March 2, 2010

NEXT WEDNESDAY: Networking Happy Hour at Happy Rooster

The next YLD Networking Happy Hour is right around the corner. Join friends and colleagues on March 10 at Happy Rooster, 118 S. 16th St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the Criminal Justice Section and the Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties Young Lawyers Divisions. READ MORE

CNN's John King to Speak at March 17 Quarterly Meeting

John King, most recently the host of CNN's "State of the Union with John King," will be the keynote speaker at the Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, March 17.

Also at the event, Immediate-Past Chancellor Sayde J. Ladov will be presented with a gold box, an exact replica of the one presented to Andrew Hamilton for his defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735. The gold box is presented annually to the immediate-past Chancellor and is inscribed with the message "acquired not by money, but by character." READ MORE


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NEXT WEDNESDAY: Networking Happy Hour at Happy Rooster

The next YLD Networking Happy Hour is right around the corner. Join friends and colleagues on March 10 at Happy Rooster, 118 S. 16th St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the Criminal Justice Section and the Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties Young Lawyers Divisions.

The first 50 to arrive will receive a complimentary drink ticket and specials will also be available. Appetizers will include wings, calamari, homemade chips and onion rings.

Soccer Program with Philadelphia Union Launches New Philadelphia Bar Association Academy, March 29

Major League Soccer is coming to Philadelphia and Bar Association members have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the city's newest professional sports franchise on Monday, March 29 as part of the new Philadelphia Bar Association Academy. Click here to register.

Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit will address Bar Association members at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. In this exclusive session, members will get a virtual preview of the Union's new 18,500-seat stadium in Delaware County and learn the basics of soccer. Team players, fresh off their first-ever game March 25, have been invited to appear for a demonstration of soccer basics.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy, launched this year by Chancellor Scott F. Cooper, lets members register for free or modestly priced courses that will help them greater connect with the city and become better-rounded professionals.

To register for this free program, click here. Lunch is available for $15 for those members who pre-register.

CNN's John King to Speak at March 17 Quarterly Meeting

John King, most recently the host of CNN's "State of the Union with John King," will be the keynote speaker at the Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, March 17.

At the event, Immediate-Past Chancellor Sayde J. Ladov will be presented with a gold box, an exact replica of the one presented to Andrew Hamilton for his defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735. The gold box is presented annually to the immediate-past Chancellor and is inscribed with the message "acquired not by money, but by character."

The Quarterly Meeting begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are $55 and are available HERE.

King joined CNN in May 1997 and was appointed chief national correspondent in April 2005. He served as CNN's senior White House correspondent from 1999 to 2005. He is well known for his use of CNN's "multi-touch" board, which allows him to delve into data on election nights.

THIS THURSDAY: Temple Law's Student Public Interest Network Annual Live Auction

This Thursday, March 4, join Temple University Beasley School of Law's Student Public Interest Network (SPIN) for its Annual Live Auction from 5-7 p.m. at Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St. Leonard Barrack will be honored with the Robert J. Reinstein SPIN Award for members of the Temple Law community dedicated to public interest.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a reception to be followed by an auction at 5:30. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served For more information, click here or contact spin@temple.edu

Attorneys Needed to Judge National Moot Court Competition

The Marshall-Brennan Project in Constitutional Literacy will hold its Second Annual National Moot Court Competition on March 20 and 21.

Hosted by the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, the competition will bring together urban high school students from 11 U.S. cities, all of whom made it to the final rounds in local meets. All of these teens have been learning about the U.S. Constitution and the American legal system from law students who teach special classes in their schools.

This year, three students from the Earle Mack School of Law wrote the competition problem, which focuses on an exceedingly timely Fourth Amendment issue involving students’ privacy when using their computers.

Sought are volunteers to judge the competition throughout the weekend. The shifts are March 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon or from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are also needed on Sunday, March 21 from 9:30 to 11:05 a.m.

If you are available, please e-mail Shira Katz and let her know which shift you would like to judge.

Two Special Law School Conferences of Note

On March 19, the 29th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a reception, at the Paul Levy Conference Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

The Symposium, Expanding Access to Justice in Times of Crisis, will focus on the challenges of expanding legal services and explore innovative strategies to deal with the economic downturn and any crisis.

Panels will include: Fulfilling Gideon's Promise: Expanding Access to Criminal Legal Services in Times of Crisis; Justice for Some? Challenging Limited Access to Civil Legal Services; and a Best Practices Breakout Session. There will be a keynote luncheon presentation by Professor Peter B. Edelman.

Panelists include: Jonathan Rapping, Abbe Smith, Robin Dahlberg, Lara Abel, and Alan Houseman, with more to come. CLE credit will be available. For more information and to register, contact Tory Messina.

On Thursday, April 8, Rutgers University Law School-Camden will hold a conference, Back to the Community: Making Systems Work for Reentry, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Rutgers University Law School, 217 North 5th St., Camden, N.J.

Join local, regional and national leaders for a discussion on how government agencies and not-for-profit programs can better serve those on parole or probation as well as the communities and families to which they return. Panels of practitioners, policy makers, and researchers will tackle the challenges of systemic coordination and partnership from sentencing through incarceration and release, with particular emphasis on how reentry impacts our urban centers.

RSVP by April 5 to Kristin Walker at 856-225-6325 or krwalker@camden.rutgers.edu. Parking arrangements will be provided.

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