On November 26, 2007, the newly-formed Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit (3cba) held its opening reception in the Edward R. Becker Lobby of the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in February 2007, the 3cba consists of more than 600 individual members and 18 founding firm members, including Schnader. Individual founding firm members from Schnader include: Judge Arlin Adams, Judge Tim Lewis, Bruce Merenstein, Carl Solano, Deena Jo Schneider, Paul Titus, Ralph Wellington and Nancy Winkelman, who is also the Association’s first president.
At the reception, Nancy spoke about the 3cba’s mission and welcomed the newest members of the Court – Judge Michael A. Chagares, Judge Thomas M. Hardiman, and Judge Kent A. Jordan. Judge Adams, Deena Jo Schneider, Carl Solano, Dennis Suplee, Denny Shupe and Ralph Wellington also attended the event.