Harvest for Homeless Donation Deadline is Friday, Nov. 8

Please help local homeless shelters by donating to the annual "Harvest for the Homeless" drive. All donations must be made by Friday, Nov. 8, 2010, so that the donations can be delivered to the homeless shelters the following day. Local homeless shelters are in need of non-perishable food, toiletries, and clothing for men, women and children...READ MORE

Judges Needed for Quaker Classic Mock Trial Event Nov. 9-10

Judges are needed for the 11th annual Quaker Classic Tournament on Nov. 9-10, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Mock Trial organization...READ MORE

AIDS Law Project Silver Ball Nov. 7

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania will hold "The Silver Ball - 25 Years of Justice" on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Power Plant Productions, 230 N. 2nd St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Expect an evening of camaraderie, entertainment, great food and drinks. Tickets are $100 per person. For ticket info call 215.587.9377 or visit aidslawpa.org.

Tree Planting Volunteers Needed Nov. 23

TreeVitalize will be planting trees in the Southwest Center City/Graduate Hospital neighborhood on Saturday, November 23rd together with the Green Ribbon Committee. TreeVitalize is a public-private partnership to help restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for our environment, and build capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees. Volunteers will be meeting in the parking lot of the church at 22nd and Bainbridge at 9 a.m., and anybody interested in helping out is invited to attend! Please email molesh@foxrothschild.com if you can help with the planting.

Barristers' Thanksgiving Drive Nov. 23

The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia is proud to sponsor its Twenty-Ninth Annual Thanksgiving Drive. This year, the Thanksgiving Drive will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23. Barristers' members and supporters distribute "turkey baskets" at the Cozen Police Athletic League, 732 N. 17th St. The baskets contain turkeys, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert, and more. Donations can be made online via the at phillybarristers.com. We are also looking for volunteers to help distribute the baskets during the Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. If you would like to help distribute baskets or help in any other way, please contact Amber Racine at (215) 255-4433 or at amracine@raynesmccarty.com.



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YLD Executive Committee Candidates Unopposed

There being no opposition in the Tuesday, Dec. 10 election for the YLD Executive Committee, a unanimous ballot will be cast for these individuals who will be elected to the Executive Committee as noted: Katie L. Bailey, Vincent N. Barbera, Grant Berger, Melanie S. Carter, Leo M. Mulvihill Jr., Brandon R. Sher and Keely James Stewart.

U.S. District Court Senior Judge Norma L. Shapiro will be presented with the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award and former Chancellor Sayde J. Ladov will receive the PNC Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Chancellor-Elect William P. Fedullo, of counsel to Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo LLP, will outline his plans for 2014 at the Annual Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 10, which begins at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Click here for tickets.

Harvest for Homeless Donation Deadline is Nov. 8

Please help local homeless shelters by donating to the annual "Harvest for the Homeless" drive. All donations must be made by Friday, Nov. 8so that the donations can be delivered to the homeless shelters the following day. Local homeless shelters are in need of non-perishable food, toiletries, and clothing for men, women and children. Please bring your donations to one of the following locations:
• Martin LLC, 1818 Market Street, 35th Floor
• Griesing Law, 1717 Arch St # 3630
• Segal McCambridge, 1818 Market St, Suite 2600
• Mensing Law LLC, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 917
• Blank Rome, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street
• Weber Gallagher, 2000 Market Street, Suite 1300
• German Gallagher & Murtagh, 200 S. Broad Street, The Bellevue, Suite 500
• White & Williams, 1650 Market Street, Suite 1800
• Margolis Edelstein, The Curtis Center, Suite 400E
• Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University
• Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St.
• Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, 2005 Market Street, Suite 2600

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering to deliver the donations on Saturday, Nov. 9, please contact Bob Zimmerman at rzimmerman@smbb.com or Alyk Oflazian at aoflazian@kmllawgroup.com.

Negrin, Diaz at Nov. 8 Leadership Institute

Richard Negrin, deputy mayor and city managing director and Romulo L. Diaz Jr., vice president and general counsel of PECO, will be the featured speakers at the Friday, Nov. 8 Chancellor's Leadership Institute program.

The program, co-Sponsored by the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. There is no cost to attend this program. Lunch is available for purchase to those who register in advance. The cost of lunch is $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $12 for non-members. Click here to register.

Created by Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson, the Chancellor's Leadership Institute provides ongoing substantive programming aimed at assisting and developing leadership skills and tools for women attorneys, attorneys of diverse backgrounds and young lawyers so they can succeed in their careers. The Institute harnesses the wisdom and experience of some of our region's top legal minds and business leaders.

How LRIS Can Grow Your Practice Nov. 12

If you aren't a panel attorney with the Philadelphia Bar Association's Lawyer Referral and Information Service, attend a Tuesday, Nov. 12 program and learn the nitty gritty about how to do it and how it helps develop business. Those already familiar with LRIS will learn about new developments and plans to make the service even more efficient and reach more people.

Speakers for this program are Charlie Klitsch, director of Public and Legal Services with the Philadelphia Bar Association and Jeffrey S. Lichtman, a longtime LRIS participant and principal in The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC. The program is co-sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Committee, Mid-Size Law Firm Management and Large Firm Management Committees. The program begins at 12 p.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 $12 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Judges Needed for Quaker Classic Mock Trial Event

Judges are needed for the 11th annual Quaker Classic Tournament on Nov. 9-10, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Mock Trial organization.

The tournament is one of the nation's most widely recognized mock trial competitions and will be held on Penn's campus. Elite college teams from across the country will compete in this tournament, and Penn Mock Trial is searching for attorneys and law students to volunteer as either Presiding Judges (those who rule on the law objectively) and Scoring Judges (those who assign points based on competitors' performances) for one or more rounds during the tournament.

Each round will proceed like a real trial; two teams, one prosecution and one defense, will each present an opening statement, direct and cross examinations, and a closing argument. Trials are limited to three hours. Both individual and team awards are given based on performance during the tournament.
Please note that breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided on both days, courtesy of Penn Mock Trial.

No previous Mock Trial experience is necessary. During each Judges' Meeting, there will be a short orientation to review the rules for the tournament. There is no limit to how many rounds you may judge, nor is there any specific order to the rounds in which you may participate. Receiving feedback and commentary from experienced law professionals as yourself allows Mock Trial competitors an invaluable opportunity to learn from your knowledge of the law, the Rules of Evidence, and courtroom demeanor. The reviews you provide will prove both formative and invaluable in each competitor's future in Mock Trial, and we hope it will prove rewarding for you as well.

Each member of Penn Mock Trial hopes that you may find time in your schedule to lend us your experience in the legal field throughout this weekend in November. Please contact either Drisana Hughes, the Tournament Director of this year's Quaker Classic, at quakerclassic@pennmocktrial.com if you would like to participate. Please specify which rounds you will be able to attend, and which type of judge (either Presiding or Scoring) you prefer to be.

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