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The Monthly Newspaper of the Philadelphia Bar Association                                                     Vol. 39, No. 3                                                       March 2010



  D.A. Wants to Fix ‘Broken’ System                                                                                                                         New Bar
                                                                                                                                                            Academy to
                                                                                                                                                            Host Union
                                                                                                                                                            March 29
                                                                                                                                                            n By Jeff Lyons
                                                                                                                                                            Major League Soccer
                                                                                                                                                            is coming to Philadel-
                                                                                                                                                            phia and Association
                                                                                                                                                            members have the
                                                                                                                                                            opportunity to get a
                                                                                                                                                            first-hand look at the
                                                                                                                                                            city’s newest professional
                                                                                                                                                            sports franchise on Monday, March 29 as
                                                                                                                                                            part of the new Philadelphia Bar Associa-
                                                                                                                                                            tion Academy.
                                                                                                                                                               Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit
                                                                                                                                                            will address Bar Association members at
                                                                                                                                      Photo by Jeff Lyons




                                                                                                                                                            The CLE Conference Center on the 10th
                                                                                                                                                            floor of the Wanamaker Building from
                                                                                                                                                            12 to 1:30 p.m. In this exclusive session,
 District Attorney R. Seth Williams met with the Criminal Justice Section Feb. 23 and discussed his plans.                                                  members will get a virtual preview of
                                                                    make the city safer. And I believe that crime prevention is                             the Union’s new 18,500-seat stadium in
 n By Jeff Lyons                                                    much more beneficial than crime prosecution only,” Williams                             Delaware County and learn the basics of
                                                                    said.                                                                                   soccer. Team players, fresh off their first-
 New Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Wil-                       “If we can, through the cases that we charge, find ways to                           ever game March 25, have been invited
 liams told members of the Criminal Justice Section he wants        get more people the assistance that they need and the cer-                              to appear for a demonstration of soccer
 to reorganize his office’s Charging Unit to make sure the          tainty of treatment much quicker and much earlier on, that                              basics.
 only people being charged with crimes are the individuals          will end up benefiting them, the victims and the bottom line,                              Philadelphia was awarded Major
 who are guilty.                                                    which is saving money,” he said.                                                        League Soccer’s 16th team on Feb. 28,
    Williams, who met with the Section on Feb. 23, his 50th            “The system has many problems. It’s important that we dis-                           2008.
 day in office, said his goal is to seek justice and to make sure   cuss these problems and then hopefully to see how collectively                             According to the team’s Web site, the
 only the right people are charged with crimes.                     we can address them. It’s going to take all of us working dil-                          team’s navy blue and gold colors represent
    “It’s my goal to see to it that we reduce recidivism and                                                   continued on page 16                         the Continental Army’s uniforms during
                                                                                                                                                                                   continued on page 16


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                                  CNN’s John King March 17                                                                                                     4 Going Green
                                                                                                                                                                5 Golf Classic
                                  n By Mark Tarasiewicz                              pie charts, which allowed him to delve into                               7 Gaining Business
                                                                                     data and track delegates like never before on
                                  He is one of the leading political analysts in     election nights.                                                          8 YLD Bootcamp
                                  television news, and CNN’s chief national cor-        King will be the keynote speaker at the Bar
                                  respondent. As a key part of the network’s in-     Association’s Quarterly Meeting on Wednes-                               10 Civil Gideon
                                  novative “America Votes” coverage of the 2008      day, March 17 at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The
                                  presidential campaign, John King pioneered         Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Tickets are
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2   Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                         philadelphiabar.org
                                                                              Frontline
               Editor-in-Chief
             Asima Panigrahi, Esq.                       Opposing the Proposed Sales Tax
                                                         on Legal Services in Pennsylvania
               Editor Emeritus
              Bruce H. Bikin, Esq.

              Associate Editors
           Heather J. Holloway, Esq.
            Ria C. Momblanco, Esq.                       “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax that           The problem is, this         By Scott F. Cooper                   This tax will destroy
              Regina Parker, Esq.                    fellow behind the tree.”                         is not a tax on lawyers;                                           the precise high-educa-
              Thomas Bryan, Esq.                     - former Louisiana Sen. Russell B. Long          it is a tax on clients. Our                                        tion and significant in-
             Edward P. Kelly, Esq.                                                                    law firms will be forced                                           come tax-paying jobs we
             Sarah K. Lessie, Esq.
           Mary T. Kranzfelder, Esq.                 This month, we turn our attention                to do what every other                                             desperately need to keep
               Julia Swain, Esq.                     to a very dangerous tax contained in the         business does with a sales                                         in Pennsylvania. Busi-
             Nicole Edwards, Esq.                    proposed 2010-11 Pennsylvania General            tax – pass it through to                                           ness purchasers of
                                                     Fund Budget. As most of you know, the            the customer. The only                                             commercial legal services
             Contributing Editor
           Richard Max Bockol, Esq.                  current budget proposal includes elimi-          way for a client to avoid                                          will divert work out of
                                                     nating the sales tax exemption for legal         paying the tax is to avoid                                         the Commonwealth to
              Advisory Editors                       services and 73 other presently exempt           purchasing the service all                                         save money. The Internet
               Sunah Park, Esq.
                                                     “essential” goods and services.                  together. This is precisely                                        has already shown that
             Molly Peckman, Esq.
             Marc W. Reuben, Esq.                       No issue in recent memory has                 the opposite result cli-                                           national businesses will
                                                     galvanized such universal opposition             ents need by the time they conclude they       aggressively move legal work based upon
      Associate Executive Director,                  by attorneys in all practices across the         need legal counsel.                            both quality and price.
           Communications                            Commonwealth. Your Bar Association is                 Moreover, a sales tax on legal services       Think of it like driving across the bor-
               Mark Tarasiewicz
                                                     fighting aggressively for you and our cli-       is effectively double taxation. As we know,    der to Delaware to save on the sales tax
         Senior Managing Editor,                     ents on this critical issue. We are using a      those who use the courts already pay costs     – but to the tune of hundreds of millions
              Publications                           broad-based approach of media outreach,          in the form of court fees, and many legal      of dollars in lost taxable revenue.
                    Jeff Lyons                       lobbying in Harrisburg and education             transactions such as real estate closings          If using a Pennsylvania lawyer au-
             Executive Director
                                                     initiatives. I took the additional step last     and estate administrations are already         tomatically adds 4 percent or more to
                 Kenneth Shear                       month of sending a letter to every mem-          taxed in some other form.                      the invoices we send our clients, those
                                                     ber of the Association on this issue.                 Enacting a sales tax on legal services    clients are going to direct the work
  The Philadelphia Bar Reporter (ISSN 1098-             Despite the fact that the initial reaction    would be disastrous for those Pennsylva-       elsewhere. The problem is even worse for
  5352) is published monthly and available by
  subscription for $45 per year by the Philadel-     by many in Harrisburg was to stop the            nians most at risk, and it will drive sig-     us in Center City. If the Commonwealth
  phia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th        tax code reform, we cannot be lulled into        nificant jobs out of the Commonwealth.         lifts the sales tax exemption, Philadelphia’s
  floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911. Periodicals    a sense of false security. The sound bite of     For while our clients will bear this cost      sales tax would automatically apply to
  postage paid at Philadelphia, PA POSTMASTER:
  Send address changes to Philadelphia Bar Re-       a “lawyers’ tax” is already making its way       directly, we who represent them will bear      the non-exempt services. Not only will
  porter, c/o Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101     through the Commonwealth.                        the cost in many other harmful ways.                                      continued on page 7
  Market St., 11th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-
  2955. Telephone: (215) 238-6300. Association

                                                     Legal Directory 2010 Updates Areas of Concentration
  Web site: philadelphiabar.org. Newspaper e-
  mail address: reporter@philabar.org. The edi-
  torial and other views expressed in the Phila-
  delphia Bar Reporter are not necessarily those
                                                     You told us, and we listened: The

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  from Howard Hyatt at MediaTwo, 1014 W. 36th                                                                                                          The Legal Directory 2010, visit
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  The Philadelphia Bar Reporter                         “In revamping the areas of concentra-             Best of all, this mobile component is           • A business-to-business supplier sec-
  welcomes letters to the editors for                tion, we tried to best reflect the realities     free with purchase of the traditional print     tion tailored to the legal community;
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  There is no word limit, but editors                Paul Kazaras, deputy executive director of           When you’re back in the office, you         committees;
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  clarity, style and space considerations.              Along with improved options for               The Legal Directory Online, where you can       ever to access up-to-date information.
  Letters must be signed to verify
                                                     attorneys to define their specialties, The       also update your listing all year long.         Firms have merged, organizations’ boards
  authorship, but names will be withheld
  upon request. Letters may be mailed,               Legal Directory 2010 is available when               The Legal Directory’s impressive print      have changed and many attorneys have
  faxed or e-mailed to: Jeff Lyons, Senior           you’re on the go, thanks to a new mobile         version packs a wealth of information           changed firms. You can always rely on
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  Reporter, Philadelphia Bar Association,            lawyer and law firm listings with your               • Federal, state and county courts and      information you need, wherever you need
  1101 Market St., 11th floor, Philadel-             BlackBerry wherever there’s an Internet          government agencies;                            it.
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philadelphiabar.org                                                                                                                         March 2010 Philadelphia Bar Reporter                 3
Task Force Tackles Energy Use, Recycling
n By Judy Stouffer                               Cooper’s column in the February edition                    environment (i.e., its carbon footprint),   about 78 tons of paper and paperboard
                                                 of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter, where he                 we will be formulating a plan for firms     are generated (or about 560 pounds per
Do you donate unwanted clothing?                 announced his Green Ribbon Task Force.                     and other businesses to do the same.        person in the U.S. alone). In 2008, the
Do you take public transportation? Do            That’s us. While we will be investigating                     One focus will be the use of paper.      amount of paper recovered for recycling
you receive/pay bills online? Do you use         the Bar Association’s overall energy use                   Without a doubt, our profession is one      averaged 113 pounds per person in the
ENERGY STAR bulbs? Going green is                and recycling practices to set the stan-                   of the largest producers of paper waste.    U.S. The paper industry hopes to recover
not as difficult as you might think.             dard for reducing the negative impact its                  Some quick facts: Paper is the largest      60 percent of the paper Americans con-
  You may have read Chancellor Scott F.          day-to-day operations may have on the                      category of municipal waste. Each year,     sume by 2012.
                                                                                                                                                           Here’s how to help: The recycling of
                                                                                                                                                        paper isn’t the only answer and reduc-
                                                                                                                                                        ing its use in the first place needs to be

                      Inside Luzerne County’s
                                                                                                                                                        explored. We’re not necessarily advocating
                                                                                                                                                        a switch to erasable paper (yes, Xerox sci-
                                                                                                                                                        entists really have invented reusable paper

           CULTURE OF CORRUPTION                                                                                                                        that self-erases within 16-24 hours), but
                                                                                                                                                        we are asking you to use common sense.
                                                                                                                                                           Tip #1: Do you really need that piece
                                                                                                                                                        of paper? Let’s face it; we’ve all lost count-
                                                                                                                                                        less hours of time and productivity look-
                                              CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION                                                                                ing for a missing piece of paper. Printed
                        When: Friday, March 26th, 2010. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM                                                                              information can also pose a security risk
                                                                                                                                                        or become obsolete. If you don’t already
                       Where: Temple University, Ft. Washington.                                                                                        scan documents, this is the most effective
                              401 Commerce Dr., Ft. Washington, PA 19034                                                                                way of managing paper. Many outside
                                                                                                                                                        companies offer scanning and online
                          Cost: $125* For Live Seminar (6 Substantive, 1 Ethics CLE)                                                                    document storage services. Some also of-
                                $105 For Live Webcast (3 Substantive, 1 Ethics CLE)                                                                     fer a “facilities manager” service, which is
                                                                                                                                                        another name for a person who works for

                                                      McDevitt                                                                                          the company, but shows up at your firm
                                                                                                                                                        just like one of your employees to manage


                                                      & Kline
                                                                                                                                                        your firm’s paper flow (U.S. mail, faxes,

