Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman was honored as a “Woman of Worth” by L’Oréal Paris for her work as the co-founder of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center.

Mission Kids is a local nonprofit that provides support for victims of child abuse.

Public online voting for the Women of Worth National Honoree is open through November 21 on The honoree with the most votes will be named the national honoree and win $25,000 for her charity.


The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel is hosting a luncheon CLE program at noon November 20 at the Philadelphia Racquet Club.

Earl Uehling and Jennifer Lynn Seme are offering a presentation on “Mandatory Arbitration Practice.” The price is $40 for PADC members and $75 for others. Lunch is included. For more information, call 800-734-0737.

U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter and Peter Vaira of Vaira & Riley are set to address the Federal Courts Committee on “Local Counsel and Adhering to Local Rules and Customs: Practical Problems and Legal Responsibility” at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Archer & Greiner, along with Marathon Engineering and Environmental Services Inc. and South Jersey Engineers, is hosting a seminar, “Weathering the Storm: Land Use Approval Process for Rebuilding Waterfront Homes and Businesses,” for those dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy at 6 p.m. MonNovember 19day, with a complimentary reception from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Sheraton Hotel, Two Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J.

To register, email or call 856-857-2783.

“Fever Drop?: What the Election Means for Health Reform,” a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Earle Mack School of Law and the School of Public Health at Drexel University, is set from 8 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Michael S. Karpoff, a partner with Hill Wallack, is set to speak at the “New Jersey Education: DCA Inspections” seminar, hosted by the Community Associations Institute‘s Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley chapters and sponsored by the firm, today at Kings Grant Open Space Association, 50 Landings Drive, Marlton, N.J.

Todd D. Kantorczyk, a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, is set to address the emerging air quality issues associated with natural gas development at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute program.

The seminar titled “The Environment and Natural Gas Development” is from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. November 28 at the Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, 10th floor, Suite 1010. The course has been approved for 4 CLE credits. For additional details and to register, visit

PHOTO CAPTION: Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young hosted the panel “Do’s and Don’ts of Working With In-House Counsel” on September 19 in Philadelphia. The panel, coordinated by the firm’s associate business development committee, featured former Stradley Ronon attorneys Lucia Sitar of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. and Pauline Scalvino of Vanguard, who discussed how to deal best with in-house counsel to improve client relations. Pictured, from left, are Sitar, Stradley Ronon associate Leslie Greenspan and Scalvino.