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Gaetan J. Alfano is a member of the esteemed community of Philadelphia lawyers. A consummate professional, he is leading the Philadelphia Bar Association through 2016 to secure a bright future for the Association and its membership.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee is inviting interested parties to submit comments regarding proposed amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 1925, with corollary amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 905 and 1922. The proposed amendments are intended to address concerns that have arisen since the 2007 amendments to Rule 1925. Comments may be provided to the Committee and are due October 21, 2016.
At its September meeting, the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors passed a resolution opposing Pennsylvania House Bill 1885, Printer’s No. 3075. This bill has many shortcomings, including the imposition of strict liability on “Sanctuary Cities” for the acts of individuals not lawfully in the United States.
The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners has agreed to reciprocity with New Jersey for bar admissions. This has been a longstanding goal of the Philadelphia Bar Association and will benefit Philadelphia practitioners. On April 25, 2016, Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano wrote to the executive director of the Board of Law Examiners urging the Board to approve reciprocity with New Jersey.
To lift Philadelphians out of poverty and increase safety in the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will host a free city-wide expungement clinic in partnership with the Mayor's Office, the Office of the District Attorney and Community Legal Services.
The Board of Governors will meet on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the 10th Floor Board Room at the Philadelphia Bar Association.
In light of the recent events in Tulsa, Okla. and elsewhere throughout the country, Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association today issued the following statement…
Chancellor Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor-Elect Deborah R. Gross and Vice Chancellor Mary F. Platt today sent a strongly worded letter to Pennsylvania House Urban Affairs Committee Chairs Scott A. Petri and Thomas R. Caltagirone expressing the Philadelphia Bar Association's opposition to House Bill 1715, which would reduce the time for evictions of residential tenants after entry of Judgment of Possession from twenty-one days to eleven days.
Gaetan J. Alfano, Chancellor of the 12,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association, was interviewed by NBC10's Rosemary Connors regarding gifts given to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and proposed legislation calling for a ban on gifts to public officials and employees.