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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).
     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 for Entries in the Lawyer Magazine Fiction Contest
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. Entry deadline: Aug. 11.
  
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.
 
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 list of upcoming Wills for Heroes events.
    
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.

The Award Goes to ...
Linda M. Anderson of Delaware County, receiving the Excellence in Elder Law Award from the PBA Elder Law Section. Read the news release.

PBA Publications 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: Environmental and Energy Law SectionFamily Law Section; GLBT Rights Committee; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. 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.

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, enroll in the FedEx Advantage program through Aug. 14 for discounts on select shipping. Get more information (member login required).
    OfficeMax: The OfficeMax Partner Advantage Program offers exclusive, customized solutions, products, services and pricing, with special savings through Sept. 30. Get more information (member login required).

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Commonwealth Court Approves Rules, IOP Changes
The Commonwealth Court has approved changes to Chapter 37 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure and its Internal Operating Procedure §414 found in 210 Pa. Code. Click here for the changes, as issued by the court's Office of the Prothonotary.

3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Amends Disciplinary Rules
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has approved amended Rules of Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement, establishing an inactive status for attorneys who have not entered an appearance or not updated their contact information with the court in the past five years. Click here for more information and a link to the revised rules on the court's website.
 
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