PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia will host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Memorial Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 17 from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 237 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA. Immediately following the breakfast will be a Day of Service Mediation Program co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association at the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School, 2601 South 58th St. Middle school students will be taught how to resolve conflict through non-violent means by engaging in various real-life role-playing exercises.
The honorees at this year's breakfast include: Zane D. Memeger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, recipient of the Honorable William F. Hall Award; Teresa Bryce, President of Radian Guaranty, recipient of the Women of Distinction Award; Stakeholders, Inc., recipient of the Outstanding Organization Award; and Thomas O. Fitzpatrick, a partner in Fitzpatrick & Long, LLC, recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Werten Bellamy, President of Stakeholders, Inc., will present the keynote address at the breakfast. The event will also feature remarks by Barristers' Association of Philadelphia President Sherman Toppin and Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Rudolph Garcia.
The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Mediation Program takes place from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This year, the Mediation Program has the additional goal of training participating students to act as Peer Mediators for the school and to aid their fellow students in non-violent conflict resolution. Local attorneys volunteer to provide the mediation training.
Established in 1950, The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc.'s purpose – then and now – has been to address the professional needs and development of Black lawyers in the City of Philadelphia through programs such as seminars, cultural events and publications.
Founded in 1802, the 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States and Pennsylvania's largest local bar association. As such, it is a keystone in the ongoing developments of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania legal systems.
SOURCE Philadelphia Bar Association