Announcements

  • Live Stream Part 2

    Due to technical difficulties, we needed to start a new stream. Click the link below to join!
  • Join us Online for the Leadership Summit

    We will be live streaming today's Leadership Summit programs starting at 11:15. Follow the link below to join us!

    Schedule:
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Fredrick J. Weitkamp Memorial
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm: SWOT Leadership Analysis presented by Nicole Winget & John Karasek
    1:50 pm - 2:40 pm: Ethics in Leadership presented by Gina Bennet
    2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Marketing and Branding Yourself and Your Chapter presented by Michelle Isherwood
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: Keynote Address presented by Wendell Taylor, Managing Partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, D.C. Office
  • Leadership Summit Live Streaming Event

    We are excited to announce that we will be live streaming most of the programming from this Saturday's Leadership Summit on YouTube. We'll post the link Saturday morning. 

    Schedule:
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Fredrick J. Weitkamp Memorial
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm: SWOT Leadership Analysis presented by Nicole Winget & John Karasek
    1:50 pm - 2:40 pm: Ethics in Leadership presented by Gina Bennet
    2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Marketing and Branding Yourself and Your Chapter presented by Michelle Isherwood
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: Keynote Address presented by Wendell Taylor, Managing Partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, D.C. Office
  • New Benefit on CLE Courses with Lawline

    We’ve partnered with Lawline CLE!

    Lawline and Phi Alpha Delta have come together to provide top quality CLE on an easy-to-use platform with credit tracking, a mobile app, and an exclusive discount for PAD members.

  • New Issue of The Reporter Available Online Now!

    We’re excited to share with you the latest issue of P.A.D.’s magazine, The Reporter.

    The Reporter is the official publication of Phi Alpha Delta and includes coverage of national and local P.A.D. events, legal education/profession news, chapter and member highlights, information about your membership benefits, and more.

    This issue features articles on gaining trial skills as a new attorney, and how to make your professional website more accessible to people with disabilities. Inside you'll also find information about the newly-launched Phi Alpha Delta Inspiration Fund, the 2019 Law Mock Trial Competition results, and news from our chapters.
  • P.A.D. Webinar Series Uploaded to P.A.D. YouTube Channel

    If you were unable to attend the "Maintaining Health & Wellness in the Legal Profession" webinar, we have uploaded the presentation to our YouTube Channel. 

    A special THANK YOU to International Marshal, Nicole Grida for her excellent presentation. 

  • P.A.D. Webinar: Maintaining Health & Wellness in the Legal Profession

    Join P.A.D.’s International Marshal Nicole Grida on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EST for a special one-hour presentation for Phi Alpha Delta members.

    “What do doctors, attorneys, and CEOs have in common? No, this isn’t a joke… These are all occupations that have the highest rates of stress and depression among all occupations.” – The American Bar Association (ABA).

    This is an issue that begins, for many attorneys, in and before law school.

    While everyone faces challenges in their careers when it comes to a healthy work-life balance, for law students and legal professionals it can be additionally challenging. Long hours, deadlines, court appearances, family commitments, health management, and personal time are difficult to fit into a standard 40 hour work week, let alone a 60-70 hour standard work week for legal professionals.

    Nicole's presentation offers valuable tools to help organize your schedule and manage your overall health and wellbeing. 

    Topics Include:
    Work-life balance
    Tips and techniques for managing stress
    Wellness best practices

    This webinar is designed for all P.A.D. members. The webinar will be presented across the Phi Alpha Delta Webex platform. It is recommended that you download the Cisco Webex application if you are using a mobile device to participate. 

  • Oklahoma Weather and Floodings

    We're hoping our P.A.D.s in Oklahoma are staying safe this week. Please reach out to our office if there's anything P.A.D. can do to assist.

    You're in our thoughts <3

  • P.A.D.observing Mental Health Awareness this May

    Thanks to PAD Health Initiative for sponsoring! Be sure to join  the P.A.D. Facebook group to join in. Link below.

    Schedule:
    May 1: WEAR GREEN (and feel free to share mental health tips, tricks, struggles, etc)

    May 8: Relieve some stress and DRAW A SILLY DOODLE. Post your doodle. 

    May 15: #OWWWP CLASSIC!  (feel free to add green,share mental health tips, tricks, struggles etc)

    May 22: What's a physical activity you do to help with your mental health? Just tell us! 

    May 29: Be Kind. Share your kindness cards, wear purple, compliment your brothers and sisters' posts. 


    Using both hashtags #LivingPurpleandGold and #OnWednesdaysWeWearPurple gets you a chance at winning. We'll also be selecting winners "from a hat" each week based on names of all who simply participate. Winners will still receive an #OnWednesdaysWeWearPurple pin.
  • Sign Up for P.A.D. Kindness Cards

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many adults, particularly those in demanding professions like ours, struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges. Through the P.A.D. Health Initiative, we are taking steps to promote positivity throughout the Fraternity. Bringing a little bit of joy to each other is a way to inspire each other and let each other know that we're not alone. 

    Feel free to put as much time and personalization into the card as you'd like. The most important part is writing some kind and encouraging words inside to uplift and inspire.

    Each participant will send out brief notes to 3-5 people distributed randomly throughout the country.

    Have questions? Contact Director of Communications, Cory Freeman at cory@pad.org.

