Annual Membership Dinner - This Friday, November 3

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Last Chance to Register for the Annual Membership Dinner - This Friday, Nov. 3
Annual Membership Dinner

Please join us for our Annual Membership Dinner on Friday, November 3, 2017 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve in Phoenixville. This members-only, black tie optional event provides an opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, and pay tribute to 50 Year Members of the Bar Association. As our Bar Foundation marks its 30th year of service and support for justice-related causes, we will also pay tribute to its founding president and visionary: Stephen G. Yusem, Esq.

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 PM and dinner begins at 7:30 PM. Click on the button below to register and for more information.

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2018 Officer, Director and Judiciary Committee Applications Due This Wednesday
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The Nominating Committee will meet on Monday, November 13, 2017 to review and endorse applications for the positions indicated as follows:

- 6 Candidates for positions on the Judiciary Committee

- 5 Candidates for positions on the Board of Directors

- Candidates for Elected Officer Positions (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President)

Interested individuals must complete the required questionnaires which may be obtained by clicking on the button below or by calling Nancy Hagner at 610-279-9660, Ext. 208.

The completed questionnaires must be returned to the MBA, Attn: Nancy Hagner, no later than this Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Please attach a current copy of your CV to the questionnaire.

CLICK HERE to download the questionnaire for MBA Officer

CLICK HERE to download the questionnaire for MBA Director

CLICK HERE to download the questionnaire for MBA Judiciary Committee

CLICK HERE to view full notice as published in the Montgomery County Law Reporter, which includes a list of selection factors that will be considered by the Nominating Committee


CLE Spotlight: Managing Your Work and Life Balance - Nov. 8
Women in the Law CLE

The Women in the Law Committee is hosting a special CLE on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 entitled Managing Your Work and Life Balance - How Can I Be a Lawyer and Still Have a Life? The CLE features a star-studded panel including Court of Common Pleas Judges Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio and Risa Vetri Ferman, State Representative Kate M. Harper, Esq., and MBA Secretary Jacqueline M. Reynolds, Esq. Each speaker will provide tips to help attorneys manage their work and life balance, including: managing children and being an attorney; maintaining a social life and hobbies; how/when to hold leadership positoins and when to say "no"; and more. State Rep. Mary Jo Daley will also be on hand to provide a brief overview of her new bill: HB 1685 (Workplace Accomodations for Nursing Mothers). All members are welcome! Lunch is included and 1.0 Hour Ethics Credit is available to those who qualify.

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Pottstown Area Bar Members Social - Nov. 9 at Manatawny Still Works
Court House

Pottstown Area Attorneys - Please join us next Thursday, November 9, 5 - 7 PM for a FREE HAPPY HOUR, featuring local craft beer, wine, distilled spirits and networking at the Manatawny Still Works (320 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464). Light finger-food will be provided by J&L Caterers, also courtesy of the MBA. This event is open to ALL MEMBERS. Area attorneys interested in joining the MBA are also welcome to attend.

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Michael R. Kehs, Esq. Named Trial Lawyer of the Year - Reception on Nov. 15
Court House

The Trial Lawyers Section is pleased to announce that Montgomery County Court Administrator Michael R. Kehs, Esq. has been selected as the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year. Please join the Section in celebrating Michael's many achievements during a ceremony at the MBA Building on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:15 PM. All members are welcome!

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Delaware Valley Legal Expo - Nov. 16 at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
Court House

The region's premier expo for legal professionals returns to the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel for one day only - Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3 - 7 PM. The Delaware Valley Legal Expo is THE place to get cost-cutting practice tips and to learn the latest in legal technology and law office/practice management.

NEW FOR 2017! In addition to FREE admission, FREE butlered hors d'oeuvres, FREE giveaways and chances at dozens of great prizes, all attendees receive a $10 Wawa giftcard.

Save time at the door and register in advance! Click the button below to register and for more information.

