August 2003 The Monthly Newspaper of the Philadelphia Bar Association Vol. 32, No. 8
Justices O’Connor, Ginsburg
to Address Members Oct. 23
by Daniel A. Cirucci
The Philadelphia Bar Association will mark an
historic day on Thursday, Oct. 23 when Chancellor
Audrey C. Talley welcomes U.S. Supreme Court
Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader
Ginsburg as guest speakers for the quarterly lun-
cheon meeting at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel on
The rare joint appearance by the only women
ever to sit on the nation’s highest court will mark
the 10th anniversary presentation of the
Association’s annual Sandra Day O’Connor Award
and the presentation of the first Ruth Bader
Ginsburg Award for legal writing. The O’Connor
Award is given to a local woman lawyer who has
best exemplified the ideals of Justice O’Connor. The
new Ginsberg Award will honor the winner of the
Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” legal writ-
ing competition. Honoring excellence in legal writ-
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
ing and analysis, the award will be presented to a
local second- or third-year law school student who O’Connor Award. The list of women lawyers who delighted and promptly accepted our invitation,’’
has submitted the best law review quality paper on have been recognized since 1993 is truly inspiring. the Chancellor explained. “Likewise, Justice Ginsburg
any topic related to rights, privileges and responsi- So we were happy and excited about this anniver- was pleased to lend her name to this new honor
bilities under federal law. sary. When we asked Justice O’Connor to join us for and accepted our invitation to be here for the first
“Ten years ago, with Justice O’Connor present, we the anniversary program and told her about our presentation. To think that both of the justices will
started a great new tradition with the Sandra Day intention to create the Ginsburg Award she was
continued on page 11
In This Issue ...
Board Backs Improvements at Family Court
by Jeff Lyons sary of the Villanova University School Pennsylvania. The resolution also sup-
of Law. A resolution to oppose the ports increased funding, personnel and
5 Successful Women The Board of Governors has unani- American Bar Association’s Model Code resources; the provision of assistance and
mously approved a resolution aimed at of Judicial Conduct was defeated. All of information for pro se litigants; improved
8 Bar Foundation Golf improving the delivery of justice in the the action came at the Board’s July 24 facilities, security, scheduling and timeli-
Domestic Relations Division of Family meeting. ness; and the fulfillment of the constitu-
12 Workers’ Comp Court. The Family Court resolution expresses tional mandate of open court.
The Board also approved resolutions support for increased public accountabil- Carol E. Tracy, executive director of
13 Arts & Media
supporting the Firearm Injury Center at ity about funding and resources alloca- the Women’s Law Project, told the Board
Penn and to recognize the 50th anniver- tion in the First Judicial District of continued on page 12
KNIPES-COHEN COURT REPORTING
COURT REPORTING • VIDEOGRAPHY • VIDEOCONFERENCEING
400 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Phone: 800-544-9800 • 215-928-9300 • Fax: 215-627-0555
2 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
Lessons In the Lives of Two History Makers
by Audrey C. Talley
One calls herself “an Arizona cow-
girl.” The other hails from Brooklyn.
One grew up on a cattle ranch
FRONTLINE They have retained a constant focus on the beliefs and lessons that have
brought them to where they are today.
where the nearest neighbors lived 25
miles away. The other grew up in a lowed an academic route, working first plex society. All the while they have
noisy, crowded, ethnic neighborhood. as a research associate at Columbia retained a constant focus on the beliefs
One attended a private school for Law School and then joining the facul- and lessons that have brought them to
girls in Texas. The other was schooled ty at Rutgers University Law School. As where they are today.
in the New York City public schools. they moved ahead, both had to adapt Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg
On the surface they would seem to and adjust as they made room in their have been called two of the most pow-
have little in common. But a closer lives for the responsibilities and dem- erful women in America. The simple
look at two extraordinary women in her class from high school and went ands of motherhood and family life. truth is that they are two of the most
reveals many similarities. on to graduate first in her class from Still, as they climbed the ladder to in- powerful and accomplished people
Sandra Day O’Connor was an only Cornell University. creasingly important and responsible anywhere. Still, they steadfastly resist
child for the first eight years of her life. In law school both women contin- positions, Sandra Day O’Connor and the term “powerful” with the wisdom
Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the only ued to shine, becoming veritable trail- Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought with that comes from a life well-lived.
child in her family after her sister died blazers in what was then a nearly all- them a core of convictions, intelligence Please join us on Oct. 23 when we
at a relatively young age. male environment. O’Connor finished and real-life experiences that set them honor Justices Sandra Day O’Connor
Growing up, life was not easy for Stanford Law School in two years in- apart from others. And they showed an and Ruth Bader Ginsburg and welcome
either woman. The “Lazy B” ranch that stead of the customary three and ach- admirable capacity to continue to them as our guest speakers during a
O’Connor called home did not have ieved membership in the Order of the learn, grow, endure and overcome rare joint public appearance at our
electricity or running water for much Coif. Ginsburg attended Harvard Law some of the tough punches that life quarterly meeting and luncheon. It will
of her childhood and O’Connor was School then switched to Columbia Law throws at us along the way. be an afternoon you will not want to
sent to live with her grandmother and School when her husband accepted a History eventually brought these miss.
attend school in El Paso only because job in New York. Ginsburg graduated two women together at the pinnacle of
Audrey C. Talley, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath
there was no formal schooling any- at the top of her class from Columbia power in our justice system. Today, LLP, is Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
where near the ranch. Ginsburg’s ur- while O’Connor graduated third in her they are not only colleagues but also Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
ban neighborhood consisted mostly of class at Stanford. Both women made friends who share a remarkable set of
poor working class Jewish, Italian and law review and Ginsburg was actually values. Their individual lives instruct
Irish immigrants. the first woman to make law review at us in these shared values: hard work,
With much family attention focused Harvard and also the first woman to tenacity, integrity, adaptability, commit-
solely on them, both Ginsburg and achieve that distinction at Columbia. ment to learning, fairness, open-mind-
O’Connor enjoyed strong maternal role But both women also met resistance edness, compassion, social responsibili- Bruce H. Bikin, Esq.
models. O’Connor credits much of her as they attempted to advance. At Harv- ty and faith in the future. Indeed, both
later success to her grandmother’s in- ard Law School, Ginsburg and the han- women have often spoken and written Associate Editors
Molly Peckman, Esq.
fluence. Her grandmother always ex- dful of other women students found eloquently about the simple ethics and
Sunah Park, Esq.
pressed confidence in O’Connor’s abili- the environment hostile, especially broader responsibilities that should Nina Wright-Padilla, Esq.
ty to succeed no matter what. Ginsb- when the dean asked them what it felt guide our lives and our careers. Daniel J. Anders, Esq.
urg’s mother, Celia Bader, taught her like to occupy places that could have Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “Justice
daughter the value of independence gone to men. Entering the workplace, cannot be for one side but must be for Contributing Editor
Richard Max Bockol, Esq.
and a good education. both women had to begin their careers both.” Surely, this is something that
Both women were avid readers and outside the private sector. O’Connor Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Advisory Editors
excelled in school. O’Connor graduated could not get a job at a California law Ruth Bader Ginsburg intrinsically Merih O. Erhan, Esq.
from high school at 16 and went on to firm unless she was willing to work as understand. They have not only stud- Marc W. Reuben, Esq.
Stanford University where she graduat- a legal secretary. She turned to public ied the law - they have lived it and Director of Publications and New Media
ed magna cum laude with a degree in service, working as deputy county they have helped to change it to meet Mark A. Tarasiewicz
economics. Ginsburg graduated sixth attorney in San Mateo. Ginsburg fol- the demands of our increasingly com-
Hanssen, CIA agents and Russian moles rehearing of the resolution, which
who gave Russia the names of our deserved the Bar’s approval, not only Kate Maxwell
secret agents in Russia, but not Pollard, on the factual events, but equally
Associate Executive Director
who was alleged to have done that, at important, because his legal and con-
for Communications and Public Affairs
his sentencing. stitutional rights were grossly violated. Daniel A. Cirucci
Revisit Pollard Issue I have requested Chancellor Talley
To the Editor: to ask our Board of Governors for a Henry Lotto Kenneth Shear
“Pursue justice, question injustice,” The Philadelphia Bar Reporter (ISSN 1098-5352) is
was the theme of speaker Dr. Cornel A. published monthly and available by subscription for
$45 per year by the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101
West at the June Quarterly Meeting.
