Philadelphia's Lawyers Have New LeaderDeborah Gross was installed Wednesday as the 90th chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association during the group's annual luncheon at the Hyatt at The Bellevue.
Head of Community Legal Services Gets Phila. Bar Association Service AwardThe Philadelphia Bar Association honored Catherine Carr for a career devoted to justice and advocating for women's rights.
Philadelphia Bar Association Working To Educate Voters On Nearly 5 Dozen Candidates For JudgeshipsWith five dozen candidates vying for limited seats on the Supreme Court, Common Pleas, Superior, Commonwealth and Municipal Courts in the Philadelphia area, most voters have never heard the names on the ballot.
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."
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.
Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center Renamed In Honor Of Justice Juanita Kidd StoutIt 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.
Yearlong Backlog in Philadelphia Child Custody CasesPhiladelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.
Pa. Landlords Seek Power To Clear Tenant Belongings Without Court OrderA compromise landlord-tenant law that took five years to negotiate is under siege, just over a year after it passed.
Judges Easily Elected in Philadelphia, Some Despite Poor RatingsFour of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city's Bar Association.
Single-Vendor Contract Will Hurt Legal Service To Philadelphia's Needy, Opponents SayJeffrey 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.
Local Expert Weighs In On Zimmerman VerdictA local expert weighed in on the verdict reached in the George Zimmerman trial Saturday night.
Effect of US Supreme Court Rulings Will Have Lesser Effect in Delaware ValleyWhat could Wednesday's rulings mean for same-sex couples in our area?
Panel To Discuss Fairness Of Courts' Bail And Unpaid Fee Recovery SystemIt'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.
Philadelphia City Council Continues Work To Tweak Lobbying Oversight LawIt was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.
Philadelphia Bar Assn. Withdraws Lobbying Lawsuit Against City of PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Bar Association has decided to withdraw its lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia -- at least for now -- over a new law regulating lobbyists.