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Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court Reception
Monday, April 15, 2019
5:30 - 7:00pm
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

*Honoring Judge Rosalyn K. Robinson
Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia

*The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court Reception will be preceded by a CLE on ethics which will begin at 4:15pm.
You will receive ONE FREE CLE CREDIT. There is no charge for the CLE for Lawyers’ Club Members who have paid their dues.

CLE Description Litigators routinely face ethical dilemmas – whether in dealings with opposing or co-counsel; throughout the course of discovery; with clients who are difficult or who lie during a deposition; or in determining what to say or how hard to push during a settlement negotiation. This program provides a whirlwind tour of many areas of potential liability for litigators. The applicable rules, ethics opinions, and relevant case law will be examined to provide guidance and practice pointers on real-world scenarios. Please RSVP at with your full name.

The Panel includes:
Honorable M. Teresa Sarmina
Christopher Dougherty, Esq.
Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esq.
Laurence H. Brown, Esq
Harriet Anderson, Esq.
*Please remember you must register for the CLE.

Pennsylvania Appellate Court Reception
Monday, May 20, 2019
5:30 - 7:00pm
Conversation Hall
City Hall, Second Floor
(enter at northeast corner)
Philadelphia, PA

*Honoring Judge Jack A. Panella President Judge
Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Federal Court Reception
Monday, October 28, 2019
5:30 - 7:00pm
The Federal Court House
Hon. Edward R. Becker Lobby
6th and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(enter at Market Street entrance)

*Honoring Judge Juan R. Sanchez
Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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The purpose of the Club, when it was originally formed, was to encourage among its members social intercourse and a free discussion of matters affecting lawyers; elevating the standard of professional ethics, aiding in all movements looking toward the prompt and efficient administration of justice, the promotion of legislation for that purpose, and the maintenance of a club house and library for the use of members.

Today the Club functions as a professional organization which sponsors three informal cocktail receptions for the judges of various Pennsylvania courts and the members of the federal bench sitting in Philadelphia.

Historically, the fall reception is in honor of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and the Philadelphia Municipal Court. Generally there is a fall reception honoring one or more of the appellate courts. The spring reception honors the judges of the Federal bench including the judges of the Third Circuit, judges of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Bankruptcy Court, and the federal magistrates.

These receptions provide an informal venue for members of the bench and bar to meet and become better acquainted outside of the demands of a formal legal proceeding. These informal receptions are a positive way to permit members of the bench and bar to interact.

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Tom Brophy, President of The Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia, presents a plaque to D. Brooks Smith thanking him for his service as a Judge of the Blair County Court of Common Pleas, as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, as Chief Judge of the Western District, as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

President Tom Brophy with the Honoree of this year's reception for the Philadelphia Judiciary, Judge Idee Fox.

Pictured in this photograph is the panel from the CLE that preceded the Lawyers' Club Reception on May 15. From left to right are: Mohamed Bakry who moderated the CLE; to his left is Chip Becker an Appellate Specialist from Kline & Specter, The Honorable Alice Beck Dubow of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Kevin Mincey who represented the Plaintiff's Trial Bar, Teresa Sachs, an Appellate lawyer from Marshall Dennehey and to her left is Michael Turner, a Trial lawyer from Marshall Dennehey.

At the Board of Directors' meeting on January 9,2017, Tom Brophy presented Laurie Besden, the Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers with a check for $5000 from the club's Aid Fund to support the good work done by LCC in support of the legal community.

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