May 10, 2010
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 11, No. 38
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NAACP Chair Roslyn Brock
to Speak at June 28 Quarterly

Roslyn M. Brock, chair of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association's Monday, June 28 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon...READ MORE
 

NAACP Chair Roslyn Brock to Speak at June 28 Quarterly

Roslyn M. Brock, chair of the National Board of Directors for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association's Monday, June 28 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

Stephanie Resnick, chair of the Litigation Department at Fox Rothschild LLP and chair of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2008, will receive the 2010 Sandra Day O'Connor Award at the event, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets.

Brock made history in February 2010 when she became the youngest person ever and fourth woman to serve as chair of the NAACP. For more than 25 years, Brock has served as a leader in the NAACP. As a committed community advocate who works on behalf of vulnerable populations, Brock fights for quality education, civil rights, economic justice, decent housing, and accessible, affordable healthcare for all.

New members of the Association's Year Clubs will also be honored at the event.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Justice Newman to Address Appellate Committee Today

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sandra Schultz Newman will discuss arbitration, mediation and preparing lawyers for appellate argument at today's (Monday, May 10) meeting of the Appellate Courts 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.

Ginsburg Legal Writing Competition Entries Due Today

Entries are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Eighth Annual "Pursuit of Justice" Legal Writing Competition in honor of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The competition is open to full- and part-time law students who are in their second or third year of study during the 2009-2010 academic year at one of the following schools: 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).

Click here for a link to the contest rules. Entries must be received by Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m.

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 area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission.

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. The author of the winning submission will receive a cash award of $2,500, the publication of the winning submission on the Bar Association's Web site and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner will be presented with the award at the Association's Quarterly Meeting in October.

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 and professor of legal writing, Villanova University School of Law.

The judges include Brandi J. Brice, City of Philadelphia Law Department and member of the Board of Governors; Assistant Dean Arlene Rivera Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania School of Law; Professor Ellie Margolis; Temple University Beasley School of Law; Professor Candace Mueller Centeno, Villanova University School of Law; Professor Sydney T. Howe-Barksdale, Widener University School of Law; Professor Lisa T. McElroy, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law; Troy H. Wilson, Wilson & Wilson and member of the Board of Governors; Professor Jason K. Cohen, Rutgers School of Law – Camden; Lee Applebaum, Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C. and Business Law Section representative to the Board of Governors; Melanie Taylor, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and secretary of the Young Lawyers Division; Teresa F. Sachs, Post & Schell, P. C.; and U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter.

Tax Section CLE May 13 on Employment Tax Issues

The Tax Section will present the CLE program "Everything Old Is New Again: IRS Focuses Once Again on Employment Tax Issues" on Thursday, May 13.

This program will discuss the IRS' increased focus on employment tax issues including the IRS' planned national research project on employment taxes. Under the research project, the IRS will conduct extensive employment tax audits of 6,000 employers investigating issues such as worker misclassification, executive compensation, stock options and fringe benefits. Panelists for the program include Mary C. Gorman, Joseph Tiberio and Heather M. Pesikoff. The moderator is Kevin Johnson.

The program has been approved for two substantive CLE credits as well as two CPA credits. Registration and lunch begin at 11:45 a.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

War Stories from Women Judges May 14

The Women's Rights Committee will present "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Bench: War Stories From Women In the Judiciary" on Friday, May 14 in a program co-sponsored by the Women in the Profession Committee, Civil Rights Committee and Young Lawyers Division.

Speakers for the program include U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judges Sandra Mazer Moss and Angeles Roca.

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 register.

Bar Association's 31st Annual 5K Run/Walk May 16

The 31st Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk for the Support Center for Child Advocates will be held Sunday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

There will be several competitive divisions with a 5K run competition for all runners, a 5K run competition for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association only. There will be both legal team competition and corporate team competition.

This year, the Bar Association is being joined by corporate sponsors FirsTrust, Wawa, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., Iron Mountain, Philadelphia Runner, Brooks, The Legal Intelligencer, Landmark Legal Solutions, USI Affinity, Veritext, Reliable and CPMI. The event is also being joined by legal sponsors Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley, PC; Archer & Greiner, 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; Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP; Pepper Hamilton LLP; RatnerPrestia; Raynes McCarty; Sandals & Associates, P.C.; Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, LLP and Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. along with legal supporters, Barrack, Rodos & Bacine and Berger & Montague, P.C.

