April 27, 2009
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 10, No. 33
 

YLD Presents Law Week Programs April 27 - May 1

Volunteer lawyers will offer free legal advice, welcome new American citizens, visit children in classrooms and accompany inner-city students into the courts as the Young Lawyers Division offers Law Week programs April 27 - May 1. The theme of this year's Law Week is "A Legacy of Liberty: Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial."

All Law Week activities are under the direction of Association Chancellor-Elect Scott F. Cooper, and are coordinated by the Association's Young Lawyers Division with the help of scores of lawyer-volunteers. The YLD Law Week co-chairs are Abbie DuFrayne, Kelly Gastley and Carey Chopko. The following is a schedule of Law Week activities:

Monday, April 27 - Lawyer in the Classroom: Monday kicks off a weeklong series of visits to Philadelphia school classrooms by volunteer lawyers with the Lawyer in the Classroom program. As part of this program, lawyers will enthusiastically 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.

Wednesday, April 29 - Legal Advice Live! At lunchtime, dozens of Philadelphia attorneys will gather to provide free, in-person legal advice during the Legal Advice Live! program from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Central (Main) Branch of the Philadelphia Library, located at 1901 Vine St., and other satellite branch locations throughout the city. Attorneys will provide answers to legal questions on a broad range of topics including personal injury, medical malpractice, landlord/tenant law, divorce and child custody matters, wills and estate planning, real estate law and employment law.

Also on Wednesday, April 29, free legal advice will be given to those who call the LegalLine hotline. From 5 to 8 p.m., area residents can call lawyers at (215) 238-6333 and have their legal questions answered confidentially without a fee. The lawyers will staff a phone bank at the headquarters of the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor.

Friday, May 1 - Lawyer for a Day: Volunteer attorneys and judges pair with high school students and show them the ropes of their jobs by taking them into the courts during the Lawyer for a Day program. Several city courtrooms will be open to allow the participants to observe the proceedings. The students will meet the lawyers and judges and will participate in a concluding lunch, during which the students will recount their experiences and hear from a special guest speaker.

Also on Friday, May 1, a naturalization ceremony welcoming dozens of new United States citizens will be held at the U.S. Courthouse, 6th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, at 10:30 a.m. The winner of the Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest will also read his or her essay.

Finally on Friday, May 1, volunteer attorneys will use the facts of the well-known fairytales Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs as the basis for mock criminal trials during the Trials of Goldilocks and the Big Bad Wolf program. 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 instructed on the role of the jury and determine whether the Big Bad Wolf or Goldilocks is guilty of a crime.

Take Poll on Judges Standing for Retention

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention is currently conducting a poll regarding those judges who will be standing for retention election in November 2009.

Again this year, the Association is also conducting an interim poll relating to judges in the Court of Common Pleas in the fourth year of their terms and Municipal Court judges in the second year of their terms. All members of the bar in Philadelphia are urged to fill out the questionnaire. The poll will remain available until 5 p.m. Friday, May 8. Click here to take the poll now!

If you are unable to, or prefer not to complete the poll electronically, you may receive a copy of the poll through the mail by contacting Charles Klitsch, Esq., the Association's director of public and legal services at cklitsch@philabar.org or by calling Klitsch at (215) 238-6326. You must provide your name and Supreme Court identification number to receive the ballot.

The Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention is also in the process of rating judges for the upcoming May primary. Click here for the most current list of recommended and not recommended candidates.

Epps to Receive O'Connor Award June 9

Temple University Beasley School of Law Dean JoAnne Epps will receive the Association's Sandra Day O'Connor Award and present the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, June 9. Until her appointment, Epps was a professor of law (1985-present) and associate dean for academic affairs (1989-2008). Before joining the Temple faculty in 1985, she was a deputy city attorney for the City of Los Angeles (1976-1980) and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1980-1985). Her primary teaching areas include criminal procedure, evidence and trial advocacy. On occasion, she will teach criminal law and interviewing, counseling and negotiation. Epps received her B.A. degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. in 1973 and her J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1976.

