Cute Pet Photos Wanted:
Enter YLD Photo Contest

Send us a photo of your favorite pet! The Young Lawyers Division welcomes submissions from all members of the Bar Association for the "Cutest Pet Snapshot," a photography contest where the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. One submission per entrant can be emailed to jlyons@philabar.org in JPG format. Winners will be selected based on having the most "likes" on the YLD facebook page. The deadline for entries is Oct. 18. The winner will be announced and the prize will be awarded at the YLD's Oct. 25 Networking event.

Craft Beer in Philadelphia Oct. 16 at Yards

The Young Lawyers Division and the Philadelphia Bar Association Academy are pleased to present "Craft Beer in Philadelphia - from the Cradle of American Libation to the East Coast's Craft Beer Mecca" on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Yards Brewing Company, 901 N. Delaware Ave...READ MORE

Harvest for the Homeless 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 morning, Nov. 9 at Ballard Spahr LLP. We'll be collecting and sorting donations of mens', women's and children's clothing, as well as non-perishable items...READ MORE

Holiday Party Dec. 12 at Bru - Save the Date

The Young Lawyers Division Annual Holiday Party will be Thursday, Dec. 12 at Bru Craft & Wurst, 1316 Chestnut St. Stay tuned for more details, including registration.



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YLD Bootcamp Oct. 25; Happy Hour Follows at Field House

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the fourth annual "YLD Bootcamp: Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students and New Lawyers," presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Friday, Oct. 25 from 12 to 5 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center. The topics and presenters for the 2013 YLD Bootcamp are:

Interview Skills with Judge Charles A. Ehrlich, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division; Joseph C. Bedwick, Hiring Partner & Member, Cozen O Connor; Jennifer Henfy, Executive Director of Career Strategy and Advancement, Villanova University School of Law; Austin Freundlich, Partner, Freundlich & Littman LLC; and Jason Mandel, Director of Legal Recruitment, Alevistar Group, LLC.

Advice from the Bench with Judge Gary S. Glazer, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division; Judge Juan R. Sanchez, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and Judge David R. Strawbridge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm with John E. Savoth, Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C.; Leo Mulvihill, Mulvihill & Rushie; and Richard K. Washington, R.K. Washington, Jr. & Associates.

You Passed the Bar, Now What?: How to Succeed in Your First Year As an Attorney, and How to Gain Experience in a Down Economy with Tami Wible, Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney, Drexel University Office of the General Counsel; Russell Lieberman, Associate, White and Williams, LLP; Gail Weilheimer, Senior Counsel, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP; and Donald Ladd, Partner, Chair of Healthcare Litigation, White and Williams, LLP.

The cost is just $10 and includes lunch, each of the panel presentations and networking opportunities throughout the day. After the event concludes, we hope that you will be able to join us for a YLD Networking Happy Hour at the Field House, 1150 Filbert St. Click here to register.

The Happy Hour is co-hosted by the Delaware County Bar Association and Montgomery County Bar Association and begins at 5 p.m. at The Field House. The first 50 attendees will receive a drink ticket and there will also be hors d'oeuvres and drink specials. No registration is required. The reception is sponsored by depositiononline.com.

Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service Oct. 21

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and Young Lawyers Division will present the Board Observer CLE program "The Inside Scoop on Nonprofit Board Service" on Monday, Oct. 21.

This CLE program address the basics of nonprofit board service, including charitable issues raised under state and federal laws, and will feature a panel of executive directors and current nonprofit board members. Our faculty 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 focus on practical applications and how fiduciary duties come into play in the course of an individual's membership on a nonprofit board.

Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. 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 for CLE credit.

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.

Craft Beer in Philadelphia Oct. 16 at Yards

The Young Lawyers Division and the Philadelphia Bar Association Academy are pleased to present "Craft Beer in Philadelphia - from the Cradle of American Libation to the East Coast's Craft Beer Mecca" on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Yards Brewing Company, 901 N. Delaware Ave.

Join us as we take a look at how Philadelphia developed into one of the nation's preeminent beer cities, the city's part in the American craft beer explosion, and the future of craft beer in the city. Our distinguished panelists include Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack); Tom Kehoe, Founder, Brewmaster and President of Yards Brewing Company; Trevor Prichett, Yards Chief Operating Officer; Adam Ritter, Owner, The Sidecar Bar & Grille and Kraftwork; Kristy Littman, Attorney and Co-Founder of PhillyTapFinder.com; and panel moderator Matthew Olesh of Fox Rothschild LLP.

Registration is $20 for Bar Association members and $15 for YLD members and includes beer from Yards and pizza and baked goods from Kermit's Bake Shoppe. Spots are limited, register today! Click here to register.

Harvest for the Homeless Volunteers Needed

The Young Lawyers Division is seeking volunteers for the annual "Harvest for the Homeless" donation drive. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ballard Spahr LLP. Over the next month, 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 firm or employer. We'll also need volunteers on the day of the event to help with sorting and distributing the donated items. So far, the following firms have agreed to participate - Martin LLC, 1818 Market St., 35th Floor; Griesing Law, 1717 Arch St., # 3630; Segal McCambridge, 1818 Market St., Suite 2600; Mensing Law LLC, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 917; Weber Gallagher, 2000 Market St., Suite 1300; and Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th St.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bob Zimmerman at rzimmerman@smbb.com or Alyk Oflazian at aoflazian@kmllawgroup.com.

HBA Legal Education Fund Scholarship Dinner Oct. 17

The Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania will honor Joe Dominguez of Exelon at its Legal Education Fund Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ballroom at the Ben, 834 Chestnut St. The evening will feature a keynote address by Anthony Romero, the National Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Legal Education Scholarship Dinner raises money for scholarships for deserving Hispanic law students enrolled in law schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley.

Dominguez is the Senior Vice President for Governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy for Exelon Corporation, one of the nation's largest electric companies. He also serves on several Boards of Directors, such as the Corporate Advisory Boards for APM (Associacion de Puertorriqueños en Marcha) and Congreso de Latinos Unidos. He has a mechanical engineering degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law.

Romero is the first Latino and openly gay man to serve as national executive director of the nation's premier defender of liberty and individual freedom. He has led the ACLU in many unique legal challenges. They include lawsuits against patents held by a private company on the human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer; Arizona's anti-immigrant law; and the Defense of Marriage Act. Visit hbapa.com to buy tickets for the HBA of PA Legal Education Scholarship Dinner.

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