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YLD Bootcamp Nov. 16 - Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students, New Lawyers

Learn from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the third 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, Nov. 16 from 12 - 5:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Mock Trial Volunteers Needed

The YLD and Temple Law's LEAP program are once again kicking off the citywide high school mock trial season with a mock trial "boot camp." The event will take place all day on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Volunteer attorneys are needed to lead small group breakout sessions, which will follow large group presentations by distinguished trial lawyers and various spirit-building pageantry. Courtroom and mock trial experience, as well as experience working with teens, is valued but not required. Volunteers are also needed in other capacities, including service as coaches and judges for mock trial competition. To volunteer or for more information, contact Joshu Harris at jlh67@georgetown.edu.

10 Keys to Winning Depositions Nov. 13

Gain new strategies in the art and science of taking and defending depositions at PBI's "Winning Before Trial – 10 Keys to Winning Depositions" on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Instructor Dominic Gianna uses numerous slides and videos, taking you through the 10 Keys to Winning Depositions; he demonstrates his surgical approach to depositions; he illustrates how to use the rules to take immediate control; and how to obtain complete closure. Visit pbi.org for more information.

Hot Topics in Capital Cases

Familiarize yourself with the new case developments in the federal and state courts at the Friday, Nov. 16 PBI CLE program "Hot Topics in Capital Cases." Hear about the best practices and common problems in capital cases. Click here for more information.

An Evening with Pratik Shah Nov. 1

SABA-Philadelphia will hold "An Evening with Pratik Shah" on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Volpe & Koenig, P.C., United Plaza, 30 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia. Come hear from a seasoned Supreme Court advocate and discuss the past, present, and future Supreme Court cases in our popular Chai Chat format. Shah is an assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2008, he has argued 10 cases before the Supreme Court, including two this past term. In 2009, Green Bag selected one of his briefs for its Exemplary Legal Writing awards, and, in 2011, he was awarded the Environment and Natural Resources Division’s Commendation for his advocacy on its behalf. Please RSVP to Yolanda Lopez at ylopez@vklaw.com by Friday, Oct. 26. Space is limited.

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YLD to Elect 7 to Executive Committee in Dec. 4 Election

Nine candidates are running for seven seats on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee in the Tuesday, Dec. 4 election.

The candidates are Philip D. Amoa, T. Justin Chapman, Andrew J. Kornblau, Jim Nixon, Matthew Olesh, Shabrei Parker, Jennifer Russell, Matthew T. Stone and Robert W. Zimmerman. Committee members serve three-year terms.

Balloting for members of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Ballots will be mailed on Friday, Nov. 16 and must be returned to the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955 by Thursday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m.

Note: Only members in good standing of the Association's Young Lawyers Division may cast votes in this election. Attorneys are members of the Division if (1) they have not yet reached or reached in 2012 the age of 37, or (2) they have not yet reached or reached in 2012 the third anniversary of their first admission to the bar of any state.

Clothing, Volunteers Needed for Harvest for Homeless Nov. 3

The Young Lawyers Division is collecting clothes for its annual Harvest for the Homeless program on Saturday, Nov. 3. All clothes and non-perishable items are greatly appreciated for donation.

Specifically, the YLD is looking for donations of any clothes for men, women and children including sweat shirts, t-shirts, pants, shorts, thermal underwear, underwear (new please), socks, coats, gloves, scarves, hats, sweat suits, sweaters, etc. The shelters also appreciate blankets and towels.

We are also looking for toiletries, large or small, including soap, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, hand lotion, combs, brushes, etc.

Some of the shelters will take canned and non-perishable food items and we will take them if we get them; however, our focus is on clothes, bedding and toiletries.

These items can be dropped off at the donations sites below by or before Thursday, Nov. 1, or brought directly to the offices of Ballard Spahr LLP on Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

All of those who are willing and have volunteered to sort should be at the loading dock at Ballard Spahr by 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. Please stay as long as you can but know that any time you spend is appreciated so please just come and stay as long as you can. The more volunteers we have, the quicker we will be sending the deliveries on their way (all are welcome). The loading dock is located on 19th and Commerce streets between JFK Boulevard and Market Street. The entrance is just past JFK on the left-hand side. Come down the ramp and proceed right. Ballard is the first dock on the left-hand side.