The O'Connor 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.

Tickerts are $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Click here to purchase tickets to this event.

Women on Art of Rainmaking April 28

Former Chancellor Jane Leslie Dalton, Sandra Girifalco and Wendy Beetlestone will present "The Art of Rainmaking" at the Tuesday, April 28 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

The panelists will discuss strategies for successful marketing and for building a book of business. This discussion will include the questions raised in last month's strategic planning session.

The meeting 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 for this program.

Basics of Appellate Mediation April 29

P. Douglas Sisk, director of court mediation for Superior Court of Pennsylvania, will discuss the basics of the appellate mediation program at the Wednesday, April 29 meeting of the Appellate Courts Committee.

The meeting 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 for this program.

Critically Thinking About Ethics in Elder Law April 30

Suzanne N. Pritchard and Michele Mathes will present the CLE program "Critically Thinking About Ethics in Elder Law" on Thursday, April 30.

The program begins at 1 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. The program, sponsored by the Elder Law Committee, has been approved for 1 ethics 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. If you wish to register in advance please visit pbi.org or call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637.

Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to purchase lunch for this program.

Business Development Seminar May 1

The Law Practice Management Division and the Training Resource Group will present "Rainmaking 101: Learn to Take Control of Your Career by Becoming Great at Business Development" on Friday, May 1.

In this workshop we will discuss the importance of learning how to generate new business and develop business. The workshop will focus on how you can start your journey to become a business development expert - a skill that will enable you to take control of your career.

This program will be held 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 register.

Equitable Distribution CLE May 4

The Family Law Section will present the lunchtime CLE seminar "Avoiding Financial Mistakes in Equitable Distribution" on Monday, May 4.

Paul T. Murray, associate vice president, Investments, Certified Retirement Counselor, Rose, Quigley & Murray Group of Wachovia Securities, Quakertown will be the featured speaker. The course planners are Julia Swain and Elizabeth Warner. Murray will lead a discussion on the impact of the current financial crisis on various assets in the marital estate.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. 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. To register in advance please visit pbi.org or call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637.

Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to purchase lunch for this program.

DA Candidates at Chancellor's Forum May 11

The Philadelphia Bar Association will co-sponsor a Chancellor's Forum for candidates seeking to become the city's next district attorney on Monday, May 11.

Democrats Brian Grady, Daniel McCaffery, Daniel McElhatton, Michael Turner and Seth Williams and Republican Michael Untermeyer have been invited to discuss and answer questions regarding the critical issues facing this city. Chancellor Sayde Ladov will be the moderator.

The forum will be held at 4 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, 13th and Market streets. The Chancellor's Forum is co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section and the Young Lawyers Division.

The candidates are seeking to replace District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who is not seeking re-election. Abraham has been district attorney since 1991. Attendees are encouraged to visit philadelphiabar.org to reserve a seat for the program.

City Policy Committee on Mayor's 2010 Budget May 5

The City Policy Committee will discuss Mayor Nutter's 2010 recommended and contingency budgets and their projected impact on the criminal justice system at its Tuesday, May 5 meeting.

Philadelphia has the highest incarceration rate of the nation's 50 largest counties. More residents are in jail than at any time in the last three centuries. Nearly 60 percent of the people in prison have not been convicted; they are simply awaiting trial. Approximately 60 percent have been accused or convicted of nonviolent crimes. Panelists will discuss the impact of the proposed budgets on the criminal justice system.

Panelists for the program include Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety; David Rudovsky, renowned civil rights and prison overcrowding attorney;
Louise Carpino, president of Local 810, AFSCME District Council 47, representing adult and juvenile probation officers; and Jane Shull, executive director, Philadelphia FIGHT; co-founder, Support Center for Prison Advocacy.

The meeting 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 for this program.

Judge Moss on Complex Litigation May 6

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sandra Mazer Moss will discuss the workings of the Complex Litigation Center as well as changes to the Arbitration Appeal program at the Wednesday, May 6 meeting of the Rules and Procedure Committee.

