Oct. 25, 2010
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 11, No. 77
 

Chancellor's Forum Nov. 15 with Managing Director Negrin

The Philadelphia Bar Association will present the Chancellor's Forum, "A Conversation with Richard Negrin," on Monday, Nov. 15 at 12 p.m. at the Association's headquarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th floor Conference Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Civil Rights Committee.

Negrin, who serves as managing director and deputy mayor for administration and coordination for the City of Philadelphia, was appointed to this post in June 2010 by Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Negrin will share his vision, strategy and plans for this pivotal role within the Philadelphia city government, and take questions from attendees. The event is hosted by Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Scott F. Cooper.

Chancellor's Forums bring expertise, in-depth analysis and attention to critical topics affecting the citizens of Philadelphia.

The event is free, but advance registration is required. Lunch is available for purchase for $4. To register, click here.

Celebrate National Pro Bono Week Through Oct. 29

The Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Public Interest Section invites members of the Philadelphia legal community to participate in a range of programming through Oct. 29 in honor of National Pro Bono Week. The celebration is part of the American Bar Association's coordinated national effort.

For full details on the below events and how to register, click here.

Monday, Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Life Planning Clinic: Senior LAW Center and Blank Rome LLP will present a life planning clinic at Center in the Park serving low-income seniors 60-years-old and up with free advance planning counseling and documents. Client pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. How to Handle a Child Abuse Case CLE Program: The Support Center for Child Advocates will present a training program on handling child abuses cases worth 5 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 10 - 11 a.m. Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic at Kirkbride/Traveler's Aid, 111 N. 49th St. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m VIP Pro Bono Opportunities Day: Spotlight on Stabilizing Families: Philadelphia VIP will present a pro bono training program focusing on custody, protection from abuse, and guardianship at the law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Immigration Relief: How to Handle a Cancellation of Removal Case CLE Program: HIAS and Council and Philadelphia VIP will present a pro bono training program on handling Cancellation of Removal cases at the law firm of Cozen O'Connor.

Friday, Oct. 29, 1:45 - 3 p.m. Homeless Advocacy Project Legal Clinic at St. John's Hospice, 1221 Race St. Pre-registration is required.

For more details about the American Bar Association's 2010 National Pro Bono Celebration, visit celebrateprobono.org.

Hamilton Benefit Nov. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's Andrew Hamilton Benefit will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.

This year's theme is "Team Up for Justice." The event will include a buffet dinner and dancing as well as a live and silent auction. The Citizens Bank Pro Bono Award and the Philadelphia Foundation Award will be presented. Proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation's grantmaking which funds more than 30 public interest legal organizations that provide vital legal services to many thousands of the most vulnerable residents in our community.

To purchase tickets, visit philabarfoundation.org. For more information, contact Lynne Brown at the Philadelphia Bar Foundation at lbrown@philabar.org or call 215-238-6347.

SEC's Expanded Enforcement Capability Oct. 26

The Securities Regulation Committee will present the CLE "The SEC's New Expanded Enforcement Capability: What You Need to Know Now" on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act marked the beginning of an overhaul of the rules and regulations governing the financial services industry, including a number of provisions that expand the SEC's enforcement capabilities. This session will explore the impact of the SEC's expanded enforcement authority and explain what practitioners need to know when dealing with the Commission. The featured speaker is Richard A. Levan.

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.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. at the offices of Dilworth Paxson, LLP, 1500 Market St., Suite 3500 E. Lunch is included for all compliments of Dilworth Paxson LLP and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section. Click here to register.

Meet Five O'Connor Award Recipients Oct. 26

The Women in the Profession Committee will welcome the last five recipients of the Sandra Day O'Connor Award as they share the secrets of their success at the Tuesday, Oct. 26 meeting.

Panelists will include Stephanie Resnick, JoAnne A. Epps, Roberta D. Liebenberg, Lynn A. Marks and Roberta D. Pichini. They will will discuss business development, achieving partnership, following a career path, being proactive in your career, making a difference, and mentoring.

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.

Search and Seizure CLE Oct. 26

Professor David Rudovsky will bring you the latest, up-to-date developments and case law surrounding state and federal search and seizure laws at Tuesday, Oct. 26 CLE program presented by the Criminal Justice Section.