             A    t this event, our panelists will discuss
                   the events which led to the Luzerne
             County judicial system corruption scandal,
                                                                              for the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia,
                                                                              PA. Attorney Luke T. Pepper will assist in
                                                                              moderating the event, and former NBC10
                                                                                                                                                        copies, scanning, renaming, etc.), for less
                                                                                                                                                        than the cost of hiring another employee.
                                                                                                                                                           Tip #2: If you have to print/copy, use
             as well as the likely impact of those events                     Philadelphia reporter and La Salle Univer-                                both sides of the paper.
                                                                                                                                                           Tip #3: Purchase recycled paper and

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             on the state juvenile system and state and                       sity Adjunct Professor, Ellen Kolodziej, will
             local laws. Additionally, the panel will analyze                 provide a timeline summary of this national
                                                                                                                                                        recycle your toner cartridges.
                                                                                                                                                           Perhaps your office already has a plan
             how the United States Supreme Court’s                            news story.
                                                                                                                                                        in place. If so, we commend you and
             review of the Federal Honest Services Fraud                      This is a charitable CLE event!                                           would like to hear from you about it.
             Statute may affect those public officials who                     Net profits will be donated to the Juvenile                                   The Chancellor would like to see more
             have already been indicted.                                                                                                                of us give back to the communities where
                                                                              Law Center (www.jlc.org) in Philadelphia,
                                                                                                                                                        we live and work. Serving as greener role
             Although this course will focus on the timely                    PA. The Juvenile Law Center uses legal                                    models for not only the public, but for
             events occurring in Luzerne County politics,                     advocacy, publications, projects, public                                  our staff and families too, will help to
             the subject matter will apply to govern-                         education, and training to ensure that the                                keep our planet from going, going, gone.
             mental entities all across the country.                          child welfare, juvenile justice, and other                                   The 40th anniversary of Earth Day,
                                                                                                                                                        known as the beginning of the modern
             Panelists for this event will include attorney                   public systems provide vulnerable children
                                                                                                                                                        environmental movement, is Thursday,
             Peter John Moses of Moses & Gelso, LLP                           with the protection and services they need                                April 22. Stay tuned for more on Going,
             in Wilkes Barre, PA, and attorney Marsha                         to become productive adults.                                              Going . . . Green.
             Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel
                                                                                                                                                        Judy Stouffer (JStouffer@BernerKlaw.com)
                                                                                                                                                        is a senior paralegal with Berner Klaw & Wat-
                                                                                                                                                        son LLP and a member of the Green Ribbon
          REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.CEWORKSHOPS.COM                                                                                                        Task Force.
      OR BY CALLING TOM MCDEVITT DIRECTLY AT 215-990-0781.
                                                                                                                                                           For More Information
             McDevitt & Kline, LLC is an Accredited CLE Provider with the PA Supreme Court CLE Board (Provider # 5963).                                    For more information about the
             PA attorneys may earn up to 4 CLE per compliance period via Distance Learning programs. McDevitt & Kline, LLC                                 Bar Association’s Green Ribbon
             is an approved Distance Learning provider with the PA Supreme Court CLE Board. For more information, please                                   Task Force, contact co-chairs
             visit www.pacle.org.                                                                                                                          Michael Hayes at mhayes@mmwr.
                               * Price includes parking, course materials, coffee, doughnuts, lunch, and reporting fees.                                   com or Kim Jessum at kjessum@
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4   Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                                                                    philadelphiabar.org
BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                                                                                                                          22nd Bar Foundation
                                                                                                                                                            Golf Classic June 21
Bar Academy, Historical Society Get Go-Ahead                                                                                                                The Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s
                                                                                                                                                            22nd Annual Golf Classic will be held

                                                               WebCheck
n By Jeff Lyons                                                                                                All resolutions approved by the              Monday, June 21 at Huntington Valley
                                                                                                               Board of Governors are available             Country Club in Huntington Valley, Pa.
The Board of Governors has                                                                                     online at philadelphiabar.org.                  The fee for players is $450. Members
approved resolutions creating a Bar As-                                                                                                                     of the Young Lawyers Division may play
sociation Historical Society and a new         on-going process,” Fedullo said.                              to Weitz Garfinkle Datz, LLC, will             at a discounted fee of $375. A foursome
Bar Association Academy, designed to               The resolution for the Bar Association                    serve a four-year term and will chair the      can play at the discounted rate of $1,700.
give members access to Philadelphia’s          Academy says understanding cultural,                          Commission in 2010. Gubin and Olshan           Price includes all greens fees, golf cart,
cultural, social, educational, and artistic    social, educational, and artistic matters                     will serve two-year terms as lay members       lunch, refreshments, dinner and cocktails.
institutions.                                  is critical to attorneys interacting with                     of the Commission. Olshan is CEO of            For those wishing to attend the cocktail
   According to the resolution approved        their clients and effectively advancing                       Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern       reception and dinner, tickets are $125.
at the Jan. 28 meeting, the Historical         their careers and enhancing the quality                       Pennsylvania. Gubin works for Medical             Several levels of sponsorship are avail-
Society is being created for the purpose       of their lives. Cooper said the Academy                       Rehabilitation Centers of Pennsylvania.        able. Tournament underwriters ($15,000)
of collating, organizing, preserving and       is going to be “something special” for the                       Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge          get a banner hung at the clubhouse en-
disseminating the great history of this        members.                                                      Lisette Shirdan-Harris, Markita Morris-        trance; name on the front cover of the
Association and its members and the role           The Board also approved a resolution                      Louis, Sam Morgan, Jackie Carolan,             souvenir program as a sponsor of the
the Association and its members have           amending the bylaws of the Criminal                           Carmen Romano and Mary Gay Scanlon             event; distribution of skills competition
played in the history of Philadelphia, the     Justice Section to provide for election of                    were appointed to the Board of Philadel-       prizes to winners; eight players plus four
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the           co-chairs of the section.                                     phia Volunteers for the Indigent Program.      additional guests to cocktail reception;
United States.                                     The Board also approved the appoint-                         The Board also approved the appoint-        and VIP parking for golfers. Other levels
   “The genesis of the historical society      ment of Board member Brandi Brice to                          ment of Alexander Kerr, John Willis and        include Tournament Cup/Skills Prize
was Chancellor Scott Cooper’s idea,” Wil-      the Association’s Audit Committee. Brice                      former Chancellor Harold Cramer to             Sponsor ($7,500); Luncheon, Cocktail
liam J. Fedullo told the Board. Fedullo is     is an assistant city solicitor in the Major                   the Board of Directors of Jenkins Law          Buffet, Reception or Putting Contest
a co-chair of the Historical Society, along    Tax Enforcement Unit of the Law De-                           Library. Kerr will serve as president of the   Sponsor ($5,000); Golf Cart Signs,
with Roberta Liebenberg and former             partment of the City of Philadelphia.                         board at Jenkins.                              Refreshment Cabana Sponsor, $3,500;
Chancellor Robert C. Heim.                         A. Harold Datz, Caryn Gubin and                              Nicole Edwards, an associate with           and Hole Sponsor ($2,000). For more
   “The Historical Society is going to         Marlene Olshan were appointed to the                                          ,
                                                                                                             DLA Piper LLP was appointed to the             information, contact Lynne Brown at
be very beneficial to us as keepers of the     Association’s Commission on Judicial                          Editorial Board of the Philadelphia Bar        (215) 238-6347 or visit www.philabar-
flame. This is going to be an inclusive and    Selection and Retention. Datz, of counsel                     Reporter.                                      foundation.org.



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                      Bar Foundation
    Grantees Aid Quake Victims Arriving in Phila.
Jan. 12, 2010 is des-          By Amy B. Ginensky             dren decided to focus its
tined to become a
date as familiar to
                                                              efforts on specific groups
                                                              of Haitians, including:
                                                                                               2009 Arbitration Fee Donors Thanked
the people of Haiti                                           those with special medical       Through the arbitration fee                                      Bar Foundation thanks its 2009 arbi-
and their relatives                                           needs destined for the           donation program, the Philadelphia                               tration fee donors, listed below.
and friends around                                            Philadelphia region;             Bar Foundation, the Philadelphia Bar                                Janis Brodie, John E. Caruso, E.
the world as Sept. 11,                                        orphans already adopted          Association and the Court of Com-                                Gerald Donnelly, Susan J. French,
2001 and Dec. 7, 1941                                         (or in the process of being      mon Pleas have made it possible for                              Bruce M. Ginsburg, Martin Greitzer,
are for Americans.                                            adopted) by Philadelphia         lawyers who volunteer their services as                          Emmanuel O. Iheukwumere, Ken-
The earthquake that                                           families but who had             arbitrators in the Court of Common                               neth M. Kapner, Ronald A. Kovler,
hit Haiti – a country                                         not left Haiti before the        Pleas to support equal justice for all.                          Vincent R. McGuinness, Daniel C.
already devastated by                                         earthquake; children or-            Arbitrators can designate that all or                         Moraglia, Christopher James Perillo,
chaos and political                                           phaned by the earthquake;        part of their honorarium be donated                              Robert L. Sachs Jr., Michelle L. Skal-
unrest – took an unimaginable toll. The      and those (both adults and children) in           to either the Bar Foundation or to                               sky, David E. Sternberg, Catherine S.
Haitian government estimates that more       need of legal help with their immigration         Community Legal Services, Inc. The                               Straggas and Eric H. Weitz.
than 200,000 people have been killed         status. As word of the Initiative has gotten
and more than 3 million people are in        out, a number of local law firms have
need of emergency services.                  volunteered to help staff immigration and      lustrates the importance of having strong                           as part of the Haitian Children’s Initia-
   Not surprisingly, the Philadelphia legal  adoption cases over the coming months.         public interest legal service organizations,                        tive, please contact Jennings Durand
community – both the public and the             Another initiative focused specifically     which can respond appropriately and                                 at jennings.durand@dechert.com. For
private bars – has stepped up to help. In    on immigration assistance to the Hai-          effectively to whatever crisis hits. Last                           relocation assistance, HIAS PA, Lutheran
particular, immigration and adoption are     tian community in the region is being          year, we saw a number of our grantee                                Family Services’ Resettlement Program
the focus of their efforts.                  organized by HIAS and includes the             organizations step into high gear to help                           and Nationalities Service Center are
   Bar Foundation grantee organiza-          Nationalities Service Center, the Wel-         with those suffering the most from the                              involved with providing housing, food
tions HIAS Pennsylvania, Nationalities       coming Center for New Pennsylvanians,          economic meltdown. This year it’s Haiti.                            and counseling for the Haitian earth-
Service Center and Support Center for        the American Immigration Lawyers’              The financial support given by the Bar                              quake survivors coming to Philadelphia
Child Advocates are the key players in       Association Pro Bono Committee, pro            Foundation to these organizations in                                for medical treatment. And, if you or
two local programs. Of course pro bono       bono attorneys and representatives from        terms of grants for operating expenses                              your family want to donate housing or
attorneys from the private bar are helping   the Haitian community. In addition to          allows them to have the wherewithal to                              transportation or even clothing and bed-
with these efforts, especially Ethan Fogel,  outreach and education on immigration          support those unbudgeted for emergen-                               ding for Haitian refugees, contact Sarah
a Dechert LLP partner and director of        matters to the Haitian community, this         cies. Of course, the only reason that the                           Peterson at speterson@hiaspa.org, Kath-
pro bono in its Philadelphia office, and     network is offering legal services to help     Foundation can help is because all of us                            rin Ivanovic at kivanovic@nscphila.org or
Jennings Durand, also of Dechert. As         Haitians negotiate the complex immigra-        in the legal community help us do so.                               Janet Panning at janetp@lcfsinpa.org.
Durand related, “After the earthquake in     tion regulations that have been put in         We, and them, continue to appreciate
Haiti, Ethan and I reached out to HIAS       place to support them.                         your support.                                                       Amy B. Ginensky (ginenskya@pepperlaw.
and Council’s Judith Bernstein-Baker to         “The Obama Administration has ex-              Money is not the only way to help. If                                                                    ,
                                                                                                                                                                com), a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP is
begin exploring ways that Dechert could      tended special immigration rights to Hai-      you want to provide pro bono services                               president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
help Haitian children whose lives have       tians in the aftermath of this earthquake,”
been turned upside-down by the tragedy.”     said Bernstein-Baker, executive director
   As a result of discussions, HIAS PA,      of HIAS and Council. These include hu-          Thomas A. McDevitt, CFA, CFP®                                                           Providing
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dren, a network of groups interested in      sure that they receive the care they need,                                                                                              families, corporations,
                                                                                               ✓ Member, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
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convened a Feb. 5 kickoff meeting that       to Haitians already in the United States          ✓ Member, Financial Planning Association of the                                       Two Pitcairn Place, Suite 200
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                                                                                                    Accountants (AICPA)                                                              Call Tom McDevitt directly
and immigrants’ services organizations,      since their safety would be at risk if they
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members of the Mayor’s Commission            were deported.
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on African and Caribbean Immigrant               “These are humanitarian efforts on the
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6   Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                                                                                    philadelphiabar.org
   Justinians Honor Chancellor                                                                                                                            March Program
                                                                                                                                                          Helps Attorneys
                                                                                                                                                          Gain Business
                                                                                                                                                          Throughout 2009, the Philadelphia Bar
                                                                                                                                                          Association received more and more inquires from
                                                                                                                                                          members asking for resources devoted to building
                                                                                                                                                          a practice and increasing business development
                                                                                                                                                          skills.
                                                                                                                                                             Larger law firms were disbanding and/or lay-
                                                                                                                                                          ing attorneys off and more attorneys were being
                                                                                                                                                          pressured to develop business. In an effort to help
                                                                                                                                                          attorneys gain skills that were not being taught
                                                                                                                                                          anywhere else, the Bar Association partnered with
                                                                                                                                                          The Training Resource Group to develop a train-
                                                                                                                                                          ing program focused on building a practice and
                                                                                                                                                          providing attorneys with the tools to successfully
                                                                                                                                                          develop business.
                                                                                                                                                             Chuck and Evan Polin of The Training Re-
                                                                                                                                                          source Group have worked with attorneys for