Our Board of Governors didn’t take Tell Us What You Think! Market St., 11th fl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911.
Periodicals postage paid at Philadelphia, Pa. POST-
MASTER: Send address changes to Philadelphia Bar
that sage advice when it failed to The Philadelphia Bar Reporter welcomes letters to the editors for publication. Reporter, c/o Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101
Market St., 11 fl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911.
approve a pro bono resolution asking Letters should be typed. There is no word limit, but editors reserve the right to Telephone: (215) 238-6300. Association Web site:
President Bush to pardon or reprieve condense for clarity, style and space considerations. Letters must be signed to veri- www.philadelphiabar.org. Newspaper e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The editorial and other views
Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced fy authorship, but names will be withheld upon request. Letters may be mailed, expressed in the Philadelphia Bar Reporter are not nec-
essarily those of the Association, its officers, or its
to life and has now served 18 years in faxed or e-mailed to: Jeff Lyons, Managing Editor, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, members. Advertising rates and information are avail-
prison. Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107- able from Media Two, 22 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Suite
305, Towson, Md., 21204. Telephone: (410) 828-0120.
The evidence is now certain that it 2911. Phone: (215) 238-6345. Fax: (215) 238-1267. E-mail: email@example.com.
was Aldridge Ames and Robert
Visit the Philadelphia Bar on the Web at www.philadelphiabar.org • Look for Bar Reporter Online e-newsbrief every Monday morning
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 3
4 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
Women in the Profession Committee
Five Successful Women Share Secrets
by Jeff Lyons
More than 100 women assembled to
hear the success stories of five promi-
nent women attorneys at the July 17
meeting of the Women in the Profess-
The speakers included Audrey C.
Talley, Chancellor of the Philadelphia
Bar Association; Wendy Beetlestone,
general counsel for the School District
of Philadelphia; Katherine Hatton, vice
president and general counsel for Phil-
adelphia Newspapers Inc.; Leslie Anne
Miller, general counsel to Pennsylvania
Gov. Edward G. Rendell; and Stephanie
Resnick, a partner and executive com-
mittee member at Fox Rothschild LLP.
Photo by Jeff Lyons
All of the panelists stressed the
importance of having a life away from
work. All suggested getting involved in
activities or organizations that will
bring some level of personal satisfac- Nicole D. Galli, (left) co-chair of the Women in the Profession Committee, moderated a discussion by five prominent women attorneys about
tion. their success on July 17. Panelists included Katherine Hatton, Chancellor Audrey C. Talley, Wendy Beetlestone, Leslie Anne Miller and
“When I moved to Philadelphia, I Stephanie Resnick.
wanted to do something to help people
guish themself,” she said. of that organization’s ‘inner circle’ also need a set of confidantes. It’s very
outside of work. That’s why I got
Beetlestone believes very strongly because you bring judgment and expe- difficult for a woman to work in a
involved with Womens Way. I also got
that you must not do anything that rience to the table.” man’s environment,” said Resnick, who
involved with the Bar Association for
makes you unhappy. She also encour- On balancing life in the law and is president of the board of Womens
professional development reasons. But
aged the women in attendance to take private life, Hatton said “you learn to Way.
I wanted to do something that would
risks when it comes to their careers. sleep a lot less if you want to have it Resnick said it’s harder for women
have me engaged intellectually as well
“You don’t have to be a stereotype. all.” to get new business than it is for men.
as giving part of myself to community
You know what your strengths are. Use Resnick, the first woman on the “Your neighbors, your veterinarian, the
activities,” Talley explained.
risk-taking as a tool to advance. Risk executive committee at Fox Rothschild parents at your child’s school are all
She said the leadership roles she’s
brings reward. Being conservative LLP and chair of the Association’s potential clients. It’s so important to
assumed in organizations outside of
slows your progress,” she advised. Federal Courts Committee, also stressed have and develop business. It puts you
work have been of great use profes-
Beetlestone is also a strong advocate the need for relationships. in a position where people will listen
for mentoring. “Some mentors choose “It’s so important in our hectic to you. But you have to push yourself
Miller said she went to law school
you. There are some you choose. And world to have people you feel real to be out there and make contacts,” she
with the notion of ending up in gov-
some are mentors and they don’t even comfortable getting guidance from. You said.
ernment or public service. She joked
know it. There was one woman I
that it took her 25 years to achieve her
worked with who I decided to emulate.
I don’t even think she knows about
“I started out at an insurance
this,” she said. ATTORNEY DISIPLINARY/ETHICS MATTERS
defense firm that had a reputation for
throwing young associates into court,
Hatton, who moved from private Representation, Consultation
practice to her job as general counsel
which was great experience,” Miller
for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily
and Expert Testimony in
She was one of only two women at
News, called the transition an “eye- Matters Involving Ethical Issues and/or
opening experience.” She said that on
the firm and Miller said she learned
her first day on the job, she was asked
the Rules of Professional Conduct
early to rely on herself. She also
about things ranging from OSHA regu-
learned there was more to life and the
law than sitting in an office for 8 to 10
lations to contract reviews, with which JAMES C. SCHWARTZMAN, ESQ.
she had no experience at all. “It was
hours a day.
terrifying but I learned quickly. I loved Schwartzman & Associates, P.C.
Her outside interests have included
being president of the Kimmel Center.
it,” she said. 1760 Market St. 12th Floor
When you choose to become in-
Miller also served as the first woman
house counsel, Hatton said, it leads to
Phila., PA 19103
president of the Pennsylvania Bar
Association. She said she got involved
long-term relationships. She said rela- (215) 563-2233
tionships with clients at law firms gen-
with the Pennsylvania Bar because it
erally only last as long as the particular Former Chairman, Disciplinary Board of
offered the prospect of making state-
case. She also said there’s a perception
wide contacts. But to make those out- the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania;
of in-house counsel being “Dr. No and
side activities worthwhile, you need to Former Chairman Continuing Legal Education Board of
not letting people do what they want
have a genuine interest and commit-
to do.” the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania;
ment, Miller said.
“In my job, I help people analyze Former Federal Prosecutor
She said the key to her success was
the decision-making process. And if
hard work and preparation. “Anyone
you can get to a point where your AV Rated
who is prepared can quickly distin-
judgment is valued, you’ll become part
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 5
YLD Kicks Back at Casino Night YLD UPDATE
the Hours for
by Melissa A. Schwartz
YLD Chair Melissa A. Schwartz (from left), Executive Committee members Nicole Gerson and Valerie Lieberman, and YLD Chair-Elect It’s hard to believe that summer is
Kim R. Jessum show off their chips at the YLD’s Casino Night on July 17. Casino Night, the Young Lawyers Division’s top social event almost over. We only have a few more
of the summer, drew more than 100 people to the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel. The event was sponsored by Citizens Bank and prizes weekends left at the beach and pool.
were sponsored by JuriStaff, Inc. Before we know it, school will start
again and we will start our fall routine.
The lazy days of summer will be
behind us for another year.
The fall is always a time of reflec-
tion. I look back at the previous
months to assess what I have accom-
plished for the year. I’m not just talking
about the amount of hours I have
billed or the new clients I have
attempted to market. There is no doubt
that these things are extremely impor-
Linda L. Kazmerski and Louis J. Presenza Jr. (above) of the
tant to any young associate trying to
YLD Executive Committee try their luck at blackjack while
climb the partnership ladder. I also
Andrew D. Swain (below) works on his poker face.
look back at what I have personally
accomplished during the year. I feel
fulfilled when I know that I have been
able to help others. I can honestly say
that I have participated in numerous
projects throughout the year, but I
have not done everything I set out to
do. The truth is that my family and
work have also demanded a great deal
of my time.
