AMM founder Sue Maslow joined three other panelists at the American Bar Association’s Annual meeting in Austin Texas on September 15th. Maslow addressed questions surrounding identifying the client when representing corporate entities and the tension between state Rules of Professional Responsibility, SEC Rules and personal moral codes of conduct when evaluating permissive disclosures. The panel also provided guidance in navigating the limits of the attorney-client privilege, conflicts of interest and attorney withdrawal with illustrations from recent headline events and movies like Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Sue Maslow, Esq.
Any association member interested in serving as an officer or director on the BCBA Board of Directors is encouraged to fill out the Nominations Questionnaire and mail/email it to the Bar Association office before October 1, 2018. Suggestions for nominations are also encouraged. Openings include President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Director positions.
There are five (5) Board of Director positions which shall be as follows: five (5) members will be elected to five (5) three (3) year terms.
The Committee has a Questionnaire and a set of Guidelines for use in selecting the candidates. If you are interested in running for an office or a directorship, you may email or call Greg Nardi at the Bar office and request that the Questionnaire be faxed to you. (GregN@bucksbar.org or 215-348-9413 ext. 103).
The Committee has requested nominations and questionnaires be received on or before October 1st, 2018.
For those wishing to be considered for nomination, the responsibilities are as follows:
- Attend all board meetings, appropriate committee meetings and special events.
- Be informed about the mission, services, policies and programs of the Bar Association.
- Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments.
- Serve as liaison between the board and committees, sections and divisions.
- Inform others about the organization and its activities and functions.
- Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statement.
Qualified candidates should:
- Possess experience in bar association activities such as chairing a committee, attending bar functions and being active in the bar community.
- Have the ability to think clearly and creatively and work well with people, individually and in a group.
- Be willing to be prepared for and attend board and committee meetings. Take responsibility and follow through on given assignments, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances and open doors in the community.
Welcome New BCBA Members for September 2018!
Sarah C. Brucie
Begley, Carlin & Mandio
Durant & Durant LLC
Senior Law Center
Morris J. Kaplan
Kathleen M. Thomas
Elaine T. Yandrisevits
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP
Jenifer Dana Kaufman
Kaufman Workers’ Compensation Law
Ryan Michael Messina
On behalf of Bucks for Kids, I am writing to request a donation towards our DESIGNER BAG BINGO EVENT, scheduled for FRIDAY OCTOBER 5, 2018 at PLUMSTEADVILLE FIRE COMPANY FIRESIDE HALL. We expect over 200 attendees.
Please sponsor a DESIGNER BAG! The donation is $250.00
In addition to the DESIGNER BAGS, gift cards, merchandise and local services will be raffled.
All proceeds provide much needed “EXTRAS” for kids and teens in FOSTER CARE and those receiving services through Bucks Co. Children and Youth Social Services Agency. The County covers the cost of basic needs, but these kids need items and services necessary to normalize their lives, such as summer camp, music lessons, class trips and most importantly post high school SCHOLARSHIPS.
Your tax deductible donation will entitle you to recognition on advertising, our website and the event displays.
We are an all-volunteer, no salary 501© (3) and have been providing this funding since 1991. Last year we granted over $25,000.
Kindly visit www.bucksforkids.org and click DONATE. Include your business name and pertinent information in the comment section.
For more information, contact Michele McCarry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215.510.0594.
We plan to have a great time at this event. Join the fun and thank you for your continued support!
Nancy Larkin Taylor, Esq.
Executive Director, Bucks for Kids
Norristown, PA, September 18, 2018– High Swartz LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown, is pleased to announce that partner, Mary Cushing Doherty, was included in the Top 50: 2018 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Attorneys receiving this designation have undergone a peer-review and research-based selection process. The Super Lawyers organization identifies those outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
A program of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s 50,000 lawyers and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming Pennsylvania lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, respectively.
Throughout her more than 35 years of practice, Doherty has been invested in the advancement of family law practice and mentoring women and men to be confident and skilled practitioners. An active member of the legal community, Doherty has held numerous leadership positions in the PBA, including chair, officer and council member of the Family Law Section and chair of the Review and Certifying Board tasked with developing and implementing a certification process for various practice areas. Last year, she was recognized with a Special Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for her service in navigating a divorce reform bill through the General Assembly — one of the many contributions she has made since joining the Family Law Section in 1979. Doherty is currently a member at-large of the Commission on Women in the Profession Executive Council.
