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Judge KeoghLongtime member of the Brehons, Judge D. Webster Keogh has entered senior status on the bench, and we would like to honor his service by donating his portrait to the courtroom.

I hope you can help us by making a contribution to Judge Keogh’s portrait fund.

Your gift will ensure that Judge Keogh’s contribution to the legal community and to the Brehon Law Society is properly recognized by all who enter the courts.

The unveiling of the portrait is scheduled for June 12 in Ceremonial Courtroom 653, City Hall.

Please help us honor Judge Keogh on this proud occasion.

You can send checks payable to the Brehon Law Society to 1628 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Just make sure you note that it is for Judge Keogh’s portrait.

Or make a contribution online here.

Thanks so much for your continuing support!

And save the date of June 12 for the unveiling!

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Lost Laws of Ireland coverGeneral Meeting -

April 15, 2014 at 6 p.m.

The Brehon Law Society is delighted to welcome Catherine Duggan, a San Francisco lawyer and expert on the medieval laws of Ireland – also known as the Brehon laws, and how our Society derived its name.

Catherine will discuss these ancient laws from a modern perspective, exploring how concepts such as equality and the process of law were developed.

Date and time:
Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m.

Location:
The Philopatrian, 1923 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

This event is free and open to the public. 
Invite all your friends and introduce them to the Brehon laws and the Brehon Law Society.

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Just a quick reminder that advance ticket sales for our party end today at 6:30 p.m.

Please, please, please register in advance.
It makes my life so much easier!
And you get to take advantage of our discounted ticket price too.

I’ve just ordered the keg of Guinness – thanks Dan Beaty ofSpecial Counsel - Tullamore Dew will be offering a special tasting, we’ll have traditional Irish cocktail sausages and other tasty food, and music by the John Byrne Band, who has just sold out World Cafe Live, so you know he’s fantastic.

It’s going to be a great night, so I hope you’ll join us.

And don’t forget to sign up for the Parade and Judge Lynn’s annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

All the details are below.

See you tomorrow!

Siobhan

St. Patrick’s Day Party - 
Wed, Mar 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The Brehon Law Society is delighted to partner with the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association to host a special St. Patrick’s Day party.

As always, we will have great music – this time provided by the John Byrne Band - great food, and great times.

Tickets are only $35 in advance.
So book your tickets today!

As always, we’d like to thank our very generous sponsors for their support of this event:
Forensic Resolutions
Magna Legal Services
Trinet

St. Patrick’s Day Parade -
Sun, Mar 16 at 11:30 a.m.

The Brehon Law Society will march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16.

We are meeting at 11:30 a.m. at 17th and JFK. 

We had a fantastic turnout last year and we’re hoping to do that again this year.

Please join us to celebrate your Irish heritage. It’s the most important event of our year.

And don’t forget, all marchers will be invited to our post-Parade party at the Philo, which is always great craic.

To make sure we have enough food and drink for the Parade and the party, please RSVP to me.
Judge Lynn’s Annual Breakfast
Mon, Mar 17 at 7:30 a.m.

Judge Lynn will host his 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast on Monday, March 17 at the Plough and the Stars.

It’s my favourite way to kick off a day of celebrating.
There will be music, songs, dancing – don’t forget your party piece!

Tickets are $25 and include breakfast. And it’s just around the corner from the flag-raising at the Irish Memorial.

You don’t want to miss this.

The Story of Duffy’s Cut -
Thu, March 20 at 6 p.m.

I know everyone is focused on St. Patrick’s Day and rightly so, but the Consulate General of Ireland is partnering withInternational House of Philadelphia to offer a special screening of Death on the Railroad – a documentary about the murders at Duffy’s Cut.

The producer of the film, Dave Farrell, will be in town to talk about the documentary and the brothers Watson, who discovered the bodies, will also be on hand to answer your questions.

This is a hugely important part of our Irish Philadelphian story and I strongly urge you to attend.

Best of all, the program is free. But seats are limited, so please register in advance.

