June 16, 2009
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Last Chance to Pre-Register: Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony TONIGHT

The YLD will award its annual Diversity Scholarships to five outstanding local law students at its Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony, TONIGHT from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mexican Post. READ MORE


Volunteers Needed for Legal Line TOMORROW

Volunteers are needed the Legal Line program tomorrow, June 17, 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 is provided free of charge. Email Chris Guth if you are able to help.


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TOMORROW: Bar Night at the Phillies

Join your colleagues and friends at Bar Association Night at the Phillies tomorrow, June 17, as the World Series Champion Phils take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $28 and can be ordered by clicking here. READ MORE

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TONIGHT: YLD Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony; Last Chance to Pre-Register for Free Drink Tickets

The Young Lawyers Division will award its "Diversity Scholarships" to five local law students at tonight's annual Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mexican Post.

The scholarships will be awarded to: Priya De Souza of Temple's Beasley School of Law, Earthen Johnson of Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, Samea Lim of Temple's Beasley School of Law, Maricruz Melendrez of Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, and Jennifer Supplee of Temple's Beasley School of Law.

The event is co-hosted by the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia, the Hispanic Bar Association of Philadelphia, the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association of Philadelphia, and the South-Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia.

Pre-registration is encouraged as the first 200 to RSVP will be given two complimentary drink tickets for each attendee. Appetizers will also be available throughout the night.

James DeCrescenzo Reporting LLC and Trial Technologies, Inc. are sponsoring the event. To pre-register for this event, click here

TODAY: Conflict of Interest and Joint Representation CLE

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section and Professional Responsibility Committee will present "Conflicts of Interest and Joint Representation," an interactive, 2-credit Ethics CLE today, June 16, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Avoiding conflicts of interest is one of the core obligations of an attorney. This program will address conflicts of interest which appear at the inception of an engagement and those that may arise later in the representation. Often, the issues arise when there is a joint representation.

Questions and the issues to be examined include: Can you represent one client against another in unrelated matters?; Can you represent a corporate client and an officer of that same client?; What do you do if your client is merged into another company and you have a matter against that company?; Can you drop one client to cure a conflict which arises after you represent both in unrelated matters?; and, Can you sue a current client?, among others.

Faculty is as follows: Sarah Bricknell, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Duane Morris; Hope Comisky, Esq., Professional Responsibility Counsel, Pepper Hamilton, Co-Chair Professional Guidance and Professional Responsibility Committees, Philadelphia Bar Association; Kimberly S. Ingersoll, Esq., Partner, Abrams & Ingersoll, Co-Chair Professional Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association; Barbara S. Rosenberg, Esq., Sole Practitioner and Co-Chair, Professional Responsibility Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association; and Tamara Lee Traynor, Assistant General Counsel, Wolf Block.

The program will be held at PBI's CLE Conference Center.Click here for more info and to register.

Mock Trial Information Session, June 29

The Young Lawyers Division will host a Mock Trial Information Session on Coaching and Judging, Monday, June 29 at 12 p.m. in the Bar Association's 10th Floor Board Room. The event is co-hosted by the Temple University Beasley School of Law LEAP Program and is open to all area lawyers and law students interested in coaching and judging high school mock trial competitors in Philadelphia. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Each year, the YLD and Temple LEAP put on a mock trial camp in the fall and the citywide John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition in the spring. Philadelphia teams regularly distinguish themselves statewide and even in the national competition, which Philadelphia will proudly host in 2010!

This event will teach attendees about the commitments and rewards of getting involved. Organizers, coaches, judges, teachers and students will all be on hand to talk about their experiences and answer questions.

Click here to register online. Any questions, please contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or via email.

TOMORROW: Workers' Comp Section Hosting "Ethics: Professionalism and Propriety" CLE

The Workers' Comp Section is sponsoring a lunchtime CLE, "Ethics: Professionalism and Propriety - A New Edition of the Jack and Bill Show," tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association's 11th Floor Conference Center.

Jack Duffy of the Law Offices of Thomas Romando and Bill McKee of the Chartwell Law Offices in Eagleville will set out, once again, on the stormy waters of ethical issues. Duffy and McKee will discuss courtroom behavior, discovery issues, surveillance, and deposition conduct among other hot topics. From points on who is to be addressed in court to when surveillance is to be produced, be prepared to be enlightened, educated, and entertained, as this well-known duo of attorneys tackles the most difficult ethical issues in their own unique way.

The program has been approved for 1.0 Ethics CLE credit. The charge is $25 for Philadelphia Bar Association members admitted for more than five years, and $20 for members admitted for less than five years. To register, visit pbi.org or call PBI Customer Service at 1-800-932-4637.

"Business Development & Rainmaking for Shy Attorneys During Tough Economic Times," June 23

The Lawyers in Transition and the Training Resource Group will present "Business Development & Rainmaking for Shy Attorneys During Tough Economic Times," June 23 at 12 p.m. at the Bar Association's 10th Floor Board Room.

The program will cover topics including: biggest concerns and challenges - how is the economy affecting you?; reasons why many attorneys are uncomfortable or shy when it comes to business development; styles that can be used for business development; networking strategies - help in uncomfortable situations; strategies to move out of your comfort zone; and how overcoming shyness can have a positive impact on your career.

Click here to register online. Any questions, contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or via email.

"Technology for the Small Firm," June 22

On Monday, June 22, at 12 p.m., the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee is hosting "Technology for the Small Firm" at the Bar Association's 11th Floor Conference Center.

The event features Harper Dimmerman, Co-Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Management Committee; George W. Nicholson of Sage Solutions Group; Molly Barker Gilligan of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC; and Alan Nochumson of Nochumson P.C.

Click here to register.

TOMORROW: Bar Night at the Phillies

Join your colleagues and friends at Bar Association Night at the Phillies tomorrow, June 17 as the World Series Champion Phils take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $28 and can be ordered by clicking here.

Seating (subject to availability) with fellow Philadelphia Bar Association supporters will be located on the Field Level Outfield (Sections 145 - 148). There is a special $2 discount off the cost of these tickets. To order your tickets for this special event, click here and enter the promotion code BAR.

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