- Reed Smith’s Pittsburgh office will be a “command center” for voter rights issues that come up on election day. Kudos to them. [American Lawyer]
- Justice Castile: Storm will delay court decisions because so many courthouses, prothonotaries had to be closed. [Legal Intelligencer]
- Superior Court: Someone who causes a car accident can be criminally liable for it, even if the person didn’t personally strike anyone with his or her car. Mark my words, this case will be give rise to many cheesy exam fact patters. [Legal Intelligencer]
- Pundits are predicting that Democrat Katherine Kane will be your next attorney general. [Inquirer]
- July 2012 bar results are out and the bar passage rate is lower than it has been in five years. Now that you and I have passed, let’s slam the door behind us, eh? [Legal Intelligencer]
- Why are Pittsburgh law firms opening so many overseas offices? It’s the energy. [Post-Gazette]
- Speaking of Reed Smith and K&L Gates, the each elected new leaders. [American Lawyer]
- Alcoa and Allegheny Technologies have some of the highest paid general counsel in the state. Go in-house counsel! [Legal Intelligencer]
- RIP, Sen. Arlen Specter. [Washington Post]
- Twenty-six of the 136 new associates hired by law firms in this state graduated from Penn Law School ; only nine of them graduated from Pitt. [Daily Pennsylvanian]
- Dickinson Law School punted the controversial proposal to stop teaching first-year courses on its Carlisle campus. [Patriot]
- Don’t forget to sign up to go bowling with the judges. [Calendar]
- Reed Smith opened an office in Singapore. [Legal Intelligencer]
- Legal Intelligencer manages to use the phrase “judicial penis” in its headline about a Philadelphia traffic court judge. Stay klassy, Philadelphia! [Legal Intelligencer]
- University of Pennsylvania was No. 7 on Princeton Review’s new list of law schools with the best career prospects. [Above the Law]
- Freelance estate law work. [ihispano]
- Also, BNY Mellon is hiring [BNY Mellon]
- Check out ACBA’s Arts and the Law Committee meeting at noon on Tuesday. [ACBA] Oh, check it out, the ACBA has a slick new calendar like mine!
- Jones Day opened an office in Amsterdam. [Post-Gazette]
- Not to be outdone, Buchanan Ingersoll opens in office in South Carolina. [Business Times]
- Tuesday is the last day to register to vote! [VotesPa]
- The legal sector added 1,000 jobs in September, which is not exactly a comeback but still nice for those 1,000 people. [Lawyerist]
- Sign up for Friday’s CLE on the impact of healthcare law on GLBT families. It’s $25 for 1.5 hours of substantive credit — and lunch! [ACBA]
- Use your document review job to claw your way up in an firm. [Law.com]
- There is a move afoot to make public officials forfeit their salaries if they get convicted of a felony. You would think this would be automatic, but no; right now, they only forfeit if the felony has to do with their jobs. Because the state has so much money and all. [PA Indy]
- The web sites of Jones Day and other Biglaw firms mysteriously vanished today. [Above the Law]
- Free networking event! ACBA’s Women’s Law Division is hosting a discussion about flex time, maternal leave and other issues affecting women at small and medium sized firms on October 10 from 8 am to 10am. To RSVP, please contact Marlene Ellis at the ACBA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-402-6611.
- The Superior Court will start posting unpublished decisions on its web site, which could be helpful if you’re researching a discovery issue or some other thing that always seems to get decided in nonbinding decisions. [Legal Intelligencer]
- Some of our state Representatives adjourned in a huff over questions about whether the Sandusky investigation took too long. [Patriot]
- Coder’s Corner! If you are sick of lawyering and want to do document review as a full time job, check out this lunch at the ACBA on Friday. [3rd Chair Calendar]
- The Army is hiring a civilian attorney in Pittsburgh. [Jobs in Pa]
- Part-time lease abstracting job. [Craigslist]
- Lumen Legal is staffing a document review job in Moundsville, WV. [Craigslist]
The ACBA Health Law Section in conjunction with the ACBA LGBT Rights Committee will present a discussion of the impact of new and current federal, state, and local healthcare laws on LGBT individuals and families. A panel of experts representing perspectives from across the industry will present an assessment of the new federal healthcare reform law, FMLA, Advance Directives and Health Care Decision Makin, and Hospital Visitation and Consent to Treatment for Minors and will discuss the impact of these laws on the LGBT community. This program will serve healthcare providers and their attorneys who need to be aware of the unique characteristics and challenges of LGBT individuals and families in the healthcare setting.
Elisabeth J. Poggi, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Mark Phillis, Esq.
Littler Mendelson, PC
Vikram Mangalmurti, Esq.
VP Highmark Office of Healthcare Reform
Robert Wolf, Esq.
Tener, Van Kirk, Wolf & Moore, PC
Melaine Rothey, Esq.
Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace LLP
Livia P. Santschi, Esq.
UPMC Health Plan
Susan Seitz, Esq.
Anyone wanting to register after October 10, 2012, 10:00 am, MUST arrive by 11:30 am to attend the program as a walk in.
- Conference Center Auditorium
920 City County Bldg
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- Credit Hours
- 1.50 (1.5 hours of Substantive Credit)
- Orrick is hiring a career associate to do employment law in Wheeling, WV. [LawHire]
- Burns While is hiring a litigation associate. [Monster]
- Coder’s Corner alert! Choice Counsel says it is staffing some projects in downtown Pittsburgh immediately. [Craigslist]
- If you are looking to make document review into a permanent lifestyle choice, K&L Gates is hiring an “eDiscovery analysis and technology lawyer.” [Monster]