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 today's (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

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

Discovery in Bad Faith Claims CLE Dec. 5

Learn effective discovery strategies at PBI's "Discovery in Bad Faith Claims" CLE on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Review what is discoverable; common areas of dispute and how electronic discovery has changed the game. Hear attorney-client privilege and work-product issues. Examine discovery issues relating to post-litigation bad faith – Berg v. Nationwide reviewed. Click here for more information.

VIP Training on Divorce Practice Dec. 7

Philadelphia VIP is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on divorce practice in Philadelphia on Friday, Dec. 7 from 12 to 2:15p.m. at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register. Space is limited for this program. Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within six months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits.

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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.

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.

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. Ticket prices will increase by $10 for people paying at the door. The Young Lawyers Division Holiday Party is sponsored by Special Counsel.

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.

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.

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