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May 13, 2013
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 14, No. 41
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Justice O'Connor to Speak
at June 12 Quarterly Meeting

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.) will be on hand when the award named in her honor is presented to Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus at the June 12 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, a previous recipient of the O'Connor Award, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the event... READ MORE
 

Justice O'Connor to Speak at June 12 Quarterly

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.) will be on hand when the award named in her honor is presented to Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus at the June 12 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, a previous recipient of the O'Connor Award, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the event. Click here to purchase tickets at philadelphiabar.org.

The 2013 O'Connor Award recipient, Judge Lazarus, was elected to Superior Court in 2009 and served as a judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 1991 to 2009. She also served as legal counsel to the Philadelphia Orphans Court before being voted onto the bench and practiced in the estates department at Ballard Spahr LLP.

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.

Judge Rendell, recipient of the 2004 Sandra Day O'Connor Award, began her legal career at Duane, Morris & Heckscher, where she became the firm’s second woman partner. She was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1994 and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1997.

The Association will also honor the newest members of the Year Clubs, attorneys who have been in practice for 50 years or more.

The June 12 Quarterly Meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Click here to purchase tickets at philadelphiabar.org.

Von Seldeneck at Chancellor's Leadership Institute May 13

Join us for our Monday, May 13 Chancellor's Leadership Institute program, as we welcome Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder, chair and CEO of Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia. Click here to register.

For 35 years, Mrs. von Seldeneck has been a pioneer in the search industry and a leader in placing qualified women and diversity candidates. She will discuss the value that she and her award-winning firm place on high-potential leaders with diverse perspectives and unique views, and share her personal journey and reflections on leadership. An audience Q&A opportunity will follow.

Mrs. von Seldeneck has received many industry and community awards and has been recognized by the executive search industry as setting the standard for retained executive search. She was one of two founders of the Forum of Executive Women more than 30 years ago which today is the largest association of women business leaders in the Philadelphia area. Prior to starting Diversified, Mrs. von Seldeneck served in Washington, D.C. as executive assistant to Vice President Walter F. Mondale.

Created by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, the Chancellor's Leadership Institute provides ongoing substantive programming aimed at assisting and developing leadership skills and tools for women attorneys, attorneys of diverse backgrounds and young lawyers so they can succeed in their careers. The Institute harnesses the wisdom and experience of some of our region's top legal minds and business leaders.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the 
Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. 
There is no cost to attend this program. Lunch is available for purchase to those who register in advance. The cost of lunch is $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Key to a Winning Brief May 13

David J. Perlman will discuss "Key to a Winning Brief: Start With A Theme" at the Monday, May 13 meeting of the Business Litigation Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Spring into Pro Bono Action CLE May 14

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille, Pennsylvania Bar Association President Tom Wilkinson and PBA President-Elect Forest Myers have made the expansion of pro bono legal services to the poor a priority for 2013. Join Chief Justice Castille, PBA leadership and an all-star cast of civil legal aid and pro bono professionals for "Spring into Pro Bono Action" on Tuesday, May 14.

This statewide pro bono conference and CLE program sponsored by the PBA's Legal Services to the Public Committee in conjunction with PBI to show a variety of ways you might answer this call to service and fulfill our aspirational duty to render public interest legal service. Rule 6.1 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct addresses the lawyer’s responsibility to participate in pro bono representation of those unable to pay for legal services. Click here for more information on this 6 CLE credit program.

Commonwealth Court Historical Society CLE May 14

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Historical Society is pleased to present the CLE program "Harm Caused by Access to Court Records – An Attorney's Ethical Obligations" on Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 p.m.

A reception with PaCCHS members and Commonwealth Court judges and staff will follow at Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Widener Building, 9th Floor, 1339 Chestnut St.

Speakers include Hon. Dan Pellegrini, President Judge, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania; Kristen W. Brown, Prothonotary, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania; and Samuel C. Stretton.

To register, send your payment (payable to Commonwealth Court Historical Society), to the Society's Treasurer, Vincent Mancini, Esq., 414 East Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063 by May 7. The cost is $40 for PaCCHS members and $60 for non-members. Space is limited - please register early.

For more information, please visit www.pacchs.org.

Complex Tort Trial Task Force to Meet May 15

Join Chancellor Kathleen Wilkinson and Task Force Chairs Sean O'Donnell and Joe Rich on Wednesday, May 15 for an in-person organizational meeting for the newly created Complex Tort Trial and Insurance Litigation Task Force (CTTIL).

