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07/20/2010

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Zenger Trial Reenactment Kicks Off Bench-Bar Conference

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“The Trial of John Peter Zenger: A Play in Four Scenes, by Michael E. Tigar, Copyright © 1986, All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission of the Author.”
A dramatic re-enactment commemorating the 275th anniversary of Andrew Hamilton's historic 1735 defense of printer John Peter Zenger will be offered for CLE credit as the opening program of the Bar Association's 2010 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference beginning on Oct. 15. The case established the concept of freedom of the press and coined the term "Philadelphia lawyer."

Registration is now open for the Bench-Bar and Annual Conference at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16.

Fourteen CLE programs in a variety of practice areas are being planned for the Bench-Bar and Annual Conference. The CLE programs, in which attendees can earn up to eight hours of credit (including the opportunity to earn two ethics credits), will feature judges and some of the city's most well-known practitioners, who will use their expertise and experience to enlighten attendees.

A State of the Court Presentation will also be offered for CLE credit as the closing program on Saturday, Oct. 16. Vice Chancellor John E. Savoth and Board of Governors Vice Chair Regina M. Foley are co-chairs of the 2010 conference.

Full-conference admission is $349 for members and $399 for non-members, if reserved by the early bird deadline of Friday, Sept. 17. For members of the Young Lawyers Division and government and public interest attorneys, admission is only $199. Visit philadelphiabar.org for a complete registration form and pricing guide.

Hotel reservations must be made separately by calling the Borgata directly at 1-866-692-6742. Guests must reference the Philadelphia Bar Association to receive the special rate. Discounted rooms are available from Thursday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 16. if booked by Friday, Sept. 17.

Sponsors for the Bench-Bar and Annual Conference include USI Affinity, Iron Mountain, JAMS, Kaplan Leaman and Wolfe Court Reporters, American Express, CourtCall, IKON Office Solutions and LexisNexis. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Petitti at (215) 238-6342 or mpetitti@philabar.org.

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