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 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 13, No. 81
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Wilkinson to Discuss 2013 Plans
at Dec. 4 Annual Meeting; Honors
for Chief Justice Castille, Glazer

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon, featuring inaugural remarks from incoming Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, a partner with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 12 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. The program will also include presentation of the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille (center) and the PNC Achievement Award to Richard C. Glazer, the first elected chair of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics and executive director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project..READ MORE
 

Wilkinson to Outline Plans Dec. 4; Honors for Castille, Glazer

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon, featuring inaugural remarks from incoming Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, a partner with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 12 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets.

The program will also include presentation of the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille (top right) and the PNC Achievement Award to Richard C. Glazer, the first elected chair of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics and executive director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Click here to purchase tickets.

Election of officers and members of the Board of Governors will also be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Officers to be elected are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and five members of the Board of Governors for three-year terms.

Ballots will be mailed on Friday, Nov. 16, and must be received at the offices of the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. Anyone not returning a ballot in a timely fashion may still vote in person on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Candidates for office are: Albert S. Dandridge III and Joseph A. Prim Jr., Vice Chancellor (elect one); Sophia Lee, Secretary; Wesley R. Payne IV, Treasurer; Jacqueline G. Segal, Assistant Secretary; Mary F. Platt and Judge Michael Snyder (ret.), Assistant Treasurer (elect one); Natalie Klyashtorny, Rachel E. Kopp, Emily B. Marks, John J. O'Malley, Brad V. Shuttleworth and Dawn M. Tancredi, Board of Governors (elect five).

Candidates Election Forums Nov. 14, 15

All members of the Philadelphia Bar Association are invited to attend two Election Forums to hear from candidates seeking offices in the Association's 2012 Annual Election. The forums will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 (featuring Vice Chancellor and officer candidates) and Thursday, Nov. 15 (featuring Board of Governors candidates). Both programs begin at 12 p.m.

The forums will be moderated by Elections Committee Chair and Immediate-Past Chancellor Rudolph Garcia and will be held in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance; or, bring a brown-bag lunch. RSVP is required. Candidates for Bar office are:

• Vice Chancellor: Albert S. Dandridge III and Joseph A. Prim Jr. (elect one)
• Secretary: Sophia Lee
• Treasurer: Wesley R. Payne IV
• Assistant Secretary: Jacqueline G. Segal
• Assistant Treasurer: Mary F. Platt and Judge Michael Snyder (ret.) (elect one)
• Board of Governors: Natalie Klyashtorny, Rachel E. Kopp, Emily B. Marks, John J. O'Malley, Brad V. Shuttleworth and Dawn M. Tancredi (elect five)

All candidates for contested offices have been invited to speak at the forums.

Click here to register for the Nov. 14 forum for Vice Chancellor and officer candidates. Click here to register for the Nov. 15 forum for Board of Governors candidates.

Ballots will be mailed on Friday, Nov. 16. Those members who wish to vote by mail must have their ballots received (not postmarked, but received) at Bar Association headquarters by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. Ballots received after that time will not be counted. Anyone not returning a ballot in a timely fashion may still vote in person on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

YLD to Elect 7 to Executive Committee

Nine candidates are running for seven seats on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee in the Tuesday, Dec. 4 election.

The candidates are Philip D. Amoa, T. Justin Chapman, Andrew J. Kornblau, Jim Nixon, Matthew Olesh, Shabrei Parker, Jennifer Russell, Matthew T. Stone and Robert Zimmerman. Committee members serve three-year terms.

Balloting for members of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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 Friday, Nov. 16 and must be returned to the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955 by Thursday, Nov. 29 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 2012 the third anniversary of their first admission to the bar of any state.

Developments Under the Affordable Care Act Nov. 5

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the CLE program "Developments Under the Affordable Care Act in the Wake of National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius" on Monday, Nov. 5.

Check in 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 for more information.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders Nov. 5

Tolsun N. Waddle will discuss "Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: Common Errors and Other Issues Presented" at the Monday, Nov. 5 meeting of the Family Law Section.

The program 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 $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Andrew Hamilton Award Nominees Sought

The Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Andrew Hamilton Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 5.

