Speakers

Pond Lehocky partner Jerry Lehocky participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s CLE, "Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation 2013," on April 9.

Lehocky provided insight from the remote claimant’s perspective and discussed how matters such as medical bills, benefit coordination, communication and settlements are handled when the claimant is far away and outside of Pennsylvania.

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Joanne D. Sommer was a guest lecturer at Rider University‘s Graduate School of Education.

Her presentation to graduate students in school psychology and behavioral analysis covered the legal analysis of psychoeducational evaluations and the role of the psychologist at special-education due process hearings.

Sommer is a member of Eastburn and Gray‘s education and school law section, as well as the employment and discrimination and litigation practice areas.

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Terry Mutchler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records, is scheduled to be one of the presenters at the "What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meetings" seminar July 30 in Philadelphia.

Additions

Helene Leone rejoined Earp Cohn as of counsel to the firm.

She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and Ohio.

Leone concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate, commercial and general business representations.

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Elizabeth S. Fenton and Michael Stutman joined the Philadelphia office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry.

Fenton, a shareholder, litigates, arbitrates and tries cases involving business torts, joint venture dissolutions, and corporate governance disputes.

Stutman, senior counsel in the real estate and corporate departments, focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, real estate finance, commercial transactions and corporate law.

Elected and Appointed

Thomas Chapin, chief investment officer of Mill Creek Capital Advisors; Zachary R. Davis, a shareholder with Stevens & Lee; and Michael J. Hynes, a partner with Faruqi & Faruqi, were recently elected to the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia‘s board of directors.

Albert S. Dandridge III, a partner with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis; Jonea Price, an associate at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby; and Elizabeth Oquendo, an attorney at the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, were elected ex officio members to the law center’s board of directors.

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The Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania re-elected its officers April 1.

The board unanimously re-elected James E. McErlane as chair, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus as vice chair and Magisterial District Judge Jayne F. Duncan of Lancaster County as secretary.

McErlane is a senior partner at Lamb McErlane and specializes in banking and finance, real estate, municipal law and governmental regulations.

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young senior consultant John Saler was elected to the board of trustees of the Academy of Music.

Saler also serves on the Philadelphia Orchestra Association‘s board of directors.

Saler, chair of Stradley Ronon’s government and public affairs practice group, provides strategic advice to clients in the areas of legislative and executive branch lobbying, business development, procurement, issues management and business-to-government outreach.

Events

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania is set to premiere a short video montage to introduce the public to "The Senior Judges Oral History Project."

The montage consists of excerpts from candid interviews with 12 of the courts’ longest-tenured judges.

The premiere is at 4 p.m. today at the Municipal Court Conference Center (10th floor of the Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia).

The documentary will also be uploaded to YouTube after the premiere. •