During the course of her career, Doherty’s work and service have been recognized with several awards, including the 2018 PBA Eric Turner Award, the 2018 LLS Woman of the Year Award, the PBA Commission on Women in Profession 2012 Lynette Norton Award, 2012 Women of the Year list by The Legal Intelligencer, 2009 Woman of Distinction list by Philadelphia Business Journal, 2008 Frederick Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching and 2006 Margaret Richardson Award.
Ms. Doherty has been a Course Planner and Lecturer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990 and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute since 1985. She also has been a Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and Montgomery Bar Association.
Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq.
About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.
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Philadelphia, PA – September 19, 2018 – Hillary J. Moonay, Esquire, recently returned attorney and partner of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, will be speaking at the Bucks County Bench Bar Annual Conference on a panel titled Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation for Family Law and Civil Litigation Practitioners. The panel will take place on Friday, September 21, at The Hotel Hershey.
Moonay, an experienced Family Law Mediator, will be accompanied by Barbara N. Lyons, Esquire, of Bucks County Mediation and Arbitration Center, and Honorable John J. Rufe, a senior Common Pleas judge of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
The course will offer an introduction to mediation and will expand into a discussion about the differences in mediating and litigating family law and civil law matters.
For more information on the conference and to register, see bucksbar.org
Law Firm Crisis and Publicity Expert Gina Rubel to Present at LMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Award-winning law firm crisis strategist, attorney, and incident response expert presents at LMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Washington, D.C.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (September 2018) – Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. CEO, Gina Rubel, says it’s “not if but when a crisis will strike a law firm.” She, along with a panel of in-house law firm experts and a member of the media will present crisis communications at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 1. The panel will address ways to prepare for various crises that may strike a law firm.
The reputations of many U.S. lawyers and law firms have come under attack from cybersecurity and data breaches to sexual misconduct scandals. The moment something goes wrong and the firm or one of its clients receives negative media attention typically is the moment the law firm’s management recognizes the value of its once-stellar reputation. Firms that have prepared incident response plans are better able to navigate complicated times – especially in our 24/7/365 media environment.
Among the confirmed co-panelists are Jasmine Trillos-Decarie, Chief Client Service Officer of Stoel Rives LLP, an Am Law 200 firm and Lara Hamm, Director of Communications and Public Relations of Jackson Lewis P.C., an Am Law 100 firm. Trillos-Decarie is an experienced law firm executive with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, business development and crisis communications at international Am Law 100 and 200 firms. Hamm has more than 15 years of experience developing and implementing a public relations programs designed to build and enhance law firm reputations.
An attorney and law firm PR expert, Rubel leads Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an agency supporting law firm growth through integrated legal marketing, public relations, reputations management, and content marketing. She regularly is called upon by law firm leaders for high-stakes public relations, media training, crisis planning, and incident-response support, including high profile litigation media relations. In addition, she is listed among Lawdragon’s top 100 consultants and strategists to the legal profession, worldwide.
Gina Rubel, Esquire
About Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations: Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The certified woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, website design, content marketing, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, technology companies, educational organizations, accounting firms, nonprofits, municipalities, and manufacturing, behavioral health and elder care organizations. For more information, visit www.furiarubel.com.
All Members of the Bar:
Discovery motions court will not be held on Friday, September 21, 2018.
No alternative discovery motions court session will be held during the week of September 17-21, 2018.
Stephen G. Heckman, Esquire
It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that Michelle Froehlich has accepted a position outside of the Bucks County Bar Association. I am sad for us to lose such a valuable team player, but happy for Michelle as she continues her career in educational services. Michelle’s last day with the BCBA will be September 22, 2018.
Kelly Neff will be assuming Michelle’s responsibilities for the CLE programs. We are fortunate to have Kelly’s experience with the BCBA to be able to transition seamlessly into this role.
We are now seeking a new Administrative Assistant. Please see the Job Description below, and please forward it to those you would recommend for the job.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Bucks County Bar Association