Citywide Summer Associate Event July 9

The Large Firm Management Committee will host a Tuesday, July 9 event that will bring together summer associates from across the city and highlight for them the advantages of our unique legal community. We hope that as many firms as possible participate in this event, which will give summer associates a chance to meet each other as well as leaders in the legal community. The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, small desserts, beer, soft drinks and, as a special feature, wine tasting stations staffed by leaders of the law firms that have sponsored each wine variety. The event begins at 6 p.m. at The Atrium, 1900 Market St. There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP by clicking here.

How to Represent a Client at Mediation July 16

Judge Richard Klein and mediator Judy Shopp will provide guidance regarding how attorneys can maximize the benefits of the mediation process at a Tuesday, July 16 CLE program presented by the ADR Committee...READ MORE



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Registration Now Open for Bench-Bar Conference at Revel

Registration is now open for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, 2013. Association members who register before Sept. 13 can save $80! Click here to register.

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

A new addition to this year's conference will be a Law Practice Management track among the 22 CLE seminars that will be offered. Another highlight of the weekend will be the Friday night reception at Revel's HQ nightclub. Prices for the 2013 edition of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference are being kept at 2012 levels.

In addition, we are pleased to offer a special REVEL hotel room group rate to our Bench-Bar attendees. A rate of $179 plus tax is available Friday, Oct. 4 and a limited number of rooms are available at $149 plus tax for Thursday, Oct. 3. You must be a registered attendee of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference in order to reserve a room at the group rate. Once you are registered for the conference you will receive instructions on how to make your room reservation.

Sponsors for the 2013 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity; The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania; iDiscovery Solutions; Insurance Adjustment Bureau, Inc; Frankly Legal; JAMS, The Resolution Experts; Kaplan, Leaman & Wolfe Court Reporting & Litigation Support; Love Court Reporting; M. Burr Keim Company; Robson Forensic, Inc.; State Civil Litigation Section; US Claims Inc; and Wilkie Lexus. For sponsorship information, contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or tmccloskey@philabar.org.

Apps for Workers' Compensation Lawyers CLE July 12

As attorneys become more and more mobile, they are using smartphones, iPads, tablets and other devices to help them stay in touch, as well as prepare and review documents, and provide better service to their clients. In this Friday, July 12 program, workers' compensation attorney and technology consultant Dan Siegel will provide an overview of the many apps available to help workers' compensation lawyers represent their clients more efficiently.

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. Interested parties not seeking CLE credit may attend and purchase lunch through the Philadelphia Bar Association. 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 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

How to Represent a Client at Mediation July 16

Judge Richard Klein and mediator Judy Shopp will provide guidance regarding how attorneys can maximize the benefits of the mediation process at a Tuesday, July 16 CLE program presented by the ADR Committee.

The speakers utilize vignettes based on an actual "Boston Legal" episode to fuel the program discussion. In the vignettes, the "actors" will demonstrate 12 mistakes lawyers frequently make when changing gears from trial to mediation.

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 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Ohlbaum on Evidence-Advocacy July 25

Professor Edward D. Ohlbaum will dissect, discuss and demonstrate how evidence and advocacy interface at a Thursday, July 25 CLE program. The relationship between evidence and trial advocacy enables you, as an advocate, to demonstrate how an evidentiary principle makes your presentation more believable. It also permits you to make an opponent pay a price for having abused or disregarded the relationship.

Because the law of evidence is analytically integrated with the law of trial advocacy, the respective foundations of evidentiary rules provide the keys to persuasion. Trial lawyers who articulate these evidentiary principles in their questions and speeches become more persuasive advocates simply because many of the principles on which the rules of evidence are based are the same principles that govern persuasive courtroom performance. Click here to register.

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