Date: Thursday, March 20
Location: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Schedule:
6 p.m.  Reception
7 p.m.  Documentary showing, followed by Q&A

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Buy tickets online here!

The Brehon Law Society 

and the

Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association

invite you to a

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Wednesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The Philopatrian

1923 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Traditional Irish drinks and hors d’oeuvres

Live music by the John Byrne Band

Singers and musicians welcome!

Tickets are $35 in advance

 or $40 at the door.

The Brehon Law Society thanks our sponsors:

magnalogo

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March Events with the Brehons

Published on February 25, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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March is almost upon us – there are only 19 days to St. Patrick’s Day!As always, the Brehons will be celebrating in style.

And in case you can’t decide which parties to attend, I’ve made you a cheat sheet of the very best ones below.

Make sure you join us at a couple of events  - and bring your friends too.

St. Patrick’s Day Party - 
Wed, Mar 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The Brehon Law Society is delighted to partner with the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association to host a special St. Patrick’s Day party.

As always, we will have great music – this time provided by the John Byrne Band - great food, and great times.

Tickets are only $35 in advance.
So book your tickets today!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade -
Sun, Mar 16 at 11 a.m.

The Brehon Law Society will march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 16.We are meeting at 11 a.m. on JFK. 
I’ll send out precise details closer to the date.

We had a fantastic turnout last year and we’re hoping to do that again this year.

Please join us to celebrate your Irish heritage. It’s the most important event of our year.

And don’t forget, all marchers will be invited to our post-Parade party, which is always great craic.

To make sure we have enough food and drink for the Parade and the party, please RSVP to me.

Judge Lynn’s Annual Breakfast
Mon, Mar 17 at 7:30 a.m.

Judge Lynn will host his 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast on Monday, March 17 at the Plough and the Stars.

It’s my favourite way to kick off a day of celebrating.
There will be music, songs, dancing – don’t forget your party piece!

Tickets are $25 and include breakfast. And it’s just around the corner from the flag-raising at the Irish Memorial.

You don’t want to miss this.

Look how much fun everyone had last year.

 

And that is not all …

Thurs, Mar 13 at 3 p.m.
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will lay a wreath at City Hall in honor of the Irish contributions to Philadelphia.

Thurs, Mar 13 at 5:30 p.m.
The Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade will host its annual dinner at the Doubletree Hotel.

Fri, Mar 14 at 12 p.m.
The Irish Society will host a toast to St. Patrick at Finnigan’s Wake.

Fri, Mar 14 at 7 p.m.
John Byrne and No Irish Need Apply will play at World Cafe Live.

Sat, Mar 15 at 5:30 p.m.
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick will host its annual banquet at the Union League.

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February events with the Brehons

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General Meeting and CLE -
Tues, Feb 18 at 6 p.m.

The next general meeting of the Brehon Law Society will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at McGillin’s Olde Ale House.

We are delighted to welcome Phil Greene, trademark and internet counsel for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Phil will talk about setting up the Marine Corps trademark licensing program, helping earn over $5 million in royalty revenue for the Marines.

Phil is also an expert on cocktails, and is one of the founders of the American Cocktail Museum, as well as author of a book on Ernest Hemingway and his drinking habits.

I know we have a number of Marines among our members, so I hope you will all brave the cold weather for this excellent program.

We will offer one CLE credit at the discounted price of $10 for Brehon members.

So if you haven’t joined yet, today is the day.

You can reserve your place online, or pay on the door on Tuesday.

Date: Tuesday, February 18 at 6 p.m.

Location: McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Drury Lane, Philadelphia

Dancing Like A Star -
Fri, Feb 21 at 7 p.m.

Tom and his partner MaryAnnJust over a week to go before Brehon Tom Ivory takes to the floor to raise money for the Delco Gaels, the largest Gaelic sports club in the country.

It’s always a wonderful event and is a great opportunity to support young people in our community.
I hope you will join us.

Tickets are only $40 and include dinner.

You can buy tickets online here. Be quick – they are almost sold out!