Chancellor Wilkinson has committed to developing a new Task Force, with the goal of a formal committee or section, to focus on the Bar Association's role in Complex Tort Trial and Insurance Litigation. This newly proposed CTTIL Task Force hopes to engage attorneys and judges to work on issues, programs and CLEs, involving complex property damage, recovery matters and non-personal injury contingency fee based tort cases; products liability, construction, negligence, and other tort areas; and Insurance litigation, coverage matters, including the areas of surplus, reinsurance and fidelity and surety coverage and litigation.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Proposed Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter, Christopher P. Dolotosky and Gregg H. Kanter will discuss proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the rationale behind them, and the process for when these proposed changes may become final at the Wednesday, May 15 meeting of the Federal Courts Committee.

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

Maximizing Talk Shows and Roundtables May 16

Join award-winning Philadelphia region broadcasting and print trailblazers who will discuss the unique challenges of producing and hosting talk shows and roundtables on legal topics at the Thursday, May 16 meeting of the Bar News-Media Committee.

Our all-star panel will share their experiences and challenges reporting on law-related issues, while providing attendees with insights on how they may become better resources and/or interview subjects. Panelists include Rachel Cieri, managing editor, SmartCEO Magazine; Lynn Doyle, host/executive producer of "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle" on The Comcast Network; Hank Grezlak, associate publisher & editor-in-chief, The Legal Intelligencer; and Wally Kennedy, news anchor, KYW Newsradio. The moderator is Gina Furia Rubel, chair of the Bar-News Media Committee.

The program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and the Delaware Valley Law Firm Marketing Group and begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association, PPRA and DVLFMG. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Benefit Corporations CLE May 17

The Small Business Committee will present the CLE program "Benefit Corporations: When the Bottom Line Includes People and the Planet (Not Just Profits)" on Friday, May 17.

The Pennsylvania Benefit Corporation Act recently went into effect providing start-ups and existing businesses with a new choice of entity. Learn what it's all about, and specifically, how it helps those businesses who are interested in achieving a triple bottom line. This luncheon CLE will provide details on this emerging entity and how you can help clients "benefit" from this new business structure. Click here to register.

Barristers' Association Soiree May 17

Each year, the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia hosts an evening of appreciation to celebrate up-and-coming law students, practicing attorneys and jurists who embody professionalism, and dedication to the profession and the community. The awards presented include the J. Austin Norris Award, which will be given to Rhonda Hill-Wilson, the Cecil B. Moore Award, presented to the Philadelphia NAACP and The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Award presented to the U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Curtis Joyner. This year’s Soiree will take place on Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia Hotel. Click here for more information.

34th Annual Bar Association 5K Run/Walk May 19

More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the 34th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 19 along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

This is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in Philadelphia. The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.

Many different competition divisions are available, including open run, individual run, Bar Association, legal team, corporate team, male and female and age groups. Law firms and companies may enter 5K Run teams. For an application contact Michael Berkowitz at mjberkowitz@crbcp.com or 215-567-2010 (ext 132). Deadline for team registration is May 11.

Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group and the overall male and female winners. A $300 prize will be awarded to any Philadelphia Bar Association runner who can defeat 13-time defending champion Neill W. Clark. The prize is sponsored by Neill's friends at Philadelphia Runner. All participants who complete the Run or Walk will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt.

Children ages 5-10 will love running in the free Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids' Dash. The 200-yard non-competitive Kids' Dash begins immediately after the Run/Walk start. All participants will receive a Race give-a-way. Child-friendly activities offered all morning. Registration is required for each child. A parent or guardian must be present.

Online registration is available at active.com. For more information, visit phillybarcharityrun.com.

Donate Sneakers at May 19 5K Run/Walk

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Green Ribbon Committee is partnering with Community Recycling ShoeBox Recycling for sneaker donations at this year's 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.

All of the proceeds from your sneaker donations will go to the SCCA.

Simply bring any unwanted sneakers to the event on Sunday, May 19 and drop them off in one of the collection boxes. For shoes that can be repurposed, consider putting a note and your email address into one of the shoes to track their trek via ShoeBox Recycling's SoleMate program.

E-mail us at GreenRibbon@PhilaBar.org with any questions.

Young, Diverse Attorneys at May 21 Leadership Institute

Join us as we present "Young, Diverse and Gifted: The Next Generation of Legal Leaders," a panel highlighting young, diverse attorneys who are doing significant things in the legal community on Tuesday, May 21. Our panelists will share their career paths, tips for success and practical advice. An audience Q&A opportunity will follow.