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                                                                                                                                                          more than a decade to help them with their
                                                                                                                                                          business development skills. They believe that by
                                                                                                                                                          providing ongoing reinforcement training over
                                                                                                                                                          time, attorneys can learn the skills that are needed
   Justinian Society Chancellor Gina Furia Rubel (from left) greets Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor                                               to be successful in business development. The
   Scott F. Cooper and Chancellor-Elect Rudolph Garcia at a luncheon in Cooper’s honor on Feb. 22 at The                                                  Training Resource Group works simultaneously
   Union League. More than 100 people attended the event.
                                                                                                                                                          in four different areas to ensure success. First, they
                                                                                                                                                          work on developing a plan to identify, target and

Bench-Bar at The Borgata Oct. 15-16
                                                                                                                                                          get in front of more opportunities. They then help
                                                                                                                                                          attorneys track their plans to make sure that they
                                                                                                                                                          can measure success. Next, they teach attorneys
The Philadelphia Bar Association’s popular Bench-                   be amazed at the facilities and the level of service. It is the                       how to stand out and make their prospective
Bar and Annual Conference is returning in 2010, moving              perfect location for a conference of this caliber,” Cooper said.                      clients more comfortable conducting initial meet-
back to The Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. for the weekend          The Borgata last hosted the Bench-Bar Conference in 2004.                             ings. Finally, they work with the attorneys to help
of Oct. 15 and 16.                                                     The Association’s Bench-Bar Conference traditionally fea-                          them move out of their “comfort zone” and try
   Chancellor Scott F. Cooper has tapped Vice Chancellor            tures a large selection of continuing legal education seminars                        different tactics, so that they will have more success
John E. Savoth and Board of Governors Vice Chair Regina             for practitioners in a variety of specialty areas. There is always                    developing business.
M. Foley to chair the conference.                                   ample opportunity for attorneys to mingle and network with                               The training program consists of four, two-
   “I am thrilled about the conference returning to The Bor-        their colleagues and members of the bench.                                            hour sessions plus an individual coaching session.
gata. We recently held the Bar’s Leadership Retreat at The             Visit philadelphiabar.org for more details about the                               These sessions focus on teaching attorneys to build
Borgata and it is a top-tier venue. I think our attendees will      2010 Bench-Bar Conference as they become available.                                   a plan to get in front of more opportunities and
                                                                                                                                                          introduce strategies to turn those opportunities
                                                                                                                                                          into business. These sessions help to give attorneys
                                             parts in New York City and Washing-           ing this debate. But this budget should                        a process and a system to build a book of busi-
Frontline                                    ton, D.C. There is no good reason to          not be balanced on the backs of clients                        ness. To date, there have been three completed
continued from page 3                        fill that gap by adding a sales tax.          who can least afford the tax. I encour-                        programs conducted at the Bar Association. The
                                                 We also have concerns about               age you to voice your opposition by                            program has attracted a wide range of participants,
the members of this Association face         the intrusion this tax may have on            logging on to our Legislative Action                           from large firms and small firms to partners and
competitive disadvantages to other           confidentiality within the attorney-          Center under the “Member Center”                               associates. All of the participants are focused on
states, the additional 2 percent tax will    client relationship. The need for strict      at philadelphiabar.org. There you can                          building a larger book of business and generat-
make “suburban flight” by clients even       confidentiality is well established. A        automatically personalize and send a                           ing more revenue. Many of the participants were
more attractive. This could mean firing      sales tax on legal services will create       letter of opposition to your state sena-                       surprised to discover how easy it could be to be
Pennsylvania law firms or just direct-       the need for lawyers to establish a sales     tor and/or representative.                                     successful in developing new business once they
ing firms not to use their lawyers in        tax account within the Department                Currently, there are only five states                       were given the proper tools.
Pennsylvania or Philadelphia.                of Revenue. To adequately perform             in the country that have a tax on legal                           One participant, Bart Cohen from Berger &
   Either way, employment of attor-          its oversight function the Department         services. In the last two states to pro-                                     .C.,
                                                                                                                                                          Montague, P said, “The course has equipped
neys and related support staff dip and       may be forced to review billings and          pose such a tax, it failed. Rest assured,                      me with a focused, methodical and practical ap-
the local economy suffers. Reduced           other documentation that will detail          your Association will do its part to                           proach to managing a task that requires such an
revenue from the state income tax and        a client’s case or subject matter. Such       help ensure a similar outcome here.                            approach for most attorneys.”
local wage and business privilege taxes      an audit would violate the lawyer-                                                                              The next four-session program begins in March
will inevitably follow.                      client privilege that has been ardently       Scott F. Cooper, a partner with Blank                          and will be held every Friday beginning March 5
   Significant and sophisticated legal       defended during our judicial history.         Rome LLP is Chancellor of the Philadel-
                                                                                                      ,                                                   from 12 to 2 p.m. at the offices of the Philadelphia
work comes to Philadelphia, in part,             Yes, we need creative solutions           phia Bar Association. His e-mail address is                    Bar Association. For more information, call Chuck
because we have more competitive             to the current fiscal crisis, and Gov.        chancellor@philabar.org.                                       or Evan Polin at The Training Resource Group at
hourly billing rates than our counter-       Rendell deserves high marks for start-                                                                       215-320-4650.



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    Young Lawyers Bootcamp Convenes at PBI




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    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel J. Anders (above, from left), Board of Governors




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    member Brandi J. Brice, Bar Association Assistant Secretary Sophia Lee, Philadelphia VIP Execu-
    tive Director Sara Woods and Bar Association Secretary Kathleen D. Wilkinson were panelists for the
    Young Lawyers Bootcamp opening session “Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path” on
    Feb. 19 at The CLE Conference Center. Vice Chancellor John E. Savoth (right) welcomed attendees.




                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Jeff Lyons
                                                                                     Photo by Jeff Lyons




                                                                                                               Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Donna M. Woelpper (left) and
                                                                                                               U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia M. Rufe were panelists for the program
    More than 120 young lawyers and law students attended the program, which                                   “Advice from the Bench.” The panel also featured Philadelphia Court of Com-
    also included sessions on getting the most out of your first job, consider-                                mon Pleas Judges Paul P. Panepinto, Gary S. Glazer and Charles J. Cunning-
    ations before staring your own practice and the nuts and bolts of networking.                              ham, along with Municipal Court Judge Bradley K. Moss.




    Young Lawyer Boot-
    camp Coordinator Ra-
    chel Kopp (left) joins
    YLD Chair Albertine Y.
    DuFrayne at the happy
    hour that followed the
    program at Tavern on
    Broad.
                                                                                    Photo by Michael Petitti




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8   Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                                                                philadelphiabar.org
                       YLD Update
   Make Some Time to Deal With Your Stress
It is no surprise                 By Albertine DuFrayne          and I encourage you to          is a public forum at Free Library of
that young lawyers
experience a lot of stress
and anxiety. We face
                                                                 do the same.
                                                                     I realize, however, that
                                                                 this is not always possi-
                                                                                                 Philadelphia branches where lawyers give
                                                                                                 free legal advice and referrals to those in
                                                                                                 the community, and several programs for
                                                                                                                                                                  BlogLink
deadlines, the potential                                         ble. During those weeks         school students including, Lawyer in the          Visit philawdelphia.wordpress.com
for liability and are often                                      that really do not allow        Classroom, Lawyer for a Day, the Edward           to read the latest blog entries from
responsible for maintain-                                        for a work-life balance,        F. Chacker Essay Contest for high school          the Young Lawyers Division.
ing client relationships.                                        the March 2010 edition          seniors and the YLD’s Poster Contest for
In addition to work-re-                                          of Women’s Health maga-         fourth- through eighth-graders.                 involved in the Philadelphia community.
lated stress, many young                                         zine offers several helpful        The YLD also coordinates other com-          I hope you will join us for an event and,
lawyers face personal                                            suggestions about how           munity service events throughout the            by doing so, take steps to lower the stress
and financial stress.                                            to energize and de-stress       year. A clothing and non-perishables drive      in your life.
    I recently experienced                                       if you only have a few          to benefit local homeless shelters takes           If you want to find out more about
this first hand. On top of the usual           minutes. These quick fix suggestions              place every November. We help collect           the YLD’s upcoming events, contact any
daily stress, in October I was diagnosed       include listening to an energizing song,          holiday gifts for Support Center for Child      member of the Executive Committee,
with thyroid cancer. In November I had         taking a moment to sit quietly, organiz-          Advocates and the People’s Emergency            visit the YLD on the Bar Association’s
surgery to remove half of my thyroid. In       ing your desk to reduce clutter or adding         Center. We also host a volunteer event at       Web site or find the Young Lawyers Divi-
December I learned that I actually did         peppermint to your day either by eating           the local Ronald McDonald House and             sion on Facebook and become a fan of
not have cancer. I definitely feel extremely   a mint or using something peppermint              coordinate volunteers to judge and coach        our page.
lucky, not to mention very thankful, but       scented in your office (but I suggest mak-        Temple University’s John S. Bradway
the whole experience was overwhelmingly        ing it mild to avoid creating more stress         High School Mock Trial Competition.             Albertine “Abbie” DuFrayne (adufrayne@pe-
stressful. Since the surgery, I have become    by having your office neighbors confront             The YLD is committed to providing            trellilaw.com), an associate with Petrelli Law,
committed to leading a happier, lower-         you for giving them a headache with an            opportunities for lawyers to become more         .C.,
                                                                                                                                                 P is chair of the Young Lawyers Division.
stress lifestyle.                              overpowering smell).
    I started making time to do the things        Another way that you can mitigate
that I like to do – spend time with family,    stress and more fully live life is to become      YLD Comedy Night May 22 with Dan Cummins
take a pottery class, actually cook healthy    involved in the community. To do this,            Comedian Dan Cum-                                             The event begins at 7 p.m.
meals – without constantly stressing           you can take advantage of the Young               mins, who has appeared on                                  Tickets are $65 if purchased
about what I am not accomplishing at the       Lawyers Division’s very strong commu-             Comedy Central’s “Live at                                  by May 7 and $80 after May
office in that time. I realized that there     nity service agenda. In April, the YLD            Gotham,” “The Late, Late                                   7. The cutoff for ticket sales
is always at least one more thing to do at     will host the annual Law Week celebra-            Show with Craig Ferguson”                                  is May 17. No walk-up sales
the office. It will never be the right time    tion. Law Week is a series of activities          and “Last Comic Standing,”                                 will be available.
to do anything unless I make the decision      aimed at introducing law to the public.           will be the headline perform-                                 All proceeds will benefit
that there is time. I started making time      Events include Legal Advice Live!, which          er at the 5th Annual YLD                                   the Philadelphia Bar Founda-
                                                                                                 Comedy Night and Silent                                    tion. A link for registration
                                                                                                 Auction on Saturday, May 22                                will be available soon at
Supreme Court Deadline March 29                                                                  at the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.      philadelphiabar.org.

