Crowdingfunding and Nonprofits June 30

Crowdfunding is one the hottest business and nonprofit organization topics right now, especially with the new SEC rules. Join a panel of experts who will discuss what crowdfunding is and whether is it right for your nonprofit organization at a Monday, June 30 YLD Live, Lunch and Learn program...READ MORE

Applicants Sought for FJD Judicial Fellowship Program

Philadelphia judges are seeking to host law school graduates as judicial fellows to provide the graduates with substantive legal experience while benefitting the court system with additional legal talent, as part of the First Judicial District's Judicial Fellowship Program. Now entering its fourth year, the Judicial Fellowship Program was created in 2011 to address the difficult hiring climate for lawyers that many recent law graduates were facing...READ MORE

YLD Law Star Game Oct. 1

The YLD Law Star Game with The Legal Intelligencer featuring Firm Counsel vs. In-House Counsel will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1 at Campbell's Field, home the of the Camden Riversharks. Join us for a Home Run Derby, Kids Fun Zone and much, much more! The event will benefit the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. Registration will open soon.

Writing for Lawyers CLE June 25

Legal writing is a special skill that every paralegal, law student and new lawyer needs to learn because writing that is good - or even superb - in other contexts will often be bad legal writing. Hollis Hurd gives you a crash course on Wednesday, June 25 on the tips and tricks of legal writing. He will give you insights into what judges and senior attorneys want to see. The CLE program begins at 9 a.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.





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Crowdingfunding and Nonprofits June 30

Crowdfunding is one the hottest business and nonprofit organization topics right now, especially with the new SEC rules. Join a panel of experts who will discuss what crowdfunding is and whether is it right for your nonprofit organization at a Monday, June 30 YLD Live, Lunch and Learn program.

Panelists Michael Adler, managing partner of the Law Office of Michael E. Adler; Al Migliaccio, CEO and founder of JAMIS Sales Success; and Kevin Provost, founder/CEO of CrowdCampuses and coPhilly; will discuss practical application, importance of technology platform, and some of the legal pitfalls to using crowdfunding.

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

Federal Judicial Vacancies at June 23 Chancellor's Forum

Please join Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, and others as they discuss judicial vacancies in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania at our next Chancellor's Forum on Monday, June 23.

There is no cost to attend this program, which will be held 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.

LGBT Summer Intern Reception June 26

Join the LGBT Rights Committee in welcoming up-and-coming members of the profession, summer associates, to the Philadelphia legal community on Thursday, June 26.

Graciously hosted by Ballard Spahr LLP, this event will provide opportunities for summer associates to network with established professionals, as well as begin to build their peer professional community. This event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ballard Spahr LLP, 1735 Market St., 48th Floor. There is no cost to attend however registration is required by June 19. Please RSVP to Claire L. Volpe at VolpeC@ballardspahr.com.

Law Society Quizzo Championship June 17

The Annual Philadelphia Law Society Quizzo Championship will be Tuesday, June 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Field House, 1150 Filbert St. Quizzo starts at 6 p.m.

Come out to compete against other affinity bar associations, watch/mock your friends and take advantage of food and drink specials. The winners receive a gift basket with organizational paraphernalia, a trophy and most importantly, bragging rights. Admission is free. The event features YLD Chair Ed Beitz as Quizzo Master of Ceremonies.

Participating affinity bar associations/organizations include Asian Pacific American Bar Association of PA, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Barristers Association of Philadelphia, Brehon Law Society, Hispanic Bar Association of PA, The Justinian Society, and the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia. Please watch for email and RSVP information from your respective group(s). Membership in any of the competing organizations is not necessary - although you will be asked to compete as part of a team representing one of the above groups!

Applicants Sought for FJD Judicial Fellowship Program

Philadelphia judges are seeking to host law school graduates as judicial fellows to provide the graduates with substantive legal experience while benefitting the court system with additional legal talent, as part of the First Judicial District's Judicial Fellowship Program. Now entering its fourth year, the Judicial Fellowship Program was created in 2011 to address the difficult hiring climate for lawyers that many recent law graduates were facing.

The Judicial Fellowship Program aims to provide high-caliber law graduates with substantive experience in the law, and to support the Court in carrying out key functions. Fellows volunteer their time, have the same responsibilities as regular paid judicial law clerks, and gain the benefit of training by judges in the Philadelphia courts. Judicial fellows' service helps our high-volume court system maintain its superior quality of service to the Philadelphia community. Judges help judicial fellows by mentoring and providing legal experience that will enhance their competitiveness for paid employment as new lawyers.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Lisa M. Rau developed the program with help from Professor Chapin Cimino of the Drexel University School of Law as well as faculty and administrators from career services offices at the University of Pennsylvania's Law School and Temple's Beasley School of Law. The Judicial Fellowship Program quickly expanded and now welcomes graduates from law schools from across the country. The Philadelphia Bar Association is a supporter of the Judicial Fellowship Program.

The application process is streamlined and selective. Prospective judicial fellows apply directly via email to judges with whom they are interest in working. Judges select judicial fellows from those applicants who apply to them directly. The list of judges with available positions for judicial fellows is provided on the Judicial Fellowship Program's website. Each judge and fellow team designs a flexible schedule (minimum of 20 hours per week) that ensures reliable service to the judge but permits the fellow to seek a paid position elsewhere. Judicial fellows do not commit to any length of service enabling them to leave the fellowship with two weeks' notice to their judge upon obtaining paid employment.

During the first three years of the program, more than 50 judges volunteered to host judicial fellows and the Court hosted 149 judicial fellows from 30 different law schools. As of February 2014, the vast majority of judicial fellows (approximately 84 percent) who left their fellowship departed for paid jobs using their legal skills.

For additional information and fellowship application forms, please visit www.courts.phila.gov/jfp

Building, Maintaining Confidence June 24

Executive coach and psychotherapist Gail J. Cummings will discuss "Valuing Ourselves: Building and Maintaining Confidence" at the Tuesday, June 24 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

In this interactive presentation, learn the genesis of self doubt; ways to combat self doubt; techniques to build and maintain confidence; and how to make the connection between confidence and valuing ourselves.

The program 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. Click here to register for lunch.

Trying a Case in State Court CLE June 16

PBI's June 16 CLE program, "Trying a Case in State Court" covers initial court filings, the discovery process, settlement negotiation, the pre-trial process, voir dire and jury selection, trial, and post-trial issues in one day. Seasoned practitioners will teach essential pre-trial and trial procedures in this basic- to intermediate-level program.

This 6 substantive CLE credit program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

General Practitioners' Update 2014 June 18

Get a 60-minute rewind of the year's most significant developments in six practice areas at PBI's General Practitioners' Update 2014 on Wednesday, June 18.

Stay competitive with an annual case law and legislative update in the practice areas vital to your work. Analysis, practice tips, projections for the future - get the complete package in estate law, family law, real estate law, professional liability (ethics); civil litigation: trial issues involving uninsured or underinsured motorists with a focus on social media; and how to do 90 minutes of legal work in 60 minutes.

This 6 substantive CLE credit program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

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