Panelists include Angela D. Giampolo, president, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia; Kevin Harden Jr., member, Executive Board, The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia; Neil C. Maskeri, president, South Asian Bar Association; Teresa M. Rodriguez, Board Member, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania; and Kay Kyungsun Yu, Member, Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association. The program will be moderated by Nikki Johnson-Huston, Diversity Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend this program. Lunch is available for purchase to those who register in advance. The cost of lunch is $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Antitrust Law Committee CLE May 21

The Antitrust Law Committee will present the CLE program "Certification in the Age of Comcast: What's Next?" on Tuesday, May 21.

Topics to be discussed include: must damages be measurable on a class-wide basis at the certification stage? Should a court deny certification where individual damage calculations overwhelm common issues? Is Rule 23(b)(3) satisfied when liability questions common to the class predominate over damages questions unique to class members? What will plaintiffs do where damages may be attributable to multiple types of anti-competitive conduct?

Click here for more information and to register.

Radiology Specialist to Speak May 22

The Medical Legal Committee will present "What You Always Wanted to Know About Radiology But Were Afraid to Ask" with Dr. Roger A. Berg on Wednesday, May 22.

Dr. Berg works part-time at Morristown Medical Center and part-time as an expert witness in personal injury litigation where radiological studies are involved. Dr. Berg has provided his expertise to insurance companies, lawyers, public defenders, prosecutors, and in a few criminal but mostly civil cases over the past 25 years. Importantly, Dr. Berg has reviewed and testified in personal injury and medical malpractice cases both for the defense and plaintiffs on numerous occasions.

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

Meet with Philadelphia Board of View May 22

The Eminent Domain and Appraisals Committee will host a dialogue with the Board of View of Philadelphia County on Wednesday, May 22.

Guest include Board Chair James J. McConnell, viewers Jane Scaccetti and Eileen H. Lynn and executive secretary Linda O'Neill. The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

AG Kane to Speak at Nonprofit Institute May 22

Join the Pennsylvania Bar Institute for the 11th Annual Nonprofit Institute in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 22 as we kick off this year's Institute with a dynamic keynote address by Honorable Kathleen G. Kane, Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Be there for a day of informative and energetic discussion examining the most current issues impacting the nonprofit sector. Click here to register.


Gun Control Debate CLE May 23

Former Mayor and Governor Ed Rendell will be the the moderator for the Thursday, May 23 CLE program "The Gun Control Debate."

Hear from Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, representatives of the NRA and the Brady Center, and other advocates for and against gun control legislation! Click here to register.

Dandridge Among Diversity Honorees May 22

Vice Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III will be among the honorees when The Legal Intelligencer recognizes the Diverse Attorneys of the Year on Wednesday, May 22.

Every two years, the Legal recognizes outstanding minority attorneys from across Pennsylvania. We solicited nominations from our contacts around the legal profession and received dozens of responses, all highlighting the impressive work done over the past two years by attorneys from all corners of the legal profession.

Dandridge and the others will be honored at a special luncheon in Philadelphia on May 22 at the Crystal Tea Room. for more information, contact Diane McCollum at 215-557-2335 or DMcCollum@alm.com.

Perfect "The Close" in Pursuit of New Clients May 28

Learn how to define next steps and perfect "the close" in the pursuit of new clients with Lisa Peskin, CEO of Business Development University at the Tuesday, May 28 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

By asking the right questions and uncovering needs and "hot buttons" from the start, attorneys can better position the value of their firms and identify the necessary steps to turn prospective clients into actual clients.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

SORNA Update CLE May 29

The Criminal Justice Section will present the CLE program "Update on SORNA" on Wednesday, May 29. SORNA (Sex Offenders Registration and Notification Act) provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States. SORNA aims to close potential gaps and loopholes that existed under prior law and generally strengthens the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. Join us to review provisions and updates since SORNA passed in Pennsylvania.

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.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

EPA Regional Counsel to Speak May 30

Marcia Mulkey, regional counsel for EPA Region 3, will discuss the latest developments in federal environmental law at the Thursday, May 30 meeting of the Environmental & Energy Law Committee Meeting.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly CLE June 4

The Probate and Trust Law Section will hold its quarterly meeting CLE "Trust and Estate Planning in 2013 and Beyond: The Impact of ATRA on Estate and Income Tax" on Tuesday, June 4.

Discover what's changed and what remains the same in the estate and gift tax universe. Hear about the income tax considerations relevant to estate planners, including rates, brackets and the new 3.8 percent net investment income tax. Click here for more information.

Border Security, Economic Opportunity June 5

The Immigration Law Committee and Human Resources and Employee Relations Committee will discuss Comprehensive Immigration Reform: the Senate's "Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013" and its potential impact on your corporate clients on Wednesday, June 5.

