Dec. 14, 2009
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 10, No. 90

Identifying, Achieving Goals
with Dalton, Lillie on Dec. 15

Former Chancellor Jane Leslie Dalton (left), a partner with Duane Morris LLP, and Charisse R. Lillie, senior vice president, Comcast Corporation, will present "How to Identify and Achieve Your Goals," at a Tuesday, Dec. 15 program presented by the Attorney Career Development Committee...READ MORE
 

Identifying and Achieving Goals Dec. 15

Former Chancellor Jane Leslie Dalton, a partner with Duane Morris LLP, and Charisse R. Lillie, senior vice president, Comcast Corporation, will present "How to Identify and Achieve Your Goals," at a Tuesday, Dec. 15 program presented by the Attorney Career Development Committee

Successful lawyers often get that way by understanding what they want and then design goals to get them there. You will learn how lawyers with different career experiences - large firm partner, Fortune 500 corporate executive and consultant to the legal profession - took control of their careers by setting and prioritizing goals. Special exercises will help you identify your goals and strategies to achieve them. Arthur Bousel, chair of the Attorney Career Development Committee, is also a panelist.

The program begins at 12:15 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

Criminal Justice Section on Bylaw Change Dec. 14

The Criminal Justice Section will hold a discussion on a proposed change in bylaws that would permit section co-chairs at a Monday, Dec. 14 meeting.

The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

Workers' Comp CLE on Hypnosis Dec. 16

The Workers' Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association will present the lunchtime CLE "Hypnosis, Not Just For Pain Management Any More" with Dr. Linda Shrier on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

The program is designed to provide information to attorneys and judges as to the effective use of hypnosis as a tool for chronic pain management for the Workers' Compensation claimant, and, also to provide information as to the use of hypnosis for stress management for attorneys. Dr. Shrier is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Center City. She has practiced and taught clinical hypnosis for over 30 years. She will address both the substantive issue of the practice, as well as lawyer wellness issues.

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 1.0 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. If you wish to register in advance please visit www.pbi.org or call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

LGBT Rights Committee Reception Dec. 17

The LGBT Rights Committee will hold its annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5:15 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. The Cheryl Ingram Advocate for Justice Award will be presented to Immediate-Past Chancellor A. Michael Pratt. Click here to RSVP.

Chancellor's Reception Jan. 5 at Bellevue

All members of the legal community are invited to attend a complimentary reception on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in honor of Scott F. Cooper, 83rd Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The Chancellor's Reception will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. No reservations are necessary.

This is the event at which even the city's busiest and most successful legal luminaries patiently wait in line to wish their leader and each other good luck

Volunteer Judges Needed for Mock Trial Competition

Volunteer judges are needed for the 2010 John S. Bradway Philadelphia High School Mock Trial Competition, which is run by Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The rounds of competition will take place from Jan. 25, 2010 through March 13, 2010. Just click here and scroll down to sign up using our new and improved sign-up form.

If you have volunteered in the past, we thank you and hope that you will do so again this year. If you have not yet volunteered for the Mock Trial Competition, we encourage you to and are confident the experience will be rewarding. As a judge, you can chose to fill as many time slots as your schedule will allow and you do not need trial experience to participate. We encourage you to volunteer for multiple sessions. All you need is a willingness to give some time and be wowed by the high school students. Click here to volunteer.

Update Your Listing for The Legal Directory 2010

Listings updates for The Legal Directory 2010 have begun!

And this year, lawyer and law firm listings are now searchable on your mobile. That means more people will be using The Legal Directory than ever before – online, in print and wirelessly. That's thousands of listings at your fingertips, easily and instantly accessible. With this brand new component, you can't afford not to join in. Updating your information is more important than ever.

Don't be left in the dust. Act now and make sure your information is 100 percent correct in the Philadelphia area's most comprehensive legal resource.

If you have not heard from The Legal Directory, call us at 443-909-7843 and update information will be sent to your attention. The deadline is Monday, Jan. 12.

