Delaware Valley Legal Expo Returns as "Live+Virtual" Event on November 13, 2020

View in a Browser

Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Instagram   YouTube   Flickr

Volume 20, Issue No. 34

Delaware Valley Legal Expo Returns as "Live+Virtual" Event on November 13, 2020
Legal Expo

We're excited to share that the Delaware Valley Legal Expo will be returning as a special "Live+Virtual" event on November 13, 2020! We've partnered with one of the nation's leading exhibition technology providers to deliver a truly immersive virtual event experience. You'll still have the opportunity to attend CLEs, learn about the latest legal products and services through one-click live chat, and enter for the chance to win dozens of amazing door prizes - all from the comfort and safety of your home or office. As always, the Delaware Valley Legal Expo is free* to attend and is a co-production of the Independence Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators and Montgomery Bar Association.

Click below to learn more and to register!

*Additional cost for CLE attendance. Programming and cost to be announced shortly.


Opportunity Extended to Help Support Legal Aid!
MBF - Legal Aid

In the midst of a summer complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest caused by the recognition of difficult race relations, anxiety over the disease and its cost to the economy, and high rates of unemployment for many lower income people, the need for the services of Legal Aid attorneys and pro-bono attorneys who help Legal Aid represent people and get justice is more acute than ever.

In lieu of participating in the Legal Aid Golf Classic this year, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic, the Montgomery Bar Foundation would like to encourage you and your law firm to make a donation to the MBF in support of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Please consider making a donation of $250, which would have been commensurate with your registration fee. Your donation will be matched by the Montgomery Bar Association (up to $20,000 aggregate total). UPDATE: Less than $5,000 is required to reach our $20,000 matching goal!

CLICK HERE to make your donation by September 30, 2020 and join your colleagues who have already contributed:

Donna L. Adelsberger
Justin A. Bayer
Mary Beth Blessing
William J. Bonner, Jr.
Carolyn Boorse
David J. Brooman
Lindsay H. Childs
Jimmy C. Chong
Christina J. Corr
Dominic P. Costa
John P. Elliott
Thomas J. Elliott
David H. Fleisher, Inc.
Cary L. Flitter
Jay H. Ginsburg
Joseph S. Goldshear
Karen Grethlein
Kate M. Harper
Bernadette A. Kearney
Thomas M. Keenan
Mary Kay Kelm
Aimee L. Kumer
Patrick J. Kurtas
David L. Ladov
Gwen E. Lentine
Annette M. Long
Steven H. Lupin
Frank A. Mazzeo
Barry M. Miller

J. Edmund Mullin
Paul G. Mullin
Colin J. O'Boyle
Joan Orsini-Ford
Hon. Garrett D. Page
Marie A. Patterson
Mary C. Pugh
William H. Pugh, V
Jacqueline M. Reynolds
Jack A. Rounick
Hon. Jeffrey S. Saltz
Mark Schultz
Lisa A. Shearman
Mary B. Silow
Robert M. Slutsky
Barbara M. Smith
Neil A. Stein
Marc Robert Steinberg
Natasha Taylor-Smith
Catherine Malia Ting
Steven C. Tolliver, Jr.
Milton Velez
Hon. Kelly C. Wall
Luther E. Weaver, III
Aaron D. Weems
Carl N. Weiner
Lester G. Weinraub
Richard E. Wells

Devine Timoney Law Group
Dreslin and Company, Inc.
Elliott Greenleaf, P.C.
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC
High Swartz LLP
Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP
Kaplin Stewart
Mannion Prior, LLP
Montgomery County Paralegal Association
Prince and Kurtas
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C.
Timoney Knox, LLP
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP

Upcoming MBA CLE Webinars
CLE Webinars

The MBA continues to offer award-winning CLE programming remotely. You'll get the same great local experts, hot topics, and valuable interaction - all from the safety and convenience of your home or office!

September 15, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Seniors and the Potential for Fraud
Featuring Erin Saulino, Esq.

Seniors are at risk for being caught up in a variety of fraudulent schemes or actions, especially financial crimes. As an attorney, learn how to recognize certain red flags that may pop up with regards to your senior clients, who you can go to in order to get guidance on how to report these potential securities violations, and what rules are in place to help protect your client from being defrauded. FINRA, the Financial Regulatory Authority, is a government authorized, non-profit which oversees and regulates the financial markets. FINRA has established the Senior Helpline in 2015 with an entire department dedicated to helping seniors with questions about their accounts and statements, or if they have any issues with their broker dealers, agents or investment advisors.

$30; 1.0 Hour Substantive CLE Credit

September 23, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
FMLA, ADA, FFCRA and Local Leave Laws in the Age of COVID
Featuring Patrice M. Turenne, Esq. and Dianne M. Moretzsohn, Esq.

After providing a brief overview of FMLA, ADA, FFCRA and local leave laws, Patrice and Dianne will focus on identifying legal issues and risks that arise in the workplace as employers grapple with COVID related leave requests. This is particularly timely given the reopening of schools and the likely increase in employee absences and requests for leave. It's a program not to be missed if you are an employer or a labor and employment attorney who is counseling clients through the COVID-19 pandemic!

