PADC Presents Young Lawyer Program

Almost 50 Philadelphia lawyers attended PADC's May 9 Seventh Annual Young Lawyers Program at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel. Entitled "A Young Lawyer's Guide to Litigating in Today's World", attendees heard presentations on changes to the Philadelphia CCP affecting civil defemse practice and advice for dealing wth difficult attorneys during discovery.

Philadelphia Bar Organizations And Philadelphia CCP Unite To Provide Answers In Face Of Cyberattack

As we are all aware, the Philadelphia court system has been the subject of a cyber-attack. We are aware that our respective members all have questions and we have met with Judge New and Judge Allen to obtain answers to some of those questions. This memorandum reflects the results of that meeting and is being circulated with Judge New’s and Judge Allen’s consent.

PADC Members Co-Author Products Liability Jury Instructions and Article

The Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s attached April edition of Counterpoint contains the most recent version of the proposed Product Liability Suggested Standard Jury Instructions, which have been sent to all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania judges. Counterpoint also contains a related article entitled “Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overrules Azzarello, Only to Have PBI Suggested Jury Instructions Continue To Seek Azzarello’s Reinstatement (Volume 3 – Updates and Addenda to Proper Suggested Standard Jury Instructions)”. Representatives of PDI and PADC worked closely together on these. PADC members Jim Beck, Bill Ricci, Scott Toomey and Dennis Zienba co-authored them. We ask that you distribute a copy of the instructions to all persons in your firms who handle Product Liability cases for their review and use. Thank you gentlemen for your hard work on these.