Now in the PBA Career Center, you can access materials to assist with career development and connect with expert career coaches who can answer your questions and help prepare you for a job search. The PBA Career Center also offers a free Resume Critique Service. Within a few days of submitting your resume, you’ll receive an evaluation outlining your strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions to ensure you have the best chance of landing an interview.

You must participate in a special risk management webinar on June 11 to qualify for the New Graduate Lawyers Professional Liability Program from the PBA, USI Affinity and CNA. The program provides up to two years of complimentary professional liability insurance to PBA member attorneys who have been admitted to practice in Pa. within the past three years, and discounts the per-attorney rate to existing CNA policyholders that hire new Pa. attorney PBA members within the specified three-year timeframe.  Learn more.

Solo and Small Firm Section offers virtual lunchtime learning programs, succession planning toolkit and more to all PBA members

The Solo and Small Firm Section is offering free one-hour virtual lunchtime learning programs covering essential topics to all members. All presentations start at noon; no CLE credits are available. Get more information. Also now available to all PBA members:  a succession planning toolkit and the Section’s list of COVID-19 resources.

More links to “guidance for reopening businesses” are posted in the PBA COVID-19 Task Force Resources Guide. Plus, the Solo and Small Firm Section highlights some recent “golden nuggets” of practice guidance from its Listserv and makes them available to benefit all lawyers.

Pennsylvania lawyers have a new informational tool, “Reopening Your Practice: Considerations from the Pennsylvania Bar Association,” compiled by the PBA COVID-19 Task Force. Read the guide (member login required).

The Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness period is extended from 8 weeks to the earlier of 24 weeks or Dec. 31, and the required loan percentage dedicated to payroll costs is reduced to 60% under legislation signed by the president on June 5. PBA leadership lobbied for enhancements and changes in the program on behalf of Pennsylvania lawyers. Read the legislation.

USI has developed a coronavirus (COVID-19) “How To” Guide for Recovery of Operations. Read the guide.

The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation selected Philadelphia lawyers Stephen P. Chawaga of Episcopal Legal Aid, and Wesley R. Payne IV of White and Williams LLP, for 2020 Louis J. Goffman Awards. Read the news release.

In an effort to help you manage your costs during coronavirus-related office closures, PBI is offering all on-demand CLE programs and webinars, including resources designed to help you and your firm deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, at a 35% discount, through Aug. 31. Use code ONLINE35 at checkout.

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