Rudovsky will answer questions and provide a pertinent case law summary. 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.

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. Click here to purchase lunch.

Duffy, Sherry on Legal Malpractice Oct. 27

Thomas J. Duffy and Daniel J. Sherry will present "Cox v. Barry: How Not to Commit Legal Malpractice in a Medical Malpractice Case" at the Wednesday, Oct. 27 meeting of the Medical Legal Committee.

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

Trade Specialist to Speak Oct. 28

Senior trade specialist Samuel Cerrato of the Philadelphia Office of the United States Export Assistance Center will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 28 meeting of the International Business Initiative Committee.

Cerrato, an export specialist with the Department of Commerce, will make a presentation designed to help your clients involved in, or considering, exporting.
The majority of the meeting will consist of discussions as to how we can help companies exporting internationally. Representatives from companies involved in export are being asked to join in the discussion. The International Business Initiative works as a liaison between agencies involved in international business and the Bar Association to help achieve President Obama's goal of increasing business with other countries.

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. Click here to RSVP.

Judge Klein on Appellate Advocacy Oct. 29

Judge Richard B. Klein will present tips for appellate advocacy at the Friday, Oct. 29 meeting of the Appellate Courts Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8. Click here to RSVP.

Family Court Language Access CLE Nov. 1

The Family Law Section will present the CLE program "The Philadelphia Story: The Language of Justice in Family Court" on Monday, Nov. 1.

The program is designed to raise awareness for language access in the court and includes and interactive education session. Speakers include Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ida K. Chen, deputy court administrator Janet Fasy, Leonard J. Rivera, Deborah L. Culhane and court interpreters Sherry Albert and Javier Aguilar. The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit. Lunch is available for $8. Click here to purchase lunch.

Discovery Court - The Search for Uniformity Nov. 3

The Rules and Procedure Committee will present "Discovery Court - The Search for Uniformity" on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Speakers for the program include Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judges Sandra Mazer Moss, William J. Mafredi, Howland W. Abramson, Jacqueline F. Allen and Allan L. Tereshko. Learn what the judges do, and do not, want to see and hear in Discovery Court. The Judges will also take your questions and suggestions for improving the program.

The program begins promptly at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8. Click here to RSVP.

Jury Psychology in Antitrust Cases Nov. 3

The Antitrust Committee will present the CLE program "Jury Psychology in Antitrust Cases" on Wednesday Nov. 3.

Speakers for the program are MaryGrace Schaeffer and Steven J. Son, Ph.D. of Decision Quest. This program will cover jury psychology in complex business and antitrust cases: the cognitive blocks to understanding the issues, how jurors perceive the economy and the current business climate and perceptions of competition.

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 $33.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $28.50 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Interested parties not seeking CLE credit may attend and purchase lunch for the fee of $8.50.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Real Property Section Annual Meeting Nov. 11

Yael Lehmann, executive director of The Food Trust, will be presented with the Real Property Section's Good Deed Award at the Section's Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Natalie Kostelni, real estate writer for the Philadelphia Business Journal, will be the keynote speaker at the program, beginning at 12 p.m. at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for non-members for those who register at philadelphiabar.org by Nov. 8.

Opening a Dialogue to Advance Gender Equality Nov. 17

The Women's Rights Committee will present "Vision 2020 - Opening a Dialogue to Advance Gender Equality" on Wednesday, Nov. 17 featuring Catherine Omerod, project director of Vision 2020.

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.

Brennan Award Nominations Being Accepted

Nominations are being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's prestigious Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award. The award will be presented at the Association's Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.

The award recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial service. Any member of the state or federal bench, whether active or retired, who has made a significant, positive impact on the quality or administration of justice in Philadelphia is eligible for consideration. Examples of accomplishments worthy of nomination include innovations in court administration, implementation of pioneering case management techniques, assumption of a leadership role in areas affecting the administration of justice, publication of a significant opinion, article, or other scholarly work, or the like.

This year's Brennan Award Committee is chaired by Michael F. Barrett. Nominations for the Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award should be forwarded to: Brennan Award, Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. All nominations should include the full name, address and telephone number of both the nominee and the person submitting the nomination, a summary of the nominee's accomplishments, and any pertinent supporting material the committee should consider. All nominations must be received no later than Friday, Oct. 29.

