Archive: Philadelphia Bar Association

Eileen Murphy Gets the Chair!

  We’re very proud of Eileen Murphy, who took over as the Philadelphia Bar Association Family Law Section Chair on December 7, following in Joni Berner (1994), Margaret Klaw (2002) and Megan Watson’s (2012) footsteps…. Read More

Posted: December 7th, 2020

Cirko v. Commissioner of SSA

At the heart of Cirko is that claimants have statutory rights to due process hearings before an ALJ with a valid appointment and that harm is presumed from the fact that they did not have a hearing before a properly appointed officer.

Posted: May 11th, 2020

Philadelphia Legal Name Change Clinic and CLE

BKW attorney Phillip Sylvester attended the Philadelphia Bar Association’s February 1, 2020 legal name change continuing legal education course and clinic that followed immediately thereafter. The course was taught by the Bar Association’s LGBTQ Committee… Read More

Impact of the ACA on Family Law Cases

Megan E. Watson, The Legal Intelligencer (online) Lately, my email inbox has been inundated with CLE and webinar offerings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Most focus on an employer’s obligation. As a family lawyer,… Read More

Stephanie Stecklair – Public Interest Law Student Award Winner

Stephanie Stecklair, who began with BKW as an administrative assistant and now works for us as a law clerk, received one of the Philadelphia Bar Association Public Interest Section’s Annual Law Student Awards for pro… Read More

BKW Pledges to “Go Green”

Berner Klaw & Watson was recognized as one of the first signers of the Bar’s Sustainability Pledge in the August issue of the Philadelphia Bar Reporter. From the pledge: As members of the Philadelphia Bar… Read More