St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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Brehon Membership Form

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The Brehon Law Society will march in the 246th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

We will assemble between 17th and 18th on JFK Boulevard at 11:30 a.m.

Don’t forget the Parade is family-friendly, and children are welcome. So invite all your friends!

Our post-Parade party will be held at the Philopatrian, 1923 Walnut Street, immediately after the Parade.

We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

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St. Patrick’s Day Party – March 3, 2016

Published on February 24, 2016 by in Uncategorized



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Make a gift to Kevin Neary

Published on December 22, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Kevin Neary with friends and family at the Brehon Christmas Party

Kevin Neary with friends and family at the Brehon Christmas Party

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Brehon Christmas Party on December 16!

We had a fun night with the Irish Network and were delighted to raise some money to help Kevin Neary, a young man in our community who was shot and paralyzed in 2011. We were thrilled to welcome Kevin and his family at the party and wish him the very best for 2015!

Special thanks to everyone who bought raffle tickets and our sponsors Asterion and Veritext!

Many of our members have asked for a way to add a little extra to the funds we raised last week, so if you’d like to make a special gift to Kevin over the holidays, you can do so via the Paypal button below.

Happy Christmas Kevin Neary!

Thanks for all your support and generosity!

Nollaig shona daoibh!

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Judge DembePlease join the Brehon Law Society as we celebrate Judge Dembe’s many accomplishments at the unveiling of her portrait on September 18 at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall.

The Brehons are happy to be sponsors of Judge Dembe’s portrait, which will hang in Ceremonial Courtroom 653 in honor of all Judge Dembe has done to advance the legal profession.

We hope you will also consider making a contribution to Judge Dembe’s portrait.

You can make a contribution online or by mailing a check to the Brehon Law Society.

Please mark the check as being for Judge Dembe’s portrait.

We look forward to seeing you on September 18!

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Judge Marilyn HeffleyBrehon board member Marilyn Heffley was sworn in as a U.S. magistrate judge in April 2014.

The Brehon Law Society will host a celebratory luncheon on September 15 to kick off our year and to mark this special occasion.

We hope you will join us to congratulate Judge Heffley!

Tickets to this event are limited and must be purchased in advance.

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Date and time: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

Location: Davio’s, 111 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA


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Young Brehon Happy Hour – Aug 7, 2014

Published on August 7, 2014 by in Uncategorized


Brehon Law Society interns with Judge Cunningham

The Young Brehons are gathering for happy hour at Fergie’s on 12th and Sansom on Thursday, August 7 at 5 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet the three Irish students from Griffith College Dublin who are interning with the Brehon judges this summer.

I’d like to thank Judge Cunningham, Judge Lynn and Judge Powell for generously offering to host these students.

We look forward to welcoming many more.

So if you are feeling summery or just want to hear some Irish accents, please stop by and say hello!

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I’m delighted to confirm that the Brehon Law Society elected a new board of directors at yesterday’s meeting.

I’m sure you’ll all join me in thanking Judge Waters for his leadership over the past two years and wishing Judge Cunningham much success as the new president.

What with hosting Ireland’s prime minister in both Philadelphia and in Co. Mayo, we have set the bar high, but I know our new board is up to the challenge.

The Society will be somewhat quieter over the summer, as we take a break from general meetings. However, we will be hosting some planning meetings at the end of July and early August, so if you would like to be more involved, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Have a wonderful summer! And thanks once again for your support of the Brehons.

Directors for 2014-2016

Judge Charles J. Cunningham
Vice President
James J. Quinlan – Blank Rome
John P. Sullivan – Volpe and Koenig
Lindsay Heslin Eury – Law Office of Matthew I. Hirsch
Executive Committee
Eugene A. Bonner – Law Offices of Eugene A. Bonner
Dennis J. Butler – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel
John M. Corcoran
Maureen M. Farrell – Law Offices of Maureen Farrell
Judge Marilyn Heffley
Joseph T. Kelley Jr. – Kelley Partners
Robert F. Kelly – Holsten & Associates
Judge James M. Lynn
Theresa Flanagan Murtagh – Murtagh Bros.
Sean R. Sullivan
Kathleen D. Wilkinson – Wilson Elser
Judge Joseph C. Waters
Thomas M. Zaleski – U.S. Attorney’s Office

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Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

The Brehon Law Society and the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association are pleased to present a program on gender discrimination in the workplace.

A panel discussion that includes three of our members will explore why and how gender discrimination occurs, along with available legal remedies and defenses. Panelists will share some of their personals experiences and the audience is encouraged to give their opinions about creative solutions.  

Read more about the program here and click here to register online.

Thanks to Brehons Mary Platt, Kathleen Kirkpatrick and Maureen Farrell for putting this program together.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

12 p.m.

Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
10th Floor Board Room
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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