Many young lawyers are so con-
cerned about billing their hours that
they lose sight of the big picture of
practicing law. The practice of law cer-
tainly involves generating income for
your firm. Generating income, however,
Deb Agnew (from left), Chuck Eppolito and Gail Griffin look for good
is more than just billing hours.
news from the dice at the craps table.
Volunteering time and energy for com-
munity projects is priceless. It is not
only personally rewarding, but it also
allows you to network with new peo-
ple. These are people you would never
Marla A. Joseph, meet in your normal course of practice.
immediate-past Becoming involved is also a wonderful
chair of the YLD, way to get your firm’s name in the
and her sister, Lisa spotlight. Certainly no partner in your
Goldstein, learn firm is going to object to free publicity.
the inner workings I am hopeful that with the new
of poker. commitment to pro bono work, the
Photos by Jeff Lyons
first-year associates starting in
September will become active mem-
bers of the Philadelphia Bar
Association. There are so many young
continued on page 7
6 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
National Constitution Center Hosts Bar Program
National Public Radio host Michele Norris
(from left) meets with panelists Solomon
Watson, senior vice president and general
counsel for The New York Times;
Professor Marci A. Hamilton, of Benjamin
N. Cardozo School of Law; Floyd Abrams
of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel; and Seth P.
Waxman of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
and a former United States solicitor gener-
al, following the program “The First
Amendment in the 21st Century.” The July
8 event, sponsored by the Philadelphia
Bar Association and WHYY, was the first
substantive program to be held at the new
National Constitution Center. Corporate
Photo by Jeff Lyons
sponsors included PNC Bank and USI
Colburn Insurance Service. The program
will be broadcast on WHYY TV12 on Sept.
17 at 7 p.m.
ESPN Puts Pete Rose on Trial - Sort Of
by Bruce H. Bikin who would qualify only as casual fans, and legendary statistician/author Bill Dershowitz’ case consisted of: a
the name Pete Rose has a certain James. copy of Rule 21 concerning “Betting on
Lawyers who love baseball must cachet. Among his long list of accom- The trial issue as it was formulated Baseball”; testimony about the content
have thought they had died and gone plishments, Rose holds the all-time was: “Should Pete Rose be eligible for of the ‘Dowd Report’ (hearsay and
to heaven when they saw the ads record for the most base hits in a induction into the Hall of Fame?” continued on page 14
heralding “The Trial of Pete Rose” on career (4,256), the most at-bats and the
July 17 on ESPN. Two renowned most games played. He was the
lawyers, Alan Dershowitz and Johnnie National League Rookie of the Year, 24-HOUR AVAILABILITY 267-254-7674
Cochran, represented opposing sides in Most Valuable Player and World Series
a mock trial to decide whether Pete Most Valuable Player. He was a 17-time Laurence T. McKinney, M.D.
Rose should be allowed into the all-star at a record five different posi-
Baseball Hall of Fame. The trial was tions. He once hit safely in 44 straight
held in the Ames Moot Courtroom in games. And, he was a key member of
Austin Hall at Harvard Law School. the Phillies only World Championship
Catherine Crier, author, former Texas team in 1980.
state judge and legal commentator, The only reason Rose has not yet
served as the judge. How much better been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of
could it get? Fame is that he agreed to a lifetime ban
As it turned out, it could have been from Major League Baseball for betting
a lot better. The locale of the “trial” and on baseball games.
the celebrity of the participants lent an Many fans believe Rose’s accom-
almost stifling pretension to the whole plishments should be allowed to speak
matter. In fairness, it could also have for themselves. Others believe his pen-
• Workman’s Compensation*
been a lot worse. The participants got chant for gambling was a violation of • Slips & Falls
more comfortable with their roles and the rules that tainted him forever. The • Auto Accidents, Full & Limited Tort
the framework of the presentation as it face-off between Dershowitz, as prose-
wore on. Still, it lasted nearly four cutor, and Cochran, as defense counsel, We provide you with typewritten reports and discharge summaries in
hours, when two well-edited hours included a variety of baseball notables accordance with the American Medical Association Guidelines for the
would have been plenty. as witnesses such as baseball legends Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Addition. Combined Whole Person
To recap the case, even for those Jim Palmer, Dave Parker, Hank Aaron Permanent Impairments calculated for each patient.
in a Bar event this year, make it a pri- • EMG and NCVS performed in each office
YLD UPDATE ority in the fall to attend just one pro-
continued from page 6 • MRI for all patients with positive EMGs
gram. I promise that once you attend
lawyers in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, one program, you will realize how Mayfair North Philadelphia
many are not active in Bar Association worthwhile it is to become involved. 7514 Frankford Ave. 2418 W. York St.
activities. The YLD has created new I look forward to seeing many new Philadelphia, PA 19136 Philadelphia, PA 19132
events to attract new members. With faces at our events this fall. Enjoy the 215-335-9640 215-229-0657
the diverse programs we are involved rest of your summer!
in, I firmly believe that there is some- *Endorsed by AFL-CIO Local 308 National Mail Handler Union
Melissa A. Schwartz, chair of the Young Lawyers
thing out there for everyone. Division, is an associate with Naulty, Scaricamazza &
It is never too late to become McDevitt, Ltd. Her e-mail address is
firstname.lastname@example.org LET US EARN YOUR BUSINESS!
involved. If you have not participated
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 7
Philadelphia Bar Foundation
Golf Classic Raises More Than $107,000
by Jeff Lyons
Nearly 150 golfers who competed in
the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s 15th
Annual Golf Classic helped the Found-
ation raise more than $107,000 at the
June 30 event at the Philadelphia Cric-
ket Club in Flourtown, Pa.
Participants included Chief Judge
James T. Giles of the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices
Ronald D. Castille and Russell M. Nigro,
U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan of the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, former
Bar Association Chancellors Clifford E.
Haines and Abraham C. Reich, and
many other leaders from the business
and legal communities. The event was
held on both the Wissahickon and
Militia Hill courses at the Philadelphia The foursome of (from left) Timothy J. Carson, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ronald D. Castille, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan and
Cricket Club. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Russell M. Nigro takes a break from play on the Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Wissahickon Course.
The event, which is an important
source of revenue for the Foundation’s
annual grants program, was planned
by a committee headed by co-chairs
Mayer Horwitz of Dashevsky, Horwitz,
DiSandro, Kuhn, Dempsey & Novello,
P.C. and Rod E. Wittenberg of
LexisNexis. Committee members
included Carl B. Everett of Saul Ewing
LLP; Eric Glockner of Pitney Bowes;
Douglas W. Kreitzberg of USI Colburn
Insurance Service; Frank E. Scullin of
The Scullin Group, Inc.; and
Christopher W. Ritchie of Citizens Bank.
The awards included the Colburn
Cup, which is presented to the teams
on each course with the lowest net
scores. The LexisNexis Cup is presented
to the teams on each course with the
lowest gross score. The Kursh Cup is
presented annually to the individual
Photos by Genna Viozzi
with the lowest gross score. The
Citizens Bank Cup is presented to the
individual with the lowest net score.
Tournament Platinum Sponsors
included USI Colburn Insurance
Chad Mancini (left photo), of Lexus Champions for Charity, tees off at the
Service and Citizens Bank.
Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf Classic. Philadelphia Bar Foundation Golf
Gold Sponors included The Center
Classic Committee member Rod E. Wittenberg (left) shows off the LexisNexis Cup
for Forensic Economic Studies,
to Foundation President Gerald A. McHugh Jr.
continued on page 9
Looking for a special way to remember someone?
