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The Award Goes to ...
Harry J. Gruener of Allegheny County, to receive the Eric Turner Memorial Award during the PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting, July 9-12. The award honors a lawyer who is dedicated to the practice of family law and who serves as a mentor and teacher to fellow lawyers. Read the news release.

Lawyer Magazine, PBA Newsletters Online
Click here for the current e-dition of the PBA's Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine. Click on the following links for recent publications available to nonmembers for a limited time from these PBA committees, sections and other groups: Criminal Justice Section
Family Law Section; GLBT Rights Committee; Minority Bar Committee. Also available, the latest issue of "The County Line" newsletter. For lawyers practicing in Pennsylvania who are not PBA members, get full-time access to these resources and the many benefits of membership by joining the PBA now.

Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund
Administered by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund has been created to support an annual scholarship to a law student or lawyer in practice for less than three years who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to animal law/animal welfare. Get more information. Application deadline: July 15.

Pugh Urges PBA Member Action on Proposed Legal-Services Tax
PBA President William H. Pugh V met recently with state Senate leaders to reinforce PBA opposition to a tax on legal services contained in the 2015-16 budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf. Pugh urges all PBA members to contact their state senators now in the fight against a legal-services tax. Read the latest legislative alert. Get more information, including directions for contacting legislators.

Meetings, Events
For links to additional information on meetings and events, in some cases including online registration, click on the EVENTS CALENDAR at upper right and go to the event date(s).
     Aeronautical and Space Law Section: CLE on "Plane, Train and Bus Accident Litigation"; Philadelphia (and simulcast), July 9; Pittsburgh, July 20.
     Family Law Section Summer Meeting: The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., July 9-12.
     18th Annual Elder Law Institute: Harrisburg Hilton & Towers, July 23-24. For more information and online registration, go to the PBI website.
     Solo and Small Firm Conference: Omni Bedford Springs Resort, July 23-24. For more information and online registration, go to the PBI website
     YLD Summer Meeting & New Admittee Conference: Seven Springs Resort, Aug. 5-7. All young lawyers and law students welcome. Get the event brochure and more information.
 
Last Call: Lawyer Magazine Fiction Contest Entry Deadline Aug. 11
The entry deadline for The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine 2015 Short Story Fiction Contest is looming. Would-be entrants, this is your last call! To enter, you must be a lawyer admitted to practice and a PBA member in good standing. Get more information and entry form.

Members, Nominate Print Journalists for Schnader Awards
PBA members are invited to nominate reporters and editors for 2015 William A. Schnader Print Media Awards sponsored by Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and coordinated by the PBA Bar/Press Committee. PBA 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. 14.
 
Featured Member Benefits
     ACA Updates: Read updates on employer-compliance rules under the Affordable Care Act (provided by USI Affinity) (member login required).
  
   Casemaker: The online legal research tool, free to PBA members, offers an easy-to-use suite of premium services. Lawyer nonmembers, find out more about Casemaker in these tutorial videos and read about the benefits of membership, including free online legal research.
     FedEx: Members save on shipping. Enroll in the FedEx Advantage program through Aug. 14 for discounts on select shipping. Get more information (member login required).

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