Philadelphia Bar Association Hosts Law Day Naturalization Ceremony One Day After Application Deadline

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Philadelphia Bar Association

    PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh on the heels of the deadline
 for illegal immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, the Philadelphia Bar
 Association will host a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, at
 10:30 a.m. at which approximately 35 people from 12 different countries will
 become permanent, legal U.S. residents.  The ceremony, which occurs on Law Day
 2001 and is just one event in a week-long celebration of Law Week, will be
 held at the U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Market Streets.
     "We are reminded once again of the value of U.S. citizenship and are
 honored to celebrate our freedoms with the newest members of our national
 family," said Carl S. Primavera, Esq., Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar
 Association.  "It is their many skills and abundance of enthusiasm that will
 continue to make this great country thrive."
     Rayman L. Solomon, Dean and Professor of Law at Rutgers University School
 of Law in Camden, will be the guest speaker for the ceremony.  Prior to
 joining the Rutgers team, he worked at Northwestern University School of Law
 and the American Bar Foundation.
     Additional remarks will be made by the Association's Chancellor-elect,
 Allan H. Gordon, Esq.  Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S. District Court for
 the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will preside over the ceremony.
     Josie Hyman of Overbrook High School and Lauren Frazier of Abraham Lincoln
 High School will each receive the Edward F. Chacker Scholarship Award and will
 read their winning essays.  Each student will receive a $1,000 check made out
 to the college or university that she will attend in the Fall.
     In celebration of Law Week, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young
 Lawyers Division (YLD) is hosting events throughout the week.  Members of the
 YLD will go into classrooms to speak with students about being a lawyer and
 will also pair with doctors to speak with students about the legal and medical
 implications of drugs.  In addition, the Bar Association will be hosting a Law
 Fair on Wednesday, at the Shops at Liberty Place, from noon to 2 p.m., at
 which free legal advice, Kid IDs and information about free health insurance
 for children will be available.  For more information, call the Bar
 Association at (215) 238-6300, or visit the Web site at
 www.philadelphiabar.org.
 
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    PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh on the heels of the deadline
 for illegal immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, the Philadelphia Bar
 Association will host a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, at
 10:30 a.m. at which approximately 35 people from 12 different countries will
 become permanent, legal U.S. residents.  The ceremony, which occurs on Law Day
 2001 and is just one event in a week-long celebration of Law Week, will be
 held at the U.S. Courthouse at 6th and Market Streets.
     "We are reminded once again of the value of U.S. citizenship and are
 honored to celebrate our freedoms with the newest members of our national
 family," said Carl S. Primavera, Esq., Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar
 Association.  "It is their many skills and abundance of enthusiasm that will
 continue to make this great country thrive."
     Rayman L. Solomon, Dean and Professor of Law at Rutgers University School
 of Law in Camden, will be the guest speaker for the ceremony.  Prior to
 joining the Rutgers team, he worked at Northwestern University School of Law
 and the American Bar Foundation.
     Additional remarks will be made by the Association's Chancellor-elect,
 Allan H. Gordon, Esq.  Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S. District Court for
 the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will preside over the ceremony.
     Josie Hyman of Overbrook High School and Lauren Frazier of Abraham Lincoln
 High School will each receive the Edward F. Chacker Scholarship Award and will
 read their winning essays.  Each student will receive a $1,000 check made out
 to the college or university that she will attend in the Fall.
     In celebration of Law Week, the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young
 Lawyers Division (YLD) is hosting events throughout the week.  Members of the
 YLD will go into classrooms to speak with students about being a lawyer and
 will also pair with doctors to speak with students about the legal and medical
 implications of drugs.  In addition, the Bar Association will be hosting a Law
 Fair on Wednesday, at the Shops at Liberty Place, from noon to 2 p.m., at
 which free legal advice, Kid IDs and information about free health insurance
 for children will be available.  For more information, call the Bar
 Association at (215) 238-6300, or visit the Web site at
 www.philadelphiabar.org.
 
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