Births • Deaths • Marriages • Anniversaries • Making Partner • Passing the Bar
Through the Special Way to Remember program, you can honor a colleague or loved one with a contribution to the Philadelphia Bar
Foundation. Since 1964 the Bar Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in attorney gifts and other funds to public interest groups that
provide counsel and assistance to the poor, disabled, elderly and children in our community. Your gift will help serve the needs of
Philadelphians who have nowhere else to turn for legal services.
If you would like to make a gift to the Foundation as a meaningful expression of respect, please call (215) 238-6334.
8 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
Militia Hill team low net champions (above, from left) James Sindoni, Michael Cullen,
Michael Trudgeon and Jack Hubbert hold their trophy. At right, the Militia Hill team low gross
winners (from left) Josh Greenbaum, Michael Izzo and Michael Heller hold their trophy.
GOLF Individual Low Gross
continued from page 8
(Wissahickon Course): Jim
LexisNexis and Saul Ewing Decker – 73.
LLP. Individual Second Gross
Silver Sponsors included (Wissahickon Course): Carl
Comcast Cable Communica- Everett – 74.
tions, Gerald A. McHugh Jr., Individual Low Net
Rittenhouse Trust Company (Wissahickon Course): Brenda
and Sovereign Bank. Ann Waiter – 71.
Bronze Sponors were Individual Second Net
American Lawyer Media; (Wissahickon Course): Chad
Buchanan Ingersoll; Cozen Mancini – 72.
O’Connor; Esquire Deposition Team Low Net (Militia Hill
Services; Rochelle M. Fedullo; Course): Mike Trudgeon, Jack
Feldman Shepherd Hubbert, James Sindoni and
Wohlgelernter & Tanner; Gay Michael Cullen – 297.
Chacker & Mittin, P.C.; Team Second Net (Militia
JuriStaff, Inc.; Klehr, Harrison, Hill Course): Elaine Rinaldi,
Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers From left, Elliott Canning, Neena Miller, David Burns and Joseph Calabro. Robert Caplan, Dick Bailey
LLP; LandAmerica Financial and Michael Henry – 298.
Group; Lexus Champions for Team Low Gross (Militia
Charity; Litvin Blumberg Hill Course): Michael Izzo,
Matusow & Young; Navigant Michael Heller, Robert Reeder
Consulting, Inc.; Pepper and Josh Greenbaum – 332.
Hamilton LLP; Precise Team Second Gross (Militia
Presentations, Inc.; S.O.M.A., Hill Course): Ed Ellis, Ken
Inc.; SSD, Inc.; and Wilkie O’Brien, Jim Herman and
Lexus. David Slobodien – 358.
Contributors included Individual Low Gross
Abelson Legal Search, (Militia Hill Course): Ed Ellis –
Consulting Engineers & 73.
Scientists, Inc., Liberty Individual Second Gross
Document Services and The (Militia Hill Course): Jack
Scullin Group, Inc. Hubbert – 74.
The following is a list of Individual Low Net (Militia
winners at the 15th Annual Hill Course): Michael Heller –
Philadelphia Bar Foundation 71.
Golf Classic: Individual Second Net
Team Low Net (Militia Hill Course): George
(Wissahickon Course): Carl Connell – 71.
Everett, Charlie Zall, Richard Closest to the Pin:
Eisenstaedt and Jim Decker – Wissahickon, Rich Golomb;
Photos by Genna Viozzi
291. Militia Hill, Mike Henry.
Team Second Net Longest Drive: Wissahick-
(Wissahickon Course): Cory on, Chad Mancini; Militia Hill,
Papini, Steve Krajces, Ed Guy Tim Hart (men), Lisa Jacobs
and Chad Mancini – 296. From left, Christopher W. Ritchie, John Pauciulo, Liz Lambert and Anthony Krol. (women).
Team Low Gross Straightest Drive: Wissa-
(Wissahickon Course): Sam Coleman and Scott Measley – Team Second Gross Hummer, Pat Hughes, Mike hickon, John Brandbergh;
Kursh, Richard Franklin, Jim 327. (Wissahickon Course): Paul Finio and Joseph Monahan – Militia Hill, Jim Herman.
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 9
Public Interest Opportunities Breakfast
Bar Association Vice Chancellor Andrew A.
Chirls (left) addresses law students during a
breakfast program on July 22. The students
heard from leaders of some of the city’s
public interest organizations about opportu-
nities to serve the public interest. Other
speakers included (from left) Sharon
Browning, executive director of
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent
Program; Frank P. Cervone, executive direc-
tor of the Support Center for Child
Advocates; Laval Miller-Wilson, a staff
attorney at the Juvenile Law Center; and
Photo by Jeff Lyons
Karen C. Buck, executive director of the
SeniorLAW Center. Public Interest Section
Chair Marsha L. Levick also spoke to the
Use August Down Time to Prepare Job Search
by James LaRosa and Gary Mintz persuasive manner that makes you ters should have three or four para- a large new client or there are a num-
attractive to a potential employer. graphs and be no longer than one ber of large litigation matters that
August is traditionally a slow You also want to have your writing page in length. Also, try to keep the might be coming to trial, there could
month in the legal field. Vacations are samples up to date. Whenever you go paragraphs short, somewhere between be job openings.
planned and many transactions and on a job interview for an attorney five to seven lines. Your margins Although August is generally a slow
other responsibilities are put on hold. position, you should have a writing should be 1.5 inches and never less job-searching month, September and
August can be a good time to regroup sample readily available. Generally, the than 1.25 inches. Also, use a simple October, traditionally two of the busi-
and reorganize your career and job- sample should be something you’ve font like Times New Roman with an est months in the legal recruitment
search plan. Even if you are not written within the past year. Make cer- 11- or 12-point size. field, are right around the corner. Even
presently searching for a new job, it’s tain the material is up to date and all August can also be a good month if you are not planning on looking for
always good to take some time to con- privileged information is redacted. It is to start researching potential employ- a new job, it is always a smart career
template your career to make certain better to have this done before an ers and career opportunities. Although move to have your resume and other
that it is on track and going in the interview. This way, you won’t be rush- firms are generally not presently hir- job-searching materials up to date just
direction you want it to go. You never ing and possibly include information ing, they will normally have some idea in case the perfect opportunity should
know when the perfect career oppor- you meant to redact. A few quick as to what their hiring needs will be in arise.
tunity will come along or when some- pointers on writing samples: the coming months. Speak with friends
James LaRosa, Esq., and Gary Mintz, Esq., are recruiters
thing may change at your present • As with your resume or cover let- at firms in which you may have an with JuriStaff, Inc., the exclusively endorsed legal staffing
position that would precipitate you ter, it is critical that there are no errors. interest. Try to find out if they foresee agency of the Philadelphia Bar Association. LaRosa can
be reached at (215) 751-9100, extension 302 or via e-
starting to look around. • Another basic rule, although it an upswing in work that might lead to mail at email@example.com; Mintz can be reached at
First, you should have your resume may seem obvious, is to not provide a need for additional associates. For (215) 751-9100, extension 315 or via e-mail at
up to date. Even if you’re not looking any confidential information. instance, if the firm recently brought in
for a new job, your resume should be • Try to provide material that is
updated annually. You never know
when a great career opportunity might
totally your work. Of course, even the
best and most senior attorneys will
Career Planning and Placement
have someone review a brief before
come along. If that opportunity pre- from
sents itself, you want to be prepared. submission. The research and body of
Even if your resume was up to date the material, however, should be your
last year, you have probably been giv- work product. If sections of the mater-
en more responsibilities and handled ial were written or substantially rewrit-
more sophisticated matters. This infor- ten by another attorney, you should be
mation should be included in your careful to note that fact at the end of Career counseling and résumé review services
resume. You may want to remove some the writing sample, directing the reader by appointment,
items from your resume to keep it at a to the sections that were not your Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. and Fridays from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
manageable length. Optimally, your work product. For an appointment, call Cindy Towers at
resume should be one page and two at • If possible, try to provide a writing (215) 751-9100, extension 301
the very most. Approach drafting a sample that is applicable to the posi-
JuriStaff, the only legal staffing agency endorsed by the Philadelphia Bar
resume in the same way you would tion for which you are applying.
