Four from YLD Executive Committee Named "Lawyers on the Fast Track"

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The Young Lawyers Division would like to congratulate four members of the YLD Executive Committee who were recently named "Lawyers on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer. The honorees include (above, from left) Chair-Elect Aneesh Mehta, elected members Rachel Branson and Benjamin F. Johns and Wendy Smith, liaison to the Board Observer Program. Former YLD Chair Albertine Y. DuFrayne was also named to the list. Click here to see the complete list.

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...READ MORE

Construction Defect Litigation Aug. 21

Construction defect claims represent one of the fastest growing areas of litigation. Claims related to faulty workmanship and structural defects resulting in water infiltration, mold and other consequential damages pose a tremendous liability to developers, design professional contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, their respective insurers, and anyone else involved in a construction project. The faculty at PBI's "Construction Defect Litigation: Claims and Coverage" will provide step-by-step advice on construction defect litigation - how builders risk, professional liability and other policies respond to claims on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Click here for more information.

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Register By Sept. 14 for Bench-Bar at Revel 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., Kroll Ontrack Inc., National Forensic Consultants and The Legal Intelligencer. Special acknowledgement -State Civil Litigation Section, 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.

WIP Happy Hour, School Supply Drive Aug. 28

The Women in the Profession Committee's Public Service Task Force will hold its annual Pencils & Pinot happy hour and school supply drive on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Ladder 15.

Bring school supplies to be donated to Philadelphia school students and you'll receive drink specials at the happy hour at Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St. Recommended donations include composition books, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, loose leaf paper, three-ring binders, rulers, pencils, blue & black pens, colored pencils and glue sticks. The events begins at 6 p.m.

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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