July 14, 2009
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PhiLAWpalooza This Thursday; New Law Student Price

The third annual PhiLAWpalooza is two days away, Thursday, July 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. at World Cafe Live. Everyone is welcome to attend the incredible event, and a new law student ticket price of $12 is now being offered. READ MORE


Volunteers Needed for Legal Line TOMORROW

Volunteers are needed the Legal Line program tomorrow, July 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the Bar Association offices, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor. Volunteers answer basic legal questions and provide referral information. Food and drink will be provided free of charge. Email Roxane Crowley if you are able to help.


Special Offer to See "City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell!"

Production Company The Second City is teaming up with the Philadelphia Theatre Company to present "City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell!," an all improv-based comedy show that gives Philly a hilarious once-over. Through the work of the YLD, a special discount has been extended to Philadelphia Bar Association members. READ MORE


Check out PhilaBenchBar.org

If you haven't yet visited this year's new Bench Bar website, philabenchbar.org, now is your chance. Learn about all that is going on October 23 & 24 at Harrah's Atlantic City and register at a lower price than years' past.

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PhiLAWpalooza This Thursday; New Law Student Price

The third annual PhiLAWpalooza is two days away, this Thursday, July 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. at World Cafe Live. Everyone is welcome to attend this incredible event, and a new law student ticket price of $12 is now being offered. This, in addition to the already low prices of $15 for Bar Association members and $18 for non-members, is just another reason to join us for food and drinks while enjoying the music of six lawyer-led bands.

This year's PhiLAWpalooza features:

A Band Called M, featuring attorneys from Montgomery, McCracken, Walker and Rhoads, LLP

Grady, led by Matt Goldberg, an attorney with DLA Piper

Class Action, featuring attorneys from Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

ProBonos, led by Jim Wells, an attorney with Haines & Associates

Jen ‘n’ Juice, led by Jennifer Welsh, an attorney with Conrad O’Brien PC

Jack Myers and Friends

PhiLAWpalooza is a really fun, laid back event where lawyers (and non-lawyers) of all ages gather to enjoy live music performed by talented lawyer musicians.

Again, tickets are $15 for Philadelphia Bar Association members and $18 for non-members. Admission includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers.

Register here.

Be Heard at YLD Live!, July 27

The Young Lawyers Division wants to hear from you! On July 27 at 12 p.m., join the YLD Executive Committee and other young lawyers at "YLD Live!," an interactive meeting that will address how the YLD can better benefit you. YLD Live! is open to all YLD members and will include a complimentary lunch.

Whether you have an idea for a program or an event that would help young lawyers, a specific topic you would like to see addressed in a CLE or panel discussion, or a suggestion for a program the YLD could undertake in the Philadelphia community, the YLD invites you to join our effort to shape the future of the profession.

Some things you can expect to learn are:

- The history of the YLD, its structure, and its mission
- How the YLD can benefit you through its programs and initiatives
- How to get involved with the YLD through social media
- Advice/suggestions if affected by the economic downturn
- Upcoming YLD events

In addition to hearing from members of the YLD Executive Committee, attendees will break into groups for a more personal discussion about what the YLD can do for you. Cabinet members will lead these groups and answer questions as well as keep track of suggestions, opinions, etc., for future follow-up.

We will also be auctioning off four $25 gift certificates to the Mexican Post at YLD Live!, giving you another great reason to join us.

YLD Live! will be held at the Philadelphia Bar Association's headquarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th Floor Conference Room. Click here to register.

YLD Volunteers Needed to Help with Obama Initiative: August 18 and 20

To aid the Bar Association in its participation in “Get Help Now PA!” - a program that is part of President and Michelle Obama’s “United We Serve” national service initiative - the YLD has adopted August 18 and August 20 to provide help to those searching for agencies that can assist them.

From July 7 through September 11 (from 1pm to 6pm), President and Mrs. Obama are asking legal professionals and bankers to staff offices around the state to help direct individuals with legal or financial issues to agencies that can provide help. Here in Philadelphia, the office will be located at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, and as Philadelphia is the state's largest city, volunteers are greatly needed.

The YLD has adopted August 18 and August 20 to direct individuals to service agencies that can provide them with the help they need. Volunteers are asked to sign up for one shift - from 1:00-3:30 p.m. or from 3:30-6 p.m. To sign up, or if you have questions, please contact Carey Chopko or Kelly Gastley.

"Get Help Now PA!" is a collaborative effort of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Pennsylvania Financial Services Association, the Office of the First Lady, and Pennsylvania Department of Banking.

PBA Young Lawyers Invites YLD Members to Upcoming Summer Meeting, Aug. 7-9

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers and New Admittees invites the YLD to attend the upcoming Pennsylvania Bar Association YLD Summer Meeting/New Admittee Conference Aug. 7-9, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, PA.



Participants will have an opportunity to earn CLE credit (substantive and ethics), learn from prominent lawyers and judges, network, and enjoy resort activities to unwind. The criteria for a New Admittee is practicing 3 years or less.

See official brochure here. Any questions, contact Maria Engles, Pennsylvania Bar YLD Coordinator, at 1-800-932-0311 X2223 or via email.

Current Status of Reproductive Rights Law CLE, July 23

On July 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Women's Rights Committee, the Public Interest Section and the Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society will present "Current Status of Reproductive Rights Law," a one-credit substantive CLE.

The program will examine the various constitutional theories supporting the recognition of abortion rights, the way these theories have evolved under the Rehnquist and Roberts courts, clinic buffer zones and the Allentown protester legislation. In addition, panelists will address a critique of the lower federal judiciary's application of Planned Parenthood v. Casey's undue burden test to restrictions on abortion and alternate strategies for protecting access to abortion and other reproductive health services.

Featured panelists include Carol E. Tracy, Esq., Executive Director, Women's Law Project, Philadelphia, and Sue Frietsche, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Women's Law Project, Philadelphia.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the PBI CLE Conference Center, 10th Floor, Wanamaker Bldg., 13th & Market Sts. The cost is $25 for members of Bar Association admitted for more than five years, and $20 for members admitted less than five years.

Click here to register.

Presentation on Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, Sept. 16

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Public Interest Section's Delivery of Legal Services Committee and the Young Lawyers Division will co-sponsor a panel presentation on loan repayment assistance programs. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. and will be followed by a wine and cheese reception from 5 to 6 p.m.

The panel discussion will feature Heather Jarvis, Senior Program Manager for Law School Advocacy and Outreach Resources at Equal Justice Works. Jarvis is a national expert on educational debt and 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.

Both the program and reception will take place at Bar Association's 11th Floor Conference Center and are free. Pre-registration is required, however. Stay tuned for more details.

Special Offer to See "City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell!"

Production Company The Second City is teaming up with the Philadelphia Theatre Company to present "City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell!," an all improv-based comedy show that gives Philly a hilarious once-over. Through the work of the YLDm a special discount of $5 a ticket has been extended to Philadelphia Bar Association members for any performance during the show's run, July 8-26. Bring a group of at least 5 and get the lowest rate available, saving $65.

Comedy birthplace of Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, John Belushi, Tina Fey, and countless others, Chicago-based The Second City will use its legendary comedy genius to tackle Philadelphia's signature style.

The discount is available on tickets purchased by phone, online or in-person. Go here to order online and use promo code PBA. Same for over the phone or in-person. Any questions call Carol Flannery, 
Group Sales Manager at the Philadelphia Theatre Company at 215.985.1400 X304.

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