March 11, 2008

Governor Edward G. Rendell to Serve as Keynote Speaker at YLD Annual Meeting Tuesday, March 25

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Governor Edward G. Rendell will be the keynote speaker at the Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting and Reception Tuesday, March 25 at G, 111 S. 17th St., below Davio's, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and include an open bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The YLD will officially welcome its new chair, Scott P. Sigman, at the event. The F. Sean Peretta Service Award will be presented to Maria Feeley of Pepper Hamilton, LLP. The Craig M. Perry Community Service Award will be presented to DaQuana Carter of Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Dechert LLP will receive the YLD Vision Award.

The event is co-hosted by Young Advocates for Mural Arts, which will be holding a raffle where the winner will paint a new mural with a friend, and receive lunch at a Center City restaurant. To purchase tickets click here.

YLD Happy Hour to be Held at the Redesigned Finn McCool's March 19

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Join the YLD on Wednesday, March 19 for its happy hour at Prime Lounge, located on the second floor above Finn McCool's (12th and Sansom).

After closing in summer 2007 for renovations, Finn McCool's has recently reopened as an Irish pub with 16 taps on the first floor. Prime Lounge has a DJ and bottle service.

The happy hour will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and will feature drink specials and appetizers. The first 70 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket. This happy hour is sponsored by Summit Court Reporting, who also co-sponsored 2007's Lawyerpalooza. No RSVP required.

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Mayor Michael Nutter to Deliver Keynote Address at Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on March 17

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be the keynote speaker at the Association's Spring Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Monday, March 17. Nutter was sworn in as the 98th mayor of Philadelphia on Jan. 7. He is a native Philadelphian with an accomplished career in public service, business and financial administration. He served as a Philadelphia City Councilman for nearly 15 years representing the city's Fourth District encompassing the communities of Wynnefield, Overbrook, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls, Mt. Airy and parts of North and West Philadelphia.

The March Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon will be held at noon at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are available online at philadelphiabar.org.

Immediate-Past Chancellor Jane L. Dalton will be honored at the event. Dalton 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."

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