Philadelphia Bar Association's Chancellor's Reception to Answer Frigidity With Hand-to-Hand Warmth Tomorrow (Jan. 5)

Jan 04, 2010, 10:13 ET from Philadelphia Bar Association

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The city's deep freeze will get a warm-touch antidote when a record number of handshakes are exchanged at the Philadelphia Bar Association's annual Chancellor's Reception tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 5) welcoming Scott F. Cooper as the Association's 83rd Chancellor, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut Streets.

This is the event at which even the city's busiest and most successful legal luminaries patiently wait in a long line to wish their leader and each other good luck in the year ahead.

At times, the line of well-wishers will flow through the ballroom foyer, around corridors, past meeting rooms and down to the escalator that leads guests up to the ballroom level. But Cooper, who leads the Association through 2010, won't be complaining even though he'll be at the head of the line the whole time pumping as many as 13 hands per minute.

Cooper, a partner at Blank Rome LLP, is enthusiastically looking forward to the event. "Every year, this is one of my two favorite days on the Bar Association's calendar," Cooper said. "Our gathering together is one of our most important and time-honored traditions. In this hi-tech and e-mail-driven age, it is more important than ever that we meet face-to-face as one Association. This gathering of lawyers and judges -- of all disciplines and experience -- is truly unique to Philadelphia."

SOURCE Philadelphia Bar Association