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Cradles to Crayons: Collecting Children's Items Now Through Nov. 16
Cradles to Crayons

The Young Lawyers Section is looking for new or gently-used children's items to benefit Cradles to Crayons. Items include: clothes, diapers, shoes, books, art supplies, small baby equipment, and more. CLICK HERE to view a full list of accepted items, as well as the current most needed items. Items will be collected at the following locations:

  • MBA Building - 100 W. Airy Street, Norristown
  • Vetrano | Vetrano & Feinman LLC - 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 215, King of Prussia
  • Elliott Greenleaf P.C. - 925 Harvest Drive, Suite 300, Blue Bell
  • Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP - 510 Swede Street, Norristown
  • Fox Rothschild, LLP - 10 Sentry Parkway, Suite 200, Blue Bell


Please Welcome Our Newest Members

The following individuals were admitted to the Montgomery Bar Association on October 26, 2017:

Derek Braslow
Anthony L. Ciuca
Brittany Crimmins**
Ashton Dwyer**
Margo DeGenova**
John C. Fenningham
Kimberly S. Ingersoll
Lynne N. Kolodinsky
Matthew Lindenmuth**
Pamela A. Maginnis
Julia R. McGrath

Joshua Neuman
Abbie Newman*
Brian T. Newman
Lan Nguyen**
Lauren E. Nonnemaker
Lauren E. Otero
Brian A. Rice
Gabriela Rodriguez
Brad Tabakin
Melanie Tunaitis
Lindsey Zimmerman**

*Returning Member           **Law Student Member



More MBA Member Quick Tips
Quick Tips

October is Pro Bono Month!

As we enter National Pro Bono Month, the MBA extends its deepest appreciation for the countless volunteer hours our members contribute every day. We know that virtually every one of our members, whether publicly or quietly, heeds the call to serve at the core of this noble profession - and we salute you for your generosity. Help us mark this month - and recognize your service -- by sending us stories about your pro bono work, and what it has meant to you. If the chaos of life has put pro bono service on the back burner, consider celebrating Pro Bono Month by committing to one of the many volunteer opportunities available throughout the county. Contact Nancy Walsh, Access to Justice Coordinator (nancywalsh@montgomerybar.org) to learn more.   
Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.


Upcoming Events

November 3, 2017
Annual Membership Dinner
Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve, Phoenixville

November 9, 2017
Pottstown Area Bar Member Social
Manatawny Still Works, Pottstown

November 15, 2017
Trial Lawyer of the Year Reception Honoring Michael R. Kehs, Esq.
MBA Building, Norristown

November 16. 2017
Delaware Valley Legal Expo
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, King of Prussia

Upcoming CLE

October 31, 2017
PBI: International Business: The Trump Effect

November 2, 2017
PBI: Elder Law Update

November 6, 2017
PBI: Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers

November 7, 2017
PBI: Whistleblowers: The Challenges, Risks, Rewards, and Protections

November 8, 2017
Managing Your Work and Life Balance - How Can I be a Lawyer and Still Have a Life?

November 9, 2017
PBI: Copyright Considerations in Business Transactions

November 14, 2017
International Law Presents: The Art of the International Deal in the Time of Trump

November 15, 2017
Elder Law Presents: Current Issues with Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits

November 15, 2017
Magisterial District Judge Practice Presents: Making Sense of the Supreme Court's Decision in Ricker

November 16, 2017
Real Estate Presents: President Judge Update - A Conversation with President Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci

November 20, 2017
Professional Liability & Insurance Coverage for Failing to Discover/Disclose a Client's Fraud? Yes in Feldman V. Raggi & Weinstein (the Ira Pressman Ponzi Scheme) Updated

November 28, 2017
PBA - Avoiding Legal Malpractice (AM)

November 28, 2017
PBA - Avoiding Legal Malpractice (PM)

November 30, 2017
Eviction Prevention and Intervention Coalition ("EPIC") Volunteer Training

December 1, 2017
PBI - The Year in Review for the General Practitioner 2017

December 4, 2017
Labor and Employment Potpourri

December 7, 2017
Rules of Criminal Court Present: ABC's (and E's) of Post-Sentence Practice

December 8, 2017
10th Annual Toby L. Dickman Seminar: The Intersection Between Mental Health and Family Law



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