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...READ MORE

Women Bar Leaders: Serving Our Profession June 27

Join us for our next Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor's Leadership Institute program, as we welcome women leaders of several affinity bar associations who will discuss their roles and reflections on the historic number of women currently serving overlapping terms as leaders of minority, ethnic and other bar associations locally, regionally and beyond. Click here to register...READ MORE

Get In-Depth Instruction in Criminal Electronic Filing System June 27

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania has implemented its Criminal Electronic Filing System for Common Pleas Court and Municipal Court of Philadelphia. Effective May 6, 2013, court filings for criminal matters may be filed electronically. In order to electronically file, you must be a registered user of the Criminal Electronic Filing System (CEFS). PBI's Thursday, June 27 program will provide an in-depth instruction on the use of the CEFS. The CEFS was designed to allow the filing of legal documents in criminal matters via the Internet from anywhere and at any time using a personal computer. The system also provides attorneys and litigants with online access to all documents electronically filed in their cases. Click here for more information.



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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. Sponsorships are $500 for a team of four bowlers and $1,000 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.

Giants of the Business Bar with Carl Schneider June 20

The Business Law Section will hold its inaugural "Giants of the Philadelphia Business Bar" program on Thursday, June 20 with Carl W. Schneider, former Chair of the Wolf Block Corporate Department and noted author and lecturer on corporate and securities laws, including Pennsylvania Corporate Practice and Forms, as our featured guest, and Albert S. Dandridge III, Vice Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, as our moderator.

The event is the first in a series of programs in which the Business Law Section will recognize legal giants who have had a significant impact on the practice of business law in Philadelphia and beyond. The series presents a unique opportunity for new and experienced lawyers to network and gain insight into the path to a satisfying and successful professional career.

The event will be held at Pepper Hamilton LLP from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will be no charge for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association to attend this event. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope you can make it. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Stand Your Ground CLE June 25

The Criminal Justice Section will present the CLE program "The New State of Self-Defense:
Stand Your Ground, Castle Doctrine and Related Evidentiary Issues" on Tuesday, June 25.

Speakers for the program are Widener University Law Professor Jules Epstein, Isla A. Fruchter of the Defender Association of Philadelphia and Joshu Harris of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. States around the country have changed or are in the process of changing their laws regarding self-defense. Here in Pennsylvania there have been important and significant changes made to our statutes recently that will likely affect many assault and murder trials. This program will educate attendees (defense, prosecution and the judiciary) on these specific changes, as well as trends around the country.

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. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Registration and lunch 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 to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Women Bar Leaders: Serving Our Profession June 27

Join us for our next Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor's Leadership Institute program, as we welcome women leaders of several affinity bar associations who will discuss their roles and reflections on the historic number of women currently serving overlapping terms as leaders of minority, ethnic and other bar associations locally, regionally and beyond. Click here to register.

The speakers are Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sandra Mazer Moss, chancellor, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society; Rachel E. Branson, president, Barrristers' Association of Philadelphia; Rachel Gallegos, president, Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania; and Annette Ferrara, chancellor, The Justinian Society of Philadelphia.

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. The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. Click here to register.

Created by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, the Chancellor's Leadership Institute provides ongoing substantive programming aimed at assisting and developing leadership skills and tools for women attorneys, attorneys of diverse backgrounds and young lawyers so they can succeed in their careers. The Institute harnesses the wisdom and experience of some of our region's top legal minds and business leaders.

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