Volunteers Needed for Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition

It is once again time for the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition and we need your help to make this year another success. The Young Lawyers Division and Temple University Beasley School of Law team up each year to host this competition. Each spring students from approximately 40 public, private, and parochial schools are given the opportunity play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious criminal or civil case, focusing on real legal issues...READ MORE

Rutgers-Camden Law School Speed Networking Event Feb. 20: Attorney Volunteers Needed

Looking to connect with other professionals in a fun setting and help law students get a head start on their careers in the process? Looking for a way to help students, but don't necessarily have a job to offer? Rutgers-Camden Law School has an opportunity for you to help law students build skills essential to their finding a job in a challenging market. Come participate in the Rutgers-Camden Law School Speed Networking Event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5:45 to 8 p.m...READ MORE

APABAPA Lunar Banquet Feb. 22

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association will hold its 2013 Lunar New Year Banquet to celebrate the Year of the Snake on Friday, Feb. 22. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. at dinner will be served at 7 p.m. at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St. The dinner will include several courses and will feature a traditional lion dance performance by the Philadelphia Suns. To purchase tickets, please visit www.apaba-pa.org. Please RSVP by Feb. 15. Contact Diana Lin at dianalin@cozen.com for more information.

Probate and Trust Law Section Quarterly CLE March 5

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Philadelphia Bar Association Probate & Trust Law Section will present the CLE program "Trusts: Drafting Well to Administer Well" on Tuesday, March 5. Get tips from attorneys who draft trusts; hear how corporate fiduciary counsel review trust documents; and discover how drafting choices impact trust administration. Visit pbi.org for more information.

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Volunteers Needed for Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition

It is once again time for the John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition and we need your help to make this year another success. The Young Lawyers Division and Temple University Beasley School of Law team up each year to host this competition. Each spring students from approximately 40 public, private, and parochial schools are given the opportunity play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious criminal or civil case, focusing on real legal issues.

We hope that you will join us for an experience that is rewarding for both our volunteer judges and our students. You can sign up to judge as many trials as you would like and each trial will require a two to three hour time commitment.

Please pass this information along to your friends and colleagues. You can direct any questions to Kristy Littman at littmanak@sec.gov or Jim Nixon at james.nixon@pacourts.us.

Click here to view the schedule and sign up to judge. Click here to view this year's case materials.

UPS Chief Legal Officer McClure is March 11 Speaker

Teri Plummer McClure, senior vice president of legal, compliance, audit & public affairs and general counsel and corporate secretary at UPS, will be the keynote speaker at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Monday, March 11 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

The Bar Association will also present the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award at the program. The award publicly acknowledges, recognizes and honors an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. Also at the event, Immediate-Past Chancellor John E. Savoth 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."

In her role at UPS, McClure oversees all ethics and compliance, audit and legal initiatives in more than 220 countries and territories where the company does business, and advises and supports the UPS Board of Directors. McClure also leads UPS worldwide public affairs and government relations efforts advocating increased global trade, stronger business competitiveness, and improved economic growth worldwide, among many other public policies.

The March 11 Quarterly Meeting & Luncheon begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Click here to purchase tickets.

Sotomayor Diversity Award Nominations Due Feb. 8

Nominations are now being accepted for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at the Association's March 11 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon.

This award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. Nominations for the award are accepted from any member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Previous recipients of the diversity award include Justice Sotomayor, the Liacouras Committee, former Chancellor Andre L. Dennis and Nolan Atkinson.

The award shall be granted to an attorney, jurist, law firm, law department, legal services organization or law school in Philadelphia, or an individual or entity that has made a substantial impact upon the Philadelphia legal community. Nominees should demonstrate a sustained and continuous contribution, or a single outstanding contribution, to diversity and full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession in furtherance of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Statement of Diversity Principles. Nominations of individuals should be based upon their personal contributions to diversity, and nominations of entities should be based upon programmatic activity.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8 and should be sent to Naomi K. McLaurin, Esq., Director of Diversity, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA. Nomination materials can be downloaded by visiting philadelphiabar.org.

Rutgers-Camden Law School Speed Networking Event: Attorney Volunteers Needed

Looking to connect with other professionals in a fun setting and help law students get a head start on their careers in the process? Looking for a way to help students, but don't necessarily have a job to offer? Rutgers-Camden Law School has an opportunity for you to help law students build skills essential to their finding a job in a challenging market. Come participate in the Rutgers-Camden Law School Speed Networking Event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5:45 to 8 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to give law students the chance to meet local professionals, gain industry insight, learn about job opportunities and what it takes to become a successful lawyer. The event will give students an opportunity to learn more about practicing law while gaining valuable insights and advice that can help them in their careers. Speed networking is very similar to the wildly popular speed dating. It consists of brief conversations between students and practicing lawyers, at regular intervals of time. Once the time is up, the students move on to the next lawyer, then the next, ultimately giving them the chance to meet with several participating attorneys, getting career advice and tools for communicating with professionals. In this structured environment students can talk to people they wouldn't otherwise have come into contact with, and can decide whether they have an interest in a particular kind of employer or practice area.

Following the one-hour speed networking session, there will be a short reception where participants can have the opportunity to speak more informally. Click here to register. Registration closes Friday, Feb. 1 at 5p.m. For more information contact Gwen Tolbert at gtolbert@camden.rutgers.edu.

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