New to the Directory? Here are some key facts:

The Legal Directory 2010 will feature hundreds of new listings, part of the most complete database of metro-area firms and attorneys available. It also includes pages of indispensable information subscribers have come to rely on:
• Bar Association bylaws, contacts and committees;
• Facts on federal, state and county courts and government agencies;
• An index of judges with phone numbers and addresses;
• A special section devoted to corporate counsel;
PLUS our brand new mobile component and more!

Each copy of The Legal Directory 2010 will include free access to The Legal Directory Online, good through March 31, 2011.

Order now and take advantage of the discounted pre-publication price of $59.95 (plus shipping and tax).

The imitators have nothing on us – this is THE official publication of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Click here for more information.

Minority Bar Joint Holiday Party Dec. 15

The region's minority bar associations will hold a joint holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St., 2nd floor.

Participating organizations include Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, South Asian Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division (Philadelphia Chapter) and The Barristers' Association Of Philadelphia.

Nightlong drink specials include $4 beer, $5 wine and $6 mixed drinks. Come early for appetizers and free drink tickets. For more information, contact Meixian Li at 215-665-3110 or via e-mail at meixian.li@obermayer.com.

Justinian Christmas Party Dec. 15

The Justinian Society of Philadelphia will host its annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Ben Franklin House, 9th and Chestnut streets.

The event is open to everyone. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.justinian.org or call (215) 545-0706. The cost to attend is $65 for members in good standing and $75 for non-members and guests.

ACLU Bill of Rights Reception, Dinner Dec. 15

The ACLU will host the Bill of Rights Reception and Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut St. At this event, the inaugural Keystone of Civil Liberties Award will be presented to David Rudovsky. Tickets are $85 per person. For ticket information, please call 215-592-1513 x 118, or visit aclupa.org.

PBI's SEC Update Dec. 17

PBI's Preparation of Annual Disclosure Documents and SEC Update is a must-attend seminar and the most comprehensive program for legal practitioners, compliance officers and accountants who are involved in the preparation of proxy statements Forms 10-K and annual reports. This 4 substantive CLE credit hour program will be a held Thursday, Dec. 17 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 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 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.

Criminal Law Update - 2009
4 substantive CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 14
Video - Family Law 101
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Law and Literature - The Law as Viewed Through Literature from Other Countries and Culture
4 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 14-15
Simulcast - PLI - Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Bankruptcy 2009
11.5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Video - Handing the Dog Bite Case
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

{link:http://www.legalspan.com/pbi/calendar.asp?UGUID=&ItemID=20090824-150226-122932Dealing with Condos and Homeowner Associations in a Down Economy
4 substantive CLE credits
12:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Using the Electronic Processes Needed to Effectively Represent Claimants in SS Disability Claims
3 substantive CLE credits
1 to 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Speaking to Win: The Art of Effective Speaking for Lawyers
6 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Negotiation Best Practices in a Tough Economy
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Video - Ethics Potpourri - Overcoming Depression
1 ethics CLE credit
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17
Holding Expert Witnesses Accountable in Custody Litigation
4 substantive CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Simulcast - Preparation of Annual Disclosure Documents and SEC Update
4 substantive CLE credits
9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Video - Consumer Debt Litigation
2 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Video - Ethics Potpourri - Attorney Discipline in PA
1 ethics CLE credit
10 to 11 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 18
Anatomy for Lawyers: Mastering Medical Records
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

LAWghter is the Best Medicine: Tee Hee! A Funny CLE!
2 substantive, 2 ethics CLE credits
12 to 4:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 21
Collecting and Enforcing Judgments in Pennsylvania - 2009
5 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credit
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Video - Ethics Potpourri - Overcoming Depression
1 ethics CLE credit
10 to 11 a.m.

The Law and Literature - American Justice and Ethics
3 substantive, 1 ethics CLE credits
12:30 to 4:45 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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