$30; 1.0 Hour Substantive CLE Credit

October 2, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COVID-19: Impact of the CARES Act on Banking, Foreclosures and Loss Mitigation
Featuring Stephen M. Hladik, Esq.

This seminar will provide attendees with a banking update related to COVID and a State Department of Banking/Attorneys General update on Enforcement Measures. Attendees will also learn how COVID has effected creditors' rights and foreclosures and what the current status of foreclosures is in PA. Information will be provided on what the CARES Act provides in the way of forbearances and other relief from foreclosure. State and Federal Moratoria will be discussed regarding what they include and when they expire as well as new federal regulations, and the future of Mortgage Foreclosure Sherriff's Sales in the age of COVID.

$30; 1.0 Hour Substantive CLE Credit

Have you presented a seminar recently for another organization? Any hot topics or great speakers you've seen/heard? We're still looking for virtual CLE programming in the coming months. Whether you would like to present a CLE or if you have an idea for an interesting topic, let us know! Our virtual CLEs have been very successful and our knowledgeable staff can help you through the entire process, from scheduling to using our virtual platform. Please contact CLE Coordinator Megan Ware at or 610-279-9660, ext. 200 to get started!

Young Lawyers Section Food Drive Benefitting Manna on Main Street
Food Drive

The Young Lawyers Section will be hosting a Virtual Month of Service in September. Projects will include a food drive to benefit Manna on Main Street, a virtual Lunch and Learn, virtual Bingo with the Montgomery County Senior Adult Activities Center (MontCo SAAC), and participation in a virtual 5k. 

Donations to the food drive can be made at the MBA Building at 100 W. Airy Street, Norristown, PA, 19401 during regular business hours (M-F, 9 AM - 4:30 PM) through the end of September. A collection box is located in the lobby for contact-free drop-off!  Please be sure to wear a mask when entering the building. In the past, we've had a limited number of firms serve as alternate drop-off locations. In order to limit travel and make sure that more of you can donate safely and securely, we are asking all of you to collect donations safely in your office and we’ll pick them up at the end of the month.  Please be sure to contact Jen Whitehurst at if you plan to collect donations so that we may coordinate pickup. 

Burly Dove Bistro Now Open for Take-Out Service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Burly Dove Bistro

The MBA's own in-house restaurant, the Burly Dove Bistro, reopens today! The Burly Dove Bistro will be take-out/pick-up only (no dine-in service) and open three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) from 11 AM - 1 PM. Please call 610-994-3670 to place an order.


MBA Online CLE Center - Enjoy MBA CLE Anywhere, Anytime!
Online CLE

In addition to our popular live CLE webinars, we would like to remind our members that we've also made available a curated selection of CLE seminars online and on-demand. Watch from your home, office, or on the go. Click the button below to explore our Online CLE Center, featuring a variety of new selections.


Registration is Now Open for the PBA Diversity Summit - October 7, 2020

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Minority Bar Committee invites you to participate in their Virtual Diversity Summit on October 7, 2020. For the first time ever, the PBA has joined with a county bar association to present this event and identified the MBA specifically because of our focus on diversity issues and programs. The summit was initially slated to take place in Montgomery County because of the partnership, but will now be held virtually due to the pandemic. It is important that we show our support for our bar association and our diversity initiatives by registering and attending the summit, which features a total of 6.5 ethics credits and includes a session presented by our own Hon. Joseph P. Walsh, MBA President Patrick J. Kurtas, Marilou Watson, and Nancy Walsh.

Click below for more information and to register.


More MBA Member Quick Tips
Quick Tips

Update: Going forward, we will be sharing certain timely member news here in BarNews, rather than Sidebar. For instance, if you are made aware of a member who has passed, please let us know so we can inform the MBA community as early as possible. Notices can be sent to: Jack Costello at

Did You Know? - when you register for an MBA event, CLE, or meeting, you can automatically add that event to your digital calendar (ios, Outlook, Google, etc.). Each confirmation email now includes an attached ".ics" file. Simply click on the file and it will automatically add the event to your calendar! Questions? Contact George Cardenas at

Reminder: We have live video meeting and webinar services available for our members, committees, and sections - including the ability to broadcast CLE webinars. Please contact Megan Ware at or 610-279-9660, ext. 200 to schedule. 

We continue to update our own COVID-19 Resource Center. Please bookmark and let us know if you have any updates to post.

Upcoming Events

September 10, 2020
Mediation Committee of the Family Law Section Meeting
1:00 - 3:00 PM

September 11, 2020
Workers' Compensation Committee Meeting
12:00 - 1:30 PM

September 11, 2020
Criminal Defense Committee Meeting
12:00 - 1:15 PM

September 15, 2020
CLE - Seniors and the Potential for Fraud
12:00 - 1:00 PM

September 23, 2020
CLE - FMLA, ADA, FFCRA and Local Leave Laws in the Age of COVID
12:00 - 1:00 PM

October 2, 2020
CLE - COVID-19: Impact of the CARES Act on Banking, Foreclosures and Loss Mitigation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 7, 2020
PBA Diversity Summit

November 13, 2020
Delaware Valley Legal Expo
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Montgomery Bar Association

100 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Ph: 610-279-9660