Aronberg & Aronberg Regus
Oct. 17, 2013
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 14, No. 79
 

Ladov to Receive PNC Achievement Award Dec. 10

Sayde J. Ladov, a partner at Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, P.C. and former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, will be presented with the PNC Achievement Award at the Association's Tuesday, Dec. 10 Annual Meeting Luncheon.

The PNC Achievement Award honors significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice (preferably in Philadelphia) and distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time or a single outstanding achievement in a particular year. The PNC Achievement Award (formerly known as the Fidelity Award) will be presented along with the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. This year's Brennan Award recipient is U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro.

Chancellor-Elect William P. Fedullo will outline his plans for 2014 at the meeting, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets will be available for purchase at philadelphiabar.org.

Bar to Elect Officers, Board Members Dec. 10

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Annual Election of officers and members of the Board of Governors will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of The Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Officers to be elected are vice chancellor, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer and five members of the Board of Governors for three-year terms. Candidates for Bar office include:

Vice Chancellor: Gaetan J. Alfano

Secretary: Jacqueline G. Segal

Treasurer: Wesley R. Payne IV

Assistant Secretary: Judge A. Michael Snyder (ret.)

Assistant Treasurer: Mary F. Platt

Board of Governors: Scott Bennett, Larry Felzer, Lauren McKenna, Jeremy A. Menkowitz, Peter Newman and Erin Siciliano (elect five).

According to Article IV, Section 406, Paragraph B, "The election shall be by (1) secret mailed ballot and (2) paper ballot or voting machine. In addition, Members may vote electronically over the Internet to the extent permitted by law pursuant to procedures established by the Board to preserve the confidentiality of the Member's vote and the integrity of the voting process. Voting machines, if available, shall be preferred for in-person voting, unless there is an election at which there is no contest. The position of the nominee on the ballot shall be determined by lot. The drawing of lots shall be conducted by the Judge of Elections not less than 25 days before the Annual Meeting in the presence of the nominees and/or their representatives. The form of the ballot shall be prescribed by the Board. A ballot shall be sent by the Association by mail to every Association member eligible to vote at least two weeks prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting. A mailed ballot shall not be counted unless it has been received at the office of the Association no later than 10 a.m. three business days prior to the date set for the Annual Meeting and in such manner as to preserve the confidentiality of the Member's vote. The Judge of Elections shall count the mailed ballots after the polls have been closed."

Ballots will be mailed on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and must be returned to the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955 by Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.


YLD to Elect 7 to Executive Committee

Ten candidates are running for seven seats on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee in the Tuesday, Dec. 10 election.

The candidates are Katie L. Bailey, Vincent N. Barbera, Grant Berger, Melanie S. Carter, Patricia L. Luczak, Leo M. Mulvihill Jr., Melinda M. Previtera. Brandon R. Sher, Keely James Stewart and Felix S. Yellin. Committee members serve three-year terms.

Balloting for members of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Ballots will be mailed on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and must be returned to the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955 by Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

Note: Only members in good standing of the Association's Young Lawyers Division may cast votes in this election. Attorneys are members of the Division if (1) they have not yet reached or reached in 2012 the age of 37, or (2) they have not yet reached or reached in 2013 the third anniversary of their first admission to the bar of any state.

How Super Lawyers Use ADR Oct. 17

Hear from attorneys at the top of the Super Lawyers list and get practical tips and techniques using Alternative Dispute Resolution at a Thursday, Oct. 17 CLE program presented by the ADR Committee.

Panelists include former Chancellor Robert C. Heim, Daniel F. Ryan III, Carol Nelson Shepherd and Bernard W. Smalley. This CLE program will highlight ways in which these Super Lawyers have dealt with unusual or particularly difficult issues to achieve the best results for their clients.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. The CLE program will be followed by round-table discussions with mediators and attorneys. The program has been approved for 1.5 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $40 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $35 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch. Click here to register for lunch.

18th Annual Bankruptcy Institute Oct. 17

The 18th Annual Bankruptcy Institute will feature bankruptcy judges, representatives of the U.S. Trustee's Office, along with Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Trustees, consumer, commercial and creditor attorneys on Thursday, Oct. 17. Click here to register.

