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02/22/2012

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MSNBC's Mike Barnicle at March 28 Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon

Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon - March 28, 2012 - Featuring Keynote Speaker Mike Barnicle

Award-winning print and broadcast journalist Mike Barnicle, a frequent contributor and occasional guest host on MSNBC's popular "Morning Joe" and "Hardball with Chris Matthews," will be the keynote speaker at the Bar Association's Wednesday, March 28 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon with special guest Edward G. Rendell, 45th Governor of Pennsylvania.

The Bar Association will also present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award at the program. The award publicly acknowledges, recognizes and honors an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.

Also at the event, Immediate-Past Chancellor Rudolph Garcia will be presented with a gold box, an exact replica of the one presented to Andrew Hamilton for his defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735. The gold box is presented annually to the immediate-past Chancellor and is inscribed with the message "acquired not by money, but by character."

The inaugural Justinian Society and Cominsky Family Lifetime Achievement Award in memory of Marvin Comisky and Judge G. Fred DiBona will also be presented to retired Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Bradley.

Tickets are $55 for Bar Association members and $70 for non-members. Visit philadelphiabar.org to purchase tickets to the March 28 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

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