For more information or to become volunteer, contact Eric Marzluf at 215-567-2010 (ext. 146) or via e-mail at esmarzluf@crbcp.com or Kristyn DiDominick at 267-546-9211 or via-email at kdidominick@advokid.org. To register for the race, visit active.com.

Tax Requirements for Hospital Organizations May 17

John R. Washlick and Judy Wang Mayer will discuss new federal income tax requirements for tax-exempt hospital organizations at the Monday, May 17 meeting of the Health Care Law Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Committee Room South of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50. Click here to register.


Adoption Committee Lunch Meeting May 18

The Adoption Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 18 at the offices of Willig, Williams & Davidson, 1845 Walnut St., 24th Floor at 12 p.m.

No registration is necessary for the brown-bag program. For questions about the committee, please contact Kate Tana at ktana@wwdlaw.com.

8th Annual Nonprofit Institute May 18

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the 8th Annual Nonprofit Institute CLE program on Tuesday, May 18.

The Nonprofit Institute is not just for lawyers! Workshop tracks include all aspects of the nonprofit sector - directors, officers, and board members of nonprofits; accountants; grant makers; fundraisers; financial institutions; volunteer recruiters and coordinators; estate planners; tax attorneys; and anyone who might be interested in starting a nonprofit organization.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building. Visit pbi.org for more information or to register.

Banking Issues During Great Recession May 19

Jacqueline Lessman, senior vice president of PNC Wealth Management, will discuss banking issues faced by solo practitioners and small firms, such as credit lines, escrow accounts and minors' accounts at the Wednesday, May 19 meeting of the Solo and Small Firm 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. Click here to RSVP.

Workers' Comp/Employment Law Interplay CLE May 19

The Workers' Compensation Section will present the lunchtime CLE "Interplay Between Workers' Compensation and Employment Law" on Wednesday, May 19.

Panelists for the program are Ronda K. O'Donnell and Mary S. Kohnke-Wagner, who will address the interplay between Workers' Compensation and Employment Law including but not limited to the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and unemployment compensation relating to their impact on Worker's Compensation litigation.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. 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 $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.

Lunch will also be available for $8 for anyone who registers in advance. Click here to purchase lunch for this event.

Mock Oral Argument with Judge Rufe May 20

The Labor and Employment Law Committee and the Federal Courts Committee will present a mock oral argument on motion for summary judgment on a complaint alleging discrimination and retaliation on Thursday, May 20.

U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe will preside over the argument and will present her analysis and ruling at the end of the argument. There will be two plaintiffs' attorneys arguing and two defense attorneys arguing a stipulated set of facts provided to the judge and the audience beforehand. At the conclusion of the argument, a vote will be taken of those in attendance as to whether summary judgment will be granted or denied. The judge will then provide her analysis and ruling.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Market streets. Click here to RSVP.

5th Annual YLD Comedy Night and Silent Auction May 22

Join the YLD for a night of laughs at its 5th Annual Comedy Night and Silent Auction, on Saturday, May 22, headlined by Dan Cummins, star of "Comedy Central Presents Dan Cummins" who has also appeared on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and NBC's "Last Comic Standing." The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Franklin Institute and benefits the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

With a knack for writing crisp, absurd jokes and captivating audiences with his laid-back signature delivery, Dan Cummins is standing out amongst his stand-up peers. In 2005, Dan introduced himself to the national comedy scene by performing in the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival's New Faces showcase. Soon after, in 2006, Dan made his national television debut on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and then made his Comedy Central debut on "Live at Gotham."

The YLD's 5th Annual Comedy Night and Silent Auction includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and a DJ. Register online here. Tickets are $80 and the registration deadline is Monday, May 17. Download the official event flyer here. All proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

Embracing Gender in Dispute Resolution May 25

The Women in the Profession Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will hold a joint meeting exploring gender dynamics in dispute resolution on Tuesday, May 25.

