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November 14, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting Introducing Our 93rd Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) Dec. 12

Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) photo

Join us at the 2019 Annual Meeting Luncheon, introducing our 93rd Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), in the Grand Ballroom at The Bellevue Hotel on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. Judge Snyder assumes leadership in the Association with a broad range of activities on behalf of the Association and the greater Philadelphia community.

Judge Snyder is currently a distinguished neutral mediator and arbitrator at the Dispute Resolution Institute, working to resolve conflict across many different areas of legal practice. He is also an adjunct professor at the Temple University Beasley School of Law and has been named Scholar in Residence at the Fox Business School of Temple University.

He has previously served as assistant secretary of the Association and was chair of the Grants Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. On two separate occasions, he has also served as cochair of the Workers’ Compensation Section.

Judge Snyder graduated from Muhlenberg College and the Temple University School of Law. He is the proud father of Rabbi Josh Snyder and a grandfather of five. Our newest Chancellor is married to Wendy Sill, with whom he resides in Wayne, PA.

Also at the meeting, the Sandra Day O’Connor Award will be presented to Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP; and the Citizens Bank Achievement Award will be presented to Ethan D. Fogel, partner at Dechert LLP. The Philadelphia Bar Association will also honor the winner of the 2019 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition.

Association members in good standing will receive their ballots in an email on Monday, Nov. 18 with instructions. Online voting will end on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The last day to join/renew Association membership in time to receive an emailed ballot is Friday, Nov. 29, 2019.

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