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

Ginsburg Legal Writing Competition Entries Sought

Entries are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Seventh Annual Legal Writing Competition in honor of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here for the complete rules.

The co-chairs of the competition are Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP and secretary of the Association and Diane Penneys Edelman, Assistant Dean for International Programs, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Villanova University School of Law.

The Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal analysis and writing skills, and seeks to award a student enrolled in an American Bar Association-approved or provisionally approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission. This year the judges for the competition are Brandi J. Brice, City of Philadelphia Law Department; Professor Candace Mueller Centeno, Villanova University School of Law; Assistant Dean Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania School of Law; Professor Sydney T. Howe-Barksdale, Widener University School of Law; Professor Ellie Margolis, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Professor Lisa T. McElroy, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law; Linda D. Perkins, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office; U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter; Professor Sheila Rodriguez, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden; Teresa F. Sachs, Post & Schell, P.C.; Professor David A. Sonenshein, Temple University Beasley School of Law; and Troy H. Wilson, Wilson & Wilson.

This competition is open to full- and part-time law students who are in their second or third year of study during the 2008-09 academic year at one of the following six institutions: Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus). Part-time law students in their third or later year of study are also eligible. Students must be in good standing at their institutions. The submission may not have been published previously, although it may have been prepared in connection with a law school course or for a law journal. The submission also may not have been submitted for any other competition during the time when it is under consideration for this competition, until after the time when awards are announced. The submission must be the work of one author alone (joint submissions will not be considered), and the author must certify that the submission has been prepared without substantial editing from others. Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. Entries must be received by Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash award of $2,500, the publication of the winning submission in The Philadelphia Lawyer, on the Bar Association’s web site and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner will be invited to the Quarterly Meeting of the Bar Association in October 2009, at which time the award will be presented. Click here for the complete rules.

YLD to Host Fourth Annual Comedy Night May 9

Tickets are still available for the YLD's Fourth Annual Comedy Night, Saturday, May 9 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at The Franklin, 222 N. 20th St., featuring comedians Gerry Dee (left) and William Chiang. The event, which will include an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a DJ. Tickets are $65 in advance and $80 at the door.

All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, which provides funding to approximately 30 local legal services organizations. For sponsorship information, please contact Brian Chacker at bchacker@gaychackermittin.net. To donate items to the silent auction, please contact Abbie DuFrayne at adufrayne@petrellilaw.com.

Click here to purchase tickets to this event.

Lawyers in Transition CLE May 13

The current economic slowdown has hit the legal profession hard. Attorneys have been laid off and firms have closed their doors. In an effort to assist attorneys who have been affected by the recession, the Law Practice Management Division and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present "Lawyers in Transition," a 2.5-credit CLE program designed to help struggling attorneys get back on their feet on Wednesday, May 13.

Job seekers will get advice about what steps to take to find a new position. Attorneys interested in forming their own practice will learn how to do so, how to market themselves and ethical considerations. This program will also provide an opportunity to network with other attorneys with whom you may want to practice or who are facing similar situations.

In furtherance of PBI's goal of assisting attorneys who find themselves in transition and are looking for work during these difficult times, PBI is offering this program at a substantially reduced fee. In addition to the reduced fee, those who cannot afford to pay for the seminar may attend at no cost. PBI will not require verification for this opportunity; you simply need to check the box appropriate to you when registering.

Panelists for this program include Daniel J. Siegel, president, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC; Mary F. Platt, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Ellen Freedman, Law Practice Management Coordinator, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Kenneth J. Hagreen, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania, Inc.; Elizabeth Lloyd, Ajilon Legal; and Gina Furia Rubel, Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. The course planners are Siegel and Platt.

The program begins with "Suddenly Solo," a session discussing issues relating to how to set up your own law practice or to handle client matters while seeking new opportunities. Following a short break, "Looking for a Job" will examine using placement services, interviewing techniques, resumes, networking and dealing with stress. The program closes with "Marketing Yourself," with a discussion on getting clients, working with existing clients, ethical aspects of communicating with former clients. The program begins at 1 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, 13th and Market streets.