Speakers for the program are Immigration Law Committee Chair Wendy Castor Hess and Human Resources and Employee Relations Committee Chair Jonathan Landesman. The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for Bar Association members and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Career Wardrobe to Honor Wilkinson June 5

Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson will accept this year's Fashioning Futures for Women Award at Career Wardrobe's annual fundraising auction and fashion show, "A Perfect Fit: Celebrating a Story of a Suit" on Wednesday, June 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.

The Fashioning Futures for Women Award honors a woman who demonstrates a commitment to empowering women, inspiring confidence and assisting women pursue successful careers. The event is hosted by Marilyn Russell of BEN-FM's Women to Watch, and Everett Gillison, Deputy Mayor and Chief of Staff, City of Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

CLS Breakfast of Champions June 5

Community Legal Services will hold its 24th annual Breakfast of Champions on Wednesday, June 5 from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at Top of the Tower, 3 Logan Square, 1717 Arch St. The event, which is generously sponsored by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, celebrates the commitment of individuals, law firms, and foundations to the cause of equal access to justice for all.

At this year's Breakfast of Champions, CLS will honor Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP with the Hall of Fame Award. CLS will also recognize Raynes McCarty and Dechert LLP's Joseph A. Tate with Champion of Justice Awards, and present Equal Justice Awards to Cynthia Harmon and Gail Thompkins of CLS, and to Mark S. Schwartz. of Regional Housing Legal Services.

The Honorable Mark I. Bernstein, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, will give the morning's keynote address. Click here for more information or to register for this free event.

Federal Bench-Bar Conference June 7

New U.S. District Court Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker will discuss the state of the court and nationally known criminal defense attorney Theodore "Ted" Simon will present keynote remarks at the Federal Bench-Bar Conference on Friday, June 7 at the Rittenhouse Hotel. A total of 4 substantive CLE credits will be available at the program.

Simon is known for his defense of high-profile clients including Amanda Knox, Ira Einhorn and Michael Fay, who was jailed and caned for vandalism in Singapore. Simon is first vice president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

The 2013 Federal Bench-Bar Conference is a half-day educational event that is always eagerly anticipated by federal court practitioners and judges. Attendees will hear panel presentations by both judges and practitioners on topics of current interest in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Following opening remarks by Federal Courts Committee Chair Ann Thornton Field and Vice Chair Danielle Banks, U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter will present "Identifying and Avoiding Judges' Top Five Pet Peeves on Summary Judgment."

Chief Judge Tucker and Judge Henry S. Perkin will be panelists for "Mandatory Settlement Conferences - Useful Tool or Antiquated Albatross?" They will be joined by panelists Joshua Bachrach, former Chancellor Edward F. Chacker and Ellen Rosen Rogoff.

Former U.S. Attorney Peter F. Vaira will moderate the panel "Making an Effective Sentencing Hearing Presentation" featuring U.S. District Court Judge Mary A. McLaughlin, Michael J. Engle, Ann C. Flannery and Peter F. Schenck.

Clerk of Court Michael E. Kunz will also report on the state of the courts. The program wraps up with lunch and Simon's remarks. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m. Visit pbi,org for more information.

VIP Summer Pro Bono Day June 7

The 18th Annual Philadelphia VIP Summer Pro Bono Day will be Friday, June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

The event 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. Students will first be joined by judges from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania who will be present to discuss the importance of pro bono service. Students will learn about poverty in Philadelphia and be introduced to resources available to help provide legal services not otherwise available to the neediest Philadelphians.

VIP clients and volunteer attorneys will also present their stories, affording students the opportunity to see the effects of providing legal assistance. It is our hope that by attending, students will gain a heightened appreciation for pro bono service in our community and experience legal justice in action. Law students can register by clicking here.

Family Law Section Spring Reception June 11

The Family Law Section will hold its annual Spring Reception on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St.

The Section will welcome the newest members of the Family Court bench and honor Fern Caplan for her years of service as a custody master. Tickets are $50 for Section members and $45 for employees of the First Judicial District and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar.

Registration is required by Friday, June 7. Click here to register.

Bar Association Night at the Phillies June 19

Join fellow Bar Association members and colleagues at Bar Association Night at the Phillies on Wednesday, June 19 when the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m.

Seating will be located in the Terrace Deck (sections 418) at $30 per ticket. Net proceeds from tickets sold through this offer will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and SeniorLAW Law Center. Click here to purchase tickets.

CLE at Citizens Bank Park June 21

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the CLE program "Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Sports Industry" on Friday, June 21 at Citizens Bank Park. Tuition includes a ticket to the evening's Phillies game against the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m.