Nominations Sought for 2010 Wells Fargo Fidelity Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2010 Wells Fargo Fidelity Award. Nominations should be made in writing. Please include a detailed statement setting forth information and reasons why you are recommending the nominee for this award. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, Oct. 29.

Nominations should be sent to Dawn Petit via e-mail at dpetit@philabar.org or by mailing to: Philadelphia Bar Association, c/o Fidelity Award Committee, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

The criteria for the award are:

1. Significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice (preferably in Philadelphia);

2. The absence of prior recognition for this work by the Philadelphia Bar Association;

3. Distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time or a single outstanding achievement in a particular year. (The fact that this single achievement may have occurred some years ago is not material so long as it has not been recognized.);

4. The accomplishment must arise from voluntary activities rather than for service rendered as a paid professional; and

5. It is preferred that the recipient be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association not now in public office or directly involved with court operations or any other public service activity.

Hampton Award Nominations Due by Nov. 5

Nominations are now being sought for the Workers' Compensation Section Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award. The Award will be presented at the Section's Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Cescaphe Ballroom.

Nominations should be forwarded to Marc Jacobs, Esq., at mjacobs@galfandberger.com or by mail to Marc Jacobs, Esq., at Galfand Berger, LLP, 1818 Market St., 23rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

This award, established in 2000, was created by the Section to honor the memory of an attorney who was an advocate, educator, and friend to all. The Award is presented annually to the member of the bar or bench who best exemplifies the qualities of compassion, dedication, commitment, and professionalism, to our Section, to the public, and to the practice of workers' compensation law, qualities which were so important to Hampton.

The award is accompanied by a donation, made on the honoree's behalf, by the firm of Galfand Berger, to Kids Chance. Kids Chance provides college scholarships to the children of injured or deceased workers.

Business Law Section Seeks Replansky Nominees

The Business Law Section is seeking nominations from the Philadelphia legal community for the Section's 2010 Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award. The award will be presented at the Section's Annual Reception to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 25. 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 noon on Friday, Nov. 5.

Written nominations detailing the nominee's qualifications for the award should be sent to: Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award, c/o Lee Applebaum, Esquire, Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C., Mellon Bank Center, Suite 600, 1735 Market St., Philadelphia PA 19103; or e-mailed to LApplebaum@finemanlawfirm.com.

More information about the Dennis H. Replansky Award or the nomination process for the award may be obtained by calling Lee Applebaum at (215) 893-8702. You can also find out more information on the Replansky Award on the Business Law Section's website by clicking here.

Notice to Potential Judicial Candidates

The Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention of the Philadelphia Bar Association evaluates the qualifications of persons seeking appointment or election to the Philadelphia Common Pleas and Municipal Courts. Individuals who wish to be considered for appointment or who are considering filing for the 2011 primary election as judicial candidates should contact the Commission on Judicial Selection & Retention c/o Charles J. Klitsch, Esq., the Bar Association's Director of Public and Legal Services, to obtain a Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, the Commission's Guidelines for Evaluation of Attorney and Judge Candidates and Bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In order to ensure that each candidate receives a full and fair evaluation, the completed questionnaire must be returned by Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 to "Judicial Commission" Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911. Also, candidates who have previously been evaluated by the Commission are invited to contact the Association to determine whether their ratings are current by calling Mr. Klitsch at (215) 238-6326.

Individuals are reminded that under the Commission's Guidelines, any candidates who do not participate in the Commission's evaluation process will receive "Not Recommended" ratings if they continue to pursue either appointment or election.

A. Harold Datz, Esquire
2010 Chair, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention

"Opera 101" Organizers Thanked

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy would like to thank the Center City Opera Theater and DiBruno Brothers for their participation in the Sept. 23 Bar Academy event "Opera 101."

Nearly 40 people attended the event at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia, where Opera Theater representatives discussed the history and workings of opera. For more information about the Center City Opera Theater and their upcoming productions, visit centercityoperatheater.org.

