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06/10/2009

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Stalberg to Deliver Keynote at June 12 Federal Bench-Bar Conference

Zachary Stalberg, president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, will deliver keynote remarks at the Federal Courts Committee's annual Federal Bench-Bar Conference on Friday, June 12 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, 1200 Market St.

A total of 3 CLE credits are available for this program, including one ethics credit. The conference features seven federal judges and a host of top practitioners and begins at 8:15 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

"We are anticipating another great Federal Bench-Bar Conference this year with participation from a number of federal judges and leading practitioners on hot issues in the law," said conference chair Grant S. Palmer.

Following introductions by Committee Chair Craig D. Mills and Vice Chair Palmer, the conference begins with the session "How Not to Go to Jail with Your Clients – Handling Client Monies and Other Timely Issues." Panelists for this session are U.S. District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky, Ellen C. Brotman, Ian M. Comisky and Louis D. Lappen.

U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno will present "Multi-District Litigation – Handling of the Asbestos MDL in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania."

Following a short break, Chancellor-Elect Scott F. Cooper, Sidney L. Gold and Kelly Dobbs Bunting will present "Layoffs and Dissolutions – Hot Issues in Employment Law" along with U.S. District Court Judge C. Darnell Jones II and Magistrate Judge Linda K. Caracappa.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Harvey Bartle III, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Chief Judge Stephen Raslavich and Clerk of Court Michael Kunz will then present state of the court reports.

U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe, Stephanie A. "Tess" Blair, Gerard G. Boccuti, David J. Kessler and Donald W. Myers are the panelists for "E-Discovery: Perspectives from the Bench, Outside Counsel and the Client." Steven Orlofsky will present an update on the Third Circuit Bar Association.

pbi.orgClick here for registration information. If you do not attend the full program, you will receive only substantive credits for the time of your attendance.

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