May 12
via Zoom

Join USI Affinity and My Benefit Advisor to learn more about cyber liability exposure, how to mitigate risk in the event of a cyberattack, cyber liability insurance and PBA/USI member benefits. Sponsored by the Solo and Small Firm Section. No registration required. Get more information.

May 13
via webcast

Cosponsored by the Large Law Firm Committee. Get more information and register.

May 19-21
via videoconference

Including the Commission on Women in the Profession Annual Conference, Committee/Section Day, the virtual Awards Luncheon and concluding with the meeting of the House of Delegates. Download the meeting brochure and register online.

June 3 & 4
via webcast

Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section and featuring an update from John Wetzel, secretary, Pa. Dept. of Corrections. Get more information and register online.

June 9
via webcast

A webcast version of the program traditionally provided at county events by the PBA Professional Liability Committee. Get more information, including CLE credits and malpractice insurance discount information, and register.

July 22 & 23
via webcast

Sponsored by the Elder Law Section. Get more information and register.

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And the Award Goes to ...

Set to receive awards during the PBA Virtual Annual Meeting, May 19-21: Selina J. Shultz, Alternative Dispute Resolution Award; Carla Schiff Donnelly, WIP Lynette Norton Award; Dusty Elias Kirk, WIP Anne X. Alpern Award; Griesing Law LLC and Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP, WIP H. Robert Fiebach Awards for the Promotion of Women in the Law; Riley H. Ross III, Civil and Equal Rights Champion Award; Donald F. Smith, Diana K. Ingersoll and MidPenn Legal Services, Altoona, Louis J. Goffman Awards; Thomas W. Ude Jr., LGBTQ+ Public Policy Award; Jennifer DiVeterano Gayle, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Trailblazer Award; Justin D. Beck will be recognized for receiving the ABA TIPS Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Law Committee Rising Star Award and nine Pennsylvania law students will receive the Professor Louis Del Duca Memorial Award in Business Law.

PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson has issued a statement to members about the April 27 resignation of the association’s 2020-21 president. Also, read the earlier statement from PBA Executive Director Barry M. Simpson.

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Max Baer joined with PBA President Kathleen Wilkinson to encourage all lawyers to make a commitment to provide pro bono service through direct representation and financial support. Read the letter directed to nearly 75,000 Pennsylvania registered lawyers.

All Pennsylvania adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Get updated information, including a vaccination site locator, on the Pa. Dept. of Health’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage. Find more pandemic-related updates in the PBA COVID-19 Task Force’s Resources Guide. Also find a link to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s expansive list of orders, “COVID Cues: Tips for Enhancing Civility During Times of Crisis” and “Reopening Your Practice: Considerations from the PBA” (member login required).

Remote bar exam: Connecting bar applicants with testing spaces

It’s critical that every bar applicant taking the remote bar exam July 26-28 has equal access to adequate testing space. The PBA has again partnered with the Board of Law Examiners to help connect lawyer candidates with rooms with stable Wi-Fi connections. If your firm has a space to offer, please complete this form by May 31. (Candidates may also need access to a computer with a camera, if available.) Click here if you need a space for the exam. Get more information.

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Before voting for appellate judges this 2021 election, PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission Chair Kimberly D. Moses encourages Pennsylvania voters to visit the commission's voter education website, www.pavotesmart.com.

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