  • MacLean Chapter Receives Grant!

    The founders of the P.A.D. Inspiration Fund have awarded their second event sponsorship! Congratulations to the MacLean Chapter who will receive a grant to run their upcoming community service and professional event!


    If your law/alumni chapter or district is interested in applying for funding, please visit https://padlaw.site-ym.com/page/Inspiration to make your request.

  • The Truth About Money available on YouTube

    Brothers and Sisters, 
    For those of you who were unable to attend the Webinar on March 25th, we have posted a recording on our YouTube Channel. 

    Thank you to Dan McDowell, International Treasurer, for presenting. Stay tuned to other Phi Alpha Delta Webinars. Our next topic will be "Work / Life Balance."

  • Phi Alpha Delta Webinar - "The Truth About Money"

    Join Dan McDowell, on March 25th at 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. EST for a special financial webinar, “The Truth About Money,” for Phi Alpha Delta members.

    "The Truth About Money" presentation provides information on the best money management practices for young professionals. Members will learn how to build a financial base that leaves them free to choose what areas to focus on in their professional lives, rather than having their career path dictated by the size of their salary. This presentation was developed by McDowell, an attorney, certified public accountant, and former Vice President and Relationship Manager for a large wealth management company. He does not sell financial products and does not manage investments.
  • PowerScore Grouping Games Webinar for P.A.D. Members

    Join PowerScore Vice President Jon Denning on March, 27th at 8:00pm EST for a special private LSAT Grouping Games webinar available to all Phi Alpha Delta members.

    Jon will be breaking down real Logic Games from past LSATs and covering everything from identifying group selection, to constructing a powerful diagram, to successfully attacking the various question types, and answering individual student questions!
  • P.A.D. Inspiration Fund Launched

    Brothers and Sisters,

    The Phi Alpha Delta Inspiration Fund is a new Foundation fund established to award grants to law school chapters, alumni chapters and district leadership to fund innovative and inspirational regional and local membership events. These events will provide professional development and community service opportunities and encourage fraternalism while increasing the positive image of Phi Alpha Delta in the community. For more information, please follow the link below.

  • Mock Trial Thank You!

    Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers who attended the 2019 Mock Trial Competition in Arlington, Virginia last weekend!  Your fraternalism and professionalism is much appreciated!
  • Executive Office Closed

    Brothers and Sisters, 

    Due to the inclement weather in the Baltimore area, the Executive Office is closed today. However, if you need to reach us please email info@pad.org. The Mock Trial Competition to be held this weekend is still planned as scheduled. If you are experiencing travel delays to the competition, please email marlena@pad.org. 

  • 2019 P.A.D. Leadership Summit

    The 2019 P.A.D. Leadership Summit is scheduled for July 19-21st in Arlington, Virginia. This event is open for all alumni, law and prelaw members. We will be discussing many topics with a strong focus on rebuilding and strengthening your chapters. On July 20th, we will also be honoring our dear brother Fredrick Weitkamp in a special memorial service.

    Director of Law and Alumni Operations, Emily Baranoski, is organizing the event  if you have any questions, please email her at emily@pad.org.

    As we secure or workshops and speakers, we will be posting updates to the event website at:

    https://www.pad.org/events/summit2019

    Hotel information and registration links are live now!

    We look forward to seeing you there!
  • 2019 P.A.D. Day at the U.S. Supreme Court

    Since 1967, P.A.D. has offered members the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. The 53rd Annual P.A.D. Day will be held on June 2-3, 2019 and registration is now open!
  • New Issue of The Reporter Available Online

    We’re excited to share with you the latest issue of P.A.D.’s magazine, The Reporter.

    The Reporter is the official publication of Phi Alpha Delta and includes coverage of national and local P.A.D. events, legal education/profession news, chapter and member highlights, information about your membership benefits, and more.

    This issue features articles that illustrate courage, one of the seven P.A.D. Core Values. Inside you'll also find information about the P.A.D. Health Initiative, 2018 Pre-Law Chapter award winners, 2018 Pre-Law Mock Trial Competition results, and a recap of the 2018 Pre-Law Conference.
  • 2019 Alumni Dues & Update Contact Information

    Brothers and Sisters, 
    The 2019 Alumni Dues notices have been mailed. If you would like to save a stamp, and pay online, you can do it right on our online store. Your dues payments help us provide services to students, chapters, and alumni members. This is also a good time to update your contact information by clicking here.
  • Join the Annual Winter Card Exchange!

    Help spread Phi Alpha Delta joy and fraternalism by joining the second annual national P.A.D. Winter Card Exchange for the 2018 season!

    Who doesn't love receiving cards in the mail? Follow the steps through the link below to join the exchange. 


    Make sure to follow the deadlines of signing up and sending your mail. 

  • Founders' Day of Giving Results

    Thank you to all brothers, sisters and friends of Phi Alpha Delta! Your efforts have raised $12,705.12 for the Phi Alpha Delta International Foundation! We are going to keep the campaign up and running for a few more weeks. 

    Funds raised from the Founders' Day of Giving support P.A.D.'s leadership and scholarship efforts. 

  • Founders' Day of Giving Donors

    As of 4:00 p.m. today, we have raised $11,300 for the P.A.D. International Foundation! We will be keeping the campaign open for a few more weeks. Thank you brothers and sisters for your generosity. The Foundation exