Annual Business Luncheon - Jan. 19 at Bluestone Country Club

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Annual Business Luncheon - Next Friday at Bluestone Country Club
Annual Business Luncheon

Registration is now open for our Annual Business Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Bluestone Country Club (formerly Meadowlands Country Club, 711 Boehms Church Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422). During this annual event, we will pass the gavel to incoming President Mary C. Pugh, Esq. and welcome our new officers, directors, and committee chairs for 2018. We will also hold an awards presentation to honor area attorneys, members of law enforcement, and community leaders.


Volunteers Needed for High School Mock Trials - Jan. 30 & Feb. 6
Court Room

Calling all attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and law students! Jurors and timekeepers are needed for the first round of the High School Mock Trial Competition, which begins in two weeks. Volunteer to be a juror on January 30 and/or February 6 and receive 1.0 substantive CLE credit by attending a FREE CLE session prior to your trial. All Mock Trials take place at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Click on the button below to volunteer.


Young Lawyers Section to Participate in MLK Day of Service on Jan. 15 - Volunteers Needed!

The Young Lawyers Section will once again be participating in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service on Monday, January 15. As with years past, all members are invited to participate. This year, there will be 2 different half-day projects, both located in Ambler:

  • Interfaith Housing Alliance - 10 AM - 2 PM - The Interfaith Housing Alliance provides emergency and transitional shelter to families with children, as well as emergency food relief and intensive case management and support services. For our service project, volunteers will be helping to winterize residents’ apartments at the Housing Alliance’s location in Ambler. Each volunteer to assist in this project is asked to bring their own hair dryer, which will be used to apply a plastic adhesive to the apartments’ windows to help insulate them against the cold.

  • Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard - 12 PM - 3 PM - The Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard provides food, clothing, employment assistance/resume building, medical referrals, housing referrals and emergency financial assistance to individuals in need in our community.  For our service project, volunteers will be assisting at the Cupboard after they complete their food distribution that day. Volunteers will help with clean up following the food distribution, and generally organizing and cleaning up their “pantry” and received donations. In addition, we are encouraging volunteers to bring along items to donate. The Cupboard’s current “wish list” of non-perishable items can be found here:

If you would like to volunteer for either project, please contact Aimee Kumer at

Swearing-In Ceremonies for New Judges - Jan. 16
Court House

All members are invited to attend the Swearing-In Ceremonies for our two newly elected Judges of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. The ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Courtroom "A" of the Montgomery County Courthouse at the following times:

          9:30 AM - Jeffrey S. Saltz

          11:00 AM - Wendy G. Rothstein

Special CLE on Jan. 16: All You Need to Know About PACFile E-Filing and Document Access System - Coming to Criminal Court in January 2018

Join us on January 16 for a special CLE presentation by Richard Ammons, Trainer on PACFile of the Administrative Office of the PA Courts. PACFile allows practitioners to electronically file documents in the Criminal - and Juvenile - Divisions in Montgomery County. PACFile not only allows practitioners to file electronically, it allows them to view and access all documents on the case from the convenience of their office, home or any mobile device. Change is coming - no practitioner or anyone on their staff should be left behind in 2018! Lunch included. 1.5 Hours Substantive. NOTE: This course also qualifies for Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Credits.


Diversity Committee Meeting - Jan. 17 - All Members Welcome!
MBA Building

The Diversity Committee will be holding its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at the Montgomery Bar Association. We are looking forward to an exciting year of implementing the Leadership Academy Recommendations, and are seeking additional committee members who are interested in becoming actively involved in this time of exciting and important change. There will be ample opportunity for creativity, growth and engagement, and all will be asked to sign up for various sub-committees. If you are currently a committee member, please consider renewing your commitment and attending this important meeting.  If you are not currently a committee member, but are interested in building diversity, please consider attending this first meeting to see if you might be interested in jumping aboard. Please register using the link below.  Hope to see you there!


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Upcoming Events

January 15, 2018
MLK Day of Service
Ambler, PA

January 16, 2018
Swearing-In Ceremonies for Newly Elected Judges
Montgomery County Courthouse

January 19, 2018
Annual Business Luncheon
Bluestone Country Club

January 30, 2018
High School Mock Trials
Montgomery County Courthouse

February 6, 2018
High School Mock Trials
Montgomery County Courthouse

Upcoming CLE

January 10, 2018
PBI: Municipal Law Update 2018: The Best of the Municipal Law Colloquium

January 16, 2018
Electronic Filing is Coming to Criminal Court in Montgomery County in January 2018 - All You Need to Know About PACFile the E-Filing and Document Access System

January 23, 2018
PBI: The Drones Are Here: Advanced Issues in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

January 24, 2018
PBI: Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

January 25, 2018
Bridge the Gap

February 1, 2018
PBI: Death & Taxes

February 8, 2018
PBI: Realty Transfer Tax Update 2018

February 9, 2018
PBI: Internet Defamation

February 13, 2018
PBI: Internet Legal Research 2018

February 14, 2018
PBI: For the Love of Deeds

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

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