The Philadelphia Bar Association                     Once you have successfully com-
will move up to 50 of our members for
admission to the Bar of the United States
Supreme Court on Monday, May 17. The
                                                 pleted the Admission Form, please mail
                                                 it along with a check made payable to
                                                 the Philadelphia Bar Association. The              DeCola
admission ceremony will be made to the
full court sitting in Washington, D.C.
                                                 cost to attend the ceremony is $225
                                                 which includes your application fee and             Detectives Inc.
   The court’s requirements for a group          a continental breakfast. Please include             When You Need to Know
admission ceremony are very compre-              an additional $25 if you plan to bring
hensive. To review these requirements            a guest. Per the Supreme Court’s rule,              We O er                           Special Investigative Services
and to download the forms for admission          each inductee is permitted to bring only
please visit the Supreme Court’s Web site        one guest. Please send payment to: Attn:
at supremecourtus.gov. Select the Bar            Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association,
Admissions tab on the left-hand side and         1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadel-
this will bring you to the link for the Bar      phia, PA 19107. Do not send the applica-
Admissions Form and Bar Admissions               tion directly to the Supreme Court.
Instructions. Please read the instructions           The event will be on a first-come, first-
carefully. Once you have determined that         served basis and all applications must be
                                                                                                                                       And Much More ...
you are eligible for admission, please print     received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March
out and complete the Admission Form.             29, 2010.
The instructions and guidelines are very             If you have any questions regard-               1- 800 - 466 -7568 | www.DeColaPI.com
specific and must be followed scrupu-            ing this event, please do not hesitate to           A Con dential Consultation is Always Free of Charge!
lously. Do not fold the application or use       contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or
staples. Use paper clips only.                   dpetit@philabar.org.



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                                                                                                                                                                                      Chancellor
                                                                                                                                                                                      on the Air
                                                                                                                                                                                      Chancellor Scott F. Cooper was
                                                                                                                                                                                      interviewed by CBS 3 anchor Pat
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ciarrocchi about current legal issues
                                                                                                                                                                                      in the news and his agenda for the
                                                                                                                                                                                      year for the station’s “Newsmakers”
                                                                                                                                                                                      program on Feb. 24. The interview
                                                                                                                                                                                      was scheduled to air on March 7.




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Task Force Looks at Benefits of Civil Gideon
n By Jeff Lyons                                the paid private bar.                                          foreclosure crisis. Sullivan added the study                              benefits associated with providing counsel
                                                  The Civil Gideon Task Force has three                       will ultimately include an assessment of                                  to tenants in eviction cases. The research
The Philadelphia Bar Association’s             working groups – housing, family law                           the impact of not providing counsel in                                    design will suggest the most appropriate
Civil Gideon Task Force, which has been        and education and communications.                              foreclosure proceedings.                                                  methodologies, instruments and study
investigating how to provide counsel to        “This year, the Task Force will focus on                          “Tenants are unrepresented at a much                                   sites. The other city involved in the NPC
low-income persons in adversarial civil        the studies but also on educating the                          higher rate than landlords. It’s a way to                                 study is Tacoma, Wash.
proceedings where critical human needs         larger legal community about the need                          level the playing field,” said CLS Execu-                                    In February, NPC was to release a
are at stake, is moving its focus in 2010      for Civil Gideon as well as promoting                          tive Director Catherine C. Carr, who also                                 report with the idea to interest funders to
toward studies that demonstrate the            concrete projects that demonstrate the                         serves as co-chair of the Civil Gideon                                    do a more expansive longitudinal study,
societal and economic benefits of such         value of legal representation in housing                       Task Force.                                                               which would ideally include funding a
representation in matters involving hous-      and family law, in particular,” said Joseph                       “We are hopeful the NPC study                                          grant to an agency like CLS to provide
ing and family law.                            A. Sullivan, co-chair of the Task Force.                       provides data and evidence that having                                    representation to tenants in eviction cases.
   Philadelphia has been chosen by NPC            Sullivan said there is an on-going                          an attorney in a landlord-tenant court                                       Sullivan said the Task Force believes
Research of Portland, Ore. as the target of    three-part study of the city’s Mortgage                        case decreases homelessness and increases                                 such studies, reflecting the benefit of
a study on the effects of providing counsel    Foreclosure Diversion Project being                            the ability of people to stay in their home                               having civil representation for housing
in civil housing cases. That study will        conducted by the Philadelphia-based                            and in homes that are in better shape,”                                   and family law matters, will be compel-
focus on how legal services are delivered      Reinvestment Fund. He said that the first                      she said. “Often, cases in landlord-tenant                                ling in making the case for Civil Gideon.
to tenants and on the eviction court           results of that study are expected shortly                     court involve the condition of proper-                                    “When people are evicted and lose their
structure. The study will include looking      and they will reflect data collection from                     ties. These cases are about the quality of                                homes, they often then lose their jobs.
at representation by Community Legal           the Diversion Project that will illuminate                     housing and the ability of people to stay                                 When they can’t work and pay taxes, then
Services, by pro bono attorneys and by         the elements and the magnitude of the                          in their homes.”                                                          in many cases, they have to rely on public
                                                                                                                 Tenants facing eviction or similar                                     assistance or other forms of income sup-

  FJD Honors Pro Bono Work
                                                                                                              problems come to CLS, Carr explained.                                     port that are inadequate. And in many
                                                                                                              Often the tenants come to CLS just days                                   of these cases, this disruptive process also
                                                                                                              before they’re facing eviction. “We have a                                puts their children’s education in peril.
                                                                                                              pro bono program working with Dechert                                     In short, a safe home is key to keeping
                                                                                                              LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP where                                         families together,” he said.
                                                                                                              we’ve set up a direct relationship with                                      “By providing representation in these
                                                                                                              counsel. We work closely with Tenant                                      cases, you’re helping individuals and fami-
                                                                                                              Union Representative Network, which                                       lies and ensuring they can continue to be
                                                                                                              does some education for tenants facing                                    productive members of society and can
                                                                                                              the eviction process. We provide legal                                    contribute to the economic and financial
                                                                                                              and technical support for them as well as                                 well-being of society as a whole,” Sullivan
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                                                                                                              training.”                                                                said.
                                                                                                                 The Civil Gideon Task Force was
                                                                                                              created last year precisely because there                                    For More Information
                                                                                                              is no right to counsel in many civil cases                                   For more information about the
     Court of Common Pleas Judge Daniel J. Anders (from left), Chancellor
     Scott F. Cooper, President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe and Joseph A. Sul-
                                                                                                              involving fundamental human needs.                                           Civil Gideon Task Force, contact
     livan gather at the law library in City Hall on Jan. 27 to present the First                             There is a growing national movement to                                      co-chairs Catherine C. Carr at
     Judicial District’s Pro Bono Roll of Honor. For the full list of honorees, visit                         create a right to counsel in cases of critical                               ccarr@clsphila.org or Joseph A. Sul-
     www.courts.phila.gov/probonoawards.                                                                      need. NPC will develop a research design                                     livan at sullivja@pepperlaw.com.
                                                                                                              tool aimed at measuring the costs and



10     Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                                                                                                philadelphiabar.org
Entries Sought for Ginsburg Legal Writing Contest
Entries are now being accepted for            commitment to the development and

                              WebCheck
the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Eighth
Annual Legal Writing Competition in
honor of the Honorable Ruth Bader
                                              recognition of excellent legal analysis and
                                              writing abilities among Philadelphia-area
                                              law students. These skills have always
                                                                                                                                           Visit philadelphiabar.org for more
                                                                                                                                           information about the Justice Ruth
                                                                                                                                           Bader Ginsburg writing competition.

Ginsburg, associate justice of the U.S.       been important to a lawyer’s success, and
Supreme Court.                                have become even more crucial in this         The submission must be the work of one         received by Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m.
   The co-chairs of the competition           economy,” said Edelman.                       author alone (joint submissions will not          The author of the winning submission
are Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner at             This competition is open to full- and     be considered), and the author must certi-     will receive a cash award of $2,500, the
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and            part-time law students who are in their       fy that the submission has been prepared       publication of the winning submission on
Dicker LLP and Secretary of the As-           second or third year of study during the      without substantial editing from others.       the Bar Association’s Web site and/or in
sociation and Diane Penneys Edelman,          2009-2010 academic year at one of the            Candidates may submit a law review          an appropriate Bar Association publica-
assistant dean for international programs     following six institutions: Drexel Univer-    quality submission on any topic relating       tion. The winner will be presented with
and professor of legal writing, Villanova     sity Earle Mack School of Law, University     to rights, privileges and responsibili-        the award at the Association’s Quarterly
University School of Law.                     of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers           ties under federal law. Entries must be        Meeting in October.
   The Bar Association recognizes the         University School of Law – Camden,
importance of excellence in legal analysis    Temple University Beasley School of
and writing skills, and seeks to award        Law, Villanova University School of Law       Program on Submitting to Editorial Pages April 22
a student enrolled in an American Bar         and Widener University School of Law
Association-approved or provisionally         (Delaware Campus).                            The Association’s Bar-News Media               The Philadelphia Tribune; Idelle Howitt,
approved area law school for authoring a         Part-time law students in their third or   Committee will host “How and                   managing editor, Metropolitan Corporate
top-quality competition submission.           later year of study are also eligible. Stu-   When to Share Your Opinion with the            Counsel; and Guy Petroziello, editorial
    “This competition was created eight       dents must be in good standing at their       Press - Submitting to Editorial Pages” on      page editor, Bucks County Courier Times.
years ago. It gives law students the op-      institutions. The submission may not          Thursday, April 22.                            Additional panelists will be announced.
portunity to show off their legal writing     have been published previously, although         Members will hear from editorial page          The program will take place from 12
talents. The winner is invited to the Octo-   it may have been prepared in connection       editors from several area newspapers.          to 1:30 p.m. at Bar Association head-
ber Quarterly Meeting to be recognized        with a law school course or for a law jour-   Panelists will include Bernard Dagenais,       quarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th
and presented with the award,” said           nal. The submission also may not have         editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal;   Floor Conference Center. Click here to
Wilkinson. “This is an excellent way for a    been submitted for any other competition      Hank Grezlak, associate publisher and          register. For more information about the
law student to distinguish oneself.”          during the time when it is under consid-      editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer;    Bar-News Media Committee, contact
   “We are thrilled that the Bar As-          eration for this competition, until after     Lisa Hostein, executive editor, Jewish Ex-     Committee Chair Gina Furia Rubel at
sociation has demonstrated a strong           the time when awards are announced.           ponent; Irv Randolph, managing editor of       gina@furiarubel.com.