Get updated on the Top Consumer or Top Commercial bankruptcy cases of the year and then experience a diverse range of topics on the hottest and most current issues arising in bankruptcy, including recent rule changes, mortgage modification programs and what’s hot with oil and gas leases. Again this year, we will have a full BASIC TRACK for newcomers to consumer bankruptcy. There will also be workshops of interest to sophisticated debtor and creditor consumer counsel as well as Chapter 11 practitioners. A reception sponsored by the EDPA Bankruptcy Conference will follow.

HBA Legal Education Fund Scholarship Dinner Oct. 17

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania will honor Joe Dominguez of Exelon at its Legal Education Fund Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ballroom at the Ben, 834 Chestnut St. The evening will feature a keynote address by Anthony Romero, the National Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Legal Education Scholarship Dinner raises money for scholarships for deserving Hispanic law students enrolled in law schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley.

Dominguez is the Senior Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric companies. He also serves on several Boards of Directors, such as the Corporate Advisory Boards for APM (Associacion de Puertorriqueños en Marcha) and Congreso de Latinos Unidos. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law.

Romero is the first Latino and openly gay man to serve as national executive director of the nation's premier defender of liberty and individual freedom. He has led the ACLU in many unique legal challenges. They include lawsuits against patents held by a private company on the human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer; Arizona's anti-immigrant law; and the Defense of Marriage Act. Visit hbapa.com to buy tickets for the HBA of PA Legal Education Scholarship Dinner.

Recent Changes in State, City Tax Law CLE Oct. 18

Expert practitioners will provide an in-depth discussion and explanation of the latest developments in tax regulations, legislation and planning strategies in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia at this Wednesday, Oct. 18 CLE program. Pennsylvania typically amends its tax laws once a year, as part of the budget process during June with respect to each upcoming fiscal year that begins on July 1. Click here to register

Employers' Obligations Under Affordable Care Act

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the CLE program "Employers' Obligations Under the Affordable Care Act" on Friday, Oct. 18.

At this course, you'll learn the other side of the Affordable Care Act: Market Reforms; pay or play, exchanges and the individual mandate; the shared responsibility penalty and beyond: other taxes, fees and legal exposure under health care reform; and the practical realities of health care reform: employer options in 2014 and beyond. Click here for more information.

Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service CLE Oct. 21

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and Young Lawyers Division will present the Board Observer CLE Program "The Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service" on Monday, Oct. 21.

This CLE program address the basics of nonprofit board service, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws, and will feature a panel of executive directors and current nonprofit board members. Our faculty will provide attorneys interested in serving on a nonprofit board an introduction to the role of the board of directors and the laws governing nonprofits, as well as focus on practical applications and how fiduciary duties come into play in the course of an individual's membership on a nonprofit board.

The program has been approved for 1.5 substantive CLE credits. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $40 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $35 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Lunch and registration begins at 11:30 a.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. Click here to register for lunch.

Chancellor's Forum on Human Rights Oct. 22

The Oct. 22 Chancellor's Forum "Putting Power Behind the Prose: Using International Human Rights Law to Influence American Jurisprudence and Policy" will cover how international human rights law works, in theory and practice.

Specifically, it will look at the development of human rights treaties, with an overview of the major treaties that the United States has ratified, their implementing mechanisms, and how lawyers have used those mechanisms in their own advocacy as a tool to influence policy and action at all levels of government. The panel will instruct the audience as to techniques used to domestically implement international human rights norms with a particular focus on recent Bar Association resolutions adopting principles of international human rights treaties on discrimination against women and homelessness.

Speakers for the program are Eric Tars, director of Human Rights and Children's Rights Programs at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; Sarah Paoletti, director of the Transnational Legal Clinic of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law; and Beth Lyon, director of the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic of the Villanova University School of Law.

One substantive CLE credit will be available for this program which begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. A reception featuring international wines will follow the event. Register online for this event at pbi.org.

