Monday, November 10, 2014

Dec. 11 - Civil Forfeiture debate

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Darpana M. Sheth, Esq.
Attorney, Institute for Justice — lead attorney on a federal class action challenging Philadelphia’s civil forfeiture practices

and
Steven J. Latzer, Esq.
Chief of Staff and Deputy District Attorney — oversees civil forfeiture for the Office of the District Attorney, Montgomery Co., PA

debating:
Civil Forfeiture:
Does It Go Too Far?

Location: 
Drinker Biddle LLP
One Logan Square, Ste. 2000
18th and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996


Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

Early Registration Fees: $20.00 for non-members, $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.  Prices will be $5.00 higher at the door.
Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.
Preregister by email to gengel@dilworthlaw.com.
For questions, call Grace Engel at 215-575-7169.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Nov. 6 - Hobby Lobby

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Dr. John C. Eastman

Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service
and Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
at Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law

discussing
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
of the Hobby Lobby Decision

Location: 
Drinker Biddle LLP
One Logan Square, Ste. 2000
18th and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996

Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

Early Registration Fees: $20.00 for non-members, $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.
Prices will be $5.00 higher without advance registration.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Grace Engel at (215) 575-7169, or e-mail CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct. 20 - ISIS, Immigration, and Obamacare

On Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Professor Josh Blackman

discussing
ISIS, Immigration, and Obamacare:
The Constitutionality of President Obama's Actions


Professor Blackman is an assistant professor of law at the South Texas College of Law and president of the Harlan Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the Supreme Court and the Constitution. He is the author of Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, and has published over a dozen law review articles about constitutional law, written numerous op-eds, and been interviewed about the Supreme Court by the New York Times, CNN, ABC News Radio, Reuters, The National Law Journal, The American Bar Association Journal, and Yahoo! News.

Location: 
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

Early Registration Fees: $20.00 for non-members, $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.
Prices will be $5.00 higher without advance registration.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Grace Engel at (215) 575-7169, or e-mail CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org.

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Oct. 9 - Planning meeting & lunch

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 12:00 noon, please join us at the planning meeting for the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society!

Give us your input and wisdom, get involved, and help us to flesh out the chapter's events for the next year. Lunch is on us!

Location:
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street, 35th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cost:
No charge, but please
RSVP via email to CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org,
or call Grace Engel at 215-575-7169.

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29 - 11th Annual Supreme Court Roundup with Hon. Paul Clement

Updated:  Please note the time for this event. This program starts at 5:30 p.m., with registration at 5:00 p.m. A previous message incorrectly stated a later time. We regret the error.



This is a CLE event not to be missed!  Former United States Solicitor General Paul Clement provides an analysis of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence for the 2013-2014 Term, including discussion of cases that he personally argued before the Supreme Court.  Be sure to preregister.

* * * * *

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., we will proudly present our 11th annual United States Supreme Court Roundup, with the Honorable Paul D. Clement, former Solicitor General of the United States.



Time:
5:00 p.m.
- Registration and Reception
5:30 p.m. - Program begins

Location:
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20th Floor Reception Area
One Logan Square
18th and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cost:
$10.00 for current Federalist Society members, law students, and clerks; $20.00 for non-members with advance registration.
Prices are $5.00 higher without pre-registration.

For more information or to RSVP, email CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org, or call Grace Engel at 215-575-7169. 

Check in and reception begins at 5:00 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 13 - Executive (In)action in the Obama Administration

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Mark C. Rahdert
Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government,
Temple University Beasley School of Law


and
Tuan Samahon
Professor of Law,
Villanova University School of Law



debating:
Executive (In)action in the Obama Administration:
A Legitimate Use or Abuse of Power?


Location: 
Dilworth Paxson LLP
1500 Market Street, 35th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

Early Registration Fees: $20.00 for non-members, $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.  Prices will be $5.00 higher at the door.
Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.
Preregister by email to gengel@dilworthlaw.com.
For questions, call Grace Engel at 215-575-7169.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.  Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10 - Civil Gideon debate

On Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Prof. Sara Jacobson
Director of Trial Advocacy Programs and
Associate Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law


and
Prof. Stephanos Bibas
Director of the Supreme Court Clinic and Professor of Law and Criminology, University of Pennsylvania Law School


debating:
The Right to a Free Lawyer:
Fundamental Justice or Government Handout?


