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10/14/2012

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Sections, YLD Plan Annual Holiday Events

Planning for holiday gatherings is underway for the sections and Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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. Register online at www.pbi.org.

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. 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.

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!

We will also collect monetary donations at the Nov. 26 Executive Committee meeting so that the Executive Committee can make a combined larger donation. If your firm would like to assist in our effort to collect holiday gifts for those less fortunate in our community, or if you would like more information about the holiday drive, please contact Chris Sharp at sharp@blankrome.com or Alison Gross at alison@altmangross.com.

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. The Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party is sponsored by Special Counsel.

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.

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