Young Lawyers Sought for Board Observer Program; Application Deadline is Oct. 15

The Board Observation Program - a joint initiative of the Young Lawyers Division, the Bar Foundation and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee - is recruiting organizations and young lawyers for 2013...READ MORE

YLD Executive Committee Nomination Materials Must Be Submitted by Oct. 9

The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations from any voting member of the YLD interested in serving a three-year term on the Executive Committee. This year's YLD Executive Committee election will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Nominating materials must be submitted by no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9...READ MORE

Bullying in Education: Rights, Obligations, and Policies CLE Oct. 17

The Wednesday, Oct. 17 CLE program "Bullying in Education: Rights, Obligations, and Policies" seeks to define "bullying" and its presence in our present primary and secondary educa-tion systems. In addition to reviewing existing policies and proposed policy changes, this CLE will also reflect upon real examples and cases of bullying in a discussion of the protection of rights and enforcement of obligations. Click here for for more information.

Nuts and Bolts of Board Service Oct. 26

The Young Lawyers Division and Philadelphia Bar Foundation will present the CLE program "The Nuts and Bolts of Board Service: An Introduction to Legal Issues for Nonprofits and Their Directors" on Friday, Oct. 26...READ MORE

LegalLine Sponsor Thanked

Thank you to Segal McCambridge Singer and Mahoney, Ltd. for volunteering to sponsor LegalLine on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The YLD appreciates your time and dedication to such a worthwhile event.

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Young Lawyers Sought for Board Observer Program

The Board Observation Program - a joint initiative of the Young Lawyers Division, the Bar Foundation and the Delivery of Legal Services Committee - is recruiting organizations and young lawyers for 2013.

In the program's inaugural year, 19 young lawyers were paired with nine public interest legal organizations. While learning more about the nuts and bolts of nonprofit board service, the 2012 "class" of observers have helped their organizations with special events, electronic communication and social media, marketing materials, employee and organizational handbooks, fundraising and other activities.

Young lawyers may click here for an application form. Nonprofit organizations that would like to host a board observer can click here for a expression of interest form. The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 15.

Registration Deadline is Oct. 2 for Bench-Bar

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. Registration must be received by midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Walk-ins will not be permitted, including reception-only guests.

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.

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.

Sponsors for the 2012 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference include USI Affinity; Love Court Reporting; IAB Public Adjusters, Strategic Legal Solutions; CodeMantra; JAMS; M. Burr Keim Company; Robson Forensic; US Claim; Applied Discovery; Beau & Co.; FTI; Iron Mountain; Just Legal Inc.; Kroll Ontrack; LawCash; Lein Negotiation Counsel; Lexis Nexis; MCS e-Document Services; Mindy Cohen; National Forensic Consultants; O’Neill Consulting Corporation; Round Table Thompson Reuters Expert Witness Service; Ricoh; Signature Information Solutions; Special Counsel; ParenteBeard LLC; The Legal Intelligencer; and the First Judicial District. 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.

Scholarship Providers Thanked for Donations

The Philadelphia Bar Association would like to thank the following law firms for providing scholarships to public interest and government service lawyers for the Bench-Bar & Annual Conference: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; Duffy + Partners; Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP; Jeffrey S. Gross; Kovler & Rush, P.C.; Messa and Associates, P.C.; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Raynes McCarty; Real Property Section; Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.; State Civil Litigation Section; Feldman & Pinto; Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C.; Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar; Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano; Kline & Specter, P.C.; and Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.

Harvest for Homeless Nov. 3; Volunteers Needed

The Young Lawyers Division is seeking volunteers for the annual Harvest for the Homeless program. This year, the event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the offices of Ballard Spahr LLP.

We'll be collecting and sorting donations of men's, women's and children's clothing, as well as non-perishable items. Once the items are sorted, we'll deliver them to local homeless shelters.

We're looking for volunteers to assist with managing and collecting donations at their firms. We'll also need volunteers on the day of the event to help with sorting and distributing the donated items. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maria Harris at mharris@ssdisabilityfirm.com and Erin Lamb at erin.lamb@courts.phila.gov.

APABA-PA Annual Banquet Oct. 12

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania will hold its annual banquet on Friday, Oct. 12 at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St.

Patricia Shiu, director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, will be the keynote speaker. Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor John E. Savoth and Pennsylvania Bar Association President Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr. will also be participating in the program.

A cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $95 each or $900 for a table of 10. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchase ($40 for an individual, $400 for a table) will be donated to the Judge William Marutani Fellowship for first-year law students who are interested in entering the public interest/government sector.

To purchase tickets, please visit apaba-pa.org.

YLD Election Nomination Deadline is Oct. 9

The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations from any voting member of the YLD interested in serving a three-year term on the Executive Committee. This year's YLD Executive Committee election will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

The Nominating Petition and Personal Statement must be returned to Dawn Petit, Meetings Coordinator, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or dpetit@philabar.org, no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Each year, seven new members are elected to the YLD Executive Committee. Any voting member of the YLD is eligible for election provided that the term of office for which the individual runs shall not extend beyond his or her membership in the Division. A member is eligible if he/she is 37 years old or less in the year 2015 or, if he/she is older than 37, not celebrating more than his/her third year of practice in 2015.

The Executive Committee manages and directs the business and activities of the YLD's approximately 3,000 members, including oversight of more than 30 committees in the areas of public service, law-related education and service to the legal community. Being on the YLD Executive Committee provides lawyers opportunities for leadership, networking, and personal and professional growth early in their careers.

Click here to print a copy of the nominating petition.

For a copy of the personal statement form, please click here.

Nuts and Bolts of Board Service CLE Oct. 26

The Young Lawyers Division and Philadelphia Bar Foundation will present the CLE program "The Nuts and Bolts of Board Service: An Introduction to Legal Issues for Nonprofits and Their Directors" on Friday, Oct. 26.

This CLE program will provide attorneys interested in serving on a nonprofit board an introduction to the role of the board of directors and the laws governing nonprofits, as well as offer overviews of nonprofit law and organization, related tax law, and fundraising. After the substantive CLE, participants are encouraged to remain for discussion with a panel comprised of board directors and executive directors who will share their experiences and give guidance to those who want to join a nonprofit board. The featured speaker is Marla Conley, who serves as director of The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and Prevent Child Abuse.

Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.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 $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

The program has been approved for 1.5 substantive CLE credits. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $40 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $35 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register.

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