Feb. 18, 2020 | Vol. 21, No. 7
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

Time to Renew Your Membership

Time to renew your membership for 2020! Click here and continue to take advantage of all the Philadelphia Bar Association has to offer.

Spring Quarterly Meeting - Celebrate, Dance, & Honor Shelli Fedullo - March 25 | The Lucy

Spring Quarterly Meeting March 25

Connect, engage, and grow with members of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Wed., March 25, 6–9 p.m., at The Lucy. More than a dinner & reception, this event will honor 2019 Chancellor Shelli Fedullo with a bona fide dance party, featuring Class Action & the Marshall Dennehey Horns, the in-house rock-and-roll band at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

Space is limited, so register by the deadline on March 22 to celebrate, dance, and honor Shelli Fedullo!…Register Here.

Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court on May 4

Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) will move the admission of up to 25 members to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, May 4. The admission ceremony will occur before the full Supreme Court sitting in Washington, D.C.

Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

Requirements & Instructions
Admission Form

Once you have successfully completed the admission form, please mail it with a check made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association. The cost to attend the ceremony is $240 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and includes your application fee and a continental breakfast. Per the Supreme Court's rule, each applicant is permitted to bring only one guest. A guest is an additional $40. Please remit payment to: Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Do not send the application directly to the Supreme Court.

March 2020 Probate & Trust Law Section Quarterly Meeting and CLE, March 10

Is the SECURE Act a Model for Security or Insecurity? - The Effect of the Act on Your Carefully Drafted Estate Plans and What to Do with Retirement Planning Going Forward.

The SECURE Act became law on December 20, 2019 with an effective date of January 1, 2020. Longstanding retirement planning rules and approaches are significantly impacted. The Act presents new opportunities for individuals and small businesses…Register Here.

Nominations Due April 24: Workers' Compensation Irvin Stander Award

The Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to announce that it is seeking nominations for the annual Irvin Stander Award. This award is given by the Section in memory of workers' compensation Judge Irvin Stander, a Philadelphia judge who was well known for his prolific writings on workers' compensation and zoning law. Judge Stander was also a founder of the first law school course on workers' compensation at Temple University Law School, now the Temple University Beasley School of Law…READ MORE

Workers' Compensation Section Lunch and Learn & Charitable Collection for PAWS – February 21

CLE – The New Rules for Fee Reviews, Utilization Reviews, and C&Rs

The Workers' Compensation Section is pleased to announce our February Charitable Collection will be the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). PAWS' mission is to make Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

Donations will be accepted at the "Lunch and Learn" on February 21, 2020. Register and Learn More Here.

PBA Civil Litigation Section Philadelphia Regional Dinner Guest Speaker Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon

The Pennsylvania Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section are hosting an upcoming Philadelphia regional dinner at Davio's Philadelphia, 111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, on Monday, March 16, 2020. U.S. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon will be the speaker.

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. Each year the PBA Civil Litigation Section hosts regional dinners like this throughout the Commonwealth to promote collegiality and to hear an excellent speaker while enjoying fine cuisine. This evening is no exception and will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a delicious dinner featuring three entree choices.

For additional information and to register…Register Here.

Did You Know ?

Some of the many advantages of Philadelphia Bar Association membership include:

  • Legislative program to champion your interests
  • Free and low-cost CLE courses - Members receive six free CLE credits
  • Networking and leadership opportunities
  • Insurance brokerage services through USI Affinity
  • Significant discounts on a wide variety of national brands and retailers, including Brooks Brothers, Expedia Hotels, Office Max, UPS, 1-800-Flowers and ZipCar.

Please renew your membership today, and join us for another outstanding year of great programs and professional development.





Writers Wanted

How would you like to see your byline in a publication that regularly reaches audiences throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey?

The Philadelphia Bar Association is looking for volunteer writers for its Philadelphia Bar Reporter.

Receive monthly assignments or propose your own topics.

To learn more, visit philadelphiabar.org, or contact Brittany Robertson at brobertson@philabar.org.


Philadelphia Bar Foundation: Funding the Future of Legal Aid

A donation to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation supports nearly 40 legal aid agencies in their pursuit of advancing equal access to justice. The Philadephia Bar Foundation's nonprofit partners have dedicated their careers to providing civil legal aid to our communities. In 2018, they collectively represented over 130,000 clients in cases ranging from landlord-tenant disputes, to family petitions, to the defense of women's reproductive rights and beyond. Help us fund the future of legal aid. Donate today.

DONATE TODAY!


Transforming Access to Justice: Philadelphia Equal Justice Center

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is leading the Equal Justice Center (EJC) project, which will permanently transform the capacity of the city's legal aid system to sustain its operations and improve the delivery of services to clients. At the EJC, a shared physical location will create efficiencies and collaborative program opportunities, freeing up much-needed resources. Organizations in the EJC will collectively confront interlocking issues, which will be life-changing for Philadelphians seeking multiple vital supports. Help support this important project by learning more and donating today!

www.philaequaljusticecenter.org


Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

Vacationing, stuck in the office, at home or just avoiding the commute? Philadelphia Bar Association offers webcasts of select LIVE CLE/CJE courses. Look for the Webcast Icon in the program description for availability.

The Philadelphia Bar Association - your partner in justice - is a statewide continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, as well as an accredited Pennsylvania Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) provider, offering CLE and CJE courses to lawyers, judges and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. We are proud to be inducted into The Legal Intelligencer's Best of 2019 Hall of Fame and named to the Best of 2019 top three for continuing legal education provider and online CLE provider!


Full course calendar here.

ACLU of Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration, Feb. 29

On Saturday, February 29, the ACLU of Pennsylvania will hold its Centennial Celebration, from 6:30–11 p.m., at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. Join us for an inclusive evening of food, drinks, remembrances, and performances. We will be celebrating 100 years of defending liberty where it began! For more information, or to register online, please visit their website.

 

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