Sign Up By Sept. 14 and Save on Bench-Bar Registration

Register now for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, featuring 21 CLE seminars, at the new beachfront Revel resort in Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 5 and 6. Enjoy special early-bird savings on the full conference when you register by Sept. 14...READ MORE

Handling the Obstreperous Lawyer July 31

Have you encountered an adversary who repeatedly violated the Rules of Civil Procedure, badgered you or your client, made false promises or generally behaved as a bully? Join the Women in the Profession Committee to learn how to effectively respond to the obstreperous lawyer on Tuesday, July 31. Click here to register.

Civil Litigation CLE, Phillies Game Aug. 30

Enjoy a Phillies game and get CLE credit beforehand at PBI's "Civil Litigation Update and Practice Tips with a Baseball Theme" on Thursday, Aug. 30. The CLE begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Tour Group Meeting Room at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies game against the New York Mets begins at 1:05 p.m. Registration closes Monday, Aug. 6. Click here to register.

Recovering Digital Evidence CLE Aug. 9

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute will present the CLE program "What Every Attorney Should Know About Recovering Digital Evidence" on Thursday, Aug. 9. Walking you through the basics of electronically stored information and how it applies to cell phones, this brand-new seminar demonstrates just what types of information can, and cannot, be retrieved using forensic technology. The presenters will also analyze current and pending litigation to ascertain the benefits and pitfalls of utilizing forensics in your case. Click here for more information.

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Register Now for Bench-Bar at Revel in October and Save

Register now for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference, featuring 21 CLE seminars, at the new beachfront Revel resort in Atlantic City, N.J., on Oct. 5 and 6.

The Bench-Bar & Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to earn CLE credit while networking with colleagues and members of the bench. Hundreds of attorneys and judges are expected to attend. A total of 6 CLE credits are available. Enjoy special early-bird savings on the full conference when you register by Sept. 14.

In addition to a brand-new venue, this year's event will also offer an insider's view of the 2012 presidential election, as we welcome ABC News White House Correspondent Ann Compton as our Opening Plenary speaker. Additionally, at our Saturday breakfast, we'll hear from The Philadelphia Inquirer's national political columnist Dick Polman, offering his own special brand of election insights.

Maria A. Feeley, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, is chair of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Molly Peckman, director of professional development at Dechert LLP, is programming chair of the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference. Jeffrey S. Gross, a principal with Batt & Gross, is serving as sponsorship chair and Jennifer Segal Coatsworth, an associate with Margolis Edelstein, is sponsorship vice chair. Regina Foley of Raynes McCarty is chair of the scholarship subcommittee.

Sponsors for the 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity, First Judicial District, Love Court Reporting, Robson Forensic, JAMS, US Claims Inc., LexisNexis, Round Table Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, Special Counsel, Applied Discovery, LawCash, O'Neill Consulting Corporation, Lien Negotiation Counsel, Iron Mountain, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, FTI Consulting, JustLegalInc. and The Legal Intelligencer. Special acknowledgement - Family Law Section, Real Property Section and Workers' Compensation Section. For sponsorship information, please contact Tracey McCloskey at 215-238-6360 or via email at tmccloskey@philabar.org. Learn more at benchbar.philadelphiabar.org.

YLD Photo Contest Entries Due Aug. 24; Theme is Standing Out from the Crowd

The Young Lawyers Division welcomes submissions from all members of the Bar Association for "Standing Out from the Crowd," a photography contest in which the winner and runner-up will receive great gift certificates as well as have their images featured in The Philadelphia Lawyer, the Association's quarterly magazine.

Entrants are asked to submit an image that captures the people, buildings, sites or anything else that make Philadelphia unique. Creative interpretations of this year's theme are encouraged!

One submission per entrant can be emailed to Kaitlin Picco at YLDphotos@hotmail.com in JPG format. A professional panel of judges will select the winner. The deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 24.

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