It's often said that women have different negotiating styles then men. But what does this mean in the real world? Join us as we explore gender dynamics in ADR. Panelists for the program include Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Sandra Mazer Moss, coordinating judge of the Complex Litigation Center; Vanessa Bullock, commissioner with the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service; Nancy Walker, board member with the Labor and Employment Relations Association; Lisa Charles, Higginbotham Fellow with the American Arbitration Association; and Cynthia Locke,
staff mediator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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. Click here to register.

State of Medical Malpractice Litigation May 26

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Jacqueline F. Allen will present "The State of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Philadelphia County for 2009 Filings" at the Wednesday, May 26 meeting of the Medical Legal Committee Meeting.

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.

International Business Initiative Meeting May 27

The International Business Initiative Committee will discuss issues regarding our current clients and cases in international business and about the goals for the initiative at its Thursday, May 27 meeting.

Its goals include increasing expertise and knowledge about international business, making Philadelphia more of a site for international business and bringing jobs to the Philadelphia area, increasing business in other countries, helping clients here expand internationally and building and expanding relationships around the world.

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.

Workers' Comp Spring Party June 2 at Manayunk Brewery

The Workers' Compensation Section will hold its Annual Spring Party Wednesday, June 2 at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, 4120 Main St.

The Section will unveil its first Arts in the Courts mural and will present the annual Irv Stander Award. Registration is required by Friday, May 28 and includes two drink tickets, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open-air deck. The event is sponsored by Summit Pharmacy Inc. Click here for ticket information and to register.

Commerce Court 10th Anniversary Reception June 3

The Business Litigation Committee will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Commerce Court Program with a reception on Thursday, June 3.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel, 99 S. 17th St. Tickets are $80 each and $750 for a group of 10. The reception includes beer and wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Registration is required by Friday, May 28. Click here to register.

Family Law Section Spring Reception June 10

The Family Law Section will greet the city's new Family Court judges at its Annual Spring Reception on Thursday, June 10 at one of Philadelphia's newest hotels, Le Meridien, 1421 Arch St.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required by Monday, June 7 and includes beer, wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register.

Real Property Section Spring Social June 15

The Real Property Section's Annual Spring Social will be held Tuesday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 111 S. 17th St.

Registration is required by Friday, June 11 and includes beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register.

Federal Circuit Chief Judge Michel to Speak June 8

Retiring Federal Circuit Chief Judge Paul R. Michel will be the speaker for "Unplugged: First Thoughts Post-Retirement," at a Tuesday, June 8 event presented by the Association's Intellectual Property Committee.

The event will be held at The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association.

Sponsors for the program (as of April 9) include Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP; Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court; Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.; Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP; Cozen O'Connor; Dechert LLP; Dilworth Paxson; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Feldman Gale, P.A.; Fish & Richardson, P.C.; Fox Rothschild LLP; Harding, Earley, Follmer & Frailey P.C.; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP; Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; RatnerPrestia; Saul Ewing LLP; Volpe and Koenig, P.C.; and Woodcock Washburn LLP.

Judge Michel was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in March 1988. He became chief judge on Dec. 25, 2004 and since then has served as one of 27 judges comprising the Judicial Conference of the United States, the governing body of the judicial branch. In 2005 he was appointed by the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court to serve on the seven-judge Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference.

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required. To register, click here.

Bar Association Night at the Phillies June 9

Join your friends and colleagues at Bar Association Night at the Phillies on Wednesday, June 9 as the defending National League champions take on the Florida Marlins at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are $26 each and an additional $6 handling fee will be included per order. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the SeniorLAW Center. Click here to purchase your tickets online.

For questions or to order tickets by phone please contact Kaitlyn Finley in the Phillies Sales Office at (215) 463-5000, extension 5110. The deadline to order tickets is Monday, May 17.

Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 11

Three panel discussions, a report on the state of the court and luncheon remarks by Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams highlight the Friday, June 11 Federal Bench-Bar Conference at the Rittenhouse Hotel.

Eight federal judges and some of the city's most well-known practitioners are among the faculty for the program. A total of 3 substantive CLE credit hours are available for the program.