The Center City Opera Theater is offering a 10 percent ticket discount for all performances to Bar Association members, who only need to either show their Bar Membership card or indicate that they are a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association in order to receive the discount.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy is seeking your suggestions for future programs. The Academy is a civic and cultural education series for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association launched earlier this year by Chancellor Scott F. Cooper and chaired by Hon. A. Michael Snyder.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy provides civic and cultural educational experiences that allow for enhanced business development opportunities to members of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Academy programs provide a unique entry to the city's most vibrant institutions and leaders, offering Bar members behind-the-scenes access to these institutions in a manner designed to benefit all participants. Programs so far have included a lunch with executives of the Philadelphia Union, the region's newest professional sports franchise; an inside look at Philadelphia's top-rated all-news station, KYW Newsradio 1060; and a taste and pastry kitchen tour of the city's premier fine-dining restaurant, Le Bec-Fin.

All programs are presented at a nominal cost to cover some portion of food, beverage, etc. To send program suggestions, please e-mail Tracey McCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org.

Tell Us About Your Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone knows the pressure of working as an attorney. And that can take a toll on a lawyer's health and well-being. Have you or one of your colleagues overcome a health issue? Or do you know someone who has re-dedicated him or herself to living a healthy, well-balanced life?

We're looking for lawyers who have turned their lives around for a feature for The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine. We want to hear your success stories and how you did it. Tell your tale and inspire someone to get healthy. Contact us at tplmag@philabar.org.

Lawyers Club Reception for Judge Neifield Nov. 1

The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia will hold a reception honoring Philadelphia Municipal Court President Judge Marsha Neifield and to meet the judges of the Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court on Monday, Nov. 1.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad St. For more information, visit lawyersclubofphiladelphia.org or call Judy Camiel at 610-688-1730.

SeniorLAW Center Wine Tasting Event Nov. 16

SeniorLAW Center is hosting a Wines from the Other Side (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) Wine Tasting Party conducted by the Wine School of Philadelphia on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

This wine tasting will feature premium wines and is being held at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square (18th and Cherry streets). Tickets are $55 each or two tickets for $99 and proceeds will support SeniorLAW Center's work protecting the legal rights of senior citizens in need.

For tickets or more information, visit seniorlawcenter.org, call Larry Felzer at (215) 701-3203 or e-mail lfelzer@seniorlawcenter.org.

Public Interest Training Programs, Events Set

The Support Center for Child Advocates invites you to participate in the training "How to Handle a Child Abuse Case" on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building. Earn 6 CLE credits while gaining a robust understanding of the Juvenile Act, the Child Protective Service Law, and the dynamics of child abuse, among other topics. Become a volunteer attorney for Philadelphia's abused and neglected kids. Make a difference in the life of a child victim. For more information, contact Jodi Schatz, pro bono coordinator and intake attorney, at jschatz@advokid.org. To register, visit pbi.org.

The University of Pennsylvania Law School Alumni Awards will be held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Levy Conference Center, Silverman Hall, 3400 Chestnut St. Honorees include U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro, Gerald McHugh and Janet Stotland. RSVP to Nancy Rasmussen at nrasmuss@law.upenn.edu or 215-746-0320.

Philadelphia VIP will sponsor its annual Pro Bono Opportunities Day on Wednesday, Oct. 27. This year's event spotlights VIP's work with families and children. Training sessions will focus on areas of law critical to Philadelphia families: guardianship, custody, and protection from abuse. From first-year associates new to the practice of law, to experienced practitioners new to pro bono, all attorneys to are invited to learn how to use their legal experience to support Philadelphia's low-income families. The event will be held at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, 123 S. Broad St., 28th Floor, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within six months of the training will earn two substantive CLE credits. Register at phillyvip@phillyvip.org or by calling 215- 523-9550.

Villanova School of Law will present the free CLE program "Legal Rights of Individuals with Disabilities," on Thursday, Oct. 28 in Room 303, at 3:45 p.m., at Villanova Law School. Mark Murphy, from the Disabilities Rights Network, and David Gates, from Pennsylvania Health Law, will discuss best practices in the field of disability law. Two free CLE credits will be provided. Click here to register. For more information, contact Liz Dunn at dunn@law.villanova.edu.

Philadelphia VIP will host a CLE training program on how to handle a case in the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project, the mandatory negotiation program operated by the First Judicial District. The event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9 at Comcast, One Comcast Center, 45th floor, Room J/K/L. The CLE training program will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will receive one free CLE credit for each hour of course work attended (a total of 3.5 free CLE credits are available) in exchange for representing two different clients at one or more mortgage foreclosure conciliation conferences on a continuing basis until the attempted negotiation is resolved, or in exchange for volunteering as an on-call attorney at three different conciliation conference half-day sessions. Volunteer work must be completed within six months of the training program. Register at phillyvip@phillyvip.org or by calling 215- 523-9550.

