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04/08/2013

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Judge Rendell to Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 12

Judge Rendell U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie O. Rendell will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Association’s Wednesday, June 12 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

The Association will also present the 2013 Sandra Day O'Connor Award at the program and honor the newest members of the Year Clubs, Association members who have been practicing law for 50 years or more. As previously announced, Justice O’Connor will also be in attendance at the meeting.

Judge Higginbotham was the first African American to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who also served as chief judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A legal and civics giant and scholar, he was a lifelong champion of individual rights, with a career that spanned nearly half a century.

The O'Connor Award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community.

The June 12 Quarterly Meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets.

The June Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management.

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