The program will also include reports on the state of the court by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Harvey Bartle III; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge Stephen Raslavich; and U.S. District Court Clerk of Court Michael E. Kunz. U.S. District Court Judge Michael M. Baylson will present an update on summary proceedings.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 Rittenhouse Square. Click here to register.

Bar Foundation Golf Classic June 21

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's 22nd Annual Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 21 at Huntington Valley Country Club in Huntington Valley, Pa.

The fee for players is $450. Members of the Young Lawyers Division may play at a discounted fee of $375. A foursome can play at the discounted rate of $1,700. Price includes all greens fees, golf cart, lunch, refreshments, dinner and cocktails. For those wishing to attend the cocktail reception and dinner, tickets are $125.

Several levels of sponsorship are available. Tournament Underwriter ($15,000) includes banner hung at clubhouse entrance; name on the cover of the souvenir program as underwriter of the event; microphone time at tee off; advertising in all publications; present skills competition prizes; includes golf for eight players plus four additional guests to the grand cocktail party; VIP parking for golfers; two tickets to the 2010 Andrew Hamilton Benefit; premium gift for sponsor and guests; and commemorative hole flag for guests.

Tournament cup/skills prize sponsor ($7,500) includes banner hung in clubhouse; recognition in the souvenir program; present skills competition prizes; includes golf for six players plus four additional guests to the grand cocktail party; commemorative hole flag for guests; and two VIP parking spaces for golfers.

Luncheon, Grand Cocktail Party or Putting Contest Sponsor ($5,000) includes name on sign at sponsorship location; recognition in the souvenir program; and four players plus four additional guests to the grand cocktail party.

Golf Cart Signs, Refreshment Cabana Sponsor ($3,500) includes name on golf carts or at refreshment cabanas; recognition in the souvenir program; and golf for two players and two additional guests to the grand cocktail party.

Hole Sponsor ($2,250) includes name on sign at tee; recognition in the souvenir program; and golf for two players.

For more information, contact Lynne Brown at (215) 238-6347 or visit philabarfoundation.org.

Register for Bench-Bar and Annual Conference at Borgata

Registration is now open for the Bar Association's Bench-Bar and Annual Conference at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16.

The Association’s Bench-Bar Conference features a large selection of continuing legal education seminars for practitioners in a variety of areas and topics. There is ample opportunity for attorneys to mingle and network with their colleagues and members of the bench. Vice Chancellor John E. Savoth and Board of Governors Vice Chair Regina M. Foley are co-chairs of the 2010 conference.

Full-conference admission is $349 for members and $399 for non-members, if reserved by the early bird deadline of Friday, Sept. 17. For members of the Young Lawyers Division and government and public interest attorneys, admission is only $199. Visit philadelphiabar.org for a complete registration form and pricing guide.

Hotel reservations must be made separately by calling the Borgata directly at 1-866-692-6742. Guests must reference the Philadelphia Bar Association to receive the special rate. Discounted rooms are available from Thursday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 16. if booked by Friday, Sept. 17.

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Public Interest Events, Trainings Set

• Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, will hold its 15th annual Summer Pro Bono Program on Thursday, June 10. The Summer Pro Bono Program is geared specifically to law students at the inception of their careers to educate them about issues of poverty in Philadelphia and to promote an ethic of service to address those issues through pro bono work.

The Summer Pro Bono Program will commence on Thursday, June 10, 2010 with an Open House reception at VIP from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 11 will feature a training about Philadelphia's nationally recognized Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program and provide students an opportunity to conduct mock client interviews. The day will conclude with an interactive lunch with members of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania to discuss the legal profession and the importance of pro bono service. The event will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students will then have the opportunity to put their training into practice by serving clients at a conciliation conference during June, July and early August.

The Open House reception will take place at Philadelphia VIP, 42 S. 15th St., 4th floor, The training event and lunch will take place at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East. The cost of the training is $50 per student and includes breakfast, lunch and training materials for the day. Please note there is special pricing for students who are not employed for the summer or whose employers do not cover the cost of attendance.

To register or for more information, please contact Theresa Brabson at 215-523-9567 or jvolunteer@phillyvip.org. The last day to register for the program is Wednesday, June 2.

