PBA News & Information
PBA President Sharon R. López Issues Statement Regarding Violence and Crimes by Hate Groups in Charlottesville
PBA President Sharon R. López has issued a statement condemning the recent actions of hate groups in Charlottesville, Va. Read the PBA’s media release.
Minority and Women Lawyers' Business Development Forum, Sept. 28 in Pittsburgh
The PBA Minority and Women Lawyers' Business Development Forum will be held in Pittsburgh on Sept. 28. The forum, offering up to 4 CLE credits, will provide information and opportunities for women, minority and other attorneys to learn more about growing their practice and contracting with government and corporate entities. A key component of the forum will be the opportunity for participants to meet decision-makers from some of Pennsylvania's top corporations. Get the event brochure and register online. Registration deadline: Sept. 8.
Submissions Sought for Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly
The PBA is seeking proposals for articles for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, a scholarly journal of analysis and opinion regarding substantive legal issues and developments. Read the writer guidelines and find submission information here.
PBA's Exclusive Member-to-Member Connection
This free statewide service allows PBA members to search for other members by specific areas of practice and geographic locations. Try it now – go to the Member-to-Member Connection. Make the most of the service by ensuring that your areas of practice are up to date. Click on the Member Login link at the top right of this webpage. After entering your username and password, look for the Update My Information link under the My Dashboard heading on the left side of the screen.
Candidates Sought for PBA Woman At Large Governor Appointment
PBA President Sharon R. López is seeking members interested in being considered for the PBA Woman At Large Governor appointment for 2018-21. Click here for information regarding the duties and responsibilities of the position and how to apply for consideration. The deadline is to apply is Sept. 29.
Lawyer Magazine Lineup for September/October
Law school enrollment is down and the bar exam passage rate is declining as well. Commentary in the next issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine considers the possible implications for Pennsylvania’s law schools. Also featured: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s new public access policy for judicial documents; “Intellectual Property Law Basics for Businesses”; “Assisting Educators in Making Copyright Determinations”; a look at Pennsylvania’s outdated defamation statute and the PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission’s ratings of the candidates for election to the state appellate courts on Nov. 7. Watch for the September/October issue, in the mail the week of Aug. 27.
Notice of Expiration of Certification as Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Certification as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist will terminate on June 30, 2018, for those individuals originally certified on May 1, 2013. To continue certification, affected attorneys must file a completed application for recertification on or before Dec. 31, 2017, and include a $150 recertification fee. Failure to comply with the recertification requirements will result in termination of the certification on June 30, 2018. No examination is required to be recertified. The final application will be available online Sept. 1, 2017. Click here for more information.
Quality of Life/Balance Committee Assembling Team for 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Run in Hershey
On your mark, get set, go. Join the PBA Quality of Life/Balance Committee Team for the Hershey Miracle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Hershey, Sept. 9. Proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network. Get more information.
And the Award Goes to ...
Elizabeth A. Crum, director, Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication, Department of Labor and Industry, Harrisburg, to receive the Irvin Stander Memorial Award from the Workers’ Compensation Law Section during the section’s 33rd Annual Fall Meeting Oct. 4 and 5 in Hershey. Read the news release.
Lawrence A. Frolik of Pittsburgh, one of the founders of the field of elder law, receiving the Excellence in Elder Law Award from the Elder Law Section during the 20th Annual Elder Law Institute in Harrisburg. Read the news release.
Businesswoman, attorney and lecturer Charisse R. Lillie of Philadelphia, to receive the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award during the PBA Minority Attorney Conference, Oct. 13 in Philadelphia. Read the news release.
Seeking Nominations for the ...
C. Dale McClain, Esq., Quality of Life/Balance Award presented by the Quality of Life/Balance Committee. Get more information. Nomination deadline: Sept. 30.
2017 Government Lawyer of the Year Award presented by the Government Lawyers Committee. Get more information, including a link to the online nomination form. Nomination deadline: Oct. 6.
Meetings and Events
For more on these and other PBA gatherings, in some cases including online registration, go to the event date via the EVENTS CALENDAR link at upper right.
Best Sentencing Practices in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Scranton, Aug. 31. Get more information and register online.
Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminars: Get the current list and instructions for registering online for seminars beginning Sept. 19.
Minority and Women Lawyers’ Business Development Forum, Pittsburgh, Sept. 28. Get the event brochure and register online.
33rd Annual Workers' Compensation Fall Section Meeting, Hershey, Oct 4-5. Get more information and register online.
Minority Attorney Conference, Philadelphia, Oct. 12-13. Download the conference brochure and registration form.
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