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                             In Their Own Words
     Bar 5K is Her First Step Toward Marathon
This past New Year’s              By Maureen M. Farrell         Aside from the long-                             plan, let everyone know your goal. Now
I decided that I needed                                         term health benefits, I                          you have to do it.                                As lawyers we are
to get back in shape. I’ve                                      am less stressed and all-                           • Schedule your runs. You have a
always loved running,                                           around a more congenial                          plan, now you have to fit them into your          constantly taking
but want to push myself                                         person. My family will                           schedule. Ross works with many run-               on large amounts of
in 2010. I have been                                            actually thank me for                            ners and has always urged them to run
a runner for years, but                                         this. As a result the con-                       first thing in the morning, so that the           work, but too much
since the law took over                                         versation will be more                           pressures of the day’s schedule do not            running at once can
my runs have been less                                          palatable as well.                               interfere with the run. For many lawyers,
than productive. As law-                                           Below are five short                          who might not be working just 9-5,                quickly lead to burn-
yers, we know the law                                           training tips I devel-                           scheduling a run during the day can be a          out or injury. Three
can be all consuming,                                           oped with my friend                              great stress reliever and re-energizer. This
cutting us off from other                                       and running coach,                               absolutely makes me far more focused              days a week is plenty
avenues of conversation and interests.        Ross Martinson (a top-25 finisher at the                           and productive throughout the rest of the         for anyone getting
How many times do we end up talking           Boston Marathon) for getting started                               workday. It is far more effective than the
about issues surrounding the practice         or maximizing your time amidst a busy                              mid afternoon coffee or chocolate.                started.
of law outside of work? Our spouse or         schedule:                                                             The midday run does require extra
significant other is stoically listening to      • Pick a goal race.  Your goal might be                         planning, flexibility, and sometimes           thing during every run can be death of
it, but may not readily admit being a bit     a marathon, 5K (like the 5K Bar Run on                             having to say no to something that may         any running program. Keep things inter-
weary of the topic.                           May 16), or running one mile. Once you                             come up.                                       esting by mixing up your runs. Instead
    So I decided, after not running a mara-   pick you goal you can work out a plan to                              Whatever time you run, says Ross, be        of running three miles a day three days a
thon for more than 10 years, to train for     achieve it. Check to see if you have any                           sure to start before you get home. Once        week, try making each run unique. Use
one: Grandma’s Marathon in Minnesota.         weeks during the training program where                            you come home the pull of the couch,           one day for a slower but longer run and
I liked the name and the fact that they       you may have schedule conflicts to avoid.                          kids, spouse or TV can be too much to          an interval run. A “track workout” may
asked if I am a grandma. That signifies       Having a plan can keep you from overdo-                            overcome.                                                             continued on page 14
how slowly I will probably run.               ing it in the beginning as well. Lawyers                              • Break up your runs. Doing the same
    In the process of preparation, I am go-   tend to have very driven personalities, and
ing to run the Philadelphia Bar Associa-      that makes it very easy to start out too
tion’s 31st 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May        quickly. We all want to be the best right
16. As a committee member last year I         away, but running takes time. Beginners                                                      PHILADELPHIA RUNNER
saw how much hard work and effort went        can’t go too short or too slow, as long as                                                        is a proud sponsor of the
into the event and am enthusiastic to run     they get out there consistently. As lawyers
it this year.
    I realize that running is tough to
fit into a full workload along with the
                                              we are constantly taking on large amounts
                                              of work, but too much running at once
                                              can quickly lead to burnout or injury.
                                                                                                                              Philadelphia Bar Association
demands of family life. I know that mak-
ing physical activity a priority is worth it.
                                              Three days a week is plenty for anyone
                                              getting started. Once you have a realistic
                                                                                                                                     5k Run/Walk!
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     Business Law Section Honors                                                                             In Their Own Words
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                                                                                                             sound like something just for varsity athletes, but these
                                                                                                             workouts can make anyone’s runs more interesting. A
                                                                                                             workout could be doing one mile where you alternate
                                                                                                             going hard one minute with going easy one minute.
                                                                                                             You will be surprised how much quicker time passes on
                                                                                                             runs where you mix up the pace. New runners should
                                                                                                             alternate running with walking on these runs.
                                                                                                                 • Bring a friend. Talk someone into training with
                                                                                                             you and you both win. The chance of you skipping a
                                                                                                             run when someone is waiting to meet up with you is
                                                                                                             very low. This is a great networking opportunity if you
                                                                                                             can find a group to run with at lunch, or after work.
                                                                                                             Double points if this person is a spouse. We already
                                                                                                             spend enough time away from our families. Why not get
                                                                                                             fit with them?
     Business Law Section Chair (from left)
     Lee Applebaum is joined by Vincent                                                                          • Enjoy it! How many hours do we spend staring at a
     Capone, Dennis H. Replansky Award re-                                                                   computer screen? After spending all day sitting and star-
     cipient Herman C. Fala, Ralph Mauro and                                                                 ing at a screen we are often in a rush to get home, and sit
     2009 Section Chair Eric C. Milby at the                                                                 and stare at a screen. We should be excited for any excuse
     Section’s Annual Reception on Jan. 26                                                                   to be away from our desks.
     at the Westin Philadelphia. Capone, vice
                                                                                                                 Dreading your morning run? Maybe you need to go
     chair of the Venture Capital and Private
     Equity Committee, accepted the award                                                                    shorter, or slower, or find more sleep. According to Ross,
     for the section’s Committee of the Year.                                                                if you build up your distance slowly, there is no reason to
     Mauro, chair of the Mergers & Acquisi-                                                                  dread any run. Like any good lawyer, I of course, disagree
     tions Committee, was named Committee                                                                    here. I may sometimes dread getting out there (nothing
     Chair of the Year. Philadelphia VIP Exec-                                                               fun about a 20-mile training run), but I always feel better



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     utive Director Sara Woods (right photo,
     from left) accepts a $12,000 check for                                                                  afterward!
     LawWorks from Applebaum with Mark C.
     Levy, president of the VIP Board.                                                                       Maureen M. Farrell (NEWRY@aol.com) is an estate planning
                                                                                                             and elder law attorney.



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WOmEN IN tHE PROFESSION COmmIttEE

Nominees Sought for Sandra Day O’Connor Award
The Women in the Profession Committee is seek-                     presented the first award to U.S. District Court Senior               Philadelphia; former Chancellor Audrey C. Talley; U.S.
ing nominations for the 2010 Sandra Day O’Connor                   Judge Norma L. Shapiro. The award has since been                      Court of Appeals Judge Marjorie O. Rendell; former
Award. Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 22.               presented to the late Juanita Kidd Stout, former justice              Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Phyllis W. Beck; Ro-
   The award is conferred annually on a woman attorney             of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; Deborah R. Willig,                 berta D. Pichini of Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter,
who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved               first woman Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Associa-               Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig; Lynn A. Marks, executive
significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the            tion; Professor Marina Angel, of the Temple University                director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts; Roberta
advancement of women in both the profession and the                Beasley School of Law faculty; Third Circuit Court of                                                              .C.;
                                                                                                                                         D. Liebenberg of Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P and
community. The award presentation will be made during              Appeals Judge Dolores K. Sloviter (former Chief Judge);               JoAnne Epps, dean of Temple University Beasley School
the June Quarterly Meeting.                                        U.S. District Court Judge Anita B. Brody; Leslie Anne                 of Law.
   The committee established the award in 1993 to rec-             Miller, first woman president of the Pennsylvania Bar As-                Visit philadelphiabar.org to download a nomination
ognize the important contributions that women attorneys            sociation; Lila G. Roomberg of Ballard Spahr Andrews &                form. Please send nominations to the attention of Dawn
in Philadelphia have made to the legal profession. That            Ingersoll, LLP; the late Judge Judith J. Jamison; Ellen T.            Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St.,
year, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor               Greenlee, chief defender of the Defender Association of               11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


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world affairs, cultural segments, media          tial race, the Iraq War, the 9/11 terrorist          CNN crew that covered the aftermath                     Before joining CNN, King wrote for
analysis and commentary – and he will            attacks, the tax-cut debates of 2001 and             of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita from the              the Associated Press, which he joined in
soon host his own evening news program           2003 and the war on terrorism. He has                U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005.                             1985. In 1991 he was named chief politi-
on CNN.                                          conducted one-on-one interviews with an                 King was CNN’s lead reporter cover-               cal correspondent and headed the AP’s
   The 2008 campaign was the sixth               array of senior officials, including Presi-          ing Vice President Al Gore in the closing            political coverage of the 1992 and 1996
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has traveled to important early election         and Bill Clinton.                                    and during the post-election recount                    Join us for lunch on Wednesday,
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developments. King joined CNN in May             2002 as the administration began to                  campaign cycle.                                      political headlines. It’s a program you
1997 and was appointed chief national            build support for confronting Saddam                    He has covered firsthand a number of              won’t want to miss.

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                                                                                                                                        Podcast
                                               recognize that. But we have to be able to       ing.” He said he met                                                     “It’s not the sever-
Williams                                       measure our own performance,” he said.          the next day with one                                                 ity of punishment
continued from page 1                             He said there are cases in the system        of her deputies who                                                   that changes behav-

ligently in a collaborative way to address
                                               that shouldn’t be there in the first place.
                                               “We need to ensure that we’re only going
                                                                                               said the figure is closer
                                                                                               to 75 percent.
                                                                                                                                               Spotlight             ior,” Williams said.
                                                                                                                                                                     “It’s the certainty of
                                                                                                                           Visit philadelphiabar.org to listen to
this broken criminal justice system.”          to charge people who are guilty.”                   “Think about                                                      punishment. And we
                                                                                                                           the podcast from this meeting.
    Williams said the blame for the current       Williams said he has visited with            the time we would                                                     do not have certainty
state of the criminal justice system can’t     district attorneys from other jurisdictions     save for victims ... at                                               of punishment with
be placed on any one person. “Over time,       to find ways to improve the office. “I was      preliminary hearings. Think about the           the way things are done currently.”
the system has evolved into a system that      astounded when I met with the district          money we would save in court costs and             “Hopefully we can make some changes
is in some ways dysfunctional.”                attorney of San Diego and she told me 40        court administration and police overtime        so that this will become a more just sys-
    “There are things that the District        percent of all her cases result in negotiated   if in fact we could figure out a way to do      tem, a more efficient system and a more
Attorney’s Office is going to have to do       guilty pleas before the preliminary hear-       this like they do,” Williams said.              cost-effective system,” Williams said.
with other partners and stakeholders in




                                                    MARCH
the criminal justice system. But I also
recognize we’re going to have to get our
own house in order. And one of my first
priorities was reforming and revamping
the Charging Unit.”
    The Charging Unit reviews the
preliminary police reports and drafts the