Because of the CLE rules, a portion of each of these sessions are not creditable. Credit will be provided for 30 minutes of ethics during each session. Click here to register for this event.

Any attorney whose contact information has changed in the last few months is urged to contact the Bar Association to update their information. Contact Andrea Morris at amorris@philabar.org.

30th Annual 5K Run/Walk May 17

Grab your running shoes and join your friends and colleagues on Sunday, May 17 for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 30th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.

This year, bring your kids for the first Kids Dash. Co-register for the 30th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run and the Philadelphia Bar Association Run and receive a commemorative gift.

The race will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive adjacent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. For more information, visit charityrun2009.com or call 267-546-9200. To register, visit active.com.

Bar Night at the Phillies June 17

Join your colleagues and friends at Bar Association Night at the Phillies on Wednesday, June 17 as the World Series champion Phils take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $28 and can be ordered by clicking here.

Seating (subject to availability) with fellow Philadelphia Bar Association supporters will be located on the Field Level Outfield (Sections 145 - 148). There is a special $2 discount off the cost of these tickets. To order your tickets for this special event, click here and enter the promotion code BAR.

PhiLAWpalooza '09 at World Cafe Live July 16

Bands and solo musicians interested in performing at the YLD's third annual PhiLAWpalooza should contact Stephanie Mensing by May 1, 2009. Please include your band name, band members' names and firm affiliations, and web site/social networking site address (if any).

Get Free Web Access with Legal Directory Online

Get more than 19,000 lawyer and law firm listings along with a plethora of other valuable information right on your desktop with The Legal Directory Online, which comes free with your purchase of The Legal Directory 2009. The Legal Directory Online is updated all year long.

You can now purchase your copy in person at Bar Association headquarters at 1101 Market St., 11th floor, for $79.95 plus tax.

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• Local court fee schedules;
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In these times, you need every tool to increase efficiency. You can wander the Internet looking for hard-to-find phone numbers, e-mails, government agency lawyers, lists of judges and court fees. Or you can turn to The Legal Directory, in print and online. If you save just five minutes a month using The Legal Directory, it's paid for itself!

Reminder: Our annual update has added hundreds of new lawyer and law firm entries and the most current information on local courts, law-related organizations, federal, state and county governments, judges, and more.

Order The Legal Directory 2009 today at thelegaldirectory.org. The cost is just $79.95, plus shipping/handling and sales tax.

Brandeis Networking Happy Hour April 27

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society's next free networking happy hour will be Monday, April 27 at The Vesper Club, 223 S. Sydenham St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Society will welcome its own member, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court President Judge Pamela Dembe who will discuss her new post and the challenges ahead. The event is free to Society members and their guests.

Reception for Federal Judiciary May 7

The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia will host a reception honoring the federal judiciary on Thursday, May 7 at The Four Seasons Hotel, One Logan Square.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m. The event is open to all members. Click here for more information.

Theodore Bikel Concert to Benefit Juvenile Law Center

Broadway and folk legend Theodore Bikel, a lifelong social justice advocate, will celebrate a rich career devoted to art and activism with a star-studded 85th birthday benefit concert for the Juvenile Law Center at Carnegie Hall on Monday, June 15.

Bikel, his wife, Tamara Brooks, and all those performing are donating their time and performance fees in support of Juvenile Law Center. Performers (to date) include: Alan Alda; David Amram; Beyond the Pale; Artie Butler; Patricia Conolly; Arlo Guthrie; Judy Kaye; David Krakauer; Serendipity 4 (Theodore Bikel, Tamara Brooks, Merina Kljuco and Shura Lipovsky); Tom Paxton; Noel Paul Stookey & Peter Yarrow; Susan Werner; and Michael Wex.

Tickets are on sale at the Carnegie Hall Box Office and can be purchased online by clicking here.

