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Vol. 13, No. 84
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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 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).

Board of Governors Election Forum 15

All members of the Philadelphia Bar Association are invited to attend an Election Forum on Thursday, Nov. 15 to hear from Board of Governors candidates seeking offices in the Association's 2012 Annual Election. Click here to register.

The forum 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 have been invited to speak.

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.

Adhering to Local Rules and Customs Nov. 19

The Federal Courts Committee will present "Local Counsel and Adhering to Local Rules and Customs: Practical Problems and Legal Responsibility" on Monday, Nov. 19.

Speakers for the program are U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter and Peter F. Vaira. The program begins at 12:30 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.

Getting the Media's Attention Nov. 27

Corporate communications and public relations strategist Jeff Jubelirer will discuss how to get the media's attention and raise your profile at the Tuesday, Nov. 27 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

Jubelirer will explain how newspaper, TV and radio newsrooms work; what reporters, editors and producers are looking for in stories; and how to deploy social media to raise your profile.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Happy Hour for Hunger Nov. 27 at Tir Na Nog

The Women in the Profession Committee's Public Service Task Force will host a "Happy Hour for Hunger," a collaboration with Philabundance to collect canned goods for people in need on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St.

Bring nonperishable foods and get drink and food specials in return. Or, if it's easier, just bring a monetary donation. We'll take your donations to Philabundance. Tir Na Nog is offering $3 Miller Lite, Coors Lite and domestic drafts; $5 imported and craft beers and house wine; and $5 nachos.

Philabundance provides food for 65,000 Delaware Valley residents each week. They serve nine counties, with 500 partner agencies. They are currently experiencing a food shortage, so your donations are especially critical. Donations can include recently purchased healthy food products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles and do not need refrigeration.

Search and Seizure Update CLE Nov. 27

The Criminal Justice Section will present the CLE program "Search and Seizure Update with Professor David Rudovsky" on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 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 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Avoiding Legal Malpractice CLE Nov. 27, Dec. 11

The Insurance Program Committee will present the CLE program "Avoiding Legal Malpractice" CLE on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Tuesday, Dec. 11. The program will address trends in the area of litigation against lawyers, ethical dilemmas, best practices and professional responsibility.

In addition it will look at specific risks and provide examples of the mistakes which have given rise to the large numbers of claims in Philadelphia. It will also provide practical instruction on how to avoid these costly mistakes, along with addressing the impact on your policy premium cost. Attendance at this program will qualify for the 5 percent discount on your base malpractice premium as a Philadelphia Bar Association member participating in the Suisse Re program. Click here 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.

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 to Catherine C. Carr, executive director of Community Legal Services, as well as the selection of the Higginbotham Fellowship and presentation of the 2012 Law Student Awards.

The 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.

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.

Impacts of Natural Gas Development CLE Nov. 28

As the Marcellus Shale region continues to produce valuable natural gas resources, concerns have arisen as to the environmental impacts surrounding gas drilling and the hydraulic fracturing process.

At the Nov. 28 CLE program "The Environment and Natural Gas Development: Various Approaches to Uncertainty and Decision-Making," you will learn what environmental concerns impact the geographic areas where Marcellus drilling is prevalent, including air quality concerns, impacts on surface and subsurface water systems, and local regulations in place to address myriad environmental impacts. In addition, our panel of experts will provide an in-depth discussion on the proper allocation of roles between federal state and local governments as well as the rights of the private landowner.

Click here for more information or to register.

Marriage Equality CLE Nov. 29

The LGBT Rights Committee will present the CLE program "Marriage (In)Equality: Update on the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples and the Future of the Defense of Marriage Act" on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Panelists include Rebecca G. Levin, David M. Rosenblum and David C. Berman and features moderator Leonore F. Carpenter.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association, 1101 Market S. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

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.

International LL.M. Reception Nov. 29

The International Law Committee will hold a reception in honor of the International LL.M. Students in Philadelphia and the presentation of the International Law Committee Awards on Thursday, Nov. 29.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by 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. RSVP to Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or dpetit@philabar.org by Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Improving Cultural Awareness for Attorneys CLE Nov. 30

The Family Law Section's Diversity Committee will present the CLE program "Looking at Our Clients, Looking at Ourselves: Best Practice Tips to Improve Cultural Awareness for Philadelphia Attorneys" on Friday, Nov. 30.

