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(Al Dandridge, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

New Head of Phila. Bar Association Stresses Importance of Public Service

“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”


(Michael Masch, addressing an education summit of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Schools CFO Says Harrisburg Caused Philadelphia’s School Funding Crisis

“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.


A clay sample of the two bronze statutes of Judge Stout that will be installed in the lobby of the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice later this summer. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center Renamed In Honor Of Justice Juanita Kidd Stout

It was an effort that began in 1998 by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The goal: to rename the Criminal Justice Center after renowned Judge Juanita Kidd Stout.


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Yearlong Backlog in Philadelphia Child Custody Cases

Philadelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.


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Pa. Landlords Seek Power To Clear Tenant Belongings Without Court Order

A compromise landlord-tenant law that took five years to negotiate is under siege, just over a year after it passed.


(A polling place at 10th and Oxford in North Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Judges Easily Elected in Philadelphia, Some Despite Poor Ratings

Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.


(Philadelphia attorney Jeffrey Lindy testifies before City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Single-Vendor Contract Will Hurt Legal Service To Philadelphia’s Needy, Opponents Say

Jeffrey Lindy, who served on a Philadelphia Bar Association committee studying the plan, says the contract might go to a for-profit law firm that would inevitably cut corners.


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Local Expert Weighs In On Zimmerman Verdict

A local expert weighed in on the verdict reached in the George Zimmerman trial Saturday night.


(Chris Roe and Roby Chavez celebrate while holding their soon-to-be adopted children as the US Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act.  Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Effect of US Supreme Court Rulings Will Have Lesser Effect in Delaware Valley

What could Wednesday’s rulings mean for same-sex couples in our area?


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Panel To Discuss Fairness Of Courts’ Bail And Unpaid Fee Recovery System

It’s been nearly two years since the Court System began going after back debts, as part of a reform effort to combat chronic non-appearance by defendants in criminal cases.


(File photo: Philadelphia City Hall.   Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia City Council Continues Work To Tweak Lobbying Oversight Law

It was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.


(The Philadelphia Board of Ethics, which today agreed to postpone enforcement of a new law regulating lobbyists.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Bar Assn. Withdraws Lobbying Lawsuit Against City of Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Bar Association has decided to withdraw its lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia — at least for now — over a new law regulating lobbyists.


Philadelphia Bar Association Withholds Recommendation On Several Judge Candidates

The Philadelphia Bar Association has investigated the local candidates and issued its recommendations.


Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Honored By Philadelphia Bar Association

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was in Philadelphia to speak to almost 1,000 guests at the Philadelphia Bar Association luncheon.


(US Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor receives the Diversity Award Rudolph Garcia, the Philadelphia Bar Association's first-ever Hispanic chancellor.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Gets Award From Philadelphia Bar Assn.

US Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday received the Philadelphia Bar Association’s “Diversity Award,” which will be renamed in her honor.