Business Law Section to Honor Meyers, John Jan. 21

The Business Law Section will present its the Dennis H. Replansky Memorial Award to Howard L. Meyers and the inaugural Albert S. Dandridge III Diversity Award to Leslie E. John at its Annual Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Estia, 1405 Locust St. The Annual Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register.

Criminal Justice Section Reception Jan. 30

The Criminal Justice Section Annual Holiday Reception and Awards Ceremony has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 220 S. 17th St. The Justice Thurgood Marshall Award will be presented to Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland (Ret.). The Henry Czajowski Award will be given to Common Pleas Courtroom Operations Michael Spaziano, Chief, and Administrative Officers Michelle Arlene, Robert Busillo, Janette Coladonato, Gino Giacomucci and Michael Lanzalotti. The event includes open bar and and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $55 for members, $45 for public interest and government attorney members and $65 for non-members. Click here to register by Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Judges Needed for Ben Franklin Mock Trial Tournament

The University of Pennsylvania is proud to host the annual Benjamin Franklin Invitational Mock Trial tournament. Only the elite high school programs of the state of Pennsylvania will be competing on our campus, judged by practicing attorneys as well as Penn Law School students. The tournament will be run just like a collegiate tournament, comprised of four trials, split between the two days. The tournament will take place on Jan. 18-19. Volunteer judges can register here by completing this survey. For additional information and/or inquiries, please contact our BFI Tournament Director, Renata O'Donnell, at renataod@sas.upenn.edu.



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Judge Wecht to Discuss Superior Court Work Jan. 17

Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge David N. Wecht will discuss his work on the Superior Court and answer questions from committee members at the Friday, Jan. 17 meeting of the Appellate Courts Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Privacy in the Age of Terror and Twitter Feb. 10

Edward Snowden's leaks about NSA monitoring of emails and cell phones; world leaders alleging U.S. eavesdropping on their communications; terrorism spreading round the world while our government balances interests of privacy with security, diplomacy with the need to know when and how our country and its citizens could be at risk.

How do we define the line between what we want our government to do to protect Americans at home and abroad and where we believe privacy rights must prevail?

Join our esteemed panel of journalists and attorneys on Monday, Feb. 10 as they examine the latest developments in the contest between protecting liberty and core American values and achieving the highest level of national security possible. Do you think Snowden is a traitor or a patriot? Are you willing to sacrifice some liberties to assure your safety? Is our government doing the right thing? Do we need more transparency or more secrecy as the US looks to protect its citizens and its interests?

Examine these issues and weigh in with your questions and comments at this timely and always lively PBI public policy seminar. Click here to register.

Barristers' Student Interview Workshop Jan. 23

The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia will host its annual Student Interview Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, 2005 Market St., Suite 2600.

The Barristers' Association is committed to building a pipeline of success for law students. One key element of this commitment is preparing students for the next stage of their legal career - conquering the job market. The Student Interview Workshop brings students from local law schools together with lawyers from a wide range of legal experience to discuss the interview process in detail.

The Student Interview Workshop will provide law students with tips on defining their job search for both summer association position and post-graduation positions. Students will receive specific advice on interview preparation, expectations of written material and appropriate post-interview communication. The Student Interview Workshop will conclude with individual mock interviews between students and lawyers. We hope to provide the students with the necessary tools to successfully navigate the interview process.

Pre-registration is required. Students should bring their current resumes to the Workshop, and can RSVP at phillybarristers@gmail.com. Direct all questions regarding the Student Interview Workshop to Nate Koonce at nkoonce@stradley.com. For more information on the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia and future events, visit phillybarristers.com.

President Judge Woods-Skipper to Speak Jan. 28

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper will discuss her career path and developments in the First Judicial District at the Tuesday, Jan. 28 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

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