Delaware Valley Legal Expo and CLE Symposium - Friday, November 1st at Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel

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Delaware Valley Legal Expo & CLE Symposium - Friday, November 1st at Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
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Legal Expo & CLE - Together Again!

Join us for a special day-long event featuring numerous CLE options sponsored by each MBA Section, including the 12th Annual Hon. Toby L. Dickman Family Law Seminar and the culmination of our year-long Trial Advocacy Series. Other topics include: Special Needs Trusts, PA Medical Marijuana, Immigration and more.

In the afternoon, stop into the Delaware Valley Legal Expo, held in the Grand Ballroom from 1 - 5 PM, immediately followed by a cocktail reception and prize announcements in the Centennial Ballroom from 5 - 6 PM. The Legal Expo offers opportunities to explore trends, devise solutions, connect with colleagues, and win dozens of great prizes!

Registration is now open. Click on the button below for more information and to register.

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Informed Choices 2019 - Why Judicial Recommendations Matter
Informed Choices

This year, 6 candidates are running for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County and 7 sitting Judges are on the ballot for retention. In order to educate county voters about the importance of judicial review and recommendations, the MBA recently launched a campaign entitled Informed Choices 2019. Voters are encouraged to visit the Informed Choices website, which includes the recommendations of the MBA's autonomous Judiciary Committee along with information about why and how the recommendations are made.

Click on the button below to visit the Informed Choices 2019 website. Please feel free to share the site via email and social media!

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NOTICE: Officer, Director and Judiciary Committee Openings for 2020
2019 Positions

The Nominating Committee will meet on Monday, November 11, 2019 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 links below or by calling Megan Ware at 610-279-9660, Ext. 200.

The completed questionnaires must be returned to the MBA, Attn: Megan Ware, no later than October 30, 2019. 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



Special Pro Bono Month CLE/CJE This Wednesday: Challenges of Reentry - Simulation & Discussion
Federal Court Judges

Understanding that the best way to support members’ efforts to give back is to provide the tools to maximize those efforts, The MBA Pro Bono Committee is proud to sponsor a special Pro Bono Month CJE/CLE on Wednesday, October 23rd from 2 to 4 PM, with refreshments immediately following.  This unique event will bring together MCCP Judges, Magisterial District Judges, and other MBA members for a simulation exercise demonstrating the complex challenges of reentry individuals, followed by inspiring and challenging small-group discussions.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore a crucial access to justice issue in a way that honors the true meaning of Pro Bono Month.  SPACE IS LIMITED - Click on the button below to register!

Also in honor of Pro Bono Month, the Pro Bono Committee will be sponsoring its second annual “Thanks a Latte” Bar throughout the morning of Wednesday, October 23rd. All MBA members are invited to stop by the Bar Building for some caffeinated support and a sweet treat.  While here, please take a moment to learn about all the exciting and meaningful ways you can share your talents to serve the most vulnerable members of our community throughout the year.  In honor of this important month, all members are encouraged to commit to one shift, one event, one program, or even one hour for the betterment of our community (For example: Consider registering to volunteer with our EPIC program HERE!)

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Meet the New Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judges - October 30th - Meet & Greet Six Federal Judges!
Federal Court Judges

Please join us on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 8 - 10 AM, for a special CLE & networking event presented by the Federal Courts Committee. Meet three of our recently confirmed E.D. Pa. Judges (pictured above, top row, left to right): Hon. Chad F. Kenney, Hon. Joshua D. Wolson, and Hon. John Milton Younge. Hon. Juan R. Sánchez, Chief Judge, Hon. Mark A. Kearney, and Hon. William H. Yohn, Jr. (ret.) (pictured above, bottom row, left to right) will also attend. One hour CLE on the best practices, followed by a meet-and-greet at the Bar Building. Includes 1.0 Hour Substantive CLE Credit

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Trial Lawyer of the Year Reception - November 13th
Federal Court Judges

Please join us on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 as we announce and honor the recipient of the 2019 James P. Fox Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the MBA Trial Lawyers Section. The reception will be held at the MBA Building from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and will include drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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Renew or Enroll Today in our Lawyer Referral Service and Modest Means Legal Access Program to Ensure Valuable Referrals for the Coming Year!
Lawyer Referral Service

Enrollment is now open for the 2019-20 Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) and 2019-20 Modest Means Legal Access Program (MMLAP), both of which began on October 1, 2019 and runs through September 30, 2020.