In 2001, the Supreme Court took a controversial step in applying the ADA to professional sports participants in PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin, ruling that disabled golfer Casey Martin is permitted to use a golf cart to play in PGA Tour tournaments despite prohibiting rules, as a reasonable accommodation that a person with a disability may require by law from a public accommodation. This outraged some for reasons that seem to reflect two related values: The sanctity of sports rules for the sake of tradition and gamesmanship, and the rejection of this antidiscrimination law enforced by litigation as the means to determine exceptions to sports rules.

This CLE explores the implications of the ADA and Martin in sports, as well as addresses the ADA in the context of other anti‐discrimination law. Click here to register.

Friends of Farmworkers Reception June 25

Friends of Farmworkers will celebrate, honor and thank FOF General Counsel Arthur Read and outgoing Board members Dan Sipe, Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Kenneth I. Trujillo and Louis S. Rulli for their outstanding service to the organization. The event, an evening of cocktails and antojitos mexicanos, will take place on Tuesday, June 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tequilas, 1602 Locust St. For more information, call 215-733-0878.

Registration Now Open for Bench-Bar Conference at Revel

Registration is now open for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, 2013. Click here to register.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to earn continuing legal education credit while networking with colleagues and members of the bench. Hundreds of attorneys and judges are expected to attend.

A new addition to this year's conference will be a Law Practice Management track among the 21 CLE seminars that will be offered. Another highlight of the weekend will be the Friday night reception at Revel's HQ nightclub. Prices for the 2013 edition of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference are being kept at 2012 levels.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a special REVEL hotel room group rate to our Bench-Bar attendees. A rate of $179 plus tax is available Friday, Oct. 4 and a limited number of rooms are available at $149 plus tax for Thursday, Oct. 3. You must be a registered attendee of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference in order to reserve a room at the group rate. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive instructions on how to make your room reservation.

Sponsors for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity; The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania; iDiscovery Solutions;
Frankly Legal; Insurance Adjustment Bureau, Inc; JAMS, The Resolution Experts; Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support; Love Court Reporting; M. Burr Keim Company; Robson Forensic, Inc.; and US Claims Inc. For sponsorship information, contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or tmccloskey@philabar.org.

Order 2013 Legal Directory Today

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Get One Month Free with Philadelphia Bar Lawyer Profiles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Interest Events, Seminars Planned

• Regional Housing Legal Services will mark its 40th Anniversary with a Thursday, May 16 celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market streets. The purpose of the event is to thank and recognize everyone who has helped RHLS serve individuals in need. To register to attend this event or to make a donation in honor of RHLS visit rhls40.eventbrite.com. Information may also be found at RHLS's website rhls.org.

• Philadelphia VIP will present a free CLE training program on Homeownership/Probate on Friday, May 17 from 12 to 2:30 p.m., at Reed Smith LLP, One Liberty Place, 1650 Market St., Suite 2500. This program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Probate and Trust Law Section. Lunch will be provided. Attorneys participating in this seminar will receive 2 free CLE credits if they accept a VIP case within 6 months of the training. Please register online at phillyvip.org/content/training-registration-form.

PNC Perspectives: Millionaires Show Tough Love to Heirs

In this month's interview, we sat down with Stephen Pappaterra, senior vice president and managing director of wealth planning for PNC Wealth Management, to discuss the annual Wealth and Values Survey to gauge the opinions and attitudes of America’s wealthy. Click here to read the interview

Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors May 15

A panel of veteran elder and estate planning lawyers will take you from start to finish. You will be learning from some of the state's most experienced and well-respected attorneys - each of whom has served on many of PBI's elder law panels. Learn how to guide your client through the long-term care process from beginning to end. Learn how to meet your client's individual needs, spot potential challenges, and address the ethical dilemmas that may arise along the way. Whether you're new to the practice or a seasoned pro, you are sure to benefit from our pointers that reinforce your ability to represent your clients effectively, and with sensitivity and compassion. This 5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credit program will be simulcast to Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 15 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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 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.

Monday, May 13
What Pennsylvania Lawyers Need to Know about New Jersey Real Estate Law (video)
3 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The Mobile Lawyer - Security Campus (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
1 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14
Spring into Pro Bono Action
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Leading Like Lincoln (video)
3 ethics CLE credits
12 to 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15
Long-Term Care Planning for Seniors
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16
Evidence for Trial Lawyers
6 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Medical School for Lawyers: into the Anatomy Lab
6 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 17
How a Trial Notebook Can Help You Win at Trial
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Ethics Toolbox (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, May 20
PLI - Pretrial Practice 2013
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

IRAs: What Is Your Exit Strategy? (video)
3 substantive CLE credits
10 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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