2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Special Event
Wednesday, December 4,2019
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ERIE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING & MEMBER APPRECIATION COCKTAIL PARTY

2:00 p.m. Registration
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2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Effective Legal Writing – The Judicial Perspective

$70 (ECBA members)
$90 (non-members)

1.5 hour Substantive CLE

Speakers
The Honorable Susan P. Baxter
The Honorable Richard A. Lanzillo
The Honorable Stephanie Domitrovich

Moderator
David F. Dieteman, M.A., J.D. Associate Professor at Penn State Behrend

Come hear a panel of local judges provide legal writing tips and pointers based on their vast experience and perspective. Our law professor moderator will focus our panel on what they believe constitutes effective and well-written briefs, memos, motions, complaints, and other legal filings. Be prepared to learn the “goods” that will elevate your legal writing skills!
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3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Transfer break
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4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Avoiding Legal Malpractice

$47 (ECBA members)

$60 (non-members)

1 hour Ethics CLE

Speakers

Amy J. Coco, Esquire - Weinheimer Haber & Coco, P.C. - Pittsburgh, PA
Sandy Niespodzianski, Esquire - USI Affinity - Pittsburgh, PA

Through the Pennsylvania Bar Association Insurance Program, advised and administered by USI Affinity, you have the ability to gain valuable malpractice avoidance information and earn up to a 7.5% discount on your malpractice insurance. The discount will be pro-rated based on the number of attorneys in the firm who attend the program. The discount does not apply to part-time policies.
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5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Social “Hour”/Open Bar

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Membership Business Meeting Including the Portrait Unveiling of the Honorable John P. Garhart by Honorable John J. Trucilla
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Moment of silence, remembering members who passed away in 2019
• Approval of the Minutes of the last membership meeting
• Report of the Treasurer (Matthew B. Wachter)
• Proposed 2020 Budget (Valerie H. Kuntz, Budget & Finance Chair)
• Nominating Committee Report (Eric J. Purchase, Immediate Past President)
• Recognitions
• PBA Pro Bono Award
• 50-Year Awards: Edward W. Goebel, Jr., T. Warren Jones, W. Edward McEllroy, Dennis F. Sterrett
• AKT 5K Run/Walk Law Firm Participant Referral Award
• Departing Board Members: Joseph P. Martone, Frances A. McCormick, Eric J. Purchase, Matthew B. Wachter and William C. Wagner
• Portrait Unveiling
• Report of the President by Bradley K. Enterline
• Introduction of George Joseph, 2020 President; Comments

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Member Appreciation Cocktail Party - “Thank you” for being a member of the Erie County Bar Association!

PLEASE NOTE PRICING IF ATTENDING BOTH SEMINARS
$117 (ECBA MEMBER) 
$150 (NONMEMBER)

Registration Cost: See Registration Form For Details