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 Tracey McCloskey c/o Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or emailed to tmccloskey@philabar.org.

Volunteer Attorneys Needed on Election Day

The Philadelphia Bar Association passionately supports clean and fair elections. Please volunteer as Field Volunteer or Exit Poll Volunteer to help Southeastern Pennsylvania voters during this pivotal election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Field Volunteers work in teams of two to three members and are assigned to cover specific geographical areas. The team monitors polling place activity, answers voters' questions, helps settle minor disputes and directs more complicated problems to the proper law enforcement authorities. Volunteers are especially needed to cover polls in Philadelphia's four suburban counties.

Exit Poll Volunteers are stationed at Philadelphia polling places to get a true picture of who has a photo ID (and would have been able to show one if required in order to vote) and how many voters truly need it going forward. Accurate information is critical if the Voter ID law is in effect for future elections.

For more information, or to register to volunteer, visit the Committee of Seventy's website at seventy.org/volunteer or contact Luke McKinstry at lmckinstry@seventy.org or 215-557-3600, ext. 112 or Molly Morrill at mmorrill@seventy.org or 215-557-3600, ext. 107.

Understanding Federal Sentencing CLE Nov. 6

Earn 3 substantive CLE credits at the Tuesday, Nov. 6 program "Understanding Federal Sentencing: The Guidelines and Beyond."

Explore how the federal sentencing guidelines are structured as you review a brief history of the guidelines and examine how they are applied to common scenarios such as: drug cases, child pornography, bank robbery cases and fraud. Also discussing how departure and variance issues work, our expert faculty will deliver a highly practical seminar that incorporates real life scenarios to help you better understand federal sentencing.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here for more information.

Financial Responsibility for Nonprofit Boards Nov. 7

Laura Otten, Ph.D., director of The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business, will be the featured speaker at the YLD Live, Lunch and Learn program "Financial Responsibility for Non-Profit Boards" on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The responsibility of financial oversight extends beyond the finance committee of the board to every board member. Yet too few board members either know this or take this responsibility on fully, frequently preferring to leave it to others. The downside to this is becoming tomorrow's headline, something a board is supposed to prevent. There are key financial roles that nonprofit boards must assume and during this presentation, these roles, from setting financial policies to monitoring the money to allocation of costs, will be identified and explained.

The program is presented in conjunction with the Board Observation Program 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 and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Become Certified Arbitrator at Nov. 7 Seminar

Become certified as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas at PBI's Compulsory Arbitration Seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

This course is for any attorney practicing in Philadelphia who is interested in becoming certified to sit as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas compulsory arbitration program. When you leave this seminar, you will be better prepared to go to your first (or your next) arbitration. Our panelists are all dynamic speakers, they know the process and they impart their knowledge in a clear, concise and engaging manner.

The program begins at 9 a.m. at at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here for more information.

Public Interest Section Seeks Law Student Nominees

The Public Interest Section is accepting nominations for its 2012 Law Student Awards. The Law Student Award recognizes one graduating (third or fourth year) student with a demonstrated commitment to public service from each of the six Philadelphia area law schools: Drexel, Penn, Rutgers, Temple, Villanova and Widener (Delaware).

To nominate a student for this award, please download and complete the Nomination Form from the Public Interest Section website. The nominations deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. For questions, contact Maureen Olives, Chair, Law School Outreach Committee, at molives@temple.edu or 215-204-3705.

ICC Procedural and Jurisdictional Challenges Nov. 8

The Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law will present the CLE program "Procedural and Jurisdictional Challenges" on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Temple University Beasley School of Law.

The morning panel, "Judges' Insights: A Comparison of Criminal Procedure in the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the U.S., will be moderated by Prof. James A. Shellenberger and features speakers ICC First Vice President Judge Monageng, U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler and Karen L. Corrie, Litigation Fellow at the Open Society Justice Initiative.

The afternoon panel, "The Role of the ICC in the Global Legal Order: Making the Rome Statute's Vision of Global Justice a Reality" will be moderated by Prof. Margaret M. deGuzman with speakers Rod Rastan, Legal Advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC and Matthew Heaphy, Deputy Convener American NGO Coalition for the ICC.

