Less than a Month Left for Early-Bird Pricing at 2010 Bench-Bar Conference
Register now for the Bar Association's 2010 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference at the Borgata in Atlantic City, on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. The event features 14 distinct CLEs and a Grand Reception at newly-remodeled MIXX nightclub. YLD member costs remain at 2007 prices. Early bird pricing registration is available if tickets purchased by Sept. 17.
The 14 CLE programs, in which attendees can earn up to eight hours of credit (including the opportunity to earn two ethics credits), will feature judges and some of the city's most well-known practitioners, who will use their expertise and experience to enlighten attendees.
A dramatic re-enactment commemorating the 275th anniversary of Andrew Hamilton's historic 1735 defense of printer John Peter Zenger will be offered for CLE credit as the opening program on Oct. 15. The case established the concept of freedom of the press and coined the term "Philadelphia lawyer."
A state-of-the-court program will also be offered for CLE credit as the closing program on Saturday, Oct. 16. Vice Chancellor John E. Savoth and Board of Governors Vice Chair Regina M. Foley are co-chairs of the 2010 conference.
Full-conference admission is $349 for members and $399 for non-members, if reserved by the early bird deadline of Friday, Sept. 17. For members of the Young Lawyers Division and government and public interest attorneys, admission is only $199. CLICK HERE for a complete registration form and pricing guide.
Sponsors for the 2010 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference include Iron Mountain and Kaplan, Leaman and Wolfe Court Reporters. For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Michael Petitti at 215-238-6342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bench-Bar Conference Scholarships Available
Scholarships to the 2010 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference are available by lottery to Association members who are public interest or government service attorneys. The lottery drawing will take place on Friday, Sept. 10 and the announcement of winners will be sent via e-mail on Monday, Sept. 13.
To enter the lottery, please submit your name and organization to Dawn Petit at email@example.com by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. Each scholarship will include hotel accommodations for the night of Friday, Oct. 15 at the Borgata as well as all conference fees, which include CLE programming and all sponsored meals and events.
You must be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association to participate in the scholarship lottery.
To date, scholarships have been provided by Duffy + Partners, Messa and Associates, Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett and Bendesky, P.C., and the Business Law Section.