L'Shanah Tovah

May the New Year of 5775 bring you and all those you hold dear nothing but peace, health, joy, and prosperity.

L'Shanah Tovah

Jeffrey S. Gross, Chancellor Hon. Anne E. Lazarus, President
Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Brandeis Law Society Foundation

&

The Officers and Executive Boards of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation


Calendar of Events

  • Nov
    25
    A Discussion on the Recent Trends in Israeli Law
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:30 to 10 am
    Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Conference Center
    Featuring Dean Ron Harris of the Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law. This breakfast program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Brandeis Law Society. The program is free to attend but registration is required.

    Click here to register
  • Nov
    25
    Breakfast talk with Ron Harris, Dean, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University
    Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:30 am
    Philadelphia Bar Association Conference Center
    Free for attendees.
  • Dec
    4
    Annual Chanukah Party
    Thursday, December 04, 2014, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
    National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
    Please join us as we present Abraham C. Reich, Esquire with the Benjamin F. Levy Community Service Award.

    Please RSVP by November 25, 2014

    Click here for more information
    Click here to register
  • Dec
    10
    Executive Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:15 to 1:30 pm
    Aramark Tower, 1101 Market Street, Philadelphia Bar Association, 10th Floor Board Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec
    11
    Brandeis Joint Happy Hour (Brehons and Justinians)
    Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    Black Sheep, 247 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19102
    Come On Out To Socialize, Network, and Take Advantage of Food and Drink Specials.

    Click here for more information
  • Dec
    17
    Chanukah
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014,

News

 

Board of Governors and YLD Board

We are pleased to endorse the following candidates for the Board of Governors and YLD Board for the upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association election on December 9th, 2014:

For the Board of Governors:

Julia Swain
Kathleen Kirkpatrick
Ira Lefton
Kevin Mincey
Jeffrey Rosenthal

For the YLD Executive Committee:

Franklin Strokoff
Dana Gittleman
Caitlin Donnelly
Melanie J. Foreman
Ashley Shea
Thomas Szymanski

 

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.

Click here to view more information

 

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, which, if a nominee is selected, will be awarded at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bench-Bar & Annual Conference on October 18, 2014, at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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 chiacchio@thclaw.com. Nominations must be received no later than September 8, 2014.

 

Articles Sought for Philadelphia Bar Association Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writing Competition

Dear Brandeis Members,

The Philadelphia Bar Association is currently seeking entrants for the 2014 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writing Competition. The competition is open to all law students from the area law schools who are entering their 2nd or 3rd year of law school. The competition has a $2500.00 cash prize. The rules of the competition are shown below. We encourage all Brandeis members who are eligible law students to consider preparing an article for the competition.

Click here to view the rules

Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Gross, Chancellor Louis D. Brandeis Law Society

 

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.

Sincerely,

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.