The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society 2014 Fellowship Program

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, September 19. If you are interesting in applying, please take a look at the link below for more information and instructions on how to proceed with your application.

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Nominations Sought for Justinian Society/Brandeis Law Society Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Justinian Society and Brandeis Law Society Foundation Seek Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Memory of Marvin Comisky and Honorable G. Fred DiBona

The Justinian Society and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation are seeking nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award in Memory of Marvin Comisky and Judge G. Fred DiBona.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is not limited to an area of practice or an advocate for a particular cause. Rather, the purpose of the award is to recognize an outstanding member of the bench or bar who, at a minimum, satisfies the following qualifications: acts as a superb mentor and advisor to clients, the Bar, the judicial system and/or the community; makes a difference in the lives of others irrespective of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation; demonstrates a willingness to do what is right although sometimes unpopular; demonstrates legal acumen or scholarship; and exhibits great humility.

A charitable contribution will be made on behalf of the recipient to an organization of the recipient’s choice.

Nominations should include the nominee’s name, address and a statement of the nominee’s qualifications. All nominations should be mailed to the attention of Thomas H. Chiacchio, Jr. at The Chiacchio Firm 2005 Market Street, Suite 840, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or may be e-mailed to


Magen David Adom Donation

As many of you already know, the situation in Israel has intensified to the point where a rocket just landed near Ben Gurion Airport, destroying two homes. As the result of this rocket attack, the US FAA has shut down all US flights to Israel for at least 24 hours. Magen David Adom, the Israeli disaster relief and aid organization, needs our support more than ever. We intend, if our Executive Board approves it, to make a contribution to Magen David Adom of $500.00. In addition, if you would like to make your own additional contribution to Magen David Adom, and wish to make it through Brandeis, please send your check to Mitchell Klevan, marking the check “Magen David Adom Contribution”. Or by clicking the button below to make a contribution through PayPal.

All donations will be processed through the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundaiton.
We are using PayPal to process donations, and your credit card statement will reflect a payment to PAYPAL*BRANDEIS.
Donations to Magen Devid Adom can also be made by check payable to "Brandeis Law Society Foundation" and mailed to:
Mitchell H. Klevan, Esq.
1515 Market Street, Suite 1360
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Pyramid Club Discounted Membership

The Brandeis board approved the discounted membership proposal for Brandeis members to the Pyramid Club. The offer expires on April 11, 2014. To learn more, click here.

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation Awards

Interested in applying for one of the Brandeis Foundation Awards? Click here...

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society’s 2013 Stuart Agins Day of Service

2013 Stuart Agins Day of ServiceThe Louis D. Brandeis Law Society’s Stuart Agins Day of Service at the Front and Erie Ronald McDonald House on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. Brandeis Law Society prepared and served dinner through the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Guest Chef Program. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Please see the links below to learn more about the Guest Chef Program and get the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Wish List.

Click here to learn more about the Guest Chef Program
Click here to get the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Wish List


Second Annual Brandeis Fellowship Program

Dear Fellow Members and Friends:

The Brandeis Law Society Fellowship Sub-committee is pleased to announce that the following candidates have been selected as the 2013-14 class of Brandeis Fellows:

  • David Cera
  • Stephanie Kammer
  • Corey Miller
  • Gabriella Rodriguez
  • Shana Weiner
  • Marissa Edelman

These individuals will work alongside their mentor/supervising attorneys and their respective firms to take on pro bono cases with the Philly VIP. The wonderful work that these fellows will accomplish serves as an extension of The Brandeis Law Society's commitment to charitable endeavors and provides a way for budding lawyers to provide legal aid to an underserved portion of the Philadelphia community.

  • Edward F. Chacker, Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C.
  • Jennifer Coatsworth, Margolis Edelstein
  • Natalie Klyashtorny, Nochumson P.C.
  • Eric Weitz, Messa & Associates
  • Robert Katz, Chambers of the Hon. Anne Lazarus
  • The Hon. Anne E. Lazarus

Please join the Brandeis Law Society Fellowship Sub-committee in welcoming the 2013-14 Brandeis Fellows and wishing them luck as they embark on their Fellowship experience.


The Brandeis Fellowship Committee comprised of Felix Yelin, David D'Orlando, Robert Katz, Jennifer Coatsworth, Barak Kassutto, and Derek Braslow.

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Mentorship Program

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society is pleased to kickoff the second year of our mentoring program. The program is designed to promote professionalism, ethics, and legal skills by cultivating mentor relationships in support of the Jewish legal community. Mentoring offers students and young attorneys the opportunity to connect one on one with attorneys and judges who can provide the benefit of their years of experience. The mentor relationship provides guidance for the next generation as they forge ahead in law school and as young attorneys. If you would like to sign up to connect with a Brandeis mentor, volunteer to be a mentor, or if you have any questions, click here to contact Samantha Zipkin. Please provide your name, contact information, preferred practice area, school/graduation information (if applicable), and any goals you hope to achieve through this process. We will do our best to match you accordingly.


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Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Questions

Do you have questions regarding Continuing Legal Education Credit received through the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society? If so, please contact the chambers of the Hon. Anne E. Lazarus at
(215) 560-6301. Our Founding Chancellor, Judge Lazarus, oversees the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society CLE Program.

Our generous Chanukah Party sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors whose generosity helped to make our Chanukah Party such a success.

Garretson Resolution Group Pogust Barlow Millrood, LLC Counsel Financial Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo McLaughlin & Lauricella, P.C. The Sentinel Group The Lien Resolution Center