The Lawyer Referral Service and Modest Means Legal Access Programs are great ways to grow your business and client base, with advertising and promotion funded by the MBA.

Click here to learn about all the new ways that we're promoting LRS, MMLAP and #RealLawyers like you!

For more information about the programs or to register, click on the button below. NOTE: You must be logged into your montgomerybar.org account to view this page. If you are rerouted to the "My Account" page after logging in, you may reach the LRS-MMLAP page by clicking on the "Lawyer Referrals" tab under your name. There you will find a link to the LRS-MMLAP page.

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Montgomery Bar Foundation Seeks Applicants for Board of Trustees and Nominations for Hon. Milton O. Moss and Hon. Louis D. Stefan Awards
MBF Logo

The Montgomery Bar Foundation (MBF) is the face of the Montgomery County legal community to charitable organizations throughout the county. We are the Bar's most visible manifestation of supporting our community by promoting access to justice. The Foundation's Trustees fulfill the crucial function of managing this legacy and ensuring funding to support those organizations in Montgomery County that promote access to justice.

This year, the MBF will nominate three (3) candidates for the positions on the Board of Trustees. These positions are three year terms, commencing January 2020. You do not need to be a lawyer to serve on the MBF Board of Trustees.

Additionally, the MBF is accepting nominations for The Honorable Milton O. Moss Public Service Award and The Honorable Louis D. Stefan Law Enforcement Award.

The Moss Award is bestowed annually upon a resident of, or organization within, Montgomery County who has rendered distinguished service in support of the justice system.

The Stefan Award is bestowed annually upon a law enforcement official in Montgomery County who exceeds the scope of his or her duties in promoting the rule of law and administration of justice.

If you would like to serve on the MBF Board of Trustees, or if you would like to nominate an individual or organization for the Moss or Stefan award, please send an email to nancypaul@montgomerybar.org or send a letter to: Montgomery Bar Foundation, Attn: Nancy Paul, 100 W. Airy Street, P.O. Box 268, Norristown, PA 19404-0268 before November 6, 2019.

If you are interested in serving on the MBF Board of Trustees, please include your qualifications and experiences, if any, that you have with regard to non-profit organizations.



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Upcoming Events

October 30, 2019
Meet the New Eastern District of PA Judges
MBA Building

November 1, 2019
Delaware Valley Legal Expo & CLE Symposium
Sheraton Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA

November 13, 2019
Trial Lawyer of the Year Reception
MBA Building

Upcoming CLE

October 22, 2019
PBI - Entertainment Law

October 23, 2019
Understanding and Addressing the Challenges of Reentry - Simulation and Discussion (CJE Approved)

October 29, 2019
Elder Law Committee: Current Issues with Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits

October 30, 2019
Meet the New Eastern District of PA Judges

October 31, 2019
MCAP: The Art of Representing a Child in the Legal Arena


November 1, 2019
Delaware Valley Legal Expo & CLE Symposium

- Hon. Toby L. Dickman Family Law Seminar: Trial Skills Practicum for the 21st Century Lawyer

- Trial Advocacy Series: Mock Trial Event

- Create a Communication Playbook for Your Law Firm or Solo Practice: Effectively & Ethically Win New Clients and Run a More Professional & Profitable Law Practice (sponsored by Smith.AI)

- The Stuff They Didn't Teach You in Law School: Practice Points for Young Lawyers

- Cyber Security (Sponsored by Hybros Technology Consultants)

- No One Makes it Out Unscathed: The Effects of Personal Trauma and Stress (Sponsored by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers PA)

- PA Medical Marijuana Act: The "Roll Out" and What the Future Holds

- What You Need to Know About Special Needs Trusts

- Emergency Immigration Updates - A Report From the Battlefield


November 4, 2019
Update on Montgomery County Treatment Courts

Novmeber 7, 2019
Revisiting the Lindbergh Case: Has Bruno Hauptmann's Death Sentence Been Impeached by Contemporary Standards of Due Process and Professional Conduct?


Montgomery Bar Association

100 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Ph: 610-279-9660
www.montgomerybar.org