Both programs will be held at Temple's Shusterman Hall, 1834 N. Park Mall. Two CLE credits are available for each panel. For registration and information please visit una-gp.org/global.initiative.

Sponsors of the Philadelphia Global Initiative on the Rule of Law are the Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee, Temple University Beasley School of Law and United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia. Promotional partners for this event are American Bar Association's Center for Human Rights & Section of International Law; Philadelphia Bar Association; and The Global Philadelphia Association.

Real Property Section Annual Meeting & Luncheon Nov. 8

The Real Property Section will hold its Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., 33rd floor.

Anne Bovaird Nevins, senior vice president of market development with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, will be the keynote speaker at the program. The Harris Ominsky Good Deed Award will be presented to Cheryl L. Gaston.

Tickets are $45 for section members and $55 for non-members and can be purchased online by Tuesday, Nov. 6 by clicking here.

Wisdom in Relationships with Muslims Nov. 8

Simon Hough and Kevin Herron of Davis Langdon will discuss "Wisdom in Relationships with Muslims in International Business from Global Construction Leader" at the Thursday, Nov. 8 meeting of the International Business Initiative 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 $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Nov. 13 Chancellor's Forum to Address Civil Justice Gap

The Philadelphia Bar Association will present a Chancellor's Forum, "The Civil Justice Gap," on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Bar headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th floor Conference Center. The event is free and open to all members and their guests. Lunch is available for purchase if reserved in advance. To register, click here.

Hosted by Chancellor John E. Savoth and co-sponsored by the Association's Civil Gideon Task Force, this moderated discussion will address the increase in the need for legal services for poor and vulnerable individuals in areas of basic human need, and explore strategies to narrow the civil justice gap. The forum will also highlight actual and proposed developments to increase access to justice in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions and facilitate a discussion on how key stakeholders can work collaboratively on improving access to justice.

The forum will be moderated by Karen C. Buck, Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center, and Co-Chair of the Civil Gideon Task Force Housing Working Group. Panelists will include Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts Fern A. Fisher, Director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program; Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus, member of the Civil Gideon Task Force; Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-Mont./Bucks), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee; and Louis S. Rulli, Practice Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Co-Chair of the Civil Gideon Task Force Communications and Education Working Group.

RSVP is required. Lunch is available for purchase for $8 (Association members) and $9.50 (nonmembers). For more information, contact Joseph A. Sullivan, Co-Chair, Civil Gideon Task Force, at 215-981-4304, or sullivanja@pepperlaw.com; or Catherine C. Carr, Co-Chair, Civil Gideon Task Force, at 215-981-3712, or ccarr@clsphila.org.

Handling the Dog Bite Case Nov. 8

PBI's experienced faculty of judges, attorneys, veterinarians, dog trainers and humane officers will share their insights on how to bring and defend dog bite claims and how to better understand the behavior of "man’s best friend" at a Thursday, Nov. 8 CLE program.

The program begins at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here for more information.

What to Know About NJ Criminal Practice Nov. 9

If you are primarily a Pennsylvania practitioner, PBI's "What Pennsylvania Attorneys Need to
Know about New Jersey Criminal Practice" will give you the insight you need to start handling criminal defense work in New Jersey. Focus will be on the differences in court structure, procedure, timing of cases moving through the system, and more. Compare Pennsylvania and Philadelphia-specific practice with New Jersey criminal practice.

The program will be held Friday, Nov. 9 with registration beginning at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here for more information.

10 Keys to Winning Depositions CLE Nov. 13

Dominic Gianna uses numerous slides and videos, taking you through the CLE program "10 Keys to Winning Depositions" on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Understand the "three Cs" of winning trial presentation.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here for more information.

19th Annual Estate Law Institute Nov. 14-15

Learn the "hot-button" issues affecting estate and trust practitioners at the 19th Annual Estate Law Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15.

Stimulate your practice with legislative and case law updates, basic programs, advanced sessions plus the opportunity to network with your learned colleagues. Click here for more information.

