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CLE Discussions

CLE panels featuring Penn Law alumni and faculty will run from 1:30pm through 5:15pm on Friday, May 15, 2015 and from 11:00am through 12:00pm on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Law School.   CLE discussions are open to all interested attendees and members of the Penn Law community, whether you are celebrating a reunion year or otherwise.

***Click HERE to register for CLE panels (if paying via cash/check at the event OR if  you are not seeking credit, and therefore, no payment is required).***

***Click HERE to register for CLE panels (if paying in advance using our online system).***

Friday, May 15, 2015

1:30pm

CLE Panel Discussion 1
TPIC 25 Presents
Education Today: Reform, Revolution, or Reinvention?

The role of public schools in teaching our children values and skills has changed drastically in recent years, and the realities facing the next generation reflect this.  What will our kids—what will ALL kids—need to know, be and do in order to achieve success? 

In a conversation with some of our Penn Law classmates who are leading the change to reform education, teach in the classroom, and raise successful, well-educated children of their own, we will explore the topic and consider what we can do to equip our children for healthy, productive lives.

Tracy Anbinder Baron L’95, President, Board of Education for Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District (Dobbs Ferry, NY)

Damon Hewitt L’00 (invited), Director, NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Education Practice (Washington, DC); currently on leave, and now serving at the Open Society Institute

Farah Jimenez C’90, L’96, Member, School District of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission (Philadelphia, PA)

Elisabeth Morse L’05, Deputy Assistant Superintendent for Policy, Planning, and Charter Support, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (Washington, DC)

Moderator: Laval Miller-Wilson L’95, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Health Law Project (Philadelphia, PA)

Penn Law, T-112

This panel has been approved for 1.0 substantive law credit hour of CLE credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. 

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3:00pm

CLE Panel Discussion 2
Ethics Issues Implicated by Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Our trio of alumni panelists, coming from the bench and beyond, explore potential issues implicated by the proposed amendments to the FRCP, including  a discussion of the tension between zealous advocacy for clients and requirements for increased cooperation of adverse parties in discovery, as well as other potential ethics issues.

Gregg Kanter C’84, L’90, Attorney, Law Office of Gregg H. Kanter (Philadelphia, PA)

Wendy Schwartz C’86, L’90, Partner,  Binder & Schwartz LLP (New York, NY)

The Hon. Gene Pratter L’75, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Member of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee (Philadelphia, PA)

Penn Law, T-112

This panel has been approved for 1.0  hour of ethics CLE credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. 

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4:15pm

CLE Panel Discussion 3
Kilgore Society Presents Penn Law Women in Politics: Serving the Public and Supporting Communities, States, and the Nation

Although women number more than half of the US population and women voters generally outnumber male voters in major elections, women continue to be underrepresented in politics at most levels, comprising less than 25% of elected roles in the US Senate, the House of Representatives, and State Legislatures, as well as in Offices of the Governor and in Offices of the Mayor in the US’s 100 major cities. 

Our panel of Penn Law alumnae will discuss how their legal backgrounds have impacted their paths to their current and former roles as elected officials and political and legislative policy advisers, and they will also talk about some of the unique challenges, advantages, perspectives, and positive changes they’ve been able to bring to the table as Penn Law women in politics at the local, state, and national levels.

Nell McCarthy L’05, Former Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs and Member of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Currently Deputy Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (Washington, DC)

Lita Cohen CW’62, L’65, Former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and former Lower Merion Township Commissioner (Philadelphia, PA)

Mary Marvin L’79, Mayor of Bronxville (New York, NY)

Moderator: Katie Thomson L’90, General Counsel, US Department of Transportation (Washington, DC)

Penn Law, T-112

This panel has been approved for 1.0 substantive law credit hour of CLE credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. 

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

11:00am - 12:00pm

CLE Panel Discussion 4
Beyond Big Law: Using Your Skills in Alternative Careers

Come listen to a panel of your fellow Penn Law alums discuss why they decided to pursue a non-traditional career path, how they successfully did so, and how they use the skills they developed in law school and from their practice experience in their alternative careers.

Christie Garton L’06, Founder and CEO of U Chic LLC and author of Marketing to Millenials and several U Chic college guides for women (Kansas City, MO)

Gwen Mesco L’10, Associate, Brand Management, The Walt Disney Company (Los Angeles, CA)

Anthony Noble L’05, Managing Principal of Princeton Real Estate Partners (Washington, DC)

Matt Ritter L’05, TV Producer, Writer, and Director of Recruiting, Lateral Link (Los Angeles, CA)

Moderator: Joe Borstein L’05, Global Director, Pangea3 (New York, NY)

Penn Law, Room T-112

This panel has been approved for 1.0 substantive law credit hour of CLE credit for Pennsylvania lawyers.  CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. 

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Registration Information

Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in amount of $30.00 per panel cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania OR register in advance by credit card at: https://www.regonline.com/pennlawalumniweekendcle2015.

***Click HERE to register for CLE panels (if paying via cash/check at the event OR if you are not seeking credit, and therefore, no payment is required).***

***Click HERE to register for CLE panels (if paying in advance using our online system).***