VIP Pro Bono Opportunities Day Oct. 22

Philadelphia VIP will hold VIP Pro Bono Opportunities Day "The Ethics of Pro Bono Service" on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market St. Register with VIP at 215-523-9550 or phillyvip@phillyvip.org.

Dinner Honoring Ken Shear on His Retirement Oct. 24

Please join us for a dinner celebration honoring Kenneth Shear on his retirement as executive director of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square.

A cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres begins at 5:30 p.m. A three-course dinner with open bar begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $135 per person. Discounted valet parking is available for $26. The Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 21. Cancellations are non-refundable after Oct. 21. Click here to register.

The Host Committee of Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellors includes Arlin M. Adams, Harold Cramer, Thomas N. O'Neill Jr., Leon Katz, Jerome E. Bogutz, Joseph H. Foster, Donald C. Marino, David H. Marion, Bennett G. Picker, Seymour Kurland, Peter Hearn, Robert C. Heim, Deborah R. Willig, Andre L. Dennis, Lawrence J. Beaser, Abraham C. Reich, Francis P. Devine III, Clifford E. Haines, Mark A. Aronchick, Edward F. Chacker, Doreen S. Davis, Carl S. Primavera, Allan H. Gordon, Audrey C. Talley, Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, Andrew A. Chirls, Alan M. Feldman, Jane Leslie Dalton, A. Michael Pratt, Sayde J. Ladov, Scott F. Cooper, Rudolph Garcia, John E. Savoth, Kathleen D. Wilkinson, William P. Fedullo and Albert S. Dandridge III.

The retirement dinner is sponsored by USI Affinity, ALM, Thomson Reuters and Precise.

For questions, please contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or tmccloskey@philabar.org.

Legal, Regulatory Developments for Investment Companies

Mark Dowdell, Assistant Regional Director, Office of Compliance Inspections & Examinations, Philadelphia Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss hot topics in legal regulatory developments for investment companies at the Thursday, Oct. 24 meeting of the Investment Companies 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 $8.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

International LL.M. Reception Oct. 29

The International Law Committee requests the pleasure of your company at a reception in honor of the International LL.M. students in Philadelphia and the presentation of the International Law Committee Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch Streets.

The event is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required. Please click here to register by Monday, Oct. 21.

Avoiding Disaster at a Residential Real Estate Closing Oct. 29

The Real Property Section will present the CLE program "Avoiding Disaster at a Residential Real Estate Closing" on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

At this program, you'll learn how to avoid potential problems; get to settlement with everything you need; and walk away with the confidence to handle any residential settlement. Registration and lunch for this 4 substantive CLE credit program, to be held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper Streets, begins at 11:30 a.m. Click here for more information.

CLE on Jewish Supreme Court Justices Oct. 30

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society will present "A Supreme CLE - A Historical Look at Roles of Jewish United States Supreme Court Justices and How They Shaped the Court" on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. A boxed lunch is included with advanced registration. The CLE and lunch are free for Brandeis Law Society members in good standing. Admission for non-members is $36.

Click here to register or send checks payable to Louis D. Brandeis Law Society to Mitchell H. Klevan, Mitchell H. Klevan, LLC, 1515 Market St., Suite 1360, Philadelphia, 19102.

How to Handle a Chid Abuse Case Oct. 30

The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy to abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. Child Advocates is one of the most successful volunteer models serving children in the country. Each pro bono attorney is teamed with a staff case handler and assigned one child or sibling group. The child advocate team conducts home visits, participates in service planning meetings and court hearings. All volunteers must attend this full-day training program, which includes presentations on the Juvenile Act, the Child Protective Services Law, the role of a child advocate in a criminal case, representing parents in Dependency proceedings, service planning, and the dynamics of child abuse. Our training manual How to Handle A Child Abuse Case, with the latest Juvenile Act amendments and Juvenile Court rules, is provided to attendees. This course also provides certification for eligibility to receive court-appointed dependency cases. Click here to register online or call 1-800-932-4637

Understanding Risks of BYOD Policies Oct. 31

Odia Kagan will present "Understanding the Risks of BYOD Policies" at a Thursday, Oct. 31 CLE program presented by the Cyberspace and E-Commerce Committee.

