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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Huffman
Anyone in need of assistance to handle an emergency in a practice to the wind down of a practice is eligible, said Louis W. Fryman, chair of the committee and chair emeritus at Fox Rothschild LLP. A widow of a single practitioner, a partner burdened with his own files, or an attorney who is disabled either for the short or long term. This can be to just contact clients or the court about the problem, to review files or to just put the house in order.
Parties needing the Committees help can call a special hotline at the Bar Association at 215-238-6391.
Fryman sees the service as a benefit primarily to solo practitioners and small firms.
In a major firm they are able to have someone step in to pick up with the work, Fryman said. But for a single practitioner or in a small office, it becomes a different situation. It is a problem for the family or the partners. Frymans committee has more than two dozen attorneys who have volunteered to assist those in need. Fryman, with assistance from former Association Chancellor Edward F. Chacker, will review the requests and assign an attorney with the appropriate experience. If necessary, an attorney will be recruited to fill special requests.
The Senior Lawyers Professional & Public Service Committee, re-established in 2006 under Chancellor Alan M. Feldman, sought ideas for initiatives from its membership.
We have a significant number of senior attorneys with the time, experience and expertise, Fryman said. We were looking for ideas on what we could do with all those skills and talent.
The mission of the Senior Lawyers Professional & Public Service Committee is to:
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