18th Annual Business Lawyers' Institute Nov. 14-15

The 18th Annual Business Lawyers' Institute, Pennsylvania's premier education event for in-house counsel, corporate counsel, government attorneys, CPAs, generalists, specialists and everyone who advises businesses, will be held Nov. 14-15.

Choose from cutting-edge topics in corporate governance, employment law, social media, international law, mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, securities, IP, technology, dispute resolution - and much more! Click here for more information and to register.

Public Interest Law Day, Reception Nov. 28

The Annual Public Interest Law Day CLE will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28. The program, "Keeping Up in Turbulent Times: Public Interest Practice in 2012," will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper Streets.

This full day CLE program will offer 5 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits and will present a wide array of hot topics in public interest law for public interest attorneys, pro bono practitioners, judges and private practice attorneys who are interested in learning more about public interest law and cutting edge issues affecting the pro bono legal community.

The opening panel presentation will address how a hypothetical family continues to struggle in the recession and how changes in the law and policy have affected them in areas such as employment, education and immigration. Following the opening session, attendees will be able to attend two of the following six breakout sessions: "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records;" "Multi-Forum Advocacy: Coordinating Advocacy In and Out of the Courtroom;" "Working With Traumatized Clients;" "Identity Issues;" "How Changes in Public Benefits Programs Will Affect Your Clients;" and "Family Law for the Non-Family Law Practitioner." The program will conclude with a closing plenary panel presentation "Remedies for Bias in the Court System." This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association's Public Interest Section’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee. Register online at www.pbi.org.

The Public Interest Section's Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception follows the CLE programs at 5:30 p.m. at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. The Awards Ceremony will include the presentation of the Andrew Hamilton Award for distinguished service in public interest law as well as the selection of the Higginbotham Fellowship and presentation of the 2012 Law Student Awards.

Tickets for the reception are $45 for public interest section and government attorney members and law students, $60 for other Bar Association members and $75 for non-members. Law firms and individuals are also asked to consider sponsoring the evening and contribute to the Higginbotham Summer Fellowships at the $1,000, $500, and $250 levels. For more information about sponsoring the event, please contact Tracey McCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org. To register for the Awards Ceremony and Reception, visit philadelphiabar.org.

Probate and Trust Section Annual Reception Dec. 4

The Probate and Trust Law Section will hold its Annual Meeting and Reception on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom at the Radisson-Plaza Warwick Hotel, 1701 Locust St.

Admission is complimentary for members of the Probate and Trust Law Section and includes an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Click here to register by Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets will not be distributed for this event.

Tax Section Annual Meeting Dec. 5

The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers of the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Warwick Radisson Hotel, 220 S. 17th St.

Prior to the Annual Meeting (from 3 to 5 p.m.), the Tax Section will present a CLE program on the scope of the taxing power through the Lens of the Supreme Court's most significant decisions of the 2011 term that qualifies for 2 hours of CLE credit. The dinner speaker will be former Gov. Edward G. Rendell who will discuss the elections. Additional information and details will be circulated shortly. Please note that cocktails will start promptly at 5 p.m.

Six Council members and a Vice Chair will be elected at the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee chaired by Dan Blickman has made the following nominations: Vice Chair, Jennifer A. O'Leary; Council Members, Jonathan R. Flora, Stacy Ip-Mo (filling a vacancy), Michael A. Jacobs, Pauline W. Markey, Laura Spain and Stewart M. Weintraub.

Under the By-Laws of the Tax Section, members of the Tax Section may submit additional nominations for the above positions. Additional nominations must be signed by at least five members of the Section who are entitled to vote, and must be filed with the Secretary-Treasurer at least 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Accordingly, additional nominations must be filed by Nov. 21 and should be sent to Wendi L. Kotzen at kotzenw@ballardspahr.com. For more information, call Kotzen at 215-864-8305.

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.

Legality of Drone Strikes Presentation Nov. 5

The American Jewish Committee and the Brandeis Law Society will present "The Legality of Drone Strikes & Interrogation Tactics in the War on Terrorism" with Professor Amos Guiora, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah on Monday, Nov. 5.