And make sure you pick Tom Ivory as the dancer you are supporting.

Fundraiser for Sean Sullivan -
Thurs, Feb 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Sean Sullivan is running for State Representative of the 175th district in Philadelphia.

He will be hosting a fundraiser at The Black Sheep on Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.

If you don’t already know Sean, this is a great chance for you to meet him and talk about his vision for a better Philadelphia.

You can find out more about Sean’s campaign – and sign up to volunteer – on his website.

St Patrick’s Day Art Competition

Calling all parents!

The Consulate General of Ireland in New York is hosting its annual art competition, open to all children aged 6-16.

Prizes include a chance to march in the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a masterclass with Philadelphia artist Rob Berry, who is currently working on a graphic novel of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our CLE on Joyce on Tuesday. It was a great night and I hope you all enjoyed it.

As we head into the Thanksgiving holidays, I just wanted to remind you that our Christmas party is just around the corner.

Please help me out by registering in advance for your favorite Christmas party of the year.  Full details are below and here!

2014 Membership Renewal

Yes, it’s that time of year again!
I’m working on sending out the membership renewal letters for 2014.
Keep an eye on the mail just after Thanksgiving.

If you would like to protect against inflation and sign up for 2014 now, we are offering a discount on your annual membership.
That’s right, anyone who sends in their dues before December 31, 2013 can rejoin at the old rate of $105 per year.

A complete bargain if you consider all the fun events and discounted CLEs we offer.

But hurry! New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it.

Take advantage of your discount today!

2013 Christmas Party -
December 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for our 2013 Christmas party on December 5, 2013.

This year, we will celebrate at Bistro St. Tropez at 2400 Market St.

Our favorite musicians, John McGillian and Dave Cohen, will provide the tunes, we’ll have some delicious food and a premium open bar.
The party is always a good time, so invite your friends!

Tickets are only $50 – but we are giving a discount to people who buy their tickets in advance.

So buy your tickets today!

And as always, special thanks to the sponsors of our Christmas party:
Asterion and Veritext.
They come through for us each year, and we always grateful.

Tribute to Brendan Boyle -
Tuesday, November 26 at 5:30 p.m.

As I am sure you all know, local representative Brendan Boyle is now running for Congress.

Several Irish community leaders, including John Dougherty, Mike Driscoll and Mike McAllister, are hosting a tribute for him at Finnigan’s Wake on Tuesday, November 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $50.

This is your chance to find out where Brendan stands on the issues that are important to you and the Irish community.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving and see you all at the Christmas party.

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Christmas Party – December 5, 2013

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Tickets are on sale now!

 

Celebrate the holiday season with the

Brehon Law Society

at our annual Christmas party.

 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

5:30 – 8:30 PM

 

Bistro St. Tropez

2400 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA

 

Premium Open Bar

Live Music

Hors d’Oeuvres

 

Tickets: $50 per person

($40 in advance)

 

The Brehon Law Society thanks its sponsors:

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Chad RutkowskiHow many of you have thought about reading Joyce’s Ulysses and given up after Chapter One?

This is the CLE for you.

Chad Rutkowski of Woodcock Washburn is involved in an incredible project to turn Ulysses into a graphic novel that you can read on your iPad. Literature in comic book form – how awesome is that?

Turns out there are more than a few copyright issues in the burgeoning field of digital humanities, which Chad will discuss in the context of this unique and Philadelphia-based project.

Artist Robert Berry will also join us for the meeting.

Register for the CLE online - and you can renew your membership for next year at the same time!

2014 is the 100th anniversary of Joyce’s Dubliners – so get a head start on your Joyce studies and pick up a copy of the Ulysses app too. It is well worth it.

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General Meeting – October 15, 2013

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David MurphyJoin the Brehon Law Society at our next general meeting.

DATEOctober 15, 2013

TIME: 6 PM

LOCATION: McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, PA

We will be joined by David Murphy, the Phillies beat writer at the Daily News.

No registration is necessary! See you on October 15.

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