August 25, 2009

New Vendors, Raffles Added to "Dress to Impress" Networking Happy Hour, Sept. 24

Two new clothing vendors, Distante and Doncaster, will join Astor & Black at the YLD's "Dress to Impress" Networking Happy Hour, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Ladder 15. All three vendors will be raffling off items to attendees. READ MORE


"Managing Student Loan Debt: New Loan Repayment Assistance Programs" and Wine & Cheese Reception, Sept. 16

From 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 16, join national educational debt expert Heather Jarvis for "Managing Student Loan Debt: New Loan Repayment Assistance Programs," a program co-sponsored by the YLD and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee followed by a Wine & Cheese Reception from 5-6 p.m. READ MORE

Register Now for Bench Bar and Save with Prices $50 Less Than 2007 Rates

YLD members have until Friday, Sept. 18 to take advantage of the early bird discount for the Bench Bar and Annual Conference, Oct. 23 & 24 at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. Visit philabenchbar.org and register today for $199.

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New Vendors, Raffles Added to "Dress to Impress" Networking Happy Hour, Sept. 24

Two new clothing vendors, Distante and Doncaster, will join Astor & Black at the YLD's "Dress to Impress" Networking Happy Hour, Sept. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Ladder 15, 1528 Samson St. All three vendors will be raffling off items to attendees.

From interviewing for a job or law school to talking with a client to making your case to a judge, there are countless reasons to look your best. "Dress to Impress" will feature various clothiers, each displaying their items throughout the night at discounted prices. Custom-tailored suits and shirts for both men and women will be available, as will a variety of accessories. Drink and food specials will also be offered during the event.

Other possible vendors include: Senor Custom Clothing and Kimberly Boutique.

Registration is not required for "Dress to Impress," however the first 80 to arrive will receive a free drink ticket.

Schedule Set for The People's Law School, Sept. 15 - Oct. 20; Spread the Word

From September 15 through October 20, the YLD will present "The People's Law School", a legal education program for citizens interested in learning about areas of the law affecting their daily lives. The schedule is now official and we're counting on you to tell your friends and family about PLS. (Visit peopleslawschool.philadelphiabar.org for more)

The program features six sessions of 11 total classes on subjects ranging from real estate to employment law to personal injury, all taught by volunteer attorneys. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 6:15-8:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. The cost of the program is $40.00 and includes access to all seminars and the complete course materials book.

The YLD needs all Philadelphia Bar Association members to spread the word about this valuable program and public resource. Tell your family, friends, clients and whomever else you feel would benefit from The People's Law School.

The course schedule is as follows:

September 15

-Social Security & Disability (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
-Elder Law (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

September 22

-Small Claims & Landlord/Tenant (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
-Consumer Credit (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

September 29

-Personal Injury (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
-Criminal Law (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

October 6

-Real Estate (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
-Bankruptcy (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

October 13

-Employment Law (6:15-7:15 p.m.)
-Workers’ Compensation (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

October 20

-Family Law (6:15-8:30 p.m.)

The People's Law School is open to all citizens. Registration is now available here. For questions about the program, contact 215-238-6393 or pls@philabar.org.

Please note that while The People's Law School will provide attendees information on different areas of the law, the program is not accredited and no degree or certificate will be conferred upon its completion.

YLD Family Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Zoo, Oct. 3

On October 3, from 12-2PM, have fun and meet the families of your fellow young lawyers at the YLD Family Fall Festival. This year's celebration takes place at the Philadelphia Zoo and includes all sorts of fun activities.

The cost of the event (Adults: $20; ages 2-12: $12; under 2: free) includes:

-9AM-5PM access to the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 Girard Ave.
-YLD Family Fall Festival at Peacock Pavilion, 12-2:30PM. Enjoy a picnic BBQ, decorate your own cupcake and dance to a great DJ.
-Zoo on Wheels (12-2PM)
-Face Painting (12:30-1:30PM)

Remember, children are encouraged to wear costumes (young lawyers can, too).

CLICK HERE to register.

Dialogue on Diversity, Sept. 22

The Philadelphia Bar Association will host the summit "Our Dialogue on Diversity" which will review the real-life struggles and successes of diverse Philadelphia lawyers from the past and present, with a major focus on the future. This two-hour summit, designed as a luncheon program, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 12 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center at the Wanamaker Building.

Topics will include recruiting and retaining diverse individuals, building diverse leadership at the Bar Association and law firm management, the impact of the economy on diversity, and implementing the Statement of Diversity Principles resolution.

Panelists will include U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma Shapiro; Butler Buchanan, shareholder, Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; former Chancellor Andrew A. Chirls; Roberta Liebenberg, member, Fine, Kaplan & Black, R.P.C.; Nadeem Bezar, partner, Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar; Brandi Brice, assistant city solicitor; John Encarnacion, associate, White and Williams LLP; Thomas Fitzpatrick, partner, Fitzpatrick & Long, LLC; Heather J. Holloway, associate, Thorp Reed & Armstrong LLP; Richard Negrin, vice president and associate general counsel, ARAMARK; Jamie Ray, Center for Disability Law Policy; and Lynn Zeitlin, executive director, Equality Advocates.

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. Lunch is available for $12. CLICK HERE to register.

"Managing Student Loan Debt: New Loan Repayment Assistance Programs" and Wine & Cheese Reception, Sept. 16

From 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 16, join national educational debt expert Heather Jarvis for "Managing Student Loan Debt: New Loan Repayment Assistance Programs," a program co-sponsored by the YLD and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee followed by a Wine & Cheese Reception from 5-6 p.m.

The program will be held in the Philadelphia Bar Association's 11th Floor Conference Center.

Along with being a national expert on educational debt, Jarvis is well-versed on the financial barriers facing law graduates and has been a leading player nationally in advocating for and now interpreting the new federal student loan forgiveness law, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

There is no charge to attend this program and reception. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

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