This program will examine ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of Philadelphia attorneys and their clients. While exploring attorneys' own biases, our speakers will discuss best practices to determine how to overcome the biases, so practitioners can better advocate for their clients who have diverse backgrounds. Panelists include Kristine L. Calalang, Argie Allen, Ph.D, Matthew Chea, Elaine Smith and Robert Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

The program has been approved for 1.5 ethics 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 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association, 1101 Market S. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

The program is co-sponsored by the Family Law Section Custody Committee, Diversity in the Profession Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Business Law Section, Probate and Trust Section, Public Interest Section and Real Property Section.

My First Federal Trial CLE Nov. 29

Your first federal jury trial can be (and often is) a harrowing experience. You are a lawyer after all and you're supposed to know how to do this stuff! The Federal Courts Committee and the Young Lawyers Division offer the CLE "My First Federal Trial" on Thursday, Nov. 29 for the young (and the not so young) lawyer who is facing this momentous occasion.

While there are plenty of trial practice courses available to teach trial skills, this program is designed to fill the gaps and to learn right from the judges everything you really want to know, but are afraid to ask. Click here to register.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Federal Courthouse, 601 Market St. The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division would like to thank Wechsler/Marsico Associates for sponsoring the Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the program.

Family Law Section Annual Dinner Dec. 3

The Family Law Section will hold its Annual Dinner and Award Presentation on Monday, Dec. 3 at Walnut Street Supper Club, 1227 Walnut St. beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Section will present the Herbert R. Weiman, Jr. Award to David I. Grunfeld. Tickets are $75 for Section members and employees of the First Judicial District. Tickets are $85 for non-members. Reserved tables of six and eight are available by contact Tracey McCloskey at tmccloskey@philabar.org.

Click here to register by Monday, Nov. 26. Please note there will be a $10 price increase for walk-ins at the door. Tickets will not be distributed for this event.

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.

Criminal Justice Section Annual Reception Dec. 4

The Criminal Justice Section will present its Justice Thurgood Marshall Award to Alan Yatvin at its Annual Reception on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., 33rd floor. and features music from the Ed Dennis Quartet. Tickets are $55 for Section members, $45 for public interest and government attorney members, $45 for law student members and $65 for non-members. Tickets include open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Please note there will be a $10 admission increase for walk-ins at the door. Click here to register by Friday, Nov. 30.

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.

Workers' Comp Holiday Reception Dec. 5 at VIE

The Workers' Compensation Section Annual Holiday Reception will be Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at VIE (by Cescaphe), 600 N. Broad St.

Tickets are $50 for Section members and $80 for non-members. Admission includes Includes top shelf open bar, extensive hors d'oeuvres, pasta-seafood bar, sushi station and valet parking. Members of the judiciary are invited to attend complimentarily. Please note there will be a $10 increase for walk-ins at the door. Tickets will not be distributed for this event. Click here to register by Friday, Nov. 30.

The event is sponsored by Injured Workers Pharmacy, Delaware Valley Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Maximum Rehab, Mobile FCE Consultants, Inc., The Offices of Dr. Darren M. Lugiano, Oxford Rehab, Premier Physical Therapy and Rasansky Physical Therapy.

YLD Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec. 6

The Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party and Toy Drive will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St. Help support People's Emergency Center and the Support Center for Child Advocates and bring an unwrapped toy or gift!

Tickets are $45 for YLD members and include open bar, buffet stations and dessert. Tickets are $55 for Association members, $75 for non-members, $35 for YLD members working at a public interest agency or government and $25 for law student members. Click here to register by Monday, Dec. 3. Ticket prices will increase by $10 for people paying at the door.

Financial Responsibility for Nonprofit Boards Dec. 6

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 Thursday, Nov. 6.

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 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 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.

State Civil to Honor Ken Shear at Dec. 11 Reception

Philadelphia Bar Association Executive Director Ken Shear will be honored at the Tuesday, Dec. 11 Annual Reception of the State Civil Litigation Section at Estia, 1405 Locust St., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 for Section members, $25 for law student members (only 10 available) and $60 for non-members. Tickets include open bar, hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations. Please note there will be a $10 admission increase for walk-ins at the door. Click here to register by Thursday, Dec. 6.

Meet City's Chief Integrity Officer Dec. 14

Joan Markman, Philadelphia's first chief integrity officer, will be the guest speaker at the Friday, Dec. 14 meeting of the City Policy Committee.

Appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter in January 2008, Markman's mission is to promote honesty, integrity and transparency in city contracting, disposition or use of city property and provision of city services. Joan is the creator of the city's website, IntegrityWorks.

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 $8.00 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

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.

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, 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 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.


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