Honored

Jerry Lehocky, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, presented the PAJ’s Murray S. Love Award to Temple University’s Beasley School of Law students Caroline N.J. Power and James E. Price.

Powers and Price won the award for earning the highest score in the national mock trial competition among Pennsylvania law schools.

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Lynne M. Abraham, former Philadelphia district attorney and current partner with Archer & Greiner, is set to receive the Community Leadership Award from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at its 42nd volunteer recognition luncheon.

The luncheon is scheduled for noon May 9 at the Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

About 900 active volunteers who dedicated 45,000 hours of service to 95 nonprofit agencies will also be honored.

For additional information, contact Bill England at 267-345-7787 or email wengland@kleinjcc.org.

Speakers

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Andrew K. Stutzman is serving as a panelist for "Legal Hot Topics: Changes in Consumer Mortgage Programs" today at the 2013 Commonwealth Housing Forum in Harrisburg.

The biannual forum is hosted by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and covers a variety of affordable housing topics.

Stutzman chairs Stradley Ronon’s mortgage and lending litigation practice group.

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Gregory M. Harvey, an attorney with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, was a speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute‘s "Controlling Speech in 2013 — Money, Politics and Power," a presentation that explored First Amendment legal issues, monitoring free speech and social media and the impacts on election law.

Harvey serves as senior counsel in the firm’s litigation department and is chair of its public election law practice

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Brian Calistri, chair of the general liability group at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, presented April 3 at DRI‘s 2013 Product Liability Conference in National Harbor, Md.

The presentation, "Product Packaging in Litigation: The Science and Human Factors Behind Consumer Product Packaging," addressed product warnings and human factors in the defense of products liability actions.

Calistri devotes his practice to the litigation and trial of general and products liability cases.

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Ballard Spahr partner Jean C. Hemphill spoke at Pennsylvania Bio‘s leadership panel program.

She discussed what the future holds for the American health system and what is likely to occur in access to care, reimbursement and overall sustainability of U.S. health care.

Additions

Jason W. Poore joined Capehart Scatchard‘s litigation department in the Mt. Laurel, N.J., office.

Poore focuses his practice in general litigation throughout the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Events

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is scheduled to celebrate its fourth anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

Awardees include Denise Foderaro Quattrone, a Philadelphia activist and philanthropist, and Innocence Project staff attorney Charlotte Whitmore, who was a clinical supervisor during the Innocence Project’s first four years and co-counsel on several pending cases.

For more information and to register, go to http://innocenceprojectpa.org.

Announcements

The Legal will be publishing a special magazine later this year in honor of its 170th anniversary, covering both the history of the legal profession in Pennsylvania and the newspaper’s history. To ensure an accurate representation of the oldest Pennsylvania-based law firms, contact Ben Seal at bseal@alm.com if your firm has been around for more than 100 years to share with us the year it was founded. •