Elected and Appointed

Partner Susan J. Smith of Williams Family Law joined the board of trustees of the Bucks County Historical Society, the private nonprofit organization charged with accumulating, preserving and decoding the records and tradition of Bucks County and the Delaware Valley location.

The historical society operates the Mercer Museum, Spruance Library, and Fonthill Museum and is the primary heir of the fabric and highbrow legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer. This includes a collection of gear and artifacts that illuminate the records of pre-industrial America.

The historical society is ruled through a volunteer board of individuals from the surrounding network.

Smith practiced family regulation as a divorce legal professional for over a quarter of a century. She is a past recipient of the Bucks County Bar Association’s Woman of the Year award.


Mira Baylson, counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and Donald Perelman, a member at Fine, Kaplan, and Black, were these days elected to the board of administrators of the Public Interest Law Center.

Baylson focuses on white-collar protection and investigations and complicated industrial litigation. Perelman has revealed in within the behavior of antitrust, magnificence motion and other complicated litigation.

The Public Interest Law Center makes use of excessive-impact criminal strategies to enhance the civil, social and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia area dealing with discrimination, inequality, and poverty. It makes use of litigation, community schooling, advocacy and organizing to comfy get admission to to essential assets and offerings.

Gawthrop Greenwood partner Stephen J. Olsen shared his insights in a recent presentation before the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges.

During the convention, Olsen co-presented on the essential prison problems surrounding Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act.

His course on “Medical Marijuana from the Ground Up” protected: development of modern scientific marijuana law and rules in Pennsylvania and the risks they present in warfare with federal law; requirements and rules governing scientific marijuana growers and dispensaries; expected boom of the cannabis enterprise in Pennsylvania; clinical marijuana problems that can bring about litigation for growers, investors, employers and households; the complexity of compliance necessities; due diligence on investing in the industry; navigating Department of Health hearings; employment issues; transactional troubles; municipal troubles that arise whilst coping with commercial enterprise, actual estate and zoning for scientific marijuana growers and dispensaries; and academic establishments accomplishing clinical studies.

“Lawyers and the Holocaust: An Ethical Exploration” is ready to observe the records and ethics of the prison career in Germany each previous to the ascension of the Nazi party in 1933 and all through the Nazi duration.

Examining the role of prison practitioners in Nazi Germany will underscore the reality that moral codes governing the prison profession can wreck down or be distorted with devastating consequences.

The program will cope with questions along with: What is the proper function of lawyers, judges and the law? What did the criminal career do to further or oppose the legal gadget for the duration of the Holocaust? What are some of the characteristics of those ethical challenges that can recur—in an exceptional form—inside the gift?

This interactive application will look at allowing and executing roles that professionals and companies performed in Nazi Germany as a means of showing the importance of professions in contemporary society.

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