                                                                             CLE COURSES
complaints as well as approves all the ar-
rest warrants and search warrants.
    Williams said his office needs to begin
measuring how the taxpayers’ money is
                                                  March 2         PBA Probate & Trust Law Section March 2010 Probate & Trust Law
being spent. “You can’t quantify justice. I                       Section Quarterly Mtg: Closely Held Business Owners • The CLE Conf. Center
                                                  March 3         Handling the Workers’ Comp Case • The CLE Conference Center
Bar Academy                                       March 4         5th Annual ADR Institute • The CLE Conference Center
                                                                  Whose Money Is It Anyway? • The CLE Conference Center
continued from page 1
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the American Revolutionary War. The                               The CLE Conference Center
light blue in the middle of the badge is          March 9         David Binder on Pennsylvania Evidence • The CLE Conference Center
derived from the civic flag of Philadelphia                       Government Intervention in Parenting Decisions • The CLE Conference Center
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and is a tribute to the team’s “Sons of                                                                                                                   Center
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Ben” supporters club. The team’s primary                                                                                                                  Wanamaker Building
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crest is circular, symbolizing unity. The 13                      Conference Center                                                                       10th Floor, Ste.1010
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crest represent the original 13 Colo-                             PLI - Venture Capital 2010: Nuts & Bolts • Simulcast - The CLE Conference Center
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nies, while the shield’s contour derives                          PBA WIP Mid-Year Meeting 2010 • The CLE Conference Center
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rattlesnake featured in the center of the         March 12        Attorney Client Privilege in Pennsylvania and Beyond • The CLE Conf. Center
shield pays homage to a political cartoon                         Special Needs Trusts • The CLE Conference Center
by Benjamin Franklin that was featured                            Renewable Energy & Energy Efciency: Key Financial Incentives for Businesses            The Westin
in multiple editions of the Pennsylvania                          Simulcast - The CLE Conference Center                                                   Philadelphia
Gazette in the 1750s. The rattlesnake             March 15 - 17   PLI - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2010 • Simulcast - The CLE       99 S. 17th St. at Liberty
became a national symbol during the                               Conference Center                                                                       Place
American Revolution, representing the             March 16        Psychology & Technology for Commercial Litigators • The CLE Conference Center
danger of disunity, and was featured on                           Primer on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act • The CLE Conference Center
the Gadsden flag. Union’s secondary logo          March 17        Guardianships 101 • The CLE Conference Center                                           Wachovia Center
also features the rattlesnake, along with         March 18        Five County Trafc Court Practice • The CLE Conference Center                           3601 S. Broad St.
the motto “JUNGITE aut PERITE,” a                 March 18 & 19 22nd Annual PBA Minority Bar Conference • The Westin Philadelphia
Latin phrase meaning “JOIN or DIE,”               March 19        PLI - Green Real Estate Summit 2010: What Attorneys, Developers, Regulators,
which was displayed by Franklin in his                            Tenants & Lenders Need to Know • Simulcast - The CLE Conference Center
cartoons along with the rattlesnake.                              Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices & Life Lessons from the White House • The         Call PBI Customer Service
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in its inaugural season in 1973.                  March 24        Facebook, Twitter, & Blogging...Oh MySpace! - Legal Issues with Social Networking           www.pbi.org.
   The Philadelphia Bar Association                               Sites • The CLE Conference Center
Academy, launched this year by Chancel-                           Commercial Document Series 2010: Shareholder Agreements • The CLE Conf. Center
lor Scott F. Cooper, lets members register        March 26        CLE With The Sixers - Dropping the Ball & Double Dribbling • Wachovia Center
for free or modestly priced courses that          March 26 & 27 Land Use Institute - 2010 • The CLE Conference Center
will help them be part of the city and            March 31/Apr. 1 PLI - Asset Based Financing in Today’s Economy • Simulcast - The CLE Conf. Center
become better-rounded people.
   To register for this free program, visit
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16   Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                                                          philadelphiabar.org
                       From the Editor’s Desk
      Smooth Transition for New Editor-in-Chief
As I sit here to write my first                   editorial in my life. After                                         Korea and would                          me to this point, writing my first column
                                                                                     By Asima Panigrahi
column, I think back to how I started to          three years of law school and                                       not be able to                           as editor of the Bar Reporter. We have
write for the Philadelphia Bar Reporter in        training my brain to write                                          continue her role                        recently appointed several new members
the first place. I was clerking for Phila-        in legal style, I was not even                                      as editor, at first I                    to the Editorial Board, and I think that
delphia Court of Common Pleas Judge               sure whether I would be able                                        dismissed the idea of                    they will be able to bring a fresh perspec-
Denis Cohen right after law school in             to write in an editorial style.                                     volunteering myself                      tive to the paper. If any members of the
2003. He was co-chair of the Profes-              As a matter of fact, I was not                                      for the position. I                      Bar have ideas, comments or criticisms
sional Responsibility Committee at the            quite sure exactly what edito-                                      thought “how could                       regarding the paper that they would like
time. I would attend the meetings with            rial style was.                                                     I come up with                           to convey, please feel free to direct them
the judge and take notes for him, and as              I guess my first article was                                    interesting topics                       to my attention.
a result, I eventually became secretary of        not as bad as I feared because                                      to write about and                          There is a lot of work that goes into
the committee. That was my first official         it actually made its way into                                       head up the board,                       putting this paper out every month, but
“position” with the Bar Association and           the paper and I continued to                                        while also practicing                    we are always looking for ideas and ways
I felt like I was actually contributing           write articles on the committee meetings    law?” At first, it seemed like an impos-                         to make the paper more appealing to our
something extra to the Bar Association            from that point forward until the end of    sibility for me. But then upon further re-                       members. I am certainly looking forward
community.                                        my clerkship in 2005. I was eventually      flection I thought, maybe I could take on                        to making as much of a contribution that
   During the course of the committee             appointed to the Bar Reporter Editorial     the job after all. I mean, if Sunah could                        I can to the Bar Reporter over the next
meetings, I eventually met Jeff Lyons, the        Board and have been there ever since.       go thousands of miles away for a new job                         year and am thankful for the opportunity.
Bar Association’s senior managing editor          Over that period of time, I have seen the   in a country where she did not even fully
of publications, and he asked if I would          paper go through format changes, board      speak the language, the least I could do                         Asima Panigrahi (Panigrahia@whiteand-
be interested in writing an article on a          members, features and editors-in-chief.     was to try to fill her shoes and help keep                       williams.com), an associate with White and
committee meeting and I agreed, despite               When I heard that Sunah Park, the       things running smoothly.                                                      ,
                                                                                                                                                               Williams LLP is editor-in-chief of the Phila-
the fact that I had never written anything        former editor-in-chief, had taken a job in     So that, in a nutshell, is what brought                       delphia Bar Reporter.



   SeniorLAW Center Planning Senior Prom for April 23
                                                                                                                                          The SeniorLAW Center Event Committee met to plan its
                                                                                                                                          April 23 special event, “SENIOR PROM!” a night of danc-
                                                                                                                                          ing, food and celebration for all ages. Pictured (front
                                                                                                                                          row, from left) are honorary co-hosts Joan and David
                                                                                                                                          Denenberg and and Bar Association Immediate-Past
                                                                                                                                          Chancellor Sayde J. Ladov. Shown in the second row
                                                                                                                                          (from left) are Board member Richard J. Conn, event co-
                                                                                                                                          chairs and Board members Gay Parks Rainville and Shari
                                                                                                                                          J. Odenheimer, Board Chair Wendy E. Bookler, Executive
                                                                                                                                          Director Karen Buck and Director of Development and
                                                                                                                                          Finance Larry Felzer. Not pictured are honorary co-hosts
                                                                                                                                          David Ladov and Vera and Al Dandridge. The event will
                                                                                                                                          be held at the Westin Philadelphia from 6 to 11 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          Children and prom attire are welcome. For tickets and
                                                                                                                    Photo by Jeff Lyons




                                                                                                                                          information, visit www.seniorlawcenter.org, call 215-
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                                                                                                             Law Clerk to Justice/Chief Justsice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. (1983-84);
                    Identification of Expert Witnesses and Opinion Leaders                                               Chief Justice Henry X. O’Brien (1981-82).

                                          CONTACT:                                                                        J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School 1981.
                             Jan M. Kitzen, RPh, PhD                                                                                             JOSEPH R. VIOLA
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                        Feasts to Famine
  Great Dining Blossoms at Chinatown Eatery
Sakura                                          Chinese Noodle House that had served              If you spend more             By Skinny D’Bockol            a soy-ginger or hoisin
1038 Race Street                                tons of scalding wontons accompanied by        than $40 per family-                                           broth.
(215) 873-8338                                  dozens of white-lipped ladles. A plethora      of-five at this BYO,                                              “Eat with sauce,” de-
                                                of sliced hot cherry peppers and sordidly      my guess is that your                                          mands our plain-clothed
Its front glass exterior makes this             scorching sauces flavored the soups,           stomachs will be up the                                        waiter kindly. “No good
corner shebang look as if it were the           requiring the omnipresence of hundreds         Yangtzee without pad-                                          without sauce.”
Asian version of a huge fluorescent glow-       of thin napkins. The napkin-tissues were       dles, gorged. This is the                                         The faces children
worm. Frankly, in the evening, the well-        a necessity, to wipe your brow, nose,          perfect place to Shanghai                                      make can be scary at
lighted interior is a luminescent reverie       mouth, hands, chin, clothing and finally       your entourage, espe-                                          times, especially when
of a seeming pan-Asian luncheonette. As         your eyes, in heated, tearing disbelief.       cially young children, to                                      confronted with tart-
you enter, a three-chair sushi-tushie-bar          Sakura’s fare is mellow in contrast, fla-   introduce them to the                                          flavored green onion
deli-counter is to your left, up a level; and   vored in Mandarin fashion, with choices        sounds and the visual                                          sponginess between
to your right is a “banquet hall” prolifer-     of items infused with alleged Shanghai         feel of authentic Chinese                                      their cheeks, so be cer-
ating with tables covered by white linen        and Japanese specialties. Nevertheless,        noodle notions.                              tain to have an order of mini-dumplings
cloths beneath clear plastic protectors.        when in Chinatown, do as the locals do:           You may desire to begin your meal         nearby to return the twinkles to their
Three long tables are set to seat eight         Mandarin’s a must. In fact, the first few      with scallion pancakes to initiate the       eyes. A dozen dumplings are displayed
patrons upon lattice-backed wooden              times you come here for lunch, dinner or       youngsters to a definitive cultural lesson.  in an oblong deep dish. They are large
chairs; six smaller tables seat four, one       take-out, simply listen to and watch what      Two flattened and folded golden thin         pinched flat noodles completely embrac-
for three and one for two. Everywhere           the Asian customers are ordering. More         pancakes appear on white concave plates      ing, if not choking, chopped shrimp and
are miniature white teapots ready to be         than 60 percent of the diners are speaking     upon which rest separate cylinders of dark   pork mounds. All seem to squirm in
poured. In one corner, a palm’s fronds          various Oriental dialects, all seemingly       sauces. American pancakes, of course,        fragrant peanut oils. The kids soak their
stick out and upward toward a high              understandable to the pleasant and atten-      are round and fluffy, ready for buttering    tongues around the slippery wrappings
dropped-ceiling. Open brown cardboard           tive wait-staff. English may not be as easy    and sweet jelly toppings or syrup. The       and let their mouths churn upon the
boxes with Chinese lettering adorn other        on the servers’ tongues, but the pictorial     Chinese version, on the other hand, is       interiors while dipping chopsticks to
corners of the eatery.                          displays on the menu allow pronounced          limply lengthy and soggy, studded with       garner more.
   This used to be the location of Nice         pointing to become good manners.               bits of scallions waiting to be dipped into                         continued on page 19




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                      Arts & Media
  Chopin’s Work is Perfect for the Piano
                                             that he composed much of the work that             is to suggest that they are something less
n By Marc W. Reuben                          remains his monument and where he lies             than the superb music they are. To the                       It is the intellect
                                             buried (his heart was taken to Poland.)            beginner, his music is an overwhelming
This month marks the bicenten-               But the forms of Polish music are the              blur of notes that young fingers would                       of a fine pianist that
nial of the birth of Frederic Chopin, a      backbone of much of what he wrote. The             find difficult to master. Yet with time                      appreciates the music
composer from the Romantic era who is        stately and martial polonaise, and the folk        and practice, each of those many notes
most closely associated with music for the   dances that have come to be called ma-             becomes an individual vehicle of expres-                     of Chopin the most.
piano.                                       zurka, comprise a large portion of what            sion. Played by the right performer, the
   Being an old student of that instru-      Chopin wrote. He composed 57 mazurka               music is as perfect as anything written for
ment, and having meandered though            and more than a dozen polonaises, all of           the piano could be.                                      ing. Those who bang (most notably the
much of his ouvere, I am inclined to         them memorable and diverse. And all of                 The fabled “heroic” polonaise may                    famous Ignace Paderewski) can hammer
point out that since his death no one        them are difficult to play in piano because        possibly be the most familiar of his works.              out some of the more dashing pieces. But
has risen to the poetic heights achieved     the performance of his finger-twisting             The popular song “I’m Always Chas-                       it is the intellect of a fine pianist that ap-
by him. The strains of melody that he        chords and delicate melodies require a             ing Rainbows” comes from the Fantasy                     preciates the music of Chopin the most.
created are so beloved as to be organic.     degree of control that can be mustered by          Impromptu. The “military” polonaise                          In our modern era there are many
The musical forms used by him, many of       only a few artists.                                was played on radio by the resistance in                 fine performers who have committed
them based upon Polish folk styles, are         Of the forms used by him, the noc-              Warsaw at the opening of World War II.                   the work of Chopin to disc. Excellent
the telling point in his compositions. The   turne, a subtle type of composition that               Chopin was afflicted by respiratory                  recordings of the music of Chopin have
polonaise is a fabled dance of the upper     can be likened to a lullaby, is also famous.       disease for most of his adult life. He died              come from Russians Evgeny Kissin and
class, the mazurka is the dance of the       The ballade is not a strict form, but a type       in Paris at age 39 in 1849. It is said of                Boris Berezovsky. The complete works
peasant, and the waltz an expression of      of melodic/thematic music that Chopin              him that he was not a strong man and                     are surveyed by the American Garrick
romantic love.                               embraced in four notable instances. He             therefore did not play his own pieces with               Ohlsson and by Vladimir Ashkanazi as
   Chopin was born in Poland in 1810,        wrote two piano concertos and numerous             the fire and strength that they demanded.                well as performances by notables such as
but spent the last 18 years of his life in   sonatas, in addition to many preludes,             This meant that he was a more subtle                     Robert Casadesus, Van Cliburn, Ignacy
Paris where he carried on a famous affair    which are the most demanding of finger             pianist, and there was much in his music                 Jan Paderewski and Vladimir Horowitz.
with author George Sand. It was in Paris     exercises – except to call them exercises          that called for the most suggestive play-                                          continued on page 20