• The Friends of Farmworkers 2010 Reception will be held Thursday, June 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Moore College of Art, 20th Street and the Parkway. At this event, Joseph A. Sullivan, co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Committee and Special Counsel and Director of Pro Bono Programs at Pepper Hamilton LLP, and Andrew F. Susko, past President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and White and Williams LLP, will be honored. At the event, special recognition will also be provided to Daniel Sipe, immediate-past president of the Board of Directors of Friends of Farmworkers. Tickets are $80. To order tickets or for more information, please call 215-733-0878 or e-mail gguerrero@friendsfw.org.

Judge Lazarus to Be Honored at Jewish Law Day May 11

Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus will be honored at the 28th Annual Jewish Law Day on Tuesday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Services, Building, 2100 Arch St. Complimentary valet parking will be available.

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University will be the distinguished guest speaker. Professor Lipstadt's topic is "History on Trial: My Day In Court With Holocaust Denier David Irving." This program has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit.

A reception will follow the program. For more information, call (215) 953-2726 or visit brandeislawsociety.org to register.

Rise and Fall of City's Prison Population May 19

The Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative will host the panel discussion "Behind the Rise and Fall of Philadelphia’s Prison Population" on Wednesday, May 19.

The panel will explore why the city's jail population rose for most of the decade and fell in the past year, what is being done to manage the population more systematically, and what the experiences of other cities have been.

Join Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Pew president and CEO Rebecca W. Rimel and 6ABC Action News anchor Tamala Edwards for an engaging conversation featuring District Attorney R. Seth Williams, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett A. Gillison, the Rev. Dr. Ernest McNear, chairman of the Kingdom Care Reentry Network, Michael P. Jacobson, director and president of the Vera Institute of Justice in New York; and Chancellor Scott F. Cooper.

The event is being co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Philadelphia Bar Association. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
Levy Conference Center, 3400 Chestnut St. The event is free and open to the public. This panel discussion has been approved for 1.5 of substantive law credit (non-ethics) for Pennsylvania lawyers. To receive credit, bring a check for $25 made out to the Trustees of Pennsylvania Law School.

RSVP by Wednesday, May 12 by clicking here.

Controversy in Courts Collection at Free Library

The Rare Book Department at the Free Library's Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., is currently hosting "Controversy in the Courts: Regicide, Rebels, and Regal Indiscretion," an exhibition of books, pamphlets and illustrations related to the trials of King Charles I, William Penn, Daniel O'Connell and Queen Caroline from the Hampton L. Carson Collection Illustrative of the Growth of the Common Law.

The exhibition runs through July 30 and may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tours of the Department are offered on weekdays at 11 a.m. In addition, the Department will host special hours along with a guest lecture on Saturday, May 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. At 2 p.m., Dr. Julia Rudolph, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a lecture, "Executing Justice: The Trial of Charles I." Dr. Rudolph specializes in the intellectual history of early modern Britain with a focus on legal history of the seventeenth century. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early.

Digital Detectives CLE May 13

Learn how the science of computer forensics can win your case at PBI's Digital Directives CLE on May 13. Discover methods used by experienced computer forensics experts as they collect ESI as well as what the courts are saying about computer forensics. This 4 substantive CLE credit hour program will be a held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Juniper Street entrance (between 13th and Broad streets, opposite City Hall), from 9 a.m. to 1:15 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, May 11
Compulsory Arbitration Seminar
2.5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credit
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Video - Ethics Potpourri - Attorney Discipline in PA
1 ethics CLE credit
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Video - Hot Topics in Employment Law (update)
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12
Simulcast - Representing the Liquor Licensee
3 substantive CLE credits
8:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Video - Ethics Potpourri - Overcoming Depression
1 ethics CLE credit
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Video - RESPA: A Primer
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, May 13
Simulcast - Digital Detectives: How the Science of Computer Forensics Can Win Your Case
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Friday, May 14
Parenting Coordination
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Monday, May 17
Simulcast - Estate Planning for Oil and Gas Leasing
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Video - Art and Entertainment Law 2009
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 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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