Association, provides temporary, temporary-to-permanent and direct-hire
draft a brief. You want to present your Once your resume and writing sam-
placements of attorneys, paralegals and support staff.
argument in a concise and persuasive ple are up to date, you may want to
manner. Just as you would not put take the time to draft a generic cover
every single argument in a brief, you letter. Although you want your cover Learn more at
should not include every single accom- letter to be specific to the position you
plishment in your resume. The purpose are applying for, you can still have a
www.juristaff.com or www.philadelphiabar.org
of your resume is to highlight your basic outline or draft that can be tai- or call JuriStaff at (215) 751-9100, ext. 301.
accomplishments and list them in a lored to a specific position. Cover let-
10 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
Apothaker Deadline Aug. 22
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is made a significant contribution to the
seeking nominations for the 2003 Louis pursuit of justice. Although the Bar
D. Apothaker Award presented annual- Foundation is particularly interested in
ly to a non-lawyer or group who has local candidates whose activities have
made a significant contribution to the benefited the communities of
pursuit of equal justice. Philadelphia, nominees who focus on
The award was originated to com- regional, national or international
memorate and honor the late Louis D. issues will be considered. The nominee
Apothaker, a past-president of the can be recognized for a particular
Foundation, who took a very active role achievement or for a lifetime of work.
in the legal profession and the commu- The nominee may not be a lawyer.
nity. The recipient of the award will A letter and accompanying materials
receive $5,000 and a commemorative should detail the reasons for the nomi-
Photo by Genna Viozzi
crystal. The award will be presented at nation. Nominations must be received
a special reception prior to the by Friday, Aug. 22, and be addressed to:
Foundation’s annual Andrew Hamilton Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Apoth-
Ball to be held on Saturday, Nov. 8. aker Award Committee, c/o Melissa
Eligible nominees include an indi- Engler, 1101 Market St., 10th Floor,
Chancellor Audrey C. Talley (left) congratulates a new American citizen following a nat-
vidual, individuals as a group, an insti- Philadelphia, Pa., 19107-2911, or by e-
uralization ceremony at U.S. District Court on July 2. Approximately 100 people from 24
tution or an organization who has mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
countries took the oath of citizenship.
in Phoenix, Ariz. grand opening of the new National launching the Women’s Rights Project
QUARTERLY Justice O’Connor served as an Ariz- Constitution Center. Justice O’Connor of the American Civil Liberties Union,
continued from page 1
ona assistant attorney general from has three sons, Scott, Brian and Jay. and served as the ACLU’s general cou-
be joining us is more than we could 1965 to 1969, when she was appointed Justice Ginsberg was born Joan nsel from 1973 to 1980, and on the
have ever imagined. It’s overwhelm- to a vacancy in the Arizona Senate. In Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933 in National Board of Directors from 1974
ing,” the Chancellor said, “and we are 1974, she ran successfully for trial Brooklyn, N.Y. She married Martin D. to 1980. She was appointed as a judge
very gratified.” judge, a position she held until she was Ginsburg, a professor of law at George- of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Noting that the Association has appointed to the Arizona Court of town University. She received her B.A. District of Columbia Circuit by Pres-
booked one of the city’s largest ball- Appeals in 1979. Eighteen months later, from Cornell University, attended ident Jimmy Carter in 1980. President
rooms for the luncheon, Talley said she on July 7, 1981, President Ronald Rea- Harvard Law School, and received her Clinton nominated her as an associate
expects the event to attract a capacity gan nominated her to the U.S. Supreme LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She justice of the Supreme Court, and she
crowd. “We are announcing this to Court. In September 1981, Sandra Day served as a law clerk to Judge Edmund took her seat on Aug. 10, 1993. Justice
association members first so that our O’Connor became the Court’s 102nd L. Palmieri of the U.S. District Court for Ginsburg has a daughter, Jane; and a
own members will have an opportuni- justice and its first female member. the Southern District of New York, from son, James.
ty to reserve their places at the lun- With more than 20 years of service 1959 to 1961. From 1961 to 1963, she The Sandra Day O’Connor Award is
cheon,” she added. “We know that on the high court and a record for was a research associate and then asso- presented by the Women in the Prof-
many members will want to hear from casting the pivotal “swing vote” in ciate director of the Columbia Law ession Committee, which is chaired this
Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg and many close court decisions, Justice School Project on International Pro- year by Nicole D. Galli and Roberta D.
join in recognizing our award winners.” O’Connor has often been called the cedure. She was a professor of Law at Pichini. The Justice Ruth Bader Gins-
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was most powerful woman in America. Last Rutgers University School of Law from burg Award winner is determined by a
born Sandra Day on March 26, 1930 in year, along with her brother H. Alan 1963 to 1972, and Columbia Law School committee of area attorneys, professors
El Paso, Texas. She grew up on her Day, Justice O’Connor published Lazy B: from 1972 to 1980, and a fellow at the and judges. Diane Edelman, assistant
family’s 198,000-acre cattle ranch. In Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the Ameri- Center for Advanced Study in the Be- dean for legal writing at Villanova Uni-
1952, she graduated from Stanford Law can Southwest, a book of recollections. havioral Sciences at Stanford Univer- versity School of Law, and Kathleen D.
School and married fellow law student Most recently she received Philadel- sity in California from 1977 to 1978. Wilkinson are co-chairs of the Gins-
John O’Connor. The O’Connors settled phia’s coveted Liberty Medal at the In 1971, she was instrumental in burg competition.
Philadelphia Bar Association Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon
Thursday, Oct. 23 at Noon at the Philadelphia Marriott, 12th and Market Streets
• Featuring Guest Speakers U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
• Presentation of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award
• Presentation of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award for Legal Writing
Please make reservations for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Quarterly Meeting Return to:
and Luncheon. Tickets are $50 for members and $55 for non-members. Checks should be Quarterly Meeting
made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association. Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market St., 11th fl.
Name: Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911
Visa MasterCard American Express
Credit card payments should be faxed to Bar Headquarters at (215) 238-1267.
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 11
Workers’ Compensation Section
State Touts Ease of Internet Form Filing
by Jeff Lyons Filers just need to log in, com-
plete the forms, submit them,
People don’t generally then print and/or save them.
think of state government as The forms can be submitted
being “customer friendly.” But from any computer with an
that’s exactly what the Bureau Internet connection.
of Workers’ Compensation is “We’re trying to mimic
trying to do by bringing alter- other state agencies and make
nate methods of claim filing it more convenient and easier
to the Internet. to file these forms. This is a
Nathaniel M. Holmes, chief whole lot easier than dealing
of the Claims Management with the post office and wor-
Division of the state Workers’ rying if your documents have
Compensation Bureau, exp- been delivered,” Holmes said.
lained the advantages of on- There’s also no need to file
line filing during a July 16 a paper copy if the forms
presentation before the Ass- have been completed online.
ociation’s Workers’ Compen- “Once you’ve filed electroni-
sation Section. Holmes was cally, we’ve got it,” he said.
joined by Kathleen M. Dupin, Before filing, online regis-
an information specialist with tration is required. To get to
the Bureau. the Bureau’s Web site, visit
Pennsylvanians can take www.state.pa.us and put
care of much of their state “workers comp” in the search
business online. Driver’s field. Holmes offered several
license renewals, income tax tips before submitting an
filings, job searches and appli- electronic form:
cations, unemployment bene- • Gather all of your infor-
fits and social services appli- mation before you log in. This
cations can all be done on the avoids being disconnected
Internet. Workers Compen- during a long period of inac-
sation form filing online tivity. Holmes said there is a
began about eight months limit of 20 minutes in
ago, Holmes said. between “clicks.”