HIAS and Council and Philadelphia VIP will present "Asylum Training" on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 1701 Market St. Three free CLE credits provided in exchange for taking a case. Register by calling VIP at 215-523-9550.

The Rutgers School of Law-Camden Alumni Association will hold its inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Westin Hotel, Route 73, in Mt. Laurel, N.J. The event will feature a cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony from 7 to 9 p.m., which will honor Louis S. Rulli and Daniel J. Phelan. For more information, contact Terry McCuen at mccuen@camden.rutgers.edu.

Face to Face Germantown will hold its 18th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, featuring a 5-mile run or 1-mile run/walk on Thursday, Nov. 25 at the Northwestern Avenue entrance of Forbidden Drive. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5-mile run begins at 9 a.m.; the 1-mile run/walk begins at 9:05 a.m. Cost is $30 if registered by Nov. 18 and $35 after Nov. 18. Register online at turkeytrotphilly.org or on the day of the event.

Philadelphia VIP will host a CLE training program on ethics on Friday, Dec. 3 from 12 to 2:15 p.m. Presented in a lively and interactive format, this training includes a discussion of Rule 6.1: Pro Bono Publico Service, the role of training in ethical representation, malpractice insurance, models for pro bono participation, and ethical considerations for volunteer attorneys. Special considerations in the representation of low-income clients will also be explored. The event will be held at Ballard Spahr LLP, 1735 Market St., 51st Floor. Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within six months of the training will earn two substantive CLE credits. Register at phillyvip@phillyvip.org or by calling 215-523-9550.

Business Person's Special Networking Event Nov. 10

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Business and Professional Services Group and The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society will present an evening of networking featuring guest speaker Mark Aronchick on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Aronchick is a past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a former city solicitor. The event begins at 6 p.m. at g, 111 S. 17th St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, contact Sarah Bernstein at 215-832-0894 or e-mail sbernstein@jfgp.org.

New Mobile Application Drives Legal Directory Sales

Legal Directory buyers are finding that a new-for-2010 mobile application, tailored for your BlackBerry, is making information easier and faster to find.

The quick-search for lawyers and law firms and the click-and-call or click-and-e-mail features are terrifically useful. This is a great tool
to make attorneys and support staff more productive.

The Directory database includes the most up-to-date listings of 19,000+ Philadelphia-area lawyers and law firms. Every purchase comes with three components: the online Directory, mobile access and the print directory, which is jammed with useful information like court rules, lists of government agency lawyers, judges' phone numbers and more.

Copies are going fast and will soon be sold out. The next edition will not be published until Spring 2011. You can buy The Legal Directory three ways: click here to visit thelegaldirectory.org to place your order online; e-mail legaldirectory@mediatwo.com to request an order form; or call 443-909-7843 to request an order form.

Great Lakes Antitrust Institute Oct. 29

The 2nd Annual Great Lakes Antitrust Institute is the place to be for access to many of the key players in today's antitrust practice. Don't miss this remarkable program and schedule of speakers. This 6 substantive CLE credit hour program will be simulcast on Friday, Oct. 29 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 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, Oct. 25
Simulcast - Piercing the Corporate Veil Encore
3 substantive CLE credits
12 to 3:15 p.m.

Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 25-26
Simulcast - PLI - Understanding the Securities Laws 2010
12 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Family Law Practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery Counties 2010
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How to Handle a Child Abuse Case
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Preventing Nightmares: Preserving Issues and Avoiding Waiver at Trial and On Appeal
4 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Compulsory Arbitration Seminar
2.5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28
15th Annual Bankruptcy Institute
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29
Simulcast - 2nd Annual Great Lakes Antitrust Institute
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Simulcast - PLI - Auditor Liability in the Current Environment: How Attorneys and Auditors Can Protect Themselves and Their Clients
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 1-2
Simulcast - PLI - Outsourcing and Offshoring 2010: Meeting New Challenges
11 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
Monday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 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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