Location: 
Blank Rome LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

Early Registration Fees: $15.00 for non-members, $5.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.  Prices will be $5.00 higher at the door.
Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.
Preregister by email to CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org.
For questions, call Marie Hagan at (215) 569-5500.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.  Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Jan. 6 CLE - Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

On Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Professor Josh Blackman

discussing his new book
UNPRECEDENTED:
The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare


★ Books will be available for discounted purchase and signing ★

Professor Blackman is an assistant professor of law at the South Texas College of Law and president of the Harlan Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the Supreme Court and the Constitution. He has published over a dozen law review articles about constitutional law, written numerous op-eds, and been interviewed about the Supreme Court by the New York Times, CNN, ABC News Radio, Reuters, The National Law Journal, The American Bar Association Journal, and Yahoo! News.

"This will surely be recognized as the definitive account of the convoluted litigation leading up to the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on the Affordable Care Act and of what that ruling might portend for the future."   —Professor Laurence H. Tribe, Harvard Law School

Location: 
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

Early Registration Fees: $15.00 for non-members, $5.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.
Prices will be $5.00 higher without advance registration.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Marie Hagan at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org.

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nov. 11 CLE - Voting Rights

On Monday, November 11, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Hon. Hans A. von Spakovsky
Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, Civil Justice Reform Initiative, The Heritage Foundation, and former member of the Federal Election Commission

and

Adam C. Bonin, Esq.
The Law Office of Adam C. Bonin, specializing in campaign finance and political law compliance and advocacy; Legal Analyst for DailyKos.com

debating:

Shelby County and the
Future of the Voting Rights Act


Location: 
Blank Rome LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit. 

Early Registration Fees: $20.00 for non-members, $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.  Prices will be $5.00 higher at the door.


Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, email Marie Hagan at CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org or call (215) 569-5500.

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sept. 30 CLE - John Lott on Dumbing Down the Courts

On Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Professor John R. Lott, Jr.

discussing his new book

Dumbing Down the Courts:
How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench


★ Complimentary book copy included with registration fee ★

Professor Lott has held teaching and research positions in law and economics at the University of Chicago, Yale Law School, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice, and at the American Enterprise Institute. Lott served as chief economist of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. He is a Fox News commentator, and author of seven previous books and numerous scholarly articles and op-eds.

“Dumbing Down the Courts is a critical read for anyone who seeks to understand the judicial confirmation battles of recent decades.” – Edwin Meese, former U.S. Attorney General

Location: 
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Check-in and reception begins 5:30 p.m.  Program begins at 6:00 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit. 

Early Registration Fees: $25.00 for non-members, $15.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, with advance registration only.
Prices will be $5.00 higher at the door.


Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Marie Hagan at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail  .

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Supreme Court Roundup with Hon. Paul Clement on July 16

This is a CLE event not to be missed!  Former United States Solicitor General Paul Clement provides an analysis of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence for the 2012-2013 Term, including discussion of cases that he personally argued before the Supreme Court.  Be sure to preregister to obtain a discounted price.

* * * * *

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., we will proudly present our 10th annual United States Supreme Court Roundup, with the Honorable Paul D. Clement, former Solicitor General of the United States.



Time:
5:30 p.m. - Registration and Reception
6:00 p.m. - Program begins

Location:
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cost:
$20.00 for current Federalist Society members, law students, and clerks; $30.00 for non-members.
(Our early registration discount is no longer available.)

Click HERE to pre-register and pay online.

For more information or to RSVP without online payment, email CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org, or call Marie Hagan at 215-569-5500. 

Check in and reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, with a cash bar. This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17 CLE - Fracking Debate

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents a debate:

Does the Federal Government Need to Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing?

     

Faculty:
Professor Jonathan Adler
Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Case Western Reserve University School of Law


Professor Amy Sinden
Temple University Beasley School of Law

Location: 
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Check-in and reception begins 5:30 p.m.  Program begins at 6:00 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit. 

Registration fee at the door: $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, $20.00 for non-members.
With advance registration, receive a $5.00 discount from the price shown above.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Marie Hagan at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail  .

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mar. 12 - Who Caused the Financial Crisis?

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Who Caused the Financial Crisis?



Faculty:
Professor Robert T. Miller
Professor of Law and F. Arnold Daum Fellow in Corporate Law
University of Iowa College of Law


Location: 
Blank Rome LLP
One Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit. 

Registration fee is $10.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, $20.00 for non-members.
With advance registration, receive a $5.00 discount from the price shown above.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Marie Hagan at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail  .