“On average, it takes five • Type in all relevant fields.
days to process a form sent to online – the employer’s report turnaround from the U.S. immediate notice of the • Proofread as you go
us by U.S. Mail. By compari- of occupational injury or dis- Mail, filing can be done at bureau’s receipt of the forms, along.
son, online processing takes ease and “petition to” forms. almost any time of the day. and a printable copy is imme- • If you missed something,
only two days,” Holmes told Holmes estimated all other The system is unavailable diately available. “Quicker fil- you can go back and update
the Section. workers’ compensation forms between 3 and 4:30 a.m. so ing time also means faster the information prior to sub-
“The Commonwealth’s ini- could be available online forms can be downloaded at assignment of your case to a mitting it.
tiative is to get as much of within about two years. the Bureau, he explained. Workers’ Compensation Help is available by calling
this online as possible,” he Holmes said there are “You shouldn’t be working at judge,” Holmes said. the Workers’ Compensation
said. Two workers’ compensa- many advantages to online that hour anyway,” he joked. Online filing is a simple, Claims Information Helpline
tion forms can now be filed filing. Aside from the quicker Online filers also receive four-step process, he said. at (800) 482-2383.
The resolution also: Family Court. of the resolution.
• Reiterates the commitment to Margaret Klaw, the Family Law In other business, the Board also
continued from page 1
expanding pro bono resources for liti- Section’s representative to the Board, approved the appointment of Stephen
the resolution was the result of several gants. The court estimates that as many said all issues of the report are well Kastenberg to the Board of Directors of
years of work for her organization. as 90 percent of custody, support and known to family law practitioners, Philadelphia Volunteers for the
“The administration we’re working protection-from-abuse litigants lack adding that the Section was in support Indigent Program.
with in Family Court is the most legal representation.
responsive we’ve worked with,” she • Requests that the Supreme Court
told the Board, adding that the Court is of Pennsylvania and the First Judicial
dealing with significant underfunding
and inadequate facilities and security.
District provide the leadership neces-
sary to bring about improvement in
Fiction, Poetry Sought For Phila. Lawyer
The Women’s Law Project issued a the delivery of justice in the Domestic The award-winning Philadelphia ed.
report to the community detailing the Relations Division of the Philadelphia Lawyer quarterly magazine is seeking The Editorial Board of the maga-
problems and offering recommenda- Family Court. your fiction stories and poetry for zine meets monthly and carefully
tions. The report is available on the • Agrees to pursue efforts to work upcoming editions of the magazine. reviews each submission to deter-
group’s Web site, www.womenslawpro- with the Supreme Court of So go ahead and get creative! mine whether it should be pub-
ject.org. Pennsylvania and the First Judicial Submit your writing via e-mail lished. As always, we do not pay
“There are people working very District, including participation in any to email@example.com. Poem or authors for their articles. For more
hard in Family Court. They just don’t task force or committee convened to story length should not exceed 1,500 information, contact Kate Maxwell,
have the resources they need. We need develop strategies for improving the words. Only material not previously managing editor of The Philadelphia
the major players in the legal commu- delivery of justice in the Domestic published elsewhere will be accept- Lawyer, at (215) 238-6339.
nity to be with us on this,” Tracy said. Relations Division of Philadelphia
12 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
Hepburn’s Exceptional Career ARTS & MEDIA
by Marc W. Reuben in her roles, but in her management of in 1940 and her pairing with Tracy fol-
the studio (RKO) in allowing her to lowed.
The recent departure of Katherine play them. She dressed as a man, Even in “The Philadelphia Story” she
Hepburn and the immediate publica- played a manipulative social climber, played a bit of a witch. She was Tracy
tion of the auto-informational book an air ace, acted in Barrie classics and Lord, the ice goddess, to a tee. Cary
she dictated to Scott Berg remind us more. Most of what she did was wildly Grant arranged her proud meltdown
that underneath exceptional achieve- unpopular and unprofitable. She man- with superb wit. James Stewart, who
ment lay ordinary history. aged to climb out of the “box office won the Oscar for his role in the film,
Hepburn was one of the premiere poison” category when she acquired was the third-best performer in the
film actresses of the golden era of and acted in “The Philadelphia Story” continued on page 15
Hollywood. Her finest performance was
in the 1935 film “Alice Adams,” which
was directed by George Stevens and in
which she co-starred with Fred
MacMurray in one of his rare and
excellent dramatic performances.
In every instance of her perfor-
mances in the 1930s, Hepburn played
the assertive female where assertive
females were not the norm. She built
her reputation around independent
womanhood, and her work as an
actress depended largely upon her act-
ing out alone. Toward the end of her
remarkable run, she stood toe-to-toe
with Peter O’Toole in “The Lion in
Winter” and provided filmgoers with
the medieval equivalent of Margo
Channing. Even in her 60s, Hepburn
still burned with the fierce light of
It is surprising that her long rela-
tionship with Spencer Tracy is seen as
part of an artistic triumph of sorts,
since it always seemed to me that her
relationship with Tracy was submissive.
Historians suggest that Tracy was her
creative match. But her various books
and the comments of contemporaries
strongly indicate it was love, and not
Tracy’s ability as an actor, that tem-
pered her to work with him.
The fabled story was that the two
first met on the set of “Woman of the
Year,” their first film together, and
Hepburn was worried because she was
taller than Tracy. He told her not to
worry, because the director (Stevens)
would cut her down to size. The film
itself is a tribute to domestic woman-
hood and to the virtues of true love
and good housekeeping. Watching
Hepburn reduce herself from national
correspondent to kitchen maid, in an
effort to win back her sportswriter hus-
band (Tracy), was akin to watching
Myrna Loy pour chocolate milk for
William Powell. Hepburn was not
meant for the kitchen. Her numerous
films with Tracy always started out at
that point, but somehow ended with
her at least trying on an apron. They
were sparring partners for the next
Taking the mores of the times in
which they worked, the fact is that
Hepburn gave up a lot for Tracy, her
real life lover for more than 25 years.
Her films before 1940 showed an
incredible independent streak, not only
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 13
‘Justice Talking’ Programs
Available at City Hall Kiosk
Visitors to the First Judicial District’s Judge Massiah-Jackson said the move
Citizens Information Center can get to bring the kiosk to Philadelphia was
more than information about Philadel- a joint effort by the Prothonotary’s
phia’s courts. Office, the Office of the President Judge
Now, through the efforts of Presid- and the Common Pleas Court adminis-
ent Judge Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson, trator’s office.
select shows from National Public Ra- Created by the Annenberg Public
dio’s “Justice Talking” are available to Policy Center at the University of
visitors of the center, located on street Pennsylvania, with support from the
level at City Hall. The award-winning Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunny-
and nationally syndicated weekly lands, “Justice Talking” is heard on
hour-long radio show, hosted by veter- more than 90 public radio stations in
an NPR correspondent Margot Adler, 30 states, on Sirius Satellite Radio and
features the nation’s leading advocates internationally on NPR Worldwide and
in debate on the leading policy issues Armed Forces Radio.
of the day. Justice Talking’s Citizen Education
“We get 300 to 400 inquiries a Project began in the Spring of 2003 in
month at the Information Center, so three Los Angeles jury rooms, and over
that made it the perfect place for the the recent 4th of July holiday, the pro-
kiosk,” Judge Massiah Jackson said. ject launched in the jury room and
Specially designed kiosks enable public library of San Antonio. Later this
Photo by Jeff Lyons
visitors to listen to samples of Justice summer, the project will also be
Talking debates on three themes: launched in three regional libraries
Equality, Free Speech and Liberty. located in Maricopa County, Ariz.