Feasts to Famine
                                                                                                    It’s time to add
                                             platter with greens and mushrooms
continued from page 18                       intermingled in a sweet sesame slurping
                                             gravy. Chopsticks are used in a shoveling
   Now, allow young eyeballs to gaze
toward something steamed in bamboo.
                                             fashion, with mouths no further than
                                             two inches from the plate. Eventually,                 Wharton to
Juicy buns are contoured purses whose
square sheet of thick wrapping is twisted
into spirals of protruding “outty” bel-
                                             gobbling chins graze the noodles, at-
                                             tempting to whistle them in by inhal-
                                             ing whatever is prodded upward by the
                                                                                                    your resume.
lybuttons. Six rest comfortably upon         “utensils.” Children at the table begin                                                                                        Information Session:
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                                                                                                                                                                            Information Session from
will beg for another round. “Don’t forget    tablecloth-coverlet protection.                        out in today’s job market. Join us to learn how a                       6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
sauce,” says our waitress.                      Allow me to name some of the more                   Wharton Certificate can prepare you for success.
   Soup is provided in a fiesta-red bowl     exotic selections to frighten fanciful
with enough wontons for four adults.         young men and women – wine soaked                      Wharton’s convenient, flexible programs for work-
The Shanghai wonton soup special is a        duck tongues, lion’s head and tripe salad.             ing professionals offer the following Certificates:
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today to the original versions served at     shoots.
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been built and flourished in early 1950s     fun to watch kids blossom beside you in                Credit-earning courses are held in the evening at Wharton’s
Philadelphia when there’d been a Chinese     Chinatown.
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wall. The skins are silken and seem to be       NULLEM CRIMEN, NULLA PO-
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by bits of ginger and sprinklings of cab-
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                         Professional Guidance
      Editor’s note: The following are sum-           2009-202T Attorney may not now                 with client who wants to sue that com-        ed in personal injury contingent case may
maries of opinions issued by the Professional      represent client in divorce who had used          pany, should disclose stock ownership to      write to defendant’s carrier for periodic
Guidance Committee. The committee’s                as family law mediator a now-deceased             client as a matter of client relations, but   updates and to have name put on any
jurisdiction is limited to rendering opinions      partner in firm, without informed con-            does not have conflict.                       settlement check, with copy to successor
about prospective ethical conduct by inquir-       sent waiver from other spouse.                       2009-246T Attorney has duty to             counsel.
ers who are members of the Philadelphia               2009-203T Attorney must withdraw               report, with client consent, out-of-state         2009-287T Attorney who represented
Bar Association. The letter “T” following          from representation before suing client           attorney who filed complaint in Pennsyl-      mother in custody dispute may not
an opinion number indicates a telephone            for balance of fee.                               vania court against client.                   now, over mother’s objection, represent
inquiry. Attorneys who wish to ask a ques-            2009-206T Attorney representing son               2009-247T Attorney sharing space           grandparents in custody dispute over
tion, obtain copies of committee opinions or       in criminal matter cannot communicate             with non-attorney tenant, and with an-        same child.
ask the committee to issue a formal opinion        with parents’ attorney in civil rights case       other tenant, an attorney and occasional          2009-295T Attorney who believes
should contact Paul Kazaras, Esq., the As-         arising out of son’s arrest without client        adversary, must safeguard client files        he is guilty of malpractice has duty to
sociation’s deputy executive director, at (215)    consent.                                          under locks, and must appropriately train     disclose to client.
238-6328.                                             2009-209T Attorney representing                shared support and technical staff on             2009-309T Attorney cannot represent
                                                   client in immigration matter that resulted        maintaining client confidentiality.           both parties in negotiating and drafting
n Summarized by David I. Grunfeld                  in deportation cannot turn over file to              2009-266T Attorney who learns that         a pre-nuptial agreement, a non-waivable
                                                   son’s parents for transmittal to successor        opposing counsel is on administrative         conflict, nor can another lawyer in firm
   2009-172T Attorney admitted in                  counsel without son’s authorization.              suspension must cancel scheduled deposi-      represent other party.
another state as well as Pennsylvania is              2009-212T It is a non-waivable                 tion, and tell opposing counsel why, so as        2009-316T Former judge cannot
not obligated to disclose that on business         conflict for two lawyers in the same firm         not to aid and abet unauthorized practice     use title on letterhead, cards, etc. when
cards but may do so.                               to represent two defendants, in the same          of law.                                       engaged in private practice of law.
   2009-181T Attorney representing                 action, who have cross-claims against                2009-268T Attorney may stop pay-               2009-319T Targeted direct mail so-
husband and wife in defense of foreclo-            each other.                                       ment on IOLTA check to client’s medical       licitation is allowed in criminal cases pro-
sure action in Pennsylvania now has a                 2009-223T Attorney who settled                 provider that is believed to have been lost   vided there is compliance with content
conflict when parties have separated and           case for husband and wife and has funds           in the mail, and pay any bank charges         and record keeping requirements under
each has divorce counsel; conflict may             in escrow, and who receives letter from           with funds from operating account.            Rules 7.1 through 7.7.
be waived with informed consent, but               wife’s attorney claiming funds are marital           2009-273T Attorney representing                2009-323T Pennsylvania law firm
inquirer may want to withdraw if parties           property, must retain in IOLTA account            client in criminal case can have authoriza-   may hire attorney only licensed in New
not cooperating.                                   or move to interest-bearing account.              tion signed to take fee from contingent       Jersey but letterhead must disclose juris-
   2009-187T Attorney served with writ                2009-239T Law firm’s marketing con-            personal injury case for same client, with    dictional limitations.
of execution by client’s judgment creditor         sultant may not name firm’s top clients           compliance with R. 1.8a1-3, and notice
must hold in escrow sufficient funds from          without express client authorization.             that if no recovery is made fee is still      David I. Grunfeld, an attorney with Astor
client’s share to address debt collection,            2009-243T Attorney who owns small              owed.                                                                      ,
                                                                                                                                                   Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP is a member of
and may distribute balance.                        amount of stock in large public company,             2009-279T Attorney who is terminat-        the Professional Guidance Committee.


Arts & Media
continued from page 19
                                                  be divided into periods. A younger
                                                  man dashed off Chopin’s music with              VIP Honors Henry Clinton
   But of them all, two very fine pianists
stand above the rest. Romanian Dinu
                                                  a brio that sent chills down the spine.
                                                  His recordings from the 1930s cover
                                                  the range of Chopin’s music, and they
                                                                                                  as Volunteer of the Month
Lipatti, who died even younger than               are quite fine. But his work after 1950         This month, Philadelphia                                   homeownership clients are
Chopin, did not record many works.                is that of a mature genius who relishes         VIP recognizes Henry M.                                    provided with certain costs of
But his renditions of Chopin waltzes              the song and rhythm found in quieter            Clinton, a member at Eckert                                transferring title on a fair and
remains at the top of most lists for rec-         performances of the same music. You             Seamans Cherin & Mellott,                                  consistent basis. The com-
ommended listening. The lithe manner              hear more and appreciate more. This             LLC, for his outstanding                                   mittee meets 10 times a year.
and effortless phrasing on display are re-        despite the fact that recordings of the         volunteer assistance to VIP                                Clinton is now representing
markable in these late-1940s recordings           same music made many years apart                clients.                                                   a client who purchased her
(in excellent sound). His style is simple         seem so different. This was a man who              Clinton began volunteering                              home 12 years ago, paying off
and at the same time overwhelming.                never stopped trying to appreciate his          at VIP in 1992 and has since                               significant back taxes during
His musicianship is clear and devoid of           gift and explored it every time he sat at       helped numerous VIP clients.                               that time; however, the record
excess.                                           the piano. His CD “Selections from the          He has used his vast real                                  owner failed to transfer legal
   The finest of all performers of                Chopin Collections” contains perfor-            estate expertise to help VIP’s                             title to the client.
Chopin’s music is the Polish-American             mances of a lifetime. Along with the            homeownership clients, acting Henry M. Clinton                 Because of his dedication
Arthur Rubinstein. What distinguishes             Lipatti waltzes, any lover of music could       as a volunteer attorney on                                         ,
                                                                                                                                                             to VIP acting as volunteer,
Rubinstein is the fact that his playing           well sit on a desert island with joy in the     roughly 20 VIP cases. He has also shared     mentor, and committee member, Clin-
displays no trace of conscious effort.            heart just listening.                           this extensive real estate knowledge with    ton has impacted so many Philadelphia
Whereas some performers try to cre-                                                               VIP staff members and volunteer attorneys    neighborhoods by helping provide a secure
ate effect, with Rubinstein the music             Marc W. Reuben (marcreuben@yahoo.com),          by making himself available as a mentor on   home for VIP clients and their families.
simply comes out of the air. Everything           a sole practitioner, is an advisory editor of   dozens of other VIP cases.                   For his commitment and dedication to our
the man put his hand to seems fresh               the Philadelphia Bar Reporter. He has been         Clinton generously served for five years  homeownership clients, Philadelphia VIP
and new, even pieces he played many               writing about the arts and media since          on the Tangled Title Fund’s Advisory Com-    offers our heartfelt appreciation to Henry
times before. Moreover, his career can            1973.                                           mittee, which ensures that low-income        M. Clinton.



