July 29, 2008

Bench-Bar Annual Conference Early Registration Ends Aug. 15

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Registration is now open for the Association's 2008 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference on Sept. 19-21 at Bally's Atlantic City.

This year's conference is expected to bring together more than 500 lawyers and judges from the Philadelphia area for three days of CLE programming that lets practitioners and the judiciary share ideas and best practices. The theme of this year's conference is "The Sound of Philadelphia."

Registration for the full three days of the conference is $549 for those members who register by Aug. 15. That rate includes all meals and CLE. For public interest attorneys, government attorneys and members of the Young Lawyers Division who register by Aug. 15, the full conference registration fee is $399. Other one-day and two-day registration packages are available. For those prices, visit philadelphiabar.org.

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Bench-Bar Conference Scholarships Available

Scholarships to the 2008 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference, to be held Sept. 19-21 at Bally's Atlantic City, are available by lottery to Association members who are public interest or government service attorneys.

Scholarship winners will be drawn and announced on Thursday, Sept. 4 during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center.

To enter the lottery, please submit your name and organization to Dawn Burger by Wednesday, Aug. 13. Scholarships include hotel accommodations for two nights at Bally's as well as all conference fees, CLE credits and meals.

You must be a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association to participate in the scholarship lottery.

Scholarship donations are also being sought. To donate a scholarship, please contact Conference Co-Chair Rosemary Pinto at 215-546-2604.

Volunteer for YLD Law School Outreach

The YLD Law School Outreach Program will be held on Tuesday, August 19 at Drexel College of Law, Bhrakis Hall, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Joan Clarke at Booth & Tucker, LLP at 215-875-0609.

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Bench-Bar Annual Conference Early Registration Ends Aug. 15

Registration is now open for the Association's 2008 Bench-Bar and Annual Conference on Sept. 19-21 at Bally's Atlantic City.

This year's conference is expected to bring together more than 500 lawyers and judges from the Philadelphia area for three days of CLE programming that lets practitioners and the judiciary share ideas and best practices. The theme of this year's conference is "The Sound of Philadelphia."

Registration for the full three days of the conference is $549 for those members who register by Aug. 15. That rate includes all meals and CLE. For public interest attorneys, government attorneys and members of the Young Lawyers Division who register by Aug. 15, the full conference registration fee is $399. Other one-day and two-day registration packages are available. For those prices, visit philadelphiabar.org.

Bally's Atlantic City offers a world-class spa, salon, fitness center and 18 restaurants to meet every craving. Experience the Old West at Bally's Wild Wild West Casino with nearly 74,000 feet of gaming accessible via a short walkway connected to Bally's.

Bally's is now accepting hotel reservations for attendees. Book early for the best rates: rooms on Thursday, Sept. 18 are $99; rooms Friday, Sept. 19 are $144, and Saturday, Sept. 20 rooms range from $189 to $209. A limited number of rooms are available for the $189 rate on Saturday night. Call 1-800-345-7253 for reservations and mention you are attending the Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference to get these special room rates.

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