Sparking their interest, individuals can For more information, contact
then request Justice Boxes that come Kathryn Kolbert, executive producer of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court President Judge Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson listens to
complete with a CD player, 3 CDs and a “Justice Talking,” at kkolbert@asc.- an NPR program at the First Judicial District’s Citizens Information Center on the ground
bibliography of learning materials. upenn.edu or 215-898-6751. floor of City Hall.
game while playing. nation of Bill James, the famous base- position was and he had never heard
PETE ROSE The jury of 12 men and women ball statistical guru. It was the only real Rose (who was not involved in the pre-
continued from page 7
from a variety of professions and edu- spark of legal acumen during the entire sentation) ever admit to betting on
opinion objections had been removed cational backgrounds announced their testimony. He really did cross-examine baseball.
from the Rules of Evidence for this decisions individually, rather than as a James. Also, in analyzing the case This was an interesting exercise and
trial), and opinions from Steve Garvey single voice. This was just another afterwards, it was interesting to hear examination of a question that has
and Jim Palmer, Hall of Famers and departure, albeit a less troubling one, Cochran discuss his strategies in argu- been argued among baseball fans for
contemporaries of Rose, that baseball from strict courtroom protocol. They ing that Rose denied he ever bet on years. Perhaps a different format or a
was a game of rules and Rose had vio- held by an 8-4 majority that Rose baseball and even if he did, it did not less pretentious setting would have
lated them and should be kept out. should be allowed to be eligible for the matter. Jeffrey Toobin, the legal analyst made the whole show more riveting.
Cochran, representing Rose in Hall of Fame. Interestingly, they also from CNN, asked why Cochran used Certainly cutting an hour or two from
absentia, presented evidence that base- believed by an 11-1 majority that Rose, the “I-didn’t-do-it, but-if-I-did-it-did- the lengthy program would have
ball had changed the rules midway contrary to his assertions of innocence, n’t-matter” approach. Why not just helped.
through the process and Rose was the had indeed bet on baseball. concede, in light of fairly strong evi-
victim, since there was never an allega- There were two interesting sidelight dence, that Rose did in fact bet on
Bruce H. Bikin, a partner at Montgomery, McCracken,
tion he had bet as a player or done features to the four-hour presentation. baseball? Cochran’s response was that Walker& Rhoads LLP, is editor-in-chief of the
anything to impugn the integrity of the The first was Dershowitz’ cross exami- he had to go with what his client’s Philadelphia Bar Reporter.
Korean Bar Association Leaders Visit Philadelphia
A delegation of leaders from the
Korean Bar Association of Seoul,
Korea, met with Philadelphia Bar
Association leaders on July 11.
Pictured from left are Vice
Chancellor Andrew A. Chirls; Gap-
Bae Kim, executive director of leg-
islation for the Korean Bar;
Chancellor Audrey C. Talley; Jae-
Seung Park, president of the
Korean Bar; Chancellor-Elect
Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua; Doo-
Hyung Do, executive director of
Photo by Jeff Lyons
public information for the Korean
Bar; and Kenneth Shear, executive
director of the Philadelphia Bar
14 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER
Association’s Nominating Committee Formed
The Nominating Committee of the Meek, Carl S. Primavera, Stephanie Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. sidered for any of the offices should
Philadelphia Bar Association has Resnick, Linda F. Rosen, Joseph A. Offices for which candidates are submit a resume of their background
been formed. Committee members Sullivan, Audrey C. Talley, Joseph C. being solicited are Vice Chancellor, and indicate the position for which
are Allan H. Gordon (chair), Mitchell Vignola, Michael L. Viola and David L. secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, they wish to run.
L. Bach, Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua, David Weinreb. Association Secretary Sayde assistant treasurer, and five seats on Materials should be submitted to
S. Blum, Andrew A. Chirls, Lenard A. Joy Ladov serves as a non-voting the Board of Governors, three of the Chair of the Nominating
Cohen, Karen L. Detamore, Barbara member of the committee. which are to be nominated by the Committee, Allan H. Gordon, c/o
W. Freedman, Nicole D. Galli, The committee has scheduled Nominating Committee. Each Board Mary Kate Nolen, Philadelphia Bar
Alexander B. Giacobetti, Natalie dates for its next meetings. They are of Governors seat carries a three-year Association, 1101 Market St., 11th
Klyashtorny, Stanley R. Krakower, Monday, Sept. 8, at 12 p.m.; Tuesday, term. Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911, no
Gregory H. Mathews, Robert W. Oct. 14, at 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, Individuals who wish to be con- later than 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10.
hoopla over his acting style – a rather Hepburn. duction. She was the center of the uni-
ARTS & MEDIA ordinary sort of fellow. One suspects her Oddly, Tracy’s performances took on verse in each film. Hepburn could step
continued from page 13
penchant for playing out-of-the-mold a more hard-bitten luster as he grew back, while Davis could not. Both of
movie. (The Oscar was a “make-up” for characters made his ordinariness attrac- older. His best work (save the awful them were extremely effective. Next to
“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” in tive to her. In her private life she found “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”) came Alice Adams, Margo Channing is the
1939.) Hepburn was getting too old to someone who did not require a spot- in the last years of his life. Neither he greatest female role on screen.
play tomboys, and the 1940 film was the light. This pleased her. She was almost nor she declined in their mutual careers. It remains to be seen whether Bette
end of her starlet period. She had man- slavish in her efforts to comfort him and They both changed, and to the extent Davis would have altered her oversized
aged to portray strong women for a seems to have endured indignities from that Hepburn was able to go on without film ego had she been happily situated
decade. Her teaming with Tracy pre- him in real life that her screen persona Tracy, she became immortal – and justly in private life. Hepburn and Davis were
saged an era of compromise that would would surely have ended with a bang. so. akin to Bernhardt and Duse. Opposite
not end until her relationship with him Such is love. Hepburn’s only real rival on screen ends of the spectrum and truly wonder-
ended at his death in 1967. The quality of her performances also was Bette Davis. The two had identical ful in their careers.
Between 1940 and 1967, she idled in seems to have developed a degree of careers at different studios. Davis never In the end, the contribution of
“Summertime” and melted exquisitely in compromise that pleased the public as stopped demanding tailor-made scripts Spencer Tracy to the career of Katherine
“The Rainmaker.” She broke the mold well. Her films no longer suggested that for her outsized performances. She lived Hepburn may have been but a moment
somewhat in “Suddenly Last Summer” females could go it alone. But rather, up to every expectation, and like early of reflection.
in 1960. The quietus ended with “The those females should try as best they Hepburn, chewed up the set and every-
Lion in Winter,” her last real roar. can to be great – but not alone. This, I one on it to get a great performance.
Marc W. Reuben, an advisory editor to the Philadelphia
She was devoted to Spencer Tracy, think, was the true contribution of Unlike later Hepburn, Davis never Bar Reporter, has been writing about the Arts & Media
who appears to have been – for all the Spencer Tracy to the life of Katherine learned to sublimate herself to the pro- since 1973.
Thursday, Aug. 14
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Committee on the Legal Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men – meeting, 12:30 p.m., 11th floor
Legislative Liaison Committee – meeting, 12:30 p.m., 11th floor Conference Center. Lunch:
Friday, Aug. 15
Note: While the following listings have been verified prior to press time, any scheduled event may be sub-
ject to change by the committee or section chairs.
Social Security and Disability Benefits Committee – meeting, noon, 11th floor Conference
Center. Lunch: $7.50.
Friday, Aug. 1 The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine Editorial Board – meeting, 12:30 p.m., 10th floor Board
Law School Outreach – noon, 10th floor Board Room. Room.
Monday, Aug. 4 Tuesday, Aug. 19
Public Interest Section Executive Committee – meeting, noon, 10th floor Board Room. Board of Governors Cabinet – meeting, noon, 10th floor Board Room.
Family Law Section – meeting, 4 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
Tuesday, Aug. 5 Women’s Rights Committee – meeting, 4 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
Philadelphia Bar Foundation Board of Trustees – meeting, noon, 10th floor Board Room. LegalLine – 5 p.m., 11th floor LRIS Offices.
Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee – meeting, noon, 11th floor Conference
Thursday, Aug. 21
Municipal Court Committee – meeting, noon, 11th floor Committee Room. Family Law Section Executive Committee – meeting, noon, 11th floor Committee Room.
