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Minority and Women Lawyers' Business Development Forum, Sept. 20
The PBA's inaugural Minority and Women Lawyers' Business Development Forum will be held at the PBI CLE Center, Philadelphia, on Sept. 20. The forum, offering up to 3.5 CLE credits, will provide information and opportunities specifically for women and minority attorneys to learn more about contracting with government and corporate entities. A key component of the forum will be the opportunity for participants to meet with decision-makers from some of Pennsylvania's top corporations. Get the event brochure, including registration form. Registration deadline: Aug. 22.

PBA Seeking Candidates for Director of Western Pennsylvania Services
The PBA is seeking an attorney for the new position of director of Western Pennsylvania services. Read the job announcement. Read the job description. This position is based in the PBA's Pittsburgh office. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Attn. HR Dept., P.O. Box 186, Harrisburg, Pa. 17108-0186. EOE.

Meetings, Events
Get information on these and other PBA gatherings by clicking on the EVENTS CALENDAR link at upper right and going to the date(s) of the meeting or event.         
     Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Retreat: Inn at Pocono Manor, Aug. 10-12. Get more information, including a link to the brochure/registration form and access to online registration.
     Federal Practice Committee CLE, "A Step-by-Step Journey through the Trial of a Federal Case": Canonsburg, Aug. 30. Get more information, including registration form.
     Civil Litigation Section Regional Dinner: Harrisburg, Sept. 28. Get more information.

Professional Liability Insurance Program Enhancement
The PBA professional liability insurance program through USI Affinity now offers a risk management policy enhancement for CNA policyholders in Pennsylvania. A policyholder using an engagement letter in connection with legal services subject to a malpractice claim will have the deductible applying to that claim reduced by 50 percent, up to $25,000. Certain provisions apply. Learn more.
  
 
Schnader Awards Call for Nominations
PBA members are invited to nominate reporters and editors for the 2016 William A. Schnader Print Media Awards honoring news, feature and editorial writing that increases public understanding of the legal system and the courts. Members may submit the names of journalists by email to the PBA's Jeff Gingerich, who will contact the nominees to request that the nominated article(s) be entered in the competition. Get more information. Entry deadline: Aug. 12.

Meet State Supreme Court Justices in PBI Webinar
Meet three new Supreme Court justices in a PBI webinar replay and earn 1.5 substantive CLE credits. The webinar features Judge Mark A. Kearney of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as moderator with Justices Christine Donohue, Kevin M. Dougherty and David M. Wecht in a fast-paced discussion offering the jurists' insights on the court and how it operates. Remaining webinar replay dates: Aug. 31, Sept. 30, noon to 1:30 p.m. Get more information.

PBA Supports Wills for Heroes Program for First Responders
Through the co-sponsorship of the Young Lawyers Division, the PBA supports the Wills for Heroes program in Pennsylvania, providing free wills and other estate-planning documents for police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Click here for more program information, including a listing of Wills for Heroes events.

Publications Online
Click on the following for recent print and electronic publications available to non-members for a limited time as an indication to those non-members of the benefits of PBA membership as well as membership in PBA committees, sections and other groups: Elder Law Section; Environmental and Energy Law Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Statutory Law Committee; Young Lawyers Division.

Member Benefits
     Comcast Business:The PBA has added Comcast Business technology assistance to the long list of member benefits. Members can engage with local Comcast Business representatives to meet the ever-changing technology needs of their law firms. Get more information (member login required) on the new Comcast Business benefit for PBA members only.
     InterCall: Save 60 percent on toll-free audio conferencing and get access to Web conferencing and unified communications services. Call 800-636-2377 or enroll online.
     LawPay Special Offer: The preferred payment solution for attorneys, LawPay offers a secure and convenient way for attorneys to receive payments quickly and easily. And with LawPay's new mobile swiper, it's even easier to accept credit cards anytime, anywhere. Click here to sign up for a LawPay account by Aug. 31 and receive a free LawPay mobile swiper!
     Section Membership Free for One Year: Test-drive membership in one PBA section for free for a year! Members joining a section for the first time or who have not belonged to the selected section for at least five years are eligible. Register online. Get more information on PBA sections.
                  
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