According to a recent study, 73 percent of people panic when they realize that they have misplaced their phone; 21 percent even felt desperate or sick under such circumstances. With smartphones becoming a staple of our daily existence and the convenience and ease of carrying and using just one device, many have started using their personal mobile devices for work related tasks. This phenomenon, often referred to as "Bring Your Own Device" or "BYOD," raises a variety of legal issues both for the user and for the corporation.

We will explore some of these issues, including: the employee's expectation of privacy, adequately securing the corporate information on the device, e-discovery and specific compliance issues for regulated organizations.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credits. 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 is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register for lunch.

Pollak, Hamilton Award Nominations Sought

The Public Interest Section created the Honorable Louis H. Pollak Award to honor the memory of Judge Pollak, a distinguished jurist who cared deeply about public service and access to justice and who gave time and effort to supporting the public interest legal community through his work with the Bar Association. The award does not come with any monetary amount, but rather serves as recognition of both the legacy of leadership Judge Pollak left behind and of the service of the awardee.

This award will be given annually to a judge who embodies Judge Pollak's commitment to public service. Nominations may be self-nominations, made by members of the judiciary, or made by members of the public interest community. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 1. The award committee will look for a jurist who, in efforts to increase access to justice or in dedication to the public interest legal community has demonstrated a single achievement (excluding any decision in any matter before the jurist); sustained commitment; or efforts which inspire others.

Judges of any level, whether active or retired will be considered. The committee will make efforts to, whenever possible, alternate between federal and state judges each year.

Nominations are encouraged and should include the individual's name, address and a brief statement describing his or her qualifications. All nominations should be sent to Dawn Petit c/o Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or emailed to dpetit@philabar.org.

The Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Andrew Hamilton Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 1.

Nominees must be a legal services advocate or public defender employed by, or associated with, an organization whose purpose is to serve persons who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, or be a public-interest lawyer working with a nonprofit organization serving a charitable or public interest purpose. In addition, nominees must have substantial experience in legal services, indigent defense or public interest law and must currently be employed in one of these capacities. Members of the selection committee will consider such factors as personal vision and commitment; critical nature of the problems addressed by the nominee's advocacy; innovative nature of the nominee's work; outcomes and results achieved through effective advocacy; the difficulty of achievement; and community commitment.

Nominations are encouraged and should include the individual's name, address and a brief statement describing his or her qualifications. All nominations should be mailed to Dawn Petit c/o Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or emailed to dpetit@philabar.org.

Replansky Award Nominations Due Nov. 1

The Business Law Section is seeking nominations from the Philadelphia legal community for the Section's 2012 Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award. The award will be presented at the Section's Annual Reception to be held in January. The award recipient will receive the privilege of designating the recipient of the Section's annual charitable contribution to a public interest organization.

Award criteria are superior legal talent in the area of business law; unique contributions to and significant achievements within the business law community in the Philadelphia area; a reputation for mentoring young attorneys; significant participation in and contributions to civic and charitable causes in the community; and uniform recognition in the legal community of the candidate's honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Each candidate must be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section.
The Section established the award in recognition of Dennis Replansky's career as a lawyer and his contributions to legal, civic, religious and other charitable causes. Replansky was a 51-year-old senior partner at Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP when he died in March 1994. He was a former chair of the Business Law Section.

The deadline for award nominations and letters of support is Friday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m. Written nominations detailing the nominee's qualifications for the award should be sent to: Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award, c/o Rachel E. Branson, Esquire, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, 1600 Market Street, Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103; or emailed to rbranson@schnader.com.

More information about the Dennis H. Replansky Award or the nomination process for the award may be obtained by calling Rachel E. Branson at (215) 751-2438.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder CLE Nov. 4

The Family Law Section will present the CLE program "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: How to Recognize and Understand PTSD and Best Practices for Litigation when your Client/Witness Suffers from PTSD" on Monday, Nov. 4.

