June 2, 2009
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Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony, June 16 at Mexican Post

The YLD will award its annual Diversity Scholarships to five outstanding local law students at its Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony, Tuesday, June 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mexican Post. READ MORE


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Register Now for PhiLAWpalooza, July 16

Online registration is open for this year's PhiLAWpalooza event, July 16 at World Cafe Live. $15 for Bar Association members; $18 for non-members. Any party interested in performing can contact Stephanie Mensing at 215-735-2121 or smensing@wm-law.net. Register here


Volunteers Still Needed to Teach at 2009 People's Law School

The YLD is now accepting applications from young lawyers to teach classes at this year's People's Law School. READ MORE


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Bar Night at the Phillies June 17

Join your colleagues and friends at Bar Association Night at the Phillies on Wednesday, 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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YLD to Award Five Area Law Students “Diversity Scholarships” at Annual Diversity Happy Hour, June 16

The Young Lawyers Division will award its “Diversity Scholarships” to five local law students at its annual Joint Diversity Happy Hour and Scholarship Ceremony, Tuesday, June 16 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

THURSDAY: Alternative Careers Academy for Attorneys

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Attorney Career Development Committee, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division and the Careers in Government and Public Interest Committee, is presenting "Alternative Careers Academy for Attorneys" this Thurs., June 4 from 12 - 2 p.m at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

The action-packed program will provide the tools and resources to those interested in identifying and achieving richer, more rewarding alternative career opportunities. Attendees will learn what alternative career options are available, how to address career-confusion and make choices leading to greater career satisfaction, how to determine whether to switch careers or to simply switch jobs, how to effectively market oneself, and more.

Panelists for the program are: Sean Brogan, Sales Executive, The Graham Company; Hon. Joshua Shapiro, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Felicia Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer, Fox Rothschild; Joseph Sullivan, Chief Pro Bono Officer, Pepper Hamilton; Craig Arthur von Schroeder, Creative Director, Commonwealth Proper; and Arthur Bousel, Chief Career Coach, Lawyer2Lawyer Coaching.

This is a free program but lunch will be provided for $8.00. Click here to register.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Real Property Networking Social

The Real Property Section will hold its Spring Reception this Thursday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 111 S. 17th St. The event - co-hosted by the YLD and sponsored by Coleman|Nourian - is $20 for Bar Association members and $25 for non-members. Open bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Click here to register.

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Volunteers Needed to Teach at 2009 People's Law School

The YLD is now accepting applications from young lawyers to teach the following classes at this year's People's Law School (PLS): family law and custody, small claims and landlord/tenant court, consumer credit (including debt collection, identity theft, credit reports, utility issues), real estate (including foreclosures, predatory lending, actions to quiet title), bankruptcy, employment law, workers' compensation, social security and disability, elder law, personal injury, and criminal law.

The PLS is a six-week adult education course, beginning in September, that offers non-lawyers basic information about areas of the law that affect people's daily lives. If you are interested in teaching, please email your resume or information about your practice areas to Stephanie Mensing.

Bar Night at the Phillies June 17

Join your colleagues and friends at Bar Association Night at the Phillies on Wednesday, 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.

Dual Honors for Temple's Epps June 9; Margolis to Speak

JoAnne Epps, dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law, will receive the Sandra Day O'Connor Award and deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the June 9 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. Alan W. Margolis, a founding partner of Margolis Edelstein, will speak on behalf of his fellow Year Club inductees at the event, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets.

Epps, a leading scholar in the areas of trial advocacy and criminal procedure, took over as dean at Temple Law in July. Epps has been a frequent speaker on evidence and advocacy, both domestically and internationally. The O'Connor Award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. The Women in the Profession Committee established the O'Connor Award in 1993 to recognize the important contributions that women attorneys in Philadelphia have made to the legal profession.

Tickets to the event are $55 for members and $60 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Conflict of Interest and Joint Representation CLE, June 16

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, on Tuesday, 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.

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