Stand Your Ground Hearing June 6

The Philadelphia Bar Association will host a regional hearing of the American Bar Association's National Taskforce on Stand Your Ground Laws on Thursday, June 6. Speakers for the program include former Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams...READ MORE

VIP Summer Pro Bono Day June 7

The 18th Annual Philadelphia VIP Summer Pro Bono Day will be Friday, June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets...READ MORE

Winning at Mediation June 10
with Trial Attorney Bob Mongeluzzi

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will present the CLE program "How to Win Your Case at Mediation" featuring trial attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi on Monday, June 10...READ MORE

Bar Association Night at Phillies June 19

Join fellow Bar Association members and colleagues at Bar Association Night at the Phillies on Wednesday, June 19 when the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. Seating will be located in the Terrace Deck (sections 418) at $30 per ticket. Net proceeds from tickets sold through this offer will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation and SeniorLAW Law Center. Click here to purchase tickets.

CLE at Citizens Bank Park June 21

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the CLE program "Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Sports Industry" on Friday, June 21 at Citizens Bank Park. Tuition includes a ticket to the evening's Phillies game against the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. This CLE explores the implications of the ADA in sports, as well as addresses the ADA in the context of other anti‚Äźdiscrimination law. Click here to register. Registration closes Friday, June 14.



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YLD Diversity Reception June 13 at Franklin Institute

Please join the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and our co-hosts Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Hispanic Bar Association and South Asian Bar Association as we honor five outstanding local law students at our eighth annual Diversity Reception on Thursday, June 13.

The keynote speaker is Grace Manno, senior corporate counsel, Americas and president of Delaware Valley Association of Corporate Counsel.

The scholarship recipients are Tarik Brooks, Rutgers Camden School of Law; Chintan Desai, Rutgers Camden School of Law; Kenisha Marks, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Renata Sobral, Temple University Beasley School of Law; and Rebecca Song, Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Registration is required in advance and includes heavy hors d' oeuvres, beer & wine. The event begins at 6 p.m. at The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. in the Patent Library in Pepper Hall. Click here to register. Thank you to our Section Supporters - Business Law Section, Probate & Trust Law Section and our Sponsors ALM and Love Court Reporting.

Stand Your Ground Hearing June 6

The Philadelphia Bar Association will host a regional hearing of the American Bar Association's National Taskforce on Stand Your Ground Laws on Thursday, June 6.

The hearing will feature testimony by practitioners, policymakers and scholars. Some time will be reserved at the end of the hearing for testimony by members of the legal community and the public in general. Confirmed speakers include former Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, along with representatives from the Urban Institute, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Second Chance on Shoot First/Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

The forum will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Bar Association's 11th Floor Conference Center at 1101
Market St. A wine-and-cheese reception will follow. Prior forums in Dallas and Chicago have been standing-room only, so pre-registration is strongly advised. Click here to register.

Live, Lunch and Learn: Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits June 17

Evan Polin, president of The Training Resource Group, will present "Cost-Effective Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits" at a Monday, June 17 YLD Live, Lunch and Learn program.

This program will focus on what every board member needs to understand about how to better utilize social media in an effective manner to further the goals of the nonprofit organization. Join us to learn the special issues facing nonprofit board members, as well as the best ways to improve board performance and productivity. Particular emphasis will be on how to effectively integrate and utilize social media to advance the organization's goals.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend this program. Lunch is available for purchase to those who register in advance. The cost of lunch is $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Sections Plan Spring Social Events in June

• The Workers' Compensation Section annual Spring Party will be at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, 4120 Main St., on Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature the presentation of the Irvin Stander Memorial Prize to a graduating area law student. Registration includes two drink tickets, heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open air deck. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for members. Tickets can be purchased at the door for an additional $10. Click here to register.

The Real Property Section, along with co-host the Young Lawyers Division, will hold its Annual Spring Social on Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mexican Post, 1601 Cherry St. The Annual Spring Social is sponsored by Surety Title Co, LLC. Registration is required by Tuesday, June 4 and includes beer, wine and specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Click here to register.

The Family Law Section will hold its annual Spring Reception on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St. The Section will welcome the newest members of the Family Court bench and honor Fern Caplan for her years of service as a custody master. Tickets are $50 for Section members and $45 for employees of the First Judicial District and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Registration is required by Friday, June 7. Click here to register.

VIP Summer Pro Bono Day June 7

The 18th Annual Philadelphia VIP Summer Pro Bono Day will be Friday, June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets.

The event is geared specifically to law students at the inception of their careers to educate them about issues of poverty in Philadelphia and to promote an ethic of service to address those issues through pro bono work. Students will first be joined by judges from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania who will be present to discuss the importance of pro bono service. Students will learn about poverty in Philadelphia and be introduced to resources available to help provide legal services not otherwise available to the neediest Philadelphians.

VIP clients and volunteer attorneys will also present their stories, affording students the opportunity to see the effects of providing legal assistance. It is our hope that by attending, students will gain a heightened appreciation for pro bono service in our community and experience legal justice in action. Law students can register by clicking here.

Mongeluzzi on Winning at Mediation June 10

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee will present the CLE program "How to Win Your Case at Mediation" featuring trial attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi on Monday, June 10.

Mongeluzzi is not only known for a multitude of million-dollar-plus verdicts, but also a multitude of million-dollar-plus settlements. They don't just happen by accident. Mongeluzzi often uses mediation to assist in bringing his cases to resolution. He doesn't just show up for a mediation session, but treats it as a critical phase of the development of a trial. His preparation for mediation rivals his preparation for a trial. At this program, Mongeluzzi will share techniques and demonstrate the major effort he puts into preparation for mediation. Click here to register for CLE credit.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years.

Lunch and registration begin 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 $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Battle of the Young Lawyers Bowling Party June 26 Benefits SeniorLAW Center

SeniorLAW Center and the Young Lawyers Division are proud to co-host the inaugural Battle of the Young Lawyers bowling party and fundraiser benefiting SeniorLAW Center on Wednesday, June 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at at North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St.

SeniorLAW Center and the YLD are asking firms and corporate counsel departments to sponsor a bowling team of their young lawyers at $1,000 per team (for up to eight attendees and bowlers).

The Battle of the Young Lawyers bowling fundraiser is open to anyone; we are especially seeking associates and summer associates to participate. Both bowlers and non-bowlers are encouraged to attend; fun is guaranteed for all. Enter your firm or group of young lawyers today: creative team names encouraged!
The event will feature a light-hearted competition among the firms, trophies for best and worst bowling teams(as well as best dressed, most creative team name, and other surprise awards), as well as food, drink, pool, arcade games and celebration.

All proceeds benefit SeniorLAW Center, a nonprofit public interest law organization which protects the rights of Pennsylvania's senior citizens, including victims of elder abuse, elder homeowners and tenants facing homelessness, and grandparents raising grandchildren, through free legal representation, education and advocacy.

For more information or to arrange for your team to participate, please call Larry Felzer at (215) 701-3203 or via email at lfelzer@seniorlawcenter.org.

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