YLD Seventh Annual Diversity
Scholarship Reception June 14

The YLD will host its Seventh Annual Diversity Scholarship Reception on Thursday, June 14 at Estia, 1405 Locust St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Love Court Reporting...READ MORE

YLD Night at the Phillies July 20

It's YLD night at the Phillies! Come cheer on our favorite team as they take on the San Francisco Giants at 7:05 p.m. Registration includes a ticket behind home plate in sections 419, 420 or 421 and a pre-game party at the all new XFinity Live! from 5 to 7 p.m. which includes a ballpark tailgate with beer and wine. This event is sponsored by Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support.

Only a limited number of tickets are available and must be purchased by a member of the Association (maximum 3 guests per member). All tickets must be purchased by June 20 and all sales are final. Click here to register.

Bar Foundation Golf Classic June 25 at Green Valley CC

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 25 at Green Valley Country Club. If you are not a golfer, but want to be part of the fun, please join us in the afternoon for a round-robin tennis tournament. The day will be capped off with an open bar surf-and-turf reception and auction on the beautiful lawns of Green Valley Country Club. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a presenting sponsor of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf Classic...READ MORE

YLD Volunteers Spread Out to Offer Free Legal Advice

Nearly 50 people utilized the services of volunteer attorneys at the Young Lawyers Division's Legal Advice Live! program on Monday, April 30 as part of Law Week 2012.

Volunteer attorneys offered free legal advice at the Central Branch in Center City, Donatucci Branch in South Philadelphia, Haverford Branch in West Philadelphia and Romanita Branch in Northern Liberties.

The YLD would like to recognize the law firm of Roach, Leite, & Manyin, LLP for providing three volunteer attorneys at the Donatucci Branch at 20th and Shunk streets.

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YLD Seventh Annual Diversity Scholarship Reception June 14

The YLD will host its Seventh Annual Diversity Scholarship Reception on Thursday, June 14 at Estia, 1405 Locust St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Love Court Reporting.

This year's scholarship recipients include Joel Clymer and Nishana Weerasooriya from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law; Geneva Campbell from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Elisa Kim from the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, and Tran Che at the Villanova University Law School.

Co-hosts of the event are Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Business Law Section and South Asian Bar Association. Registration is required in advance and includes hors d'oeuvres and drink ticket. Admission is complimentary for members of the host organizations and $15 for non-members. Click here to register.

Keeping Inner-City Schools Open May 31

Two of the attorneys representing the Chester-Upland School District in a lawsuit fighting the state to keep the district open will be the guest spakers at a Young Lawyers Division 20/20 program on Thursday, May 31.

Speakers include Michael Churchill, of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and Sonja Kerr of the
Disabilities Rights Project at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. They will discuss the Chester-Upland litigation as well as other similar cases regarding issues of access to appropriate education in southeastern Pennsylvania's inner-city school districts.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

Live, Lunch and Learn - Nonprofit Board Dynamics June 8

Join the Young Lawyers Division and Philadelphia Bar Foundation for the Board Observer Live, Lunch and Learn program "Board Dynamics" on Friday, June 8.

Learn more about the finance, marketing, programs and the executive committee of nonprofit boards. Speakers include Beverly Roberts of Dignity Housing, Jennifer Clarke of PILCOP and Mary Kat Meeks-Hank of Face to Face.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Click here to register.

Berry to Speak June 26; Dalton to Receive O'Connor Award

Dr. Mary Frances Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Tuesday, June 26 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. Click here to purchase tickets.

Jane Leslie Dalton, who has served as Chancellor, chair of the Board of Governors and co-chair of the Women in the Profession Committee, will be presented with the Association's Sandra Day O'Connor Award at the event, set for 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. The O'Connor Award is presented to 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.

Dr. Berry is currently the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written numerous books including "Power in Words: The Stories behind Barack Obama's Speeches, from the State House to the White House."

New members of the Association's 50-, 60-, 65- and 75-Year Clubs will also be honored at the event, set for 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. The Year Clubs recognize attorneys who have been practicing law for 50 years or more. Click here to purchase tickets.

Register Now for Bench-Bar at Revel in October

Register now for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, featuring more than 20 CLE seminars, at the new beachfront Revel resort in Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 5 and 6.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to earn CLE credit while networking with colleagues and members of the bench. Hundreds of attorneys and judges are expected to attend.

Maria A. Feeley, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, is chair of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Molly Peckman, director of professional development at Dechert LLP, is programming chair of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Jeffrey S. Gross, a principal with Batt & Gross, is serving as sponsorship chair and Jennifer Segal Coatsworth, an associate with Margolis Edelstein, is sponsorship vice chair. Regina Foley of Raynes McCarty is chair of the scholarship subcommittee.

Sponsors for the 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity, First Judicial District, Love Court Reporting, Robson Forensic, JAMS, US Claims Inc., LexisNexis, Round Table Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, Special Counsel, Applied Discovery, LawCash, O’Neill Consulting Corporation, Lien Negotiation Counsel, Iron Mountain, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and The Legal Intelligencer. For sponsorship information, please contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or via email at tmccloskey@philabar.org. Learn more at benchbar.philadelphiabar.org.

Comparative Look at Chinese, U.S. Legal Systems May 31

Professor Yang Weidong of the Department of Law, Chinese Academy of Governance in Beijing will present "A Comparative Look at Chinese and U.S. Legal Systems" at the Thursday, May 31 meeting of the International Law Committee.

Professor Yang's recent research has focused on freedom of information, judicial review and administrative dispute resolutions. His presentation will be about 20 minutes followed by questions and discussion.

The program begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th & Arch Streets on the 34th floor. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP promptly to Nancy Mazer at mazern@pepperlaw.com or 215-981-4616.

Bar Foundation Golf Classic June 25 at Green Valley CC

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 25 at Green Valley Country Club. We are excited to announce that Wilkie Lexus of Cherry Hill has chosen the Philadelphia Bar Foundation as a participant in the Lexus Champions for Charity golf tournament. Thanks to the generosity of Wilkie Lexus, our auction will feature a spot on the roster for the three-day Lexus Champions for Charity tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any golf enthusiast.

If you are not a golfer, but want to be part of the fun, please join us in the afternoon for a round-robin tennis tournament. The day will be capped off with an open bar surf-and-turf reception and auction on the beautiful lawns of Green Valley Country Club. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a presenting sponsor of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf Classic.

Why support the Philadelphia Bar Foundation? The mission of the Bar Foundation is to provide equal access to justice for all. As a practical matter, access to justice only exists when education, representation and advocacy combine to allow people to take full advantage of their legal rights. In a position to look at the legal services community as a whole, the Bar Foundation is a key provider of both resources and solutions with the greatest impact on this ambitious goal.

Through the awarding of annual grants, the Bar Foundation provides much needed operational funding for more than 30 public interest law groups. Each grantee has a distinct mission: advocating for the homeless, protecting children in crisis, working with distressed homeowners to prevent foreclosure, protecting elders from abuse, preventing discrimination – the issues are countless. What these distinct groups have in common is the fight for access to justice. The Bar Foundation exists to support this common goal.

The annual Golf Classic raises substantial funds to meet our mission. The money raised at the Golf Classic goes directly into funding our 35 legal service grantees. Please join us in our mission. Click here for more information or to register.

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