For those commuting or walking, someone will meet you in the lobby of the Mellon Bank Center Building at 1735 Market St. at 8:25 a.m. and direct you to loading dock. Volunteers will open up the donation bags and sort the items, placing them at the appropriate station sites for subsequent bagging.

Once the sorting has begun, deliveries can start. Deliveries will be made to homeless shelters requesting specific items (some are for men only, others are for women and children only and some are for men, women and children). The shelters are all within the city limits. We will provide the names of the shelters with directions a few days before the event. We will also have print outs with directions on the day of the event.

Donations can be dropped off prior to the Nov. 3 sorting event at the following locations:

• Martin Banks, 1818 Market St., 35th Floor. Contact Maria Harris at mharris@ssdisabilityfirm.com

• Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, 2005 Market St., Suite 2600. Contact Kristin M. McKenna at KMcKenna@stradley.com.

• Mensing Law, LLC, 1616 Walnut St. #710. Contact Stephanie J. Mensing at stephanie@mensinglaw.com.

• Jared Jacobson Law, LLC, 1760 Market Street #600. Contact Jared A. Jacobson atjjacobson@jaredjacobsonlaw.com.

• Berger & Montague, P.C., 1622 Locust St. Contact Shauna Itri at sitri@bm.net.

• KML Law Group, P.C., BNY Independence Center, 701 Market St., Suite 5000. Contact Jill Jenkins at jjenkins@kmllawgroup.com.

• Margolis Edelstein, The Curtis Center, 170 S. Independence Mall W., Suite 400E. Contact Jennifer Coatsworth at jcoatsworth@margolisedelstein.com.

• German, Gallagher & Murtagh, 200 S. Broad St. Contact Jacqueline Campbell or Janice Patel at campbellj@ggmfirm.comcampbellj@ggmfirm.com.

• Weber Gallagher, 2000 Market St., Suite 1300. Contact Matthew Laver at mlaver@wglaw.com.

YLD Bootcamp Nov. 16 - Tactics, Tips and Tricks for Law Students, New Lawyers

Hear from experienced attorneys and members of the judiciary at the third 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, Nov. 16 from 12 - 5:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor Conference Center.

The topics and presenters for the 2012 YLD Bootcamp are:

Interview Skills
• Honorable Charles A. Ehrlich, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division
• Dean Angela V. Baker, Rutgers School of Law Student Affairs
• Donald F. Ladd, Partner, White and Williams LLP
• Sabrina Sacks Mann, Sacks Legal Search

Advice from the Bench
• Honorable Charles J. Cunningham, III, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division
• Honorable Gary S. Glazer, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division
• Honorable Glynnis D. Hill, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division
• Honorable Marie Lihotz, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division

Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm
• Jeff Campolongo, Law Office of Jeffrey Campolongo
• May Mon Post, Deasey Mahoney Valentini & North, Ltd.
• Daniel J. Siegel, Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC

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
• Kathleen D. Wilkinson, Chancellor-Elect of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, L.L.P.
• Robert G. Devine, White and Williams LLP
• Russell P. Lieberman, White and Williams LLP
• Molly Peckman, Dechert LLP

The program will conclude with a wine and cheese networking reception. The cost is just $10 and includes lunch, each of the panel presentations and the concluding networking event. Click here to register.

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.

Barristers Thanksgiving Drive Nov. 17

The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia will hold its 28th Annual Thanksgiving Drive on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Barristers members distribute turkey baskets at the Cozen Police Athletic League, at 732 N. 17th St. (17th and Brown), on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving baskets contain turkeys, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, and more. Last year, more than 400 families in the Philadelphia area received the baskets.

To meet this year's goal of 500 families, the Barristers' Association would greatly appreciate new supporters, with a suggested donation of $40. Donations of any amount will be gladly accepted.

Encourage friends, co-workers, colleagues and family members to support Philadelphia families in need. The Barristers can provide a template email to forward to your contacts. Please make donations, made payable to the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia by Nov. 9 to help cover the cost of the drive.

Donations can be made online via the Barristers' website or can be mailed to
2012 Barristers' Thanksgiving Drive, c/o Scott W. Reid, Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Volunteers are also needed to help distribute the baskets during the Thanksgiving Drive. If you would like to help distribute baskets or help in any other way, please Amber Racine at (215) 255-4433 or at amracine@raynesmccarty.com. Lastly, if you think your firm or organization would be open to making a corporate donation, please contact Amber so that a formal request can be forwarded.

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