This CLE will provide attendees with an in introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, including who it affects, what are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed and treated. We will discuss the medical and psychological causes and effects of PTSD, how trauma may cause PTSD, and the symptoms we most often see. We will explore how PTSD may impair a person's ability to recollect events, put events in a chronological timeline, and testify in a court proceeding. We will address techniques and best practices for presenting a client/witness with PTSD. Attendees will be asked to participate in a discussion of how a client or witness with PTSD should be handled and how this may impact litigation strategy.

The program has been approved for 1.5 substantive CLE credits. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $40 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $35 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 11:30 a.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.

Tort Talk's Cummins to Speak Nov. 6

Daniel E. Cummins, creator and writer of "Tort Talk" will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Nov. 6 meeting of the Rules and Procedure Committee.

"Tort Talk" is a legal blog designed to provide updates on important cases and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. "Tort Talk" has been selected and honored by both the ABA Law Journal and LexisNexis as one of the Top Insurance Law Blogs, as well as, one of the Top Tort Law Blogs in the entire United States. Cummins also serves as a contributing columnist with the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and other publications, in addition to practicing as an insurance defense litigator.

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.

Tax Section, PICPA Networking Event Nov. 6

Please join the Tax Section and the PICPA for a networking event on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the PICPA Education Center located at 1801 Market St., 24th Floor. Tom Weisler of Weisler Imports, LLC will be doing a New World/Old World wine tasting while we mix and mingle. Please RSVP to Kristin McKenna at kmckenna@stradley.com.

Real Property Section Annual Meeting Nov. 7 at Estia

Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez and Philly Land Bank Alliance will receive the Harris Ominsky Good Deed Award at the Real Property Section Annual Meeting & Reception on Thursday, Nov. 7.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Estia, 1405 Locust St. Tickets are $45 for section members and $60 for non-members. Click here to register by Nov. 4. The Real Property Section Annual Meeting & Reception is sponsored by Surety Title Company, LLC.

Craft Show: A VIP Experience Nov. 7

Join the Bar Academy for an exclusive evening at the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show on Thursday, Nov. 7. The event begins with a private wine-and-cheese reception featuring Eric Rymshaw, RA, of Fury Design Inc., a Philadelphia-based residential interior design and architectural firm. Their portfolio includes projects in the Philadelphia region as well as work in New York City, Amagansett, Long Island, Aspen, and London. They have a reputation for creating warm, modern interiors and for encouraging their clients to collect both handmade crafts and fine art as an integral part of their homes.

Following the reception, attendees will have full access to the Craft Show. This year's Craft Show features 195 juried artists - 41 of whom are exhibiting for the first time - whose work includes exquisite examples of clay, metal, wood, fiber, glass, jewelry and wearable art. Attendees will also receive a general admission ticket to return to the show on any of the public days through Nov. 10.

The event begins with a wine and cheese reception and private lecture by Eric Rymshaw. From 7 to 9 p.m., you'll be able to walk the show and meet the artists.

Tickets are $45 for Association members and guests. Limit one guest per Association member. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 4. Cancellations must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 5 to receive a full refund. Click HERE to purchase tickets. Attendance is limited; register early to avoid disappointment. Registrants must check in at the Lobby Information Desk outside the entrance to Hall F at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall F, 12th and Arch streets.

SeniorLAW Center Wine Tasting Nov. 13

The SeniorLAW Center will hold "Wines of the Mediterranean Wine Tasting Party" on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Blank Rome LLP, Marvin Comisky Conference Center, One Logan Square (18th and Cherry Streets) from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Wine School of Philadelphia will lead us in a tasting of fine premium Mediterranean wines. Tickets are $55 each or two for $99. The event benefits SeniorLAW Center and the thousands of elders
assisted each year! For tickets visit SeniorLAWcenter.org or call 215-701-3203.

Celebrate PMC's 25th Anniversary Nov. 18

Come join Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts as it celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday, Nov. 18 with keynote speaker Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and honoring Judge Arlin M. Adams.

Justice O'Connor will speak about judicial independence and help honor the extraordinary accomplishments of Judge Adams by presenting him with the Judicial Independence Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to a distinguished legal and judicial career, Judge Adams is a powerful spokesman for the need for judicial independence.

