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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Daniel A. Cirucci
Phone: (215) 238-6340
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Carl S. Primavera has announced that Thursday, Oct. 11 will be a day of "remembrance, renewal and resolve" for the city's legal community, centering around a morning observance beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the conference center at the PNC Building, on the third floor at 1600 Market Street. Primavera is asking all city law offices to begin the day with a moment of silence scheduled as close as possible to the 8:48 a.m. hour of the initial attack on America on Sept. 11.
"The date of October 11--one month after the attack--will give us an opportunity to remember those who were lost, renew our commitment to the rule of the law, and resolve to move forward with strength and unity," Primavera explained. Those attending the observance at PNC may begin assembling at 8:00 a.m. for the light refreshments. The free program will officially begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude by 9:15 a.m. so that participants may return to their offices. It will feature comments from leaders of the bench and bar, with principal remarks from Villanova University Law School Dean Mark A. Sargent. Participation on site will be limited to the first 200 people to respond. To reserve a place at the program, call Vikki Savage at (215) 238-6300, or e-mail Elaine Lippe stating your name, firm name and your phone number.
Chancellor Primavera said arrangements are being made to possibly audio-cast the program over the Internet for those who are unable to attend. "Those who cannot participate by attendance will be invited to participate either through a planned audio-cast or through their own observances in their individual offices," he explained. "This will be our way of coming to gather as a legal community on behalf of the ideals and principles which we are determined to uphold."