Prof. Guiora teaches Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Persepctive on Counter-terrorism and Religion and Terrorism. He has extensively published in the U.S. and Europe on national security issues.

The program begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St., 10th floor. The cost is $33 for members of the AJC, Blank Rome employees and Brandeis Law Society members and $51 for general admission. A buffet lunch is included. Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 1. Click here for more information.

Barristers' Election Results Watch Party Nov. 6

The Philadelphia Barristers' Association is hosting an Election Results Watch Party. After voting and volunteering, join the Barristers' Association On Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St. from 6 to 10 p.m. to watch the results live. Admission is $10 and includes food and drinks specials. For additional information, contact The Barristers Association at phillybarristers@gmail.com.

Women in IP Networking Reception Nov. 7

Enjoy a great evening of networking with fellow women IP attorneys and professionals on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at Eckert Seamans Cherrin & Mellott, LLC, Two Liberty Place, 50 S. 16th St., 22nd Floor. See old friends, make new connections and discuss topics of interest to Women in Intellectual Property while enjoying complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Sponsors are Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Exponent - Marta Villaraga; and Citrin Cooperman - Colleen S. Vallan. The event is free to attend however, registration is required by Nov. 5. Space is limited. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Click here to register.

Barristers Thanksgiving Drive Nov. 17

The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia will hold its 28th Annual Thanksgiving Drive on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Barristers members distribute turkey baskets at the Cozen Police Athletic League, at 732 N. 17th St. (17th and Brown), on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving baskets contain turkeys, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, and more. Last year, more than 400 families in the Philadelphia area received the baskets.

To meet this year's goal of 500 families, the Barristers' Association would greatly appreciate new supporters, with a suggested donation of $40. Donations of any amount will be gladly accepted.

Encourage friends, co-workers, colleagues and family members to support Philadelphia families in need. The Barristers can provide a template email to forward to your contacts. Please make donations, made payable to the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia by Nov. 9 to help cover the cost of the drive.

Donations can be made online via the Barristers' website or can be mailed to
2012 Barristers' Thanksgiving Drive, c/o Scott W. Reid, Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Volunteers are also needed to help distribute the baskets during the Thanksgiving Drive. If you would like to help distribute baskets or help in any other way, please Amber Racine at (215) 255-4433 or at amracine@raynesmccarty.com. Lastly, if you think your firm or organization would be open to making a corporate donation, please contact Amber so that a formal request can be forwarded.

Lawyers' Club Reception Rescheduled for Nov. 19

The Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia Reception for the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court, originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29 at The Union League of Philadelphia, has been rescheduled. Please save the new date, Monday, Nov. 19 at the Union League of Philadelphia, on your calendars.

Symposium on Aging in Place Nov. 19

Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law and Casa Farnese will present the Farnese Symposium "Case Studies of the Legal and Ethical Challenges of Aging in Place" on Monday, Nov. 19.

This is a conference for legislators, policy makers and practitioners who provide services to the elderly. The symposium will be held at Drexel's Mandell Theater at 33rd and Chestnut streets. Two substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits are available. Visit http://www.farnesesymposium.org for more information.

PNC Perspectives: Putting Delaware Advantage to Work

In this month’s interview, we sat down with Heather Flanagan, senior wealth planner for PNC Delaware Trust Company, who advises attorneys and clients all over the country on how to use the business-friendly and trust-friendly Delaware laws to their advantage. We discussed how various Delaware Trusts could help resolve complex financial planning situations.Click here to read the interview.

FJD Seeks Applicants for Judicial Fellowship Program

Philadelphia judges are seeking to host law school graduates as judicial fellows to provide the graduates with substantive legal experience while benefitting the court system with additional legal talent, as part of the First Judicial District's Judicial Fellowship Program. The program was created in 2011 to address the difficult hiring climate for lawyers that many recent law graduates are facing. Participating law schools include the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Rutgers University Law School, Villanova University School of Law, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and Widener University School of Law but the judges welcome applicants from any accredited law school.

