Tomorrow: Building Connections in the Virtual World

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Volume 21, Issue No. 1

Tomorrow: Building Connections in the Virtual World
Building Connections

This is NOT your run-of-the-mill social media marketing presentation. If you need practical, productive and efficient ways to connect with clients and referral relationships, then join us as certified Digital Event Strategist and Founder of Fresh Perspective Consulting, Elyse Stoner, shares how to easily identify marketing opportunities in our current relationships and how to strengthen them in the current virtual environment through better understanding of human nature and communication. Participants will leave the presentation with actionable ideas that fit any budget and can be implemented immediately. Don’t miss this click on the buton below to register!

Co-sponsored by the Montgomery Bar Association Solo & Small Firm and Women in the Law Committees


MBA Welcomes New Leaders at Annual Business Meeting
Annual Business Meeting Recap

The MBA held its Annual Business Luncheon Meeting last Friday, January 8, 2021 virtually for the first time ever.  Over 200 members, legal professionals and community leaders attended the event which included the election of the MBA’s officers for 2021, an awards presentation to honor outstanding contributions to the MBA and community, as well as the installation of its new president, Jacqueline M. Reynolds, Esq.


Important Member Updates
Online CLE Center

There are a number of recent developments that we would like to share with you:

1. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued an order allowing for attorneys to earn all of their CLE credits for 2021 through distance learning programs, which include webinars and on-demand courses. Click here for more information.

2. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Wolf Administration (through urging of the Pennsylvania Bar Association) has agreed to include legal services in Phase 1C of Pennsylvania's COVID vaccination plan. Click here to view the updated distribution plan.

3. U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced today they are accepting applications from persons interested in being considered for appointment to the position of Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Click here for more information and to complete an online application by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Robert E. Slota, Jr. Summer 1L Diversity Program - Hosts Firms and Sponsors Needed!
Summer 1L Diversity Program

The Montgomery Bar Association remains committed to connecting with first-year, under-represented law students and providing them with opportunities and resources to support their goals -- regardless of how the coming year unfolds in regard to COVID-related restrictions.  We will once again implement a tiered-hybrid program, comprised of paid internships, unpaid internships, and an online/in-person workshop.

Opportunities for support include hosting a highly-qualified diverse intern throughout the 8-week program, or sponsoring the program. Please contact Nancy Walsh (; 215-896-6970) for more information on how you can help. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this important program!

Also, if you would like to learn more about the program or if you know a law student who may be interested, we will be hosting an information session/Q & A this Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12 PM via Zoom. Join members of the MBA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as Summer 1L Diversity Program alumni, to learn more about this unique opportunity.

Click here to register.

Meet the Judges

Free Lunch & Learn Webinar from Legal Card Pay - Next Tuesday
Legal Card Pay

Join MBA Affinity Partner Legal Card Pay for a FREE webinar entitled "Taking Payments in a Pandemic" on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at noon. During the Zoom webinar, attendees will learn how to take payments efficiently and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click below to register.


Memorial Corner

Robert E. Slota

Robert E. Slota, Sr.
(August 30, 1937 - January 2, 2021)
Click Here to Read Obituary

If you are made aware of a member who has passed, please let us know so we may inform the MBA community. Please send an email to

More MBA Member Quick Tips
Quick Tips

Reminder - make sure to schedule your Committee and Section meetings for 2021! Spots are already filling up so make sure you reserve your desired meeting dates and times as soon as possible. Contact Megan Ware at 610-279-9660, ext. 200 or to get started.

Did You Know? - when you register for an MBA event, CLE, or meeting, you can automatically add that event to your digital calendar (ios, Outlook, Google, etc.). Each confirmation email now includes an attached ".ics" file. Simply click on the file and it will automatically add the event to your calendar! Questions? Contact George Cardenas at

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 Meetings & Events

January 14, 2021
Building Connections in the Virtual World
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 15, 2021
Robert E. Slota, Jr. Summer 1L Diversity Program Information Session
12:00 PM

January 19, 2021
Elder Law Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 21, 2021
CLE: Real Estate Committee Presents: Meet the Judges
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

January 26, 2021
Solo/Small Firm Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

January 28, 2021
Immigration Law Committee Meeting
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

February 9, 2021
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting (Zoom)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Montgomery Bar Association

100 West Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Ph: 610-279-9660