United States Supreme Court Admission Trip - April 30, 2018

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United States Supreme Court Admission Trip - April 30, 2018
Mock Trials

The Federal Courts Committee has arranged for another trip to the United States Supreme Court for attorney admission. The trip this year will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018. This is a great opportunity to see the Court in person and to obtain admission with fellow MBA members. If you are interested, please take the following steps:

1. Determine whether you qualify for admission. Applicants must have been admitted to practice for a period of at least three (3) years immediately before the date of application (U.S. Supreme Court Rule 5).

2. Obtain a certificate of Good Standing.

3. Complete the application, which can be found at https://www.supremecourt.gov/bar/barapplication_new.pdf

4. Provide a check in the amount of $200 for the admission fee, made payable to: Supreme Court of the United States.

5. Send the packet of information with original signatures (certificate, application, and check) no later than March 12, 2018 to: Gregory S. Voshell, Esq., Elliot Greenleaf, P.C., 925 Harvest Drive, Suite 300, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Mock Trials Continue Tomorrow! Volunteer for a Chance to Win $400 in Prizes!
Mock Trials

Calling all attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and law students! Jurors and timekeepers are needed for the quarterfinal round of the High School Mock Trial Competition, which continues tomorrow!

New for 2018! ALL Volunteers will be entered for the chance to win $400 in gift cards from Sullivan's Steakhouse - the more you volunteer, the better your chances of winning! Rules and restrictions apply, click on the button below to view them on the volunteer page.

All Mock Trials take place at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Click on the button below to volunteer.


Annual Memorial Service - March 9, 2018
Annual Memorial Service

Please join us on Friday, March 9, 2018, as we celebrate the lives of the men and women of our bar association who have passed in the last year. The service begins at 9:30 AM in Courtroom "A" of the Montgomery County Courthouse. The ceremony will be presided over by President Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci, who will be joined by row officers and other leaders of our community. Our courtrooms stand silent for a brief time to commemorate the service and the lives of those who have passed.


CLE Spotlight: The Nuts and Bolts of the Termination of Parental Rights and the Adoption Process - March 1, 2018
Judge Murphy and Judge Austin

Join us on Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM at the MBA Building for a dynamic, fact-filled CLE outlining the adoption process, focusing upon Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) matters. The Honorable Lois E. Murphy and The Honorable Cheryl Lynne Austin will discuss TPR processes, procedures, and current case law. Also, the experts will explore reasons for termination and adoption, alternatives, and post-adoption issues. Finally, there will be a discussion about statewide trends relating to adoption and TPR cases. Includes continental breakfast. 2.0 Hours Substantive Credit and 1.0 Hour Ethics Credit.


EPIC is Off to a Great Start - Additional Volunteers Needed!

The Eviction Prevention and Intervention Coalition ("EPIC") is a brand new collaboration between the MBA, MBF, the Montgomery County Housing and Community Development Office, and the courts. The 6-month pilot program is designed to provide free, limited representation to tenants facing eviction in Magisterial District Court 38-1-16 (Hon. Margaret Hunsicker, Norristown). EPIC utilizes the services of pro bono attorneys to provide same day, limited representation to tenants facing eviction in order to stabilize vulnerable households in the Norristown community who have historically limited access to legal representation.  

To learn more about the early success of this groundbreaking program click here.

The MBA provides pro bono attorneys to participate in the program on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.  As interest in the program has grown, so too has our need for additional volunteers.  Please consider being a part of this worthwhile volunteer opportunity.  No prior landlord/tenant experience necessary. Click on the button below to register.


More MBA Member Quick Tips
Happy Thanksgiving

Enthusiastic and Welcoming MBA Members Wanted: In the interest of sharpening its focus and developing ways to more effectively engage both new and seasoned members, the Membership Committee is excited to implement some changes moving forward.  To successfully implement these changes, we are seeking additional active committee members.  As members of this committee, you will assist with making welcome calls to new members; serve as Bar Guides; help connect  members to resources, programs, and individuals of interest to them; and/or help develop fresh ideas to meet the needs of our members. If you are interested in being a part of this important committee, please consider attending our first meeting of the year on Tuesday February 20th at noon; you can register online by clicking here, or contact Nancy Walsh (nancywalsh@montgomerybar.org) for more information.

Upcoming Events

February 13, 2018
High School Mock Trials
Montgomery County Courthouse

February 20, 2018
High School Mock Trials
Montgomery County Courthouse

March 9, 2018
Annual Memorial Service
Montgomery County Courthouse

April 30, 2018
United States Supreme Court Admission Trip
Washington, DC

Upcoming CLE

February 13, 2018
PBI: Internet Legal Research 2018

February 14, 2018
PBI: For the Love of Deeds

February 15, 2018
Real Estate Presents: Coping With Objectors in Land Use Hearings

February 16, 2018
PBI: Word for the Transactional Attorney

February 20, 2018
Elder Law Committee Presents: Elder Financial Exploitation

February 23, 2018
PBI: Dealing with the Problem Employee

February 26, 2018
PBI: Mastering Medical Records in the 21st Century

February 28, 2018
PBI: He Died With Guns in His Closet: Firearms & Estates

March 1, 2018
The Nuts and Bolts of the Termination of Parental Rights and the Adoption Process

March 5, 2018
PBI: Binder on Evidence 2018

March 8, 2018
PBI: Powers of Appointment: A Useful Estate Planning Tool

March 20, 2018
Elder Law Presents: Elder Abuse

March 23, 2018
PBI: Susan B. Anthony to Alice Paul: Carrying the Torch of Equal Rights

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