All proceeds will support Juvenile Law Center, a national 501(c)(3) charitable public interest law firm that advocates for youth in the child welfare (foster care) and juvenile justice systems. Juvenile Law Center has recently been featured by ABC News "20/20," The New York Times, and People magazine for representing youth in the Luzerne County, Pa., judges scandal, a juvenile court corruption case being addressed as one of the most egregious violations of children's rights in U.S. legal history. Please contact the Juvenile Law Center for information on sponsorship packages at (215) 625-0551. For more information on the event, visit jlc.org.

Public Interest Training Sessions, Events

Philadelphia VIP will present a new revised training program on how to handle a case in the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project, the mandatory negotiation program run by the First Judicial District, on Wednesday, May 6 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. A session on mortgage foreclosure defense litigation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a lunch break. Two free CLE credits are available for the morning training and three CLE credits are available for the afternoon program, for five CLE credits total. Breakfast will be provided. Attendees have the option of attending the morning or afternoon session, or both sessions. The training/CLE is free if the attorney handles two pro bono mortgage foreclosure cases within six months of the training date. The program will be held at GlaxoSmithKline, 16th and Vine streets. Register at phillyvip@phillyvip.org or 215-523-9550.

Regional Housing Legal Services will celebrate its 35th anniversary at a Thursday, May 7 reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Independence Visitor Center. The event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and awards. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Phyllis Guillaume at pguillaume@rhls.org.

Community Legal Services will host its annual Breakfast of Champions event on Tuesday, May 12, at 8 a.m., at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St. The keynote speaker at the event is the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Annette M. Rizzo. At the event, the 2009 Champion of Justice Awards will be presented to Leventhal Sutton & Gornstein and the Judge Rizzo; and the 2009 Equal Justice Awards will be presented to Michael Ruffin, a paralegal in CLS's Public Benefits Unit, and Suzanne J. Young, Supervising Attorney in CLS's Employment Unit. RSVP by May 1 to Laruen Kobylarz at 215-981-3792 or lkobylarz@clsphila.org. More information about the event is available at clsphila.org.

Equality Advocates Pennsylvania will host its 13th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1630 Latimer St. The event will feature a cocktail hour and silent auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a dinner buffet and program from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and will honor Stacey L. Sobel, former Equality Advocates Pennsylvania executive director; WolfBlock LLP, Large Firm Pro Bono Award Winner; Salmanson Goldshaw, P.C., Small Firm Pro Bono Award Winner; Natalie Hrubos, Sara Weaver Volunteer of the Year; and Kris Rust, Barbara Gittings Activist of the Year. RSVP is requested by May 11. Tickets are $125 per person. To purchase tickets visit equalitypa.org. For sponsorship information, please contact Executive Director, Lynn Zeitlin at 215-731-1447, ext. 11.

13th Annual Insurance Institute April 30

PBI's esteemed faculty will explore the areas you need to know for your practice at the 13th Annual Insurance Institute. Explore the hot topics in insurance law through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions. Comprehensive program gives you the ability to choose those topics of interest to you. This 6 (5 substantive/1 ethics) CLE credit hour program will be a held Thursday, April 30 at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Juniper Street entrance (between 13th and Broad steets, opposite City Hall), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, or to register, click here.

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, April 28 Real Estate Law Update
4 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Use of Trusts in Basic Estate Planning Practice: Primary Techniques and Tax Considerations
4 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Current Trends in Stormwater Regulation
3 substantive CLE credits
1:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Sophisticated Estate Planning Techniques: Using Trusts for the High Net Worth Client
3 substantive CLE credits
1:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29
Anatomy for Lawyers: Back & Knee
6 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Lawyer’s Curse
1 ethics CLE credit
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

PBA Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee Update
1 ethics CLE credit
10 to 11 a.m.

Ethics of Law Marketing in a Multijurisdictional Practice
1 ethics CLE credit
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How to be a Lawyer 101
1 ethics CLE credit
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Attorney Discipline in Pennsylvania
1 ethics CLE credit
3 to 4 p.m.

Overcoming Depression
1 ethics CLE credit
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 30
Loan Documentation (PEG)
6 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

13th Annual Insurance Institute
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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