It is about the journey as well as the destination.

Welcome to the website of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter. If this is your first time, please take a moment to become familiar with the various pages contained herein.  

Legends of the Law
The Legends of the Law pages is dedicated to the Firsts, who made a difference and made our path to success much easier. (Under Construction).
Executive Committee:
The Executive Committee--consisting of the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretaries, Public Relations Officer, Historian and Parliamentarian--manages the business and affairs of the Organization. The Executive Committee members are listed here. 
The Foundation:
The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Organization. The Foundation provides annual scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.  Donations for scholarships are accepted through out the year. 
Upcoming EVENTS:
Upcoming Events provides dates for upcoming CLEs, meetings and events for the NBA and its Foundation. The Upcoming Events pages also lists events of members and other legal organizations in the Philadelphia area.   
If you are looking for professional events in the area, look at this page. If you would like to have something included, send an email.
Scholarship Information:
This page provides information and application for the Foundation's scholarships. The 2014 deadline has passed.

writing opportunities:
Prompts and calls for articles are listed here

WLD Membership

Upcoming Events

June Events

June 2, 2016
Foundation Quarterly Meeting
Location and agenda to be provided to Foundation Members

June 11, 2016


Adoption, Guardianship and Estate Law: 

A judicial perspective

presented by the

Honorable Cheryl L. Austin

Montgomery County, Court of Common Pleas

Orphans Court Division

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1.00 substantive credit hours

Drexel University's Thomas Kline School of Law
$5.00 for members

$10.00 for non-members

Brunch will be available
This is also a great opportunity for networking and to get acquainted with the WLD if you are interested in becoming a member or officer.  Hope to see you there.

Eventbrite - NBA-WLD CLE

July Events

July 21, 2016


The Price of Success: 

a heart-to-heart discussion

Everything has a price.  The price, however, is not always obvious.


Join Sisters in Success for a frank discussion by attorneys who made career choices and the actions taken by them upon learning its true price. You do not want to miss this event.  


Panelists include: Keir Bradford-Grey, Esquire, Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia and other successful area attorneys. Moderator: Cherri Gregg, Esquire, Community Affairs Reporter, KYW Newsradio 1060


Registration is required.  

Eventbrite - Straight Talk: The Price of Success, A Heart-to-Heart Discussion

2016 Tuition and Book Scholarship Applications are available

Job Opportunities

PA Department of Banking & Securities

17 North Second Street Suite 1300, Harrisburg Pa 17101

Securities Offerings Analyst 1

$45,066 - $68,519


This position is responsible for performing comprehensive reviews of various types of registration, exemption, or notice filings of securities to be offered or sold in Pennsylvania to determine compliance with the applicable statutes, regulations, statements of policy, and guidelines.
Must meet PA residency requirement. 
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - 

Two years of professional experience in the financial investigation or financial analysis of securities filings and a bachelor’s degree; or Two years of professional experience in corporate finance related to securities filings and a bachelor’s degree; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. 

Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, P.C.


Growing CC civil litigation firm is now recruiting a Pennsylvania-barred Attorney with 1-3 years of experience for an associate position. Candidate must be an excellent writer with superior organizational ability. Some local and overnight travel will be required. The firm offers competitive salary and benefits with excellent growth potential. 

E-mail cover letter, resume and transcript to pcarroll@gmrlawfirm.com. Please put Attorney #2 in the email subject line.

Cozen O'Connor

CLE Coordinator

Cozen O'Connor is currently seeking a CLE Coordinator who will be the firm expert and resource on continuing legal education (CLE), resident in the Philadelphia office, will have firm-wide responsibility for all aspects of Firm CLE accreditation, program qualification, and individual lawyer tracking and compliance. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Mindy Herczfeld, Director of Legal Talent, at mherczfeld@cozen.com.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Firm-wide CLE Expert and Resource:

·         Develop and maintain knowledge base of all state mandatory CLE requirements and act as a resource to attorneys, clients, and staff
Know, interpret, and summarize CLE requirements, including rule updates or changes, in jurisdictions in which the firm is an accredited provider

·         Answer questions on an as-needed basis regarding CLE requirements of states other than those in which the firm is an accredited provider and, upon request, apply for credit in these jurisdictions

·         Update CLE-related content on the firm’s intranet

·         Draft communications to attorneys on rules, CLE course credit awards, updates on regulations, upcoming programs, deadlines, compliance status, etc.
Respond to attorney and staff questions regarding the CLE process, and other related matters

Ongoing Firm CLE Accreditation Process:

·         Maintain accreditation in jurisdictions where the firm is an accredited provider and apply for accreditation in other jurisdictions, as needed

·         Prepare and submit year-end reports, accredited provider renewal applications, and other mandatory CLE reports to ensure the firm’s accredited provider status in key jurisdictions

·         Apply for individual program accreditation and/or individual attorney CLE credit in jurisdictions in which the firm is not an accredited provider, as necessary, to provide maximum CLE credit for in-house and client programs

·         Maintain and audit CLE program files, including course materials, attendance records, program materials, and other required paperwork

Coordination of Training Program CLE Compliance:

·         Administer the firm’s in-house, and online CLE offerings

·         Work with Associate Director of Professional Development to establish CLE program procedures for in-house and client programs

·         Act as single point of contact with Professional Development and Marketing teams to coordinate invitations, materials, sign-in sheets, remote participation forms, timed agendas, evaluations, and other required paperwork

·         Enter firm-sponsored CLE programs into the firm’s CLE tracking database
Analyze external training attendance and administer external course reimbursement policies and procedures

·         Provide client CLE assistance, including CLE administration of client programs, tracking of firm-provided client CLE, creation and distribution of CLE certificates of attendance

Special Projects and Miscellaneous:

·         Other tasks as assigned by Associate Director of Professional Development and Director of Legal Talent. Tasks may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Substantive research to supplement existing training materials
Preparation for and execution of new associate orientation, associate training, practice group lunches, and other programming
Liaising with lawyers and staff at all levels about CLE and other Professional Development-related matters

Knowledge and Skills:

·         Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years’ experience with similar responsibilities in a large law firm with multiple CLE jurisdictions

·         Knowledge of national CLE rules and regulations and ability to assist attorneys with all CLE-related matters; Expertise with Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Texas, California, and Virginia, CLE requirements strongly preferred

·         Expert proficiency in CLE and training database tools; including PLI

·         Strong interpersonal, communication, and technical skills; Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with lawyers, managers, and staff

·         Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality

·         Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure, multitask, and meet deadlines
Creative and thoughtful self-starter with excellent attention to detail

·         High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications

·         Ability to work well with internal and external clients

Customer service oriented; responsive to inquiries, strong independent problem solving skills.

Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce the following opening.  Compensation for these positions is competitive, with benefits.
Real Estate Attorney (Temporary, In-House)
Bliss Lawyers is seeking a real estate attorney to work in-house at a retail company in Philadelphia, PA or Atlanta, GA.  The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in traditional real estate matters, including reviewing leases, lease amendments, and other matters in connection with commercial real estate.  Real estate transactional experience, particularly experience with asset purchases, is a plus. This attorney will be providing support for lease renewals as well as real estate transactions.  The position is a full-time, temporary engagement and will last approximately three months with the possibility of both extension and conversion into a permanent position in the company's Philadelphia or Atlanta offices.  Interviews will begin as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.  

Community Legal Services, Inc.

Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator

Job Title:                    Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator


The Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator position is to serve as the primary administrative support to the Deputy Director of Operations.  The position requires a highly professional and personable team player, with the ability to accurately assess organizational and systems needs and demonstrate initiative and independent judgment in accomplishing tasks. This individual will have access to highly confidential and sensitive information and must possess a high level of intuition, diplomacy, and the ability to exercise discretion in all activities representing CLS.  In addition, this position provides some support to the Finance Director.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support (word processing, mail, internal paperwork, telephone calls.)

Work with Deputy Director on all recruitment efforts of attorneys, paralegals and other staff

Provide administrative support to all hiring committees

Manage and coordinate on-boarding for new hires

Coordinate and provide administrative support for all human resource activities (including postings, reports, interviews, job fairs, correspondence, and file management)

Create, type, design, and edit correspondence including outgoing mail, e-mail, faxes, memos, charts, tables and graphs.

Coordinate and schedule appointments, meetings, and teleconferences.

Provide calendar management—assist Deputy Director in staying on task, on time, organized and aware of priorities.

Maintain appropriate online and paper filing systems.

Manage routine projects on a day-to-day basis.

Be a part of an overall team.  Coordinate and plan with other staff members to ensure continuity and maintain standards.

Coordinate and assist in the preparation of reports

Prepare presentations and meeting materials including reports and printed materials

Provide problem-solving/conflict resolution to a range of administrative issues.

Provide general office assistance and support to other department managers when needed.                          

Coordinate all volunteer requests.

Assist in the planning and logistics of special events

Represent administration and management in interactions with internal and external contacts.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:  May be asked to supervise projects and tasks as needed. Some supervision of interns and/or other staff may be required.

 Education and/or Experience:  B.S./B.A. or equivalent experience. Two (2) or more years prior administrative/human resources experience, including reporting to executive level management.

 Qualifications include:

Thorough knowledge of administrative practices and business procedures along with solid proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and internet research.

Diplomatic and interpersonal skills

Strong communications skills, organizational skills, and problem solving skills needed

Ability to troubleshoot and enhance present processes

Flexibility and ability to handle diverse project administration responsibilities

Proficiency at creating and writing letters and have the ability to independently draft correspondence and prepare documents for distribution

Extreme attention to detail with a concern for order and quality

Experience with event and meeting planning and coordination for various activities, including dinners, events, special recognition and awards

Possess a customer service focus

Initiative, flexibility and sound judgment

Experience in a fast paced, dynamic environment

The ability to set priorities and balance competing demands

Strong project management skills

Ability to work calmly, independently and under pressure in a fast paced environment

Ability to work as a team player with an excellent can-do attitude

Exhibit excellent professionalism to all staff and external stakeholders on a consistent basis