum, humanitarian and immigration laws as well as transitional justice. He has published a number of articles, delivered conference papers and advised international agencies and government on these themes. Professor Abuya has also practiced law for several years in Kenya.

The program begins at 3 p.m. in Room 140 of the College of Law at 3320 Market St.

NBAWLD Plans Afternoon Tea, Scholarship Breakfast

The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division will host an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, May 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St.

The theme is "Each One, Reach One" and guests are encouraged to bring their mothers, daughters, mentees or friends to enjoy afternoon tea. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for young ladies (12 and under).

For tickets please contact WLD Vice President Linda A. Medley at VicePresident@nbawld.org or (215) 869-1163.

• The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division will hold its annual scholarship breakfast on Friday, June 13 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St.

The WLD will celebrate the recipients of the Sadie T.M. Alexander Book Award, the Doris May Harris Image Award and the special inaugural presentation of the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Scholarship.

For tickets please contact Barbara Ash at Barbara.Ash@phila.gov or (215) 683-5139. For sponsorship information please contact Adiah Ferron at ferrona@BallardSpahr.com or (215) 864-8523.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division was formed to address the challenges to advancement in the legal profession faced by women of color in the Philadelphia area, including minimized opportunities to form networks and find mentors with similar interests and backgrounds.

Order The Legal Directory 2008 Now

The Legal Directory 2008 and The Legal Directory Online are now available. We’ve added hundreds of new attorneys, making this edition the most comprehensive ever produced.

As in past years, each copy of The Legal Directory 2008 comes with a free subscription to The Legal Directory Online. Online listings for both attorneys and law firms are updated year-round, making this an ever-changing, useful resource. The Legal Directory Online also features links to court rules, area bar associations and more. All are only a mouse-click away.

The printed edition of The Legal Directory 2008 includes the indispensable information you've come to rely upon – Bar Association bylaws, contacts and committees; information on federal, state and county courts, and government agencies; a section devoted to law-related organizations, organizations and nonprofits serving Greater Philadelphia; the judges' index; corporate counsel listings; and a special business-to-business section tailored to the legal community. You'll have at your fingertips more than 18,000 attorney listings and nearly 1,700 law firm listings.

If you've ordered your copy, it will soon arrive; if not, place your order now for this essential resource – and receive free access to The Legal Directory Online. Order today at www.thelegaldirectory.org.

Public Interest Events, Training Sessions

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled will hold its Sixth Annual Spring Celebration and Silent Auction today (Thursday, April 10) at the Morris Cafe at the offices of Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. The Legal Clinic will present its annual White Hat Awards to White and Williams, LLP and Evan Caplan. Amy Slater will be honored with the Special Volunteer Recognition Award. The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. For additional information, contact Tom Prettyman, executive director of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled at (215) 587-3357.

• The Support Center for Child Advocates Annual Benefit Reception and Silent Auction will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building. The Support Center's 2008 Judge Lois Forer Child Advocacy Award will be presented to Lynne Honickman, founder of Moms Against Guns and creator of Honickman Learning Center. The following individuals will be recognized as distinguished advocates: Joseph Baldassari, Barbara Beckman, Susan Blumenfeld, Pam Ende, Mary Graham, Cathleen Palm, Suzanne Root and Cassie Solomon. Click here to register for this event.

• The Homeless Advocacy Project will hold its Annual April Benefit on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Conservatory of the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. The evening will feature complimentary cocktails and appetizers, and an extensive silent auction. For ticket information, please contact Marsha Cohen at (215) 523-9590 or marsha@philalegal.org.

• HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia will hold "Children of the American Dream," a tribute to Judge Harold Berger on Wednesday, April 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Union League, 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. This cocktail reception will pay tribute to Judge Harold Berger, civil leader, jurist, scientist, and philanthropist and will feature live international jazz by "Seeds of Sun." General admission costs $118; discounted rate of $60 is available for staff members from nonprofit organizations and students. For ticket information, contact Sarah Peterson at 215-832-0929 or speterson@hiaspa.org.

WorkReady Philadelphia Seeks to Place 2,000 Interns

It's time to start thinking about hiring a summer intern!

The Philadelphia Youth Network manages WorkReady in collaboration with dozens of organizations including three key employer recruitment partners: Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia Academies, Inc. and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Launched last year, the Chamber's Working Solutions Initiative helped to double the number of WorkReady internships to more than 1,000 youth experiences. At the urging of Mayor Michael Nutter, our goal is to secure 2,000 paid summer internships for Philadelphia youth in 2008.

Every year thousands of youth express an interest in participating in summer internships and with the help of the Philadelphia business community we can provide these young people with workplace experiences. Your commitment will put us one step closer to reaching our goal of 2,000 internships.

Click here for additional information about summer internships. Contact Susan Hight at shight@pyninc.org or call (267) 502-3729 if you have any questions or you want to hire an intern or need additional information.

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure May 11

What are you going to do in the next three minutes? It’s barely enough time to read an e-mail or visit the water cooler. Yet, every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. A woman dies every 13 minutes. With these odds, we have no time to spare—and participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® offers you a tremendous way to get started right away in helping to end this disease.

Register as a race participant or virtual participant, form a team, raise pledges… whatever best fits your lifestyle, there are many ways you can help save lives. More than a 5-K run/walk, the race in Philadelphia is a Delaware Valley Mother’s Day tradition for celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones, and uniting the community in the hope of the cure. Opening ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. at Eakins Oval/The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click here for details and to register.

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