20    Philadelphia Bar Reporter March 2010                                                                                                                            philadelphiabar.org
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  Note: While the following listings have been verified prior to press time, any scheduled   LegalLine: 5 p.m., 11th floor LRIS                           Workers’ Compensation Section Execu-
  event may be subject to change by the committee or section chairs.                         offices.                                                     tive Committee: meeting, 10:30 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                          11th floor Committee Room.
                                                                                             Thursday, March 18
  Monday, March 1                                  Women in Intellectual Property Com-
                                                                                             Family Law Section Executive Com-
                                                                                                                                                          Workers’ Compensation Section: meet-
  Family Law Section: meeting, 12 p.m.,            mittee: meeting, 12 p.m., 11th floor                                                                   ing, 12 p.m., 11th floor Conference
                                                                                             mittee: meeting, 12 p.m., 11th floor
  10th floor Board Room. Lunch: $8.                Conference Center. Lunch: $8.                                                                          Center. Lunch: $8.
                                                                                             Committee Room South.
                                                   Young Lawyers Division Cabinet: meet-                                                                  Delivery of Legal Services Committee
  Tuesday, March 2                                 ing, 12p.m., 10th floor Cabinet Room.
                                                                                             Lawyers in Transition: seminar, 12 p.m.,
                                                                                                                                                          Management Subcommittee: meeting, 9
  Committee on the Legal Rights of Per-                                                      11th floor Conference Center. Lunch:
                                                   Public School Education Committee:                                                                     a.m., 10th floor Board Room.
  sons with Disabilities: meeting, 9 a.m.,                                                   $8.
                                                   meeting, 4 p.m., 11th floor Committee                                                                  Medical Legal Committee: meeting,
  11th floor Committee Room.                       Room South.                               Friday, March 19                                             12 p.m., 11th floor Committee Room
  Wednesday, March 3                               Thursday, March 11                        Social Security Disability Benefits Com-                     South. Lunch: $8.
  Delivery of Legal Services Committee:                                                      mittee: meeting, 12 p.m., 11th floor                         Delivery of Legal Services Committee
                                                   Legislative Liaison Committee: meeting,
  meeting, 8:30 a.m., 10th floor Board                                                       Conference Center. Lunch: $8.                                Civil Gideon Task Force: meeting, 12
                                                   12:30 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
  Room.                                                                                      Business Development Series: seminar,                        p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
                                                   Lunch: $8.
  State Civil Litigation Section: meeting,                                                   12 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, March 25
  12 p.m., 11th floor Conference Center.           Friday, March 12
                                                                                             Monday, March 22                                             Lawyer Referral and Information Service
  Lunch: $8.                                       Business Development Series: seminar,
                                                                                             Young Lawyers Division Executive Com-                        Committee: meeting, 12 p.m., 11th
  Intellectual Property Committee: meet-           12 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
                                                                                             mittee: meeting, 12 p.m., 10th floor                         floor Committee Room South.
  ing, 12 p.m., 11th floor Committee               The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine Edi-
                                                                                             Board Room.                                                  Elder Law Committee: meeting, 1 p.m.,
  Room South. Lunch: $8.                           torial Board: meeting, 12:15 p.m., 11th
                                                                                             Green Ribbon Task Force: meeting, 12                         10th floor Board Room. Lunch: $8.
                                                   floor Committee Room South.
  Friday, March 5                                                                            p.m., 11th floor Committee Room                              Board of Governors: meeting, 4 p.m.,
  LGBT Rights Committee: meeting, 8:30             Monday, March 15                          South. Lunch: $8.                                            10th floor Board Room.
  a.m., 10th floor Board Room.                     Public Interest Section Executive Com-    Law Practice Management Division
                                                   mittee: meeting, 12 p.m., 10th floor
                                                                                                                                                          Friday, March 26
  Business Development Series: seminar,                                                      Technology Committee: meeting, 12
                                                                                                                                                          Business Development Series: seminar,
  12 p.m., 11th floor Committee Room               Board Room.                               p.m., 10th floor Board Room. Lunch:
                                                                                                                                                          12 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
  South.                                                                                     $8.
                                                   Tuesday, March 16
                                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, March 30
  Monday, March 8                                  Cabinet: meeting, 12 p.m., 10th floor     Tuesday, March 23
                                                                                                                                                          Women in the Profession Committee:
  Business Law Section Executive Com-              Board Room.                               Delivery of Legal Services Committee
                                                                                                                                                          meeting, 12 p.m., 10th floor Board
  mittee: meeting, 12 p.m., 10th floor             Philadelphia Bar Foundation Board of      Resource Development Subcommittee:
                                                                                                                                                          Room. Lunch: $8.
  Board Room.                                      Trustees: meeting, 12 p.m., 11th floor    meeting, 8:30 a.m., 10th floor Board
                                                                                                                                                          Criminal Justice Section: meeting, 12
                                                   Conference Center.                        Room.
  Tuesday, March 9                                 Employee Benefits Committee: meet-
                                                                                                                                                          p.m., 11th floor Conference Center.
  Criminal Justice Section Executive Com-          ing, 12:30 p.m., 11th floor Committee
                                                                                             Wednesday, March 24                                          Lunch: $8.
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  HAP Annual Benefit Set for April 8 at Ritz-Carlton
                                                                                                                              The Fundraising Committee from the Homeless Advocacy Project
                                                                                                                              gathers Feb. 8 at the offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
                                                                                                                              Pictured are (front) Marsha Cohen, HAP executive director; (sec-
                                                                                                                              ond row, from left) Blaine Stanley, ACE; Jack L. Foltz; J. Gor-
                                                                                                                              don Cooney Jr. of Morgan Lewis; (third row, from left) Andrea
                                                                                                                              Bloch, HAP development director; Sara Brandes, LEXIS-NEXIS;
                                                                                                                              Cary Moritz, HAP volunteer coordinator; (fourth row, from left)
                                                                                                                              Margaret A. Morris, Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP; Kevin Stepanuk,
                                                                                                                              Exelon; Madeline M. Sherry, Gibbons P.C.; Caitlin M. Piccarello,
                                                                                                                              Saul Ewing LLP; (back row, from left) James E. DelBello, Mor-
                                                                                                                              gan Lewis; Ethan D. Fogel, Dechert LLP; and Stephen G. Harvey,
                                                                                                                              Pepper Hamilton. HAP’s April Benefit will be held Thursday, April
                                                                                                                              8 at the Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of the Arts, beginning at 5:30
                                                                                                                              p.m. At the event, HAP will honor Sandy Ballard, founding HAP
                                                                                                                              executive director; Christopher C. Fallon Jr., founding HAP board
                                                                                                                              member and former HAP board president; and Jack L. Foltz, for-
                                                                                                        Photo by Jeff Lyons




                                                                                                                              mer HAP board president and former vice president and general
                                                                                                                              counsel, Sunoco. The event will feature complimentary cocktails
                                                                                                                              and hors d’oeuvres and a silent and live auction. For more infor-
                                                                                                                              mation, visit homelessadvocacyproject.org.




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                       People
                                                                                                                Kenya Mann               Todd Kantorczyk, a partner with Manko,
                                                                                                                Faulkner, a partner                                 ,
                                                                                                                                         Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP discussed
                                                                                                                with Ballard Spahr       the history and potential ramifications
                                                                                                                    ,
                                                                                                                LLP has been reap-       of EPA’s endangerment finding at the
                                                                                                                pointed to the City      seminar “EPA’s Endangerment Finding
                                                                                                                of Philadelphia’s        for Greenhouse Gases: Rationale and
                     Sara Woods, ex-                               Albert Momjian,                              Board of Ethics by       Ramifications” sponsored by the Dela-
                     ecutive director of                         a partner with                                 Mayor Michael            ware Valley Chapter of the Air & Waste
                     Philadelphia VIP  ,                         Schnader Harrison          Nutter.                                      Management Association on Feb. 18 in
                     was recently named                          Segal & Lewis LLP   ,                                                   in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
                     the 2010 recipi-                            has been elected to                            Beth L. Weisser, an
                     ent of the Donald                           serve as president                             associate with Fox       J. Eric Rathburn, a partner with Ober-
                     W. Dowd Alumni                              of the Philadelphia                                             ,
                                                                                                                Rothschild LLP was       mayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP         ,
                     Association Award                           Consular Corps                                 recently appointed       has been elected to a three-year term as a
for Public Service by Villanova University    Association. Momjian has served as the                            to serve a three-year    member of the Board of Directors of
School of Law.                                Honorary Consul for the Republic of                               term on the board        the Haverford Township School District
                     Helen E. Casale, a       Haiti since 1978.                                                 of the Friends of the    Education Foundation.
                     shareholder with                                                                           Philadelphia Zoo
                     Hangley Aronchick                             Abraham C. Reich,        Committee.                                   E. Harris Baum, honorary consul
                     Segal & Pudlin, has                         co-chair of Fox                                                         general for the Republic of Korea, has
                     been elected vice                           Rothschild LLP and         Bernard Max Resnick, principal in            been named Senior Advisor to the Board
                     chair of the Inter-                         a past Chancellor                                       .C.,
                                                                                            Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P lectured         of Directors of the Penn Asian Senior
                     branch Commission                           of the Philadelphia        on concert tour deal rights in the music     Services.
                     for Racial Gender                           Bar Association, was       industry at the international music busi-
and Ethnic Fairness.                                             recently re-appointed      ness conference “MIDEM,” which was                                  Neil A. Stein, a
                                                                 to serve on the            held in January in Cannes, France. He                            principal with
Jason Banonis, a shareholder with             Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Educa-          also lectured at the inaugural “New Noise                        Kaplin Stewart
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman           tion Board.                                   Santa Barbara” music conference and                              Meloff Reiter &
& Goggin, was recently nominated to                                                         CLE event in Santa Barbara, Calif., on                                   .C.,
                                                                                                                                                             Stein, P has been
become a member of the Council on             Michael E. Scullin, counsel to McElroy,       multiple-rights deals.                                           appointed to the
Litigation Management.                        Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP      ,                                                                      Board of Directors
                                              has been elected vice president of the                            Jeffrey L. Dashevsky                         of the Homebuilders
                     Roberta Jacobs-          Consular Corps Association of Phila-                                of Dashevsky,          Association of Bucks and Montgomery
                     Meadway, a member        delphia, the oldest consular corps in the                           Horwitz, Kuhn &        Counties.
                      of Eckert Seamans       United States. Scullin is the honorary                                         .C.
                                                                                                                  Novello, P has
                      Cherin and Mellott,     consul of France in Philadelphia and                                been elected to the
                      LLC, was recently       Wilmington, Del.                                                    Executive Commit-        nNAMES ARE NEWS
                      elected president                                                                           tee of the Louis D.
                      of the Board of         Marc S. Raspanti, a partner with Pietra-                            Brandeis Law Society     “People” highlights news of members’
                                                                                                                                           awards, honors or appointments of a
                      Directors of Hope       gallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspan-        for a two-year year term.
                                                                                                                                           community or civic nature. Information
Afloat, USA, credited as Philadelphia and            ,
                                              ti, LLP presented at “Representing the
                                                                                                                                           may be sent to Jeff Lyons, Senior Manag-
Pennsylvania’s first breast cancer survivor   Physician 2010” seminar in Orlando, Fla.                          Francis J. Raucci, of
                                                                                                                                           ing Editor, Philadelphia Bar Reporter,
dragon boat racing team.                      on Jan. 22. The program was sponsored                             counsel partner with       Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market
                                              by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal                               Gough, Shanahan,           St., 11th fl., Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955.
                     Deborah J. Zateeny,      Education Committee and the Health                                Johnson & Water-           Fax: (215) 238-1159. E-mail: reporter@
                   a partner with Za-         Law Section and the Tax Section.                                              ,
                                                                                                                man, PLLP has been         philabar.org. Color photos are also
                   teeny Loftus, LLP ,                                                                          elected as a Fellow        welcome.
                   was a course planner       Meredith DuBarry Huston, an associate                             of the Academy of
                   and panelist at the        with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP      ,                       Court Appointed          Pinkenson to Speak
                   Pennsylvania Bar           recently spoke on “The Green Building         Masters.
                   Institute’s program        Revolution: Addressing & Managing Le-                                                      at YLD Annual Meeting
                   “How To Start A            gal Risks and Liabilities” at the American                        Paula Sanders, a         Sharon Pinkenson,
Nonprofit Organization” on Jan. 13.           Boiler Manufacturers Association Annual                           partner with Post        executive director of
                                              Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.                                                 .C.,
                                                                                                                & Schell, P has          the Greater Philadel-
Harris A. Dainoff, an associate with Fox                                                                        been appointed as        phia Film Office, is
               ,
Rothschild LLP was sworn in Jan. 4 to a       Michael F. Schleigh, an associate with                            a member of the          the keynote speaker
six-year term on the Board of Supervisors     Deasey, Mahoney, Valentini & North,                               American Health          at the Young Lawyers
in East Norriton Township, Pa.                Ltd., published the article “Owning Up                            Care Association’s       Division Annual
                                              to Attorney Failures: The Need to Dis-                            Legal Committee.         Meeting on Wednes-
                                                                                                                                                                 Pinkenson
                     Thomas A. Leon-          close Potential Liabilities When Applying                                                  day, March 31.
                  ard, a partner with         for Malpractice Policies” in the American     Patrick Meehan, Patricia Hamill, Judson         YLD Chair Albertine DuFrayne, an as-
                  Obermayer Reb-              Bar Association publication The Brief.        Aaron and Robert Rauker of Conrad                                        .C.,
                                                                                                                                         sociate with Petrelli Law, P will outline
                  mann Maxwell &                                                            O’Brien PC recently presented “State         her plans for the year at the event. The
                              ,
                  Hippel LLP was              Joseph Manko, a partner with Manko,           Physician Payment Disclosure Trends:         YLD will also present its Craig M. Perry
                  recently honored by         Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP was a panelist
                                                                       ,                    Is Your Company in Compliance or is          Service Award, F. Sean Peretta Service
                  the American Jewish         at the program “Here Comes the Rain:          it Exposed to Potential Government           Award and YLD Vision Award at the
                  Committee Philadel-         Understanding the Philadelphia Water          Investigations?” to the Delaware Val-        event. Visit philadelphiabar.org for the
phia/Southern New Jersey with the 2010        Department’s New Stormwater Assess-           ley Chapter of the American Corporate        location, award winners and registration
Learned Hand Award.                           ment” on Jan. 26.                             Counsel Association.                         information.



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