June 23, 2009
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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 open to all area lawyers and law students interested in coaching and judging high school mock trial competitors in Philadelphia. READ MORE


Annual Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony A Success

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony a success. The event was sold-out and Mexican Post was packed until the very end. Special thanks to our sponsors, James DeCrescenzo Reporting, LLC and Trial Technologies. See a picture of the scholarship winners.


More Bands Added to PhiLAWpalooza, July 16

Two more bands have been confirmed for PhiLAWpalooza 2009, July 16 at World Cafe Live. ProBonos and Jack Myers and Friends will join fan-favorites "Class Action" and "A Band Called M," as well as "Grady," with more to be added shortly. Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in performing this year. We received a great response and regret that we could not include everyone. Tickets to the event are $15 for Bar Association member and $18 for non-members. Register here

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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.

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.

Criminal Justice Section Happy Hour, June 25

The Criminal Justice Section will host a summmer happy hourat McCormick & Schmicks', 1 S. Broad St., this Thursday, June 25, from 5-7 p.m. Reduced drink prices and food specials will be available.

The section will also raffle off a Phillies package which includes two tickets, two hats and a cooler. The first 25 to arrive will receive a free drink. See you there!

TODAY: "Business Development & Rainmaking for Shy Attorneys During Tough Economic Times"

The Lawyers in Transition and the Training Resource Group will present "Business Development & Rainmaking for Shy Attorneys During Tough Economic Times," today, 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.

Annual Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony A Success

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Mu'min Islam (Co-chair of the Scholarship Committee), Samea Lin (Temple Law), Jennifer A. Supplee (Drexel Law), Priya De Souza (Drexel Law), Maricruz Melendrez (Temple Law), and Aneesh Mehta (Co-chair of the Scholarship Committee) Fifth scholarship winner Earthen Johnson not pictured

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