CLE Opportunity: GPLLA 2024 Institute: Keeping it Local


Although federal law often gets the headlines, state and local law have an enormous impact on our rights and everyday life. Join the Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association (GPLLA) on March 20 to hear a fantastic array of experts in state and local law discuss those laws' importance, their sources, and what to look for when researching them.

Attorneys are welcome to attend.  CLE credits are sponsored by Jenkins Law Library.

The schedule and registration information are below.

March 20, 2024 at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1200 Chestnut Street

11:30: Check-in and lunch

12:30: Welcome and a word from the Institute's sponsor (LexisNexis)

1:00: Panel 1: State Constitutional Law

  • Ellie Margolis, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Chip Becker, Kline & Specter; University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School (adjunct)
  • Michael Gonen, Duane Morris

1:45: Panel 2: Local and State Election Law

  • Andrew McGinley, Committee of Seventy
  • Brian Gordon, Gordon & Ashworth
  • Glenn Pasewicz, Joint State Government Commission
  • Yvonne Hursh, Joint State Government Commission

2:30: Break

2:45: Panel 3: Local Perspectives

  • Stephen Blazick, Reed Smith
  • Jonathan Liss, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law & Drexel University LeBow College of Business (adjunct)
  •  Bruce Hanes, Montgomery County Register of Wills (ret.)
  • Leah Mintz, Duane Morris

3:30: Pennsylvania Regulatory Law (presentation by the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau)


* GPLLA Members: $40

* Student/Transitional GPLLA Members: $25

* Non-members: $50

For more information or to register, please visit the registration page at

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