Chancellor’s Message
By Adam Laver, Esquire

The first quarter of my new term as Chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society has been an exciting one, which was kicked off by our wonderful Chanukah party chaired by Judge A. Michael Snyder at City Hall’s Conversation Hall and the Mayor’s Reception Room. If you have not had the opportunity, I urge you to view photos from the November 30, 2009 event. At the celebration, we presented the 2009 Benjamin F. Levy Community Service Award to our own Mayer Horowitz, Esquire, the founding president of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation.

Following a brief break to celebrate Chanukah and ring in 2010, on January 27, 2010, we hosted our annual professional networking event for young lawyers and Jewish law students from area law schools. The event was co-sponsored by Brandeis and the Jewish Graduate Student Network of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, and was probably our most well-attended and highly successful networking event to date. Thank you to Executive Committee Member Matthew Laver, Esquire for chairing the event and to Fox Rothschild for hosting us. Thank you, also, to the many Brandeis members – judges and lawyers – who took the time to lead break-out sessions, which afforded law students the opportunity to hear firsthand from practitioners and judges in diverse areas of practice. Special thanks to our guest speakers – the Honorable Pamela Pryor Dembe, President Judge Court of Common Please, and Sayde Ladov, Esquire, immediate past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. I encourage you to view photos from this event, as well.

Despite the near-record snowfall of early February, Brandeis events continued. On February 8, 2010, Brandeis members and friends gathered at the Vesper Club to hear Tom Klein, Esquire and Shanin Specter, Esquire discuss “Two Boys Divided by Fortune, United by Tragedy.” Brandies members were provided one hour of complimentary, substantive CLE at the event, which was enjoyed by all.

I am gratified by the willingness of Brandeis members to volunteer their time and talents to better our Society. Thank you to our Executive Committee and its many new members for all their hard work to date.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at our upcoming events, including our annual Stuart Agins, z”l Day of Service on March 25, 2010; our Yom HaShoah Commemoration on April 14, 2010; our annual Scholarship Award Luncheon on April 20, 2010; our Evening at the Theatre to see “Fiddler on the Roof” on June 3, 2010; and our exciting trip to Israel scheduled for June 13 through June 23, 2010. Information regarding all of these upcoming events can be accessed on our Web site, but please feel free to contact me directly for further information. Thank you for your continued support.

AUTHOR BIO: Adam Laver, Esquire is Chancellor of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society.

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