Like the weather, our Chapter has been heating up! I’d like to start by thanking our members, sponsors, practice committee chairs, speakers, and planning committee for a successful In House Counsel Conference on April 25. We offered the most CLE opportunities and had the largest attendance yet at our new venue – the PA Convention Center. We appreciate all of the feedback, and are pleased that our members enjoyed the programming, networking opportunities, app, and new location. We also will continue to incorporate feedback into our planning for 2019. A special thanks to Pete Prinsen, our President-Elect, Chris Stewart and Joanne Ray, Chapter Administrators, and Dan Slawe, Treasurer, for their work on this event.
We also had a beautiful evening on the rooftop of the Free Library for our annual Spring Fling. The views, food, and music were spectacular! Thank you to those of you who attended and to our sponsors and planning committee for hosting this amazing event.
In May, we appreciated the opportunity to partner with ACC New Jersey for their CLE in Princeton. We plan to explore future opportunities to partner with NJ and other chapters in the future.
I would also like to welcome the interns and corporate participants to the Diversity Summer Corporate Internship Program, chaired by Sadeq Khan and Kim Jessum. This summer interns from area law schools are placed in 13 in-house law departments where they will have invaluable hands-on legal experience and networking opportunities. We thank the corporate hosts and Philadelphia Bar Foundation for their strong support of this program. Our interns are invited to all of our Chapter events this summer, so please introduce yourself and welcome them to the program!
Finally, a few of our Chapter Officers had the opportunity to attend the ACC Global Leadership Development Institute in May. We took away some great ideas for future Chapter programming that we plan to incorporate next year. We received very positive feedback and much interest from attendees regarding our events.
We have many CLE and networking events planned this summer. I would like to highlight the event that especially honors you – our members. Our annual Member Appreciation Night and Charity Softball Game is our recognition of members and sponsors for your support throughout the year. So please bring your families and join us for an evening of softball, family games, and delicious ballpark food at the Blue Rocks Ball Park in Wilmington, DE on July 19.
We hope to see you at an upcoming CLE, Meet Your Counterparts, and Women’s Networking Event this summer. If you are attending the ACC Global Corporate Counsel University on June 20-22, please join our Chapter at a morning fitness event and after-hours party on June 21 at City Tap House (registration required).
Thank you for your continued support. We welcome your feedback!
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