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    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
 Market Street.
     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-
3        Frontline
                                                                                     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




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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 chancellor@philabar.org.
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-
                                                                                                                                                                      Editor-in-Chief
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-
                                                                                                                                                                     Managing Editor
                                                                                                                                                                       Jeff Lyons
                                                 Hanssen, CIA agents and Russian moles            rehearing of the resolution, which
                                                                                                                                                                        Copy Editor


            LETTERS
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                    Executive Director
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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-
ion Committee.
   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
sionally.
                                            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.
goal.
                                            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
said.
   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
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Miller also served as the first woman
                                            house counsel, Hatton said, it leads to
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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




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    YLD Kicks Back at Casino Night                                                                                                                                       YLD UPDATE



                                                                                                                                                                  Look Beyond
                                                                                                                                                                  the Hours for
                                                                                                                                                                  Satisfaction
                                                                                                                                                                  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.


Television Review


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
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                                              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
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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
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thing out there for everyone.                 Division, is an associate with Naulty, Scaricamazza &
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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



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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.

                                                                                                                                                                           369.
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
                                                                                                                                                        students.



Career Corner

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
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starting to look around.                      • Another basic rule, although it           an upswing in work that might lead to                             mail at jlarosa@juristaff.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
                                                                                                                                                            gmintz@juristaff.com.
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-
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                                                                                                           placements of attorneys, paralegals and support staff.
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should not include every single accom-    letter to be specific to the position you
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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 mengler@philabar.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
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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.
BOARD
                                                 • 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 kmaxwell@philabar.org. 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
emancipated womanhood.
    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
quarter century.
    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
                                                                                                                                                                   Association.




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
                                                                                                             Committee Room.
                                                                                                             Legislative Liaison Committee – meeting, 12:30 p.m., 11th floor Conference Center. Lunch:
                                                                                                             $7.50.
                                                                                                                                                    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
Center.
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
Lunch: $7.50.
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: reporter@philabar.org.




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                                            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
                                            April 30.
                                                                                        Project.

                                                                                                             Roberta Jac-
                                                                                                                                     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
                    Gabriel L.I.
                                                               of Brookman,                                  partner with Ball-      Need to Know” panel on strategic liti-
                    Bevilacqua, a
                                                               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
                    Chancellor-Elect of
                                                               of the Parkinson’s                            member for the                             Raso, a partner
                    the Philadelphia
                                                               Golf Classic on July                          seventh annual                             with Pepper Hamil-
                    Bar Association,
                                                               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
American community.
                                                                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.
                    Pepper Hamilton
                                                                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
                    Executive Women
                                                                                                             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
                    Eve Biskind
                                                                  & Ellers LLP, has     Eastern District of Pennsylvania.            Board of Governors.
                    Klothen, director
                                                                  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
backgrounds.
                                                                                        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
                  associate with
                                            Cozen O’Connor, made two presenta-          sylvania – How to Do Them Right” on                             elected chair of
                  Klehr, Harrison,
                                            tions at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s   June 24.                                                        Philadelphia Acad-
                  Harvey, Branzburg
                                            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
                  Business Institute
                                                                Shainberg & Viola       the Pennsylvania League of Conser-           Philadelphia public school students.
                  seminar “Building
                                                                represented the In-     vation Voters, a nonprofit, bipartisan
an E-Commerce Foundation in
                                                                ternational Acad-       political action committee dedicated to
Pennsylvania: Fundamental Laws and
Issues.”
                                                                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: reporter@philabar.org.
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-




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