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feb. 21 - Richard Epstein on Presidential Liberties

On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Presidential Liberties With
Constitutional Text:  Bush and Obama




Faculty:
Professor Richard Epstein
Professor, New York University School of Law
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Senior Lecturer, University of Chicago School of Law


Location: 
Dilworth Paxson LLP
1500 Market Street, Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served.  This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit. 

Registration fee is $5.00 for current members, law students, and clerks, $15.00 for non-members with advance registrationPrices are $5.00 higher at the door.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Preregistration is required to receive the discounted price.  For more information or to register, call Meredith Cooper at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail  .

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Monday, October 15, 2012

A Conversation with Justice Antonin Scalia

On Monday, October 15, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies cordially invites you to a reception and book signing with:

Hon. Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Justice Scalia
Justice Antonin Scalia will discuss his new book (co-authored with Bryan A. Garner), Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.  A book signing will follow.

Location:
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Preregistration is required for security purposes.
Registration and reception begins 5:00 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Registration Fee:
$20 for students
$30 for lawyers ($40 if CLE is required)
*No refunds will be given after October 12*

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Books will be available for purchase on-site.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to register today.

This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16 - 9th Annual Supreme Court Roundup with Hon. Paul Clement

This is a CLE event not to be missed!  Former United States Solicitor General Paul Clement provides an analysis of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence for the 2011-2012 Term, including discussion of cases that he personally argued before the Supreme Court.  Be sure to send your RSVP!

* * * * *

On Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., we will proudly present our 9th annual United States Supreme Court Roundup, with the Honorable Paul D. Clement, former Solicitor General of the United States. 



Location:
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Preregistration is required for security purposes.  Check in and reception begins 5:30 p.m., in the Grant Room (Central and West) of the Union League.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served, with a cash bar.  Our program begins at 6:00 p.m.

This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.  Admission is $25.00 for non-members, $15.00 for paid-up Federalist Society members, and for law students and clerks.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Attendance is limited, and preregistration is required.  For more information or to register, call Meredith Cooper at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org.

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12 - Gun Control

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:

Gun Control: Dead or Alive?



Faculty:
Alan Gura
Gura & Possessky, PLLC
Lead Counsel in
D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago

Marc Bookman
Executive Director, Atlantic Center for Capital Representation

Location:
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
18th and Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.  Registration fee is $15.00 for non-members, $5.00 for Federalist Society members and law students.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Attendance is limited, and preregistration is required.  For more information or to register, call Meredith Cooper at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org.

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

June 6 - Constitution Center event

This event is not sponsored by the Federalist Society, but we believe it will be of great interest to many of our members and friends:

On Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., at the National Constitution Center, ConSource and the National Constitution Center's Peter Jennings Project will be hosting a program titled:

Health Care Reform’s Big Test:
Commerce and the Constitution

Distinguished law professors Jack Balkin of Yale Law School and Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law Center will lead the discussion, joined by Ilya Shapiro, Stephanos Bibas, Jamal Greene, and Neil Siegel. The event will be moderated by award-winning journalist John Hockenberry.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/health-care-reforms-big-test-commerce-and-the-constitution.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

May 2 - John Stossel

On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society cordially invites you to:

Can Government 

Do Anything Well?

a presentation by 

John Stossel

   
Host of "Stossel" on Fox Business Network, Fox News Contributor, and Best-Selling Author of No, They Can't: Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed

Time:
5:00 p.m. - Registration
5:30 p.m. - Program begins

Location:
Blank Rome LLP
One Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Cost:  $5.00 for paid Federalist Society members,
$15.00 for non-members.
Payment accepted at the door by cash
or check to "The Federalist Society."

Mr. Stossel's presentation will be followed by a book signing.

Please note that no CLE will be offered for this event.
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Pre-register via email to CLEadmin@philafedsoc.org, or call Meredith Cooper at (215) 569-5500.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 14 - Constitutional Relevance

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society proudly presents:


Constitutional Relevance in the Age of Obama



Faculty:
Robert A. Levy
Chairman, Cato Institute

Location:
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103


Check-in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.  Program begins at 5:30 p.m.  Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.  Registration fee is $15.00 for non-members, $5.00 for paid Federalist Society members.  No charge to law students.

Payment will be accepted at the door by cash or check to "The Federalist Society."  Attendance is limited, and preregistration is required.  For more information or to register, call Meredith Cooper at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail .

Click here to join our chapter's Facebook group!