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Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association Twinning Relationship and Exchange Program 20th Anniversary Conference & Networking Reception April 20-22, 2017
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About the Conference

Join us for the Lyon-Philadelphia Bar Association 20th Anniversary Conference & Networking Reception on April 20-22, 2017, a unique networking, educational and cultural gathering celebrating 20 years of the successful "twinning" relationship between the Philadelphia and Lyon bar associations, exemplified by the annual exchange of lawyer interns between the two cities.


Thursday, April 20, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

  • Welcome Reception in Conversation Hall at Philadelphia's City Hall, with greetings by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia Commerce Director Harold Epps and Secretary of Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Dennis Davin (invited). Guests include a broad representation of leaders in commerce, industry, higher education, government and cultural organizations.

Friday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. (Hosted by Pepper Hamilton LLP)

  • Philadelphia-style Breakfast with guest speaker Matt Cabrey, Executive Director of Select Greater Philadelphia.
  • Continuing Legal Education(CLE) Program: Cross-Border Perspectives on Handling International Legal Issues in the United States and Abroad, featuring corporate, law firm and judicial perspectives and speakers from Canada, France and the United States
  • Luncheon Program, featuring Sozi Pedro Tulante, City Solicitor of Philadelphia.

Friday, April 21, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.


Friday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

  • Private reception and three-course Dinner at Davio's, a northern Italian steakhouse at 17th and Chestnut Streets.

Full Conference Registration Discount

  • Register for the entire conference and save $30.

Honorary Chair

Chancellor, Deborah R Gross, Esq.


Diane Penneys Edelman, Esq. Michael E. Scullin, Esq.

*Reflecting paid sponsors to date

Ambassador Sponsors

Boiron USA Homeopathy

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Admiral Sponsors

Dechert LLP

Green and Spiegel LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Select Greater Philadelphia Council

Lieutenant Sponsors

Alan M. Feldman

D & H Global Tax Group

Duane Morris LLP

Drexel University

Mell Consulting, LLC

Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development

Michael E. Scullin

Willig, Williams & Davidson

For more information, contact Michael Scullin at (215) 557-2975 or

About the Twinning Relationship

The Philadelphia Bar Association entered a Twinning Agreement with the Bar of Lyon, France on December 12, 1997, which was renewed on December 13, 2013. Since the original agreement was signed, there have been many exchanges of delegations of Bar leaders between the two cities. The most enduring aspect of the relationship has been the exchange program for law students and lawyers. Every year, several French law students come to Philadelphia to undertake six-month internships with law firms, as well as with companies and judges. The Philadelphia Bar also sends interns, now usually rising second-year law students, to perform shorter internships in Lyon during the summer. Over the years, approximately 75 lawyers and law students have participated in this program as interns. In addition, the Philadelphia Bar Association has formal relationships with the bar associations of Barcelona, Spain; and Montreal, Canada. The establishment of relationships with these participants and our bar counterparts has led to business development for Philadelphia Bar members and has increased members' capacity to serve their clients as they engage internationally.

The Bar-to-Bar relationship was followed by the execution of Memoranda of Understanding between the cities of Lyon and Philadelphia and between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Rhône-Alpes region (now Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ("ARA"), and substantial economic development activity has followed.

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