Wednesday, Aug. 6 Tuesday, Aug. 26
Delivery of Legal Services Committee – meeting, 8:30 a.m., 10th floor Board Room. Criminal Justice Section – meeting, noon, 11th floor Conference Center. Lunch: $7.50.
State Civil Committee – meeting, noon, 10th floor Board Room. Lunch: $7.50. Young Lawyers Division Cabinet – meeting, noon, 10th floor Cabinet Room.
Professional Responsibility Committee – meeting, noon, 10th floor Board Room. Lunch:
Thursday, Aug. 7 $7.50.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee – meeting, 12:15 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Civil Rights Committee – meeting, 12:15 p.m., 11th floor Committee Room. Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee – meeting, noon, 11th floor Committee
Philadelphia Bar Reporter Editorial Board – meeting, 12:30 p.m., 10th floor Cabinet Room. Room.
Environmental Law Committee – meeting, 12:30 p.m., 11th floor Conference Center. Lunch: Thursday, Aug. 28
$7.50. Board of Governors – meeting, 4 p.m., 10th floor Board Room.
Tuesday, Aug. 12
Unless otherwise specified, all checks for luncheons and programs should be made payable to the Philadelphia Bar
Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee – meeting, noon, 10th floor Board Room. Association and mailed to Bar Headquarters, 1101 Market St., 11th fl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911. Send Bar
Association-related calendar items 30 days in advance to Managing Editor, Philadelphia Bar Reporter, Philadelphia Bar
Association, 1101 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911. Fax: (215) 238-1267. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAR REPORTER / AUGUST 2003 15
Bar Association Family Law Section Board of Directors of the Women’s Law titute at the Widener University School
PEOPLE Spring Conference in Las Vegas on
of Law’s seminar “Creating a Legal
Technology Plan for Complex Litigat-
ion” on June 4. Herrmann also partici-
David Halpern obs-Meadway, a pated in an “E-Discovery: What You
of Brookman, partner with Ball- Need to Know” panel on strategic liti-
Rosenberg, Brown ard Spahr Andrews gation best practices on June 10.
partner at Saul
& Sandler was & Ingersoll, LLP,
Ewing LLP and
honorary co-chair served as a faculty Joseph V. Del
of the Parkinson’s member for the Raso, a partner
Golf Classic on July seventh annual with Pepper Hamil-
14 at Philadelphia National Confer- ton LLP, received a
was honored as the
Country Club. ence of the Intellectual Property Law Community Lead-
2003 Gold Medal
Halpern founded the tournament four Practice for Paralegals June 24 to 27 in ership Award from
recipient of the Grand Lodge of Penn-
years ago in honor of his father, Barry Philadelphia. the Alliance of Ital-
sylvania, Order of Sons of Italy of Am-
Halpern, M.D. The event raised ian American Ass-
erica, on June 28. The Gold Medal is
$250,000. Samuel H. ociations at its Ital-
awarded to individuals who have
Pond, a partner ian National Day celebration on June 7.
exhibited an outstanding commitment
Stephen A. with Martin, Banks,
to community service and who are
Sheller of Sheller, Pond, Lehocky & M. Joel Bolstein, a partner with Fox
prominent members of the Italian-
Ludwig & Badey Wilson, has been Rothschild LLP, testified before the
P.C. has been named vice presi- Pennsylvania Senate’s Environmental
named a finalist for dent of the Phila- Resources and Energy Committee at a
Nicole D. Galli,
the Trial Lawyer of delphia Trial Law- June 25 public hearing on the
of counsel at
the Year Award pre- yers Association. Pennsylvania Land Recycling Program.
sented by the Trial
LLP, received the
Lawyers for Public Lisa R. Jacobs, a Dorothy K. Phillips, principal in
Forum Award from
Justice for his work in the light ciga- partner with the law firm of Dorothy K. Phillips &
the Forum of
rette fraud trial. Pepper Hamilton Associates LLC, spoke at a seminar on
LLP, has been child custody and shared parenting in
on June 16. The
Carolyn named to the Pennsylvania on July 24.
award, the organi-
Hochstadter Federal Judicial
zation’s highest honor, recognizes a ris-
Dicker, of counsel Selection Commiss- Elizabeth S. Mattioni, a Philadel-
ing, high-potential woman leader.
to Klehr, Harrison, ion for the U.S. Dis- phia deputy city solicitor, has been
Harvey, Branzburg trict Court for the appointed to The Justinian Society’s
& Ellers LLP, has Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Board of Governors.
been elected vice
of the pro bono
president of Politz Gretchen Michael D. Shepard and Mary T.
program and public
Day School of Sprigg Wise- Vidas, partners at Blank Rome LLP,
interest activites at
Cherry Hill, N.J. Politz is a modern hart, an associate participated in the American Bar Ass-
Rutgers Law School
Orthodox Jewish day school. with Schnader ociation Family Law Section Spring
in Camden, N.J., has
Harrison Segal & CLE Conference in Las Vegas on May 2.
been elected chair
William M. Lewis LLP, has been Shepard also presented an update on
of the Board of
Janssen, a part- appointed to the the Financial Crimes Enforcement Net-
Directors of Mazon: A Jewish Response
ner with Saul Ew- Board of the Rock work’s regulations issued pursuant to
to Hunger, a national, nonprofit agency
ing LLP, has co- School, a nonprofit the USA Patriot Act at the ABA Tax
that allocates donations from the
authored “A Stud- training institution for dancers. Section meeting on May 10 in Wash-
Jewish community to nonprofit organi-
ent’s Guide to the ington, D.C.
zations providing food, help and hope
Federal Rules of William J. Levant, a partner with
to hungry people of all faiths and
Civil Procedure.” Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, Robert D. Fox, a
PC, was a panelist in the seminar partner with Man-
“Commercial and Residential Lease ko, Gold, Katcher &
Lisa A. Lori, an
Michael F. Henry, an attorney at Enforcement and Evictions in Penn- Fox, LLP, has been
Cozen O’Connor, made two presenta- sylvania – How to Do Them Right” on elected chair of
tions at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s June 24. Philadelphia Acad-
Insurance Fraud seminar on June 17. emies, Inc., a non-
& Ellers LLP, was a
Michael C. Gross, an associate with profit group dedi-
faculty member at
Charles C. Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, was cated to improving
the recent National
Shainberg of elected as a member of the Board of the academic and occupational skills of
Shainberg & Viola the Pennsylvania League of Conser- Philadelphia public school students.
represented the In- vation Voters, a nonprofit, bipartisan
an E-Commerce Foundation in
ternational Acad- political action committee dedicated to
Pennsylvania: Fundamental Laws and
emy of Matrimon- educating citizens on the environmen- Names Are News
ial Lawyers at the tal policy positions of Pennsylvania’s “People” highlights news of
Hague Conference elected officials and candidates. members’ awards, honors or
Joseph Archie, a partner at Dechert
on Private Internat- appointments of a civic or com-
LLP, has been named to the Board of
ional Law’s Special Commission of May Andrew E. DiPiero Jr. of Master, munity nature. Information may
Trustees of Arcadia University.
2003 on the International Rec-overy of Weinstein, Schnoll & Dodig, P.C., has be sent to Jeff Lyons, Managing
Child Support and Other Forms of been re-elected to a three-year term Editor, Philadelphia Bar Reporter,
Lawrence D. Dodds of Schnader
Family Maintenance held in the on the Board of Trustees of Quaint Oak Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101
Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP presented
Netherlands. Savings Bank. Market St., 11th floor, Philadelphia,
the Alternative Dispute Resolution
Committee program “The Art of Pa. 19107-2911. Fax: (215) 238-1267.
Abbe F. Fletman, a partner with Richard K. Herrmann, a partner E-mail: email@example.com.
Mediation: Guiding Your Client
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen with Blank Rome LLP, participated in Photos are also welcome.
Through the Maze” at the American
LLP, has been elected chair of the the Corporate Counsel Technology Ins-
16 AUGUST 2003 / BAR REPORTER