Golf Classic Cancelled, But Legal Aid Still Needs Our Help!

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Volume 20, Issue No. 29

Golf Classic Cancelled, But Legal Aid Still Needs Our Help!
MBF - Legal Aid

In the midst of a summer complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest caused by the recognition of difficult race relations, anxiety over the disease and its cost to the economy, and high rates of unemployment for many lower income people, the need for the services of Legal Aid attorneys and pro-bono attorneys who help Legal Aid represent people and get justice is more acute than ever.

In lieu of participating in the Legal Aid Golf Classic this year, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic, the Montgomery Bar Foundation would like to encourage you and your law firm to make a donation to the MBF in support of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Please consider making a donation of $250, which would have been commensurate with your registration fee. Your donation will be matched by the Montgomery Bar Association (up to $20,000 aggregate total).

CLICK HERE to make your donation today and join your colleagues who have already contributed:

Mary Beth Blessing
Dominic P. Costa
John P. Elliott
Jan Ginsburg
Joseph S. Goldshear
Karen Grethlein
Kate M. Harper
Thomas M. Keenan
Gwen E. Lentine
Steven H. Lupin

J. Edmund Mullin
Mary C. Pugh
William H. Pugh, V
Hon. Jeffrey S. Saltz
Mark Schultz
Mary B. Silow
Barbara M. Smith
Milton Velez
Hon. Kelly C. Wall
Aaron D. Weems

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC
Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer, LLP
Timoney Knox, LLP
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP

MBA Launches New Online Diversity Resource Center
Diversity Resource Center

We are proud to introduce a brand new section on our website to provide diversity resources and highlight our initiatives. On this page, you will find dozens of links to books, articles, and videos pertaining to racism and diversity within our profession, community, and beyond. As MBA President Patrick J. Kurtas, Esq. recently commented in a message to membership:

"Every day we do something in our own personal lives to combat racism moves us forward and quite simply, the more people who are asking questions and seeking information relevant to diversity and racial issues, and the more people insisting on us collectively doing better in these areas, the greater the likelihood of actual change."

Click on the button below to check out the new page!


Upcoming Webinars

Webinar 7-30-2020

Webinar 7-9-2020

Check Out MBA's Recent "Ask a Real Lawyer" Feature in MONTCO.TODAY
Ask A Real Lawyer

The MBA continues to collaborate with MONTCO.TODAY to publish a feature called "Ask a Real Lawyer." The feature allows members of the community to pose a legal question to a real, local lawyer who has first-hand experience working in our courts, and familiarity with local rules, procedures, ordinances, and decisions.

MONTCO.TODAY is a subscription-based email news digest with a daily circulation of 32,000 in Montgomery County. Click here to learn more. 

Click here to read the recent feature question answered by MBA LRS Panelist Danielle A. Peters, Esq. (Bloom Peters, LLC)

Interested in participating? You must be a member of the MBA's Lawyer Referral Service and/or Modest Means Legal Access Program. Click here to learn more - or contact Sherry Sutton at or 610-994-3656.

Bench Bar 2020 Cancelled

Due to the ongoing pandemic and out of concern for the safety and health of our members, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Bench Bar Conference, which was scheduled for September 11 - 13, 2020 at Seaview Resort in Galloway, NJ. As one of our most cherished and popular events, we can assure you that this decision was not made lightly and we look forward to the day we can all gather together once again.

MBA Online CLE Center - Enjoy MBA CLE Anywhere, Anytime!
Online CLE

In addition to our popular live CLE webinars, we would like to remind our members that we've also made available a curated selection of CLE seminars online and on-demand. Watch from your home, office, or on the go. Click the button below to explore our Online CLE Center, featuring a variety of new selections.


More MBA Member Quick Tips
Quick Tips

The MBA Building (100 W. Airy Street, Norristown) is now open to members with the following precautions:

  • All visitors or guests must wear a protective face mask. Disposable face masks will be provided at the front entrance if you do not have your own.
  • Please maintain appropriate social distancing - 6 ft. between individuals at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the front entrance and in other locations throughout the building. Avoid high-contact surfaces when possible.
  • Access will be limited to the main floor of the building, including (and limited to) the lobby, dining room (restaurant), and rest rooms. Members may utilize the dining room for work or meetings of no more than four (4) individuals, provided masks are worn and social distance requirements are met. We are not able to provide private meeting or deposition space at this time.
  • The MBA's in-house restaurant (Burly Dove Bistro) remains closed with a planned reopening date of September 8, 2020.
  • Please call us at 610-279-9660 if you have any questions.

Members: remember to log into your account at before you register for an event to take advantage of member pricing and benefits. It will also save you time and effort as you will not need to re-enter your contact information.

Reminder: We have live video meeting and webinar services available for our members, committees, and sections - including the ability to broadcast CLE webinars. Please contact Megan Ware at or 610-279-9660, ext. 200 to schedule. 

We continue to update our own COVID-19 Resource Center. Please bookmark and let us know if you have any updates to post.

Upcoming Events

July 30, 2020
CLE: Can We Talk? Tackling Tough Topics with Clients, Co-Workers, and More
2:00 - 3:00 PM

August 5, 2020
Family Law Section Meeting
12:00 - 1:30 PM

August 7, 2020
Sidebar Committee Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 PM

August 11, 2020
Bankruptcy / Creditors & Debtors Rights Committee Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 PM

August 13, 2020
CLE: Representing Children and Addressing Trauma In and Outside the Courtroom
1:00 - 3:00 PM

August 14, 2020
CLE: Eastern District of Pa. Civil Practice Update with Judges Sánchez and Kearney
12:00 - 1:00 PM

August 20, 2020
CLE: Trial Lawyers Section: Mediation Practice Tips
12:00 - 1:00 PM

August 25, 2020
Solo/Small Firm Committee Meeting
8:00 - 9:15 AM

August 28, 2020
No One Makes it Out Unscatched: The Effects of Personal Trauma and Stress on Our Lives
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Montgomery Bar Association

100 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Ph: 610-279-9660