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Nominations Sought for Peretta, Perry Awards

The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for the F. Sean Peretta Service Award and the Craig M. Perry Service Award, both presented at the upcoming YLD Annual Meeting in early 2013. If you know of anyone that you would like to nominate, the deadline is Thursday, Dec. 27...READ MORE

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...READ MORE

Happy Hour for Hunger Nov. 27
at Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St.

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...READ MORE

Financial Responsibility for Nonprofit Boards Dec. 6

Laura Otten, Ph.D., director of The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business, will be the featured speaker at the YLD Live, Lunch and Learn program "Financial Responsibility for Non-Profit Boards" on Thursday, Dec. 6...READ MORE

Death and Taxes CLE Dec. 6

Every estate in the Commonwealth may be subject to Pennsylvania inheritance tax. It is essential, then, for an estate practitioner to have a basic understanding of what property is included - and exempted or deducted - from the gross estate when filing an inheritance tax return. PBI's "Death and Taxes" CLE on Thursday, Dec. 6. will walk you through the preparation of a Pennsylvania inheritance tax return, compared and contrasted with the federal estate tax return. Click here for more information.

Handling the Computer Intrusion Case

Discover the best strategies and techniques for presenting the computer intrusion case, from developing the theme, trying the case, working with experts and introducing evidence, our expert faculty will discuss the applicable legal precedent and demonstrate how to present the case in court at PBI's "Cybercrime: Handling the Computer Intrusion Case" CLE on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Click here for more information.

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YLD Holiday Party & Toy Drive Dec. 6

The Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party and Toy Drive will be Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St. Help support People's Emergency Center and the Support Center for Child Advocates and bring an unwrapped toy or gift!

If your firm would like to assist in our effort to collect holiday gifts for those less fortunate in our community, or if you would like more information about the holiday drive, please contact Chris Sharp at sharp@blankrome.com or Alison Gross at alison@altmangross.com.

Tickets are $45 for YLD members and include open bar, buffet stations and dessert. Tickets are $55 for Association members, $75 for non-members, $35 for YLD members working at a public interest agency or government and $25 for law student members. Click here to register by Monday, Dec. 3. Ticket prices will increase by $10 for people paying at the door. The Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party is sponsored by Special Counsel.

Beitz Voted YLD Chair Elect

Edward F. Beitz, an associate with White and Williams LLP, has been voted chair-elect of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee.

Also elected at the Nov. 26 meeting of the YLD Executive Committee were Maria E. Harris, vice chair, Martin Banks; Eileen F. Carroll, secretary, Legal Clinic for the Disabled; Daniel J. Gillin, treasurer, Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford, P.C.; and Jeffrey N. Rosenthal, financial secretary, Blank Rome LLP.

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 were 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.

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.

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.

My First Federal Trial CLE Nov. 29

Your first federal jury trial can be (and often is) a harrowing experience. You are a lawyer after all and you're supposed to know how to do this stuff! The Federal Courts Committee and the Young Lawyers Division offer the CLE "My First Federal Trial" on Thursday, Nov. 29 for the young (and the not so young) lawyer who is facing this momentous occasion.

While there are plenty of trial practice courses available to teach trial skills, this program is designed to fill the gaps and to learn right from the judges everything you really want to know, but are afraid to ask. Click here to register.

The program begins at 4 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Federal Courthouse, 601 Market St. The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division would like to thank Wechsler/Marsico Associates for sponsoring the Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the program.

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.

Financial Responsibility for Nonprofit Boards Dec. 6

Laura Otten, Ph.D., director of The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University's School of Business, will be the featured speaker at the YLD Live, Lunch and Learn program "Financial Responsibility for Non-Profit Boards" on Thursday, Dec. 6.

The responsibility of financial oversight extends beyond the finance committee of the board to every board member. Yet too few board members either know this or take this responsibility on fully, frequently preferring to leave it to others. The downside to this is becoming tomorrow's headline, something a board is supposed to prevent. There are key financial roles that nonprofit boards must assume and during this presentation, these roles, from setting financial policies to monitoring the money to allocation of costs, will be identified and explained.

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.

The program is presented in conjunction with the Board Observation Program and 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 $9.50 for non-members. Cancellations require 24 hours notice. Click here to register for lunch.

Nominations Sought for Peretta, Perry Awards

The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting nominations for the F. Sean Peretta Service Award and the Craig M. Perry Service Award, both presented at the upcoming YLD Annual Meeting in early 2013. If you know of anyone that you would like to nominate, the deadline is Thursday, Dec. 27.

The F. Sean Peretta Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has devoted substantial time to an innovative or non-traditional program that serves the community. Peretta was a private practitioner who died suddenly at age 31who was a very involved community activist and a mentor to kids in his home neighborhood. He was viewed as a role model for African-American Youth.

The Craig M. Perry Service Award is presented annually to a young lawyer - 37 years old or younger or within the first three years of practice - who has devoted substantial time and energy to community-oriented activities, including, but not limited to, pro bono and charity work. Perry was a member of the YLD Executive Committee who suffered an untimely death. He was very involved in community service and active in student-related and other YLD programs.

Nominations should include the individual's name, address and a brief statement describing his or her qualifications. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Dec. 27. All nominations should be submitted to Dawn Petit at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or email to dpetit@philabar.org.
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