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.

Speed Mentoring Program June 25 at Chima Sold Out

The Business Law Section, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Division, has invited young lawyers and law students to engage candidly and meaningfully with seasoned practitioners and coaches about building a book of business and marketing oneself as a young lawyer at a Wednesday, June 25 speed mentoring program. The event is sold-out and no walk-ins will be admitted.

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.

Fundamentals of Personal Injury CLE June 25

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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.

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

Fundamentals of Personal Injury CLE June 25

Representing an injured party or defending against alleged injuries are enormous responsibilities. No matter what side you represent, you need to have the right information to work towards a favorable outcome.

Equip yourself with fundamental, practical knowledge and practice tips you will need to completely handle a personal injury case at PBI's "Fundamentals of Personal Injury" on Wednesday, June 25.

This 6 CLE credit program will be held at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is included. For additional information or to register, click here.

Nine Principles of Litigation CLE July 18

Michael Tigar brings 40 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts across the country and in foreign lands. Of his career, Justice William J. Brennan has written that his "tireless striving for justice stretches his arms toward perfection." Tigar will make you laugh and he will remind you why you wanted to be a lawyer in the first place when he presents the CLE program "The Nine Principles of Litigation…and Perhaps of Life" on Friday, July 18.

Lawyers who should be taking their cases to trial accept "case management" techniques designed to prevent trials and promote quick settlements. Tigar's compelling and practical ideas about litigation, champion his firm belief that lawyering can be “exciting, heroic and moral.” The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.

Major Trends Affecting Office Workplace July 15

Are the lines between work, play and home getting blurred because of technology? In the "Major Trends Affecting the Office Workplace," program of the X, Y, Z's of Real Estate Program Series on Tuesday, July 15, real estate experts Carol Huff and John Gattuso will discuss the Comcast Innovation Technology Center and what changes might be coming to office layouts.

Huff, principal at Huff Equities, has spent more than 35 years in the commercial real estate business. During this time, she has saved her clients tens of millions of dollars in lease-related billings and prevented major problems from surfacing in the future once a lease is signed.

John Gattuso is Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Liberty Property Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts specializing in office and industrial properties. At Liberty, Gattuso is responsible for operations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. His current project roster includes the redevelopment of a significant portion of the former Philadelphia Navy Yard as well as the 59-story, 1,121-foot-high, 1.6-million-square foot Comcast Innovation and Technology Center.

There is no cost to attend this program, which 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.

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