Co-Chairs: Jonathan Broder (, Carl Schneider (, Fred Strober (  

A new connection group for our many lawyers. Programming will be educational, entertaining, and fun, giving our lawyers an opportunity to strengthen their ties with RS and each other. The group will provide opportunities for volunteers to engage in pro-bono activities supporting deserving individuals or organizations.  

Free CLE on the New PA Pardon Process
Monday, January 27 from 12:00-1:30pm

Brandeis Law Society, in partnership with Lawyers (the lawyers’ pro bono committee of Congregation Rodeph Shalom), hosts a 90-minute CLE on the Pennsylvania pardon process and application, which has been greatly simplified since our first training in September 2018.

The Board of Pardons is now recommending 87% of the pardon applications they hear, and there are 100,000 low-income Philadelphians who could benefit, if they could just get the forms fully filled out and their stories told well. EVERY attorney can help do this, so bring a colleague. Volunteers are only being asked to help fill out the forms, not to represent them after the application has been filed.

The program will be presented by Tobey Oxholm, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, which has pre-screened the clients for their likelihood of success before the Board. The program is free; lunch is provided. Must volunteer to take a case in order to get CLE credit. More Info: