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07/26/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

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Chief Justice Ronald Castille, President Judges to Present State of Courts at Bench-Bar

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille and president judges from Pennsylvania courts will discuss the state of their courts in the closing program of the 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on Oct. 6 at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.

Other panelists for the program are Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge Correale F. Stevens, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe and Philadelphia Municipal Court President Judge Marsha H. Neifield.

This year's Bench-Bar & Annual Conference will offer an insider's view of the 2012 presidential election, as we welcome ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton as our Opening Plenary speaker on Friday, Oct. 5. Additionally, at our Saturday breakfast, we'll hear from The Philadelphia Inquirer's national political columnist Dick Polman, offering his own special brand of election insights.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, featuring 21 CLE seminars, provides attendees with the opportunity to earn CLE credit while networking with colleagues and members of the bench. Hundreds of attorneys and judges are expected to attend. A total of 6 CLE credits are available. Enjoy special early-bird savings on the full conference when you register by Sept. 14.

Maria A. Feeley, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, is chair of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Molly Peckman, director of professional development at Dechert LLP, is programming chair of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Jeffrey S. Gross, a principal with Batt & Gross, is serving as sponsorship chair and Jennifer Segal Coatsworth, an associate with Margolis Edelstein, is sponsorship vice chair. Regina Foley of Raynes McCarty is chair of the scholarship subcommittee.

Sponsors for the 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity, First Judicial District, Love Court Reporting, Robson Forensic, JAMS, US Claims Inc., LexisNexis, Round Table Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, Special Counsel, Applied Discovery, LawCash, O'Neill Consulting Corporation, Lien Negotiation Counsel, Iron Mountain, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, FTI Consulting and The Legal Intelligencer. Special acknowledgement - Family Law Section, Real Property Section and Workers' Compensation Section. For sponsorship information, please contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or via email at tmccloskey@philabar.org. Learn more at benchbar.philadelphiabar.org.

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