The Judicial Fellowship Program provides high-caliber law graduates professional development opportunities. At the same time, the judicial fellows help the busy court carry out key functions and maintain its superior quality of service to the Philadelphia community. Judicial fellows work in the civil, criminal, family and orphans divisions of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, carrying out the same duties as paid judicial clerks. The fellowships help recent graduates gain valuable experience and strengthen their marketability for obtaining a paid position in law. Judges select judicial fellows through an application process administered by the court. Each judge and fellow team designs a flexible schedule (minimum of 20 hours per week) that ensures reliable service to the judge but permits the fellow to seek a paid position elsewhere and to leave the fellowship with two weeks' notice upon obtaining paid employment.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Lisa M. Rau developed the program with help from Professor Chapin Cimino of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University as well as faculty and administrators from career services offices at the University of Pennsylvania's Law School and Temple's Beasley School of Law. The Philadelphia Bar Association is a supporter of the Judicial Fellowship Program.

During the first year of the program's existence, 88 percent of the 30 judicial fellows left their fellowships having successfully secured paid positions.

For additional information and fellowship application forms, please visit courts.phila.gov/jfp.

Public Interest Programs Planned

The SeniorLAW Center will hold an Italian Wine Tasting Party on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Marvin Comisky Conference Center at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square. The Wine School of Philadelphia will lead a two-hour tasting of Italian premium wines. Proceeds from the wine tasting will support SeniorLAW Center's work protecting the legal rights of senior citizens in need, including grandparents raising grandchildren, victims of elder abuse and exploitation, and elders facing eviction and homelessness. Learn about and taste new wines and have a great time while supporting a great cause. Visit www.seniorlawcenter.org for more information.

• The 20th Annual Turkey Trot to benefit Face to Face Germantown will be held Thursday, Nov. 22 on Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park, beginning at 9 a.m. The event is a sanctioned 5-mile run, 1-mile walk to benefit Face to Face, a soup kitchen and human services organization, serving people in need since 1980. For more information and to register, visit www.turkeytrotphilly.org.

• The Women's Law Project will hold its Annual Party on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5:45 to 8 p.m., at Marketplace Design Center, 2400 Market St. This event will feature a silent auction, wine and beer open bar, food and entertainment. Children are welcome. RSVP requested by Nov. 12. For ticket information, visit womenslawproject.org.

• The Education Law Center (ELC) will host a special event on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m., at the Crystal Tea Room, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia. At this event, ELC will honor Len Rieser and welcome Rhonda Brownstein as the new executive director. ELC will also honor public education champions Mary Gay Scanlon, Harold Jordan, The Arc of Pennsylvania, the Bridges Collaborative and the School Discipline Advocacy Services (Penn and Temple Law Students) There will be food, drink and a silent auction. Tickets are $150. To purchase tickets, visit www.elc-pa.org or contact Christine Gaffney at cgaffney@elc-pa.org.

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, Nov. 5
Movie Magic: How the Masters Try Cases
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Confessions of Judgment and Deficiency Judgments in Pennsylvania
4 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Developments Under the Affordable Care Act in the Wake of the National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

PLI - Think Like a Lawyer and Ask Questions Like a Geek: Understanding Cybersecurity, Social Media & Mobile Technology 2012
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Understanding Federal Sentencing: The Guidelines & Beyond
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Federal Government Contracting: What the Business Practitioner needs to Know
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Fair Hearings and Appeals in Elder Law (video)
3 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Compulsory Arbitration Seminar
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What Pennsylvania Lawyers Need to Know about New Jersey Real Estate Law
3 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Defamation, Libel and Slander (video)
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
1 to 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8
Handling the Dog Bite Case
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Shakespeare and the Law Book Club - Othello
2 substantive CLE credits
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9
Lincoln on Professionalism
3 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

What Pennsylvania Attorneys Need to Know about New Jersey Criminal Practice
3 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Ethics Potpourri - Disciplinary Diversion for Lawyers & Judges (video)
1 ethics CLE credit
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12
10th Annual Nonprofit Institute (video)
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ethics Potpourri - Lawyer Rankings & Ratings: The Impact of Ethics and the Profession (video)
1 ethics CLE credits
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Winning Before Trial
Community College of Philadelphia, Northeast Regional Center
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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