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On December 14, 2005 by Schnader in Labor and Employment


Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


December 14, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA – Over the past several weeks, a talented assortment of Schnader attorneys have participated as panel members, in educational forums and offered lectures or classes on fundamental areas of the law.  These events showcased the exceptional skill, sound judgment and dedication to public service that has long been the hallmark of a Schnader attorney.

On November 3, 2005, Dr. Stephen J. Anderer was invited to give a presentation entitled, “Psychology for Family Court Judges: Overview of the DSM-IV-TR,” to the judges of the Family Court Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  The Family Court has also invited Dr. Anderer to return and make a second presentation to the group regarding litigants appearing before the court who may have personality disorders.  Mr. Anderer is a member of the Family Law Department at Schnader, and has a doctorate in clinical psychology in addition to his J.D.  His practice is focused primarily around issues arising from domestic relations issues, such as child custody matters, the mental health aspects of divorce, psychological damages and civil competency determination.

Lauren Sorrentino, an associate in Schnader’s Family Law Department, was the course organizer and moderator for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute program entitled: “Protection from Abuse in Philadelphia County,” which included a panel discussion featuring three Philadelphia judges.  He course was held November 29, 2005.  Ms. Sorrentino is co-chair of the Domestic Violence Committee of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

On December 2, 2005, Meredith Brennan was the co-course organizer and co-moderator for a Pennsylvania Bar Institute program entitled: “Preventing Procedural Pitfalls at the Prothy’s – Practical Tips from the Clerk of Family Court, Mark Alleva.” Ms. Brennan is an associate in Schnader’s Family Law Department, and serves as co-chair of the Divorce and Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Prior to joining Schnader, she served as an intern in the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, served as an intern at the National Organization of Women Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York and volunteered at the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia.

On December 2, 2005, Elizabeth K. Ainslie and Samuel W. Silver participated in Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s: “Developing and Presenting Your Case: A Case Study of ‘A Few Good Men.'” The course – using the movie ‘A Few Good Men’ as a guide – was designed to highlight the essential steps of preparing a case for trial, including: the initial case analysis, witness preparation, client interviews, hostile witness interviews, trial prep, openings, direct examination and cross examination. Ms. Ainslie is a member of the firm’s Litigation Services Department and focuses her practice on criminal defense, corporate compliance, government investigations, health care law, and RICO litigation. Mr. Silver is chair of the firm’s Litigation Services Department. His practice includes general civil litigation, with a concentration in product liability matters. He also handles litigation concerning health care, securities, banking and insurance coverage and intellectual property disputes.

Schnader attorneys Marilyn Kutler, Stewart Weintraub, and William Maffucci participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 9th Annual Real Estate Institute, which was conducted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on December 6th and 7th. The two-day session offered a comprehensive discussion regarding every aspect of real estate law, including : land use, landlord/tenant, environmental, construction, title insurance, and financing. Ms. Kutler is one of the four members of the Institute’s Planning Team, and moderated the plenary session concerning Cira Centre. Mr. Weintraub participated in a session entitled: “KOZs and KOEZs: How Do Keystone Opportunity Zones and Expansion Zones Really Work in PA?” Mr. Maffucci conducted a seminar entitled: “Resolving Boundary Disputes: Where is the Line Really Drawn?”

On December 7, 2005, Jerry Tanenbaum spoke to educators, other school professionals, and parents in Madison, New Jersey His presentation, entitled: “Bullying in the Schools,” focused on the legal obligations of a school district when faced with student-on-student harassment, and the legal basis for such obligations. Issues discussed included: when a district can be held liable for student-to-student bullying, and what a district should be doing with respect to preventing and remedying bullying. On December 7, 2005, Jerry was recognized in The Legal Intelligencer’s “People In The News” column for speaking at “The Right to Learn” conference, sponsored by Haddonfield (NJ) Public Schools. Jerry gave a talk titled “Rights to Special Education,” in which he discussed the legal rights of parents with special needs children and the rights of the children themselves when it comes to obtaining a full and meaningful education. Mr. Tanenbaum also made a presentation in Haddonfield on December 13 on the legal aspects of student bullying and harassment in public schools. Mr. Tanenbaum practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on litigation related to employment discrimination, intellectual property, contract and education law. Mr. Tanenbaum is currently the chair of the Haddonfield Committee for Children with Special Learning Needs and a past volunteer for the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates.

For more information, contact Caroline M. Brobeil, Public Relations Manager for the firm (see contact information above).

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