PMC will also recognize the invaluable contributions of former Superior Court Judges Phyllis W. Beck and Edmund B. Spaeth Jr. to the fair courts movement. They are respected jurists and well-known champions of efforts to promote fair and impartial courts in Pennsylvania.

Event Chairs are Robert C. Heim of Dechert, LLP, Dean JoAnne A. Epps of Temple University Beasley School of Law and David L. Cohen from Comcast. With a host committee including more than 130 members of the Pennsylvania legal and civic communities, this promises to be an exciting event.

Honorary Chairs are Gov. Tom Corbett, former Govs. Ed Rendell, Tom Ridge, Dick Thornburgh and Mark Schweiker, and Mayor Michael Nutter.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 P p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. There will be a cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvres reception followed by a program. For more information about the event, please contact PMC’s Lynn Marks or Suzanne Almeida at 215/569-1150 or info@pmconline.org. For information about PMC, please visit pmconline.org.

To register online, please visit pmconline.givezooks.com.

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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.

National Pro Bono Celebration Calendar

• The SeniorLAW Center will present the CLE training program "Saving Seniors' Homes: Philadelphia's Fresh Start on Property Tax Delinquencies and its Impact on Reverse Mortgages and Low-Income Senior Citizens
" (1.5 CLE credits in exchange for handling one case: 1 substantive; .5 ethics CLEs) on Monday, Oct. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. at Saul Ewing LLP, Centre Square West, 1500 Market St. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 16 with Susanna Ratner at sratner@seniorlawcenter.org.

• Board Observer Program: The Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service on Monday, Oct. 21 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center. Attendees will receive 
training on the basics of nonprofit board service, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws for current board members as well as people interested in serving on a nonprofit board. RSVP and register online to purchase lunch at philadelphiabar.org. Information about CLE credit to be provided.

• VIP Pro Bono Opportunities Day: The Ethics of Pro Bono Service on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market St. Register with VIP at 215-523-9550 or phillyvip@phillyvip.org.

• Support Center for Child Advocates 
will present "Law and Ethics: Hot Topics in Child Advocacy" (1.5 Ethics CLE credits)
 on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 1900 Cherry St. Register with jschatz@advokid.org.

• HIAS Pennsylvania will present the CLE training program "Asylum Law and Related Relief" (3 Substantive CLE Credits) on Friday, Oct., 25 from 12:15-3:30 p.m. at Morgan Lewis, 1701 Market St. 
For more information, contact 215-832-0900. Register online at phillyvip.org.

• Go Casual for Justice Fundraiser will be held Friday, Oct., 25, where area law firms and corporations
 are asked to participate in a jeans day fundraiser benefitting nonprofit legal services providers funded by the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. 
To participate, contact Kathy Ochroch at 215-569-5711 or ochroch@blankrome.com or Mary Gay Scanlon at 215-864-8912 or scanlonm@ballardspahr.com.

• Support Center for Child Advocates will present "How to Handle a Child Abuse Case" CLE program
 (5 Substantive/1 Ethics CLE credits) on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Register with PBI at 1-800-247-4724 or at pbi.org. For more information about public interest law centers and pro bono referral programs that use volunteer attorneys and paralegals in the delivery of legal services in Philadelphia, visit the Pro Bono Opportunities Guide and the Directory of Public Interest Legal Organizations posted on the website of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee, Law School Outreach Committee and Law Firm Pro Bono Committee.

PILCOP Social Justice Gala Oct. 17

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia will hold its Annual Social Justice Gala, The Power of Partnerships, celebrating the work of pro bono partnerships and honor partners who have contributed outstanding service to Law Center clients. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m., at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia, 215 S. 16th St. and will feature the presentation of the Thaddeus Stevens Partnership Award to DLA Piper, and the Thaddeus Stevens Champion Award to Thomas B. Schmidt III, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP. Tickets are $125 ($85 Student Discount for tickets). For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets online, visit pilcop.org/2013-social-justice-gala.

PNC Perspectives: Roth IRAs are Powerful Tools

In this month's interview, we sat down with Jennifer Messa, J.D., senior wealth planner with PNC Wealth Management®, to discuss how the Roth IRA can be used across generations. Click here to read the entire article.
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