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

Nine Candidates Seek Seven Seats on YLD Executive Committee; Election is Dec. 4

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...READ MORE

Happy Hour for Hunger Nov. 27 at Tir Na Nog

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Marriage Equality CLE Nov. 29

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Improving Cultural Awareness for Attorneys CLE Nov. 30

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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
• Natalie Klyashtorny, Nochumson, P.C.

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.

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.

Nov. 13 Chancellor's Forum to Address Civil Justice Gap

The Philadelphia Bar Association will present a Chancellor's Forum, "The Civil Justice Gap," on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Bar headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th floor Conference Center. The event is free and open to all members and their guests. Lunch is available for purchase if reserved in advance. To register, click here.

Hosted by Chancellor John E. Savoth and co-sponsored by the Association's Civil Gideon Task Force, this moderated discussion will address the increase in the need for legal services for poor and vulnerable individuals in areas of basic human need, and explore strategies to narrow the civil justice gap. The forum will also highlight actual and proposed developments to increase access to justice in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions and facilitate a discussion on how key stakeholders can work collaboratively on improving access to justice.

The forum will be moderated by Karen C. Buck, Executive Director, SeniorLAW Center, and Co-Chair of the Civil Gideon Task Force Housing Working Group. Panelists will include Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for New York City Courts Fern A. Fisher, Director of the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program; Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus, member of the Civil Gideon Task Force; Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-Mont./Bucks), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee; and Louis S. Rulli, Practice Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Co-Chair of the Civil Gideon Task Force Communications and Education Working Group.

RSVP is required. Lunch is available for purchase for $8 (Association members) and $9.50 (nonmembers). For more information, contact Joseph A. Sullivan, Co-Chair, Civil Gideon Task Force, at 215-981-4304, or sullivanja@pepperlaw.com; or Catherine C. Carr, Co-Chair, Civil Gideon Task Force, at 215-981-3712, or ccarr@clsphila.org.

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 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.

Getting the Media's Attention Nov. 27

Corporate communications and public relations strategist Jeff Jubelirer will discuss how to get the media's attention and raise your profile at the Tuesday, Nov. 27 meeting of the Women in the Profession Committee.

Jubelirer will explain how newspaper, TV and radio newsrooms work; what reporters, editors and producers are looking for in stories; and how to deploy social media to raise your profile.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room 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 to receive a refund. Click here to register.

Happy Hour for Hunger Nov. 27 at Tir Na Nog

The Women in the Profession Committee's Public Service Task Force will host a "Happy Hour for Hunger," a collaboration with Philabundance to collect canned goods for people in need on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St.

Bring nonperishable foods and get drink and food specials in return. Or, if it's easier, just bring a monetary donation. We'll take your donations to Philabundance. Tir Na Nog is offering $3 Miller Lite, Coors Lite and domestic drafts; $5 imported and craft beers and house wine; and $5 nachos.

Philabundance provides food for 65,000 Delaware Valley residents each week. They serve nine counties, with 500 partner agencies. They are currently experiencing a food shortage, so your donations are especially critical. Donations can include recently purchased healthy food products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles and do not need refrigeration.

Marriage Equality CLE Nov. 29

The LGBT Rights Committee will present the CLE program "Marriage (In)Equality: Update on the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples and the Future of the Defense of Marriage Act" on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Panelists include Rebecca G. Levin, David M. Rosenblum and David C. Berman and features moderator Leonore F. Carpenter.

Lunch and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association, 1101 Market S. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

The program has been approved for 1 substantive CLE credit. Participants wishing to receive the CLE credit will be required to pay a fee of $25 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for more than five years and $20 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association admitted for less than five years. Click here to register for CLE credit.

Improving Cultural Awareness for Attorneys CLE Nov. 30

The Family Law Section's Diversity Committee will present the CLE program "Looking at Our Clients, Looking at Ourselves: Best Practice Tips to Improve Cultural Awareness for Philadelphia Attorneys" on Friday, Nov. 30.

This program will examine ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of Philadelphia attorneys and their clients. While exploring attorneys' own biases, our speakers will discuss best practices to determine how to overcome the biases, so practitioners can better advocate for their clients who have diverse backgrounds. Panelists include Kristine L. Calalang, Argie Allen, Ph.D, Matthew Chea, Elaine Smith and Robert Tanenbaum, Ph.D.

The program has been approved for 1.5 ethics 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 and registration begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Bar Association, 1101 Market S. Lunch is available for $8 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Click here to register for lunch.

The program is co-sponsored by the Family Law Section Custody Committee, Diversity in the Profession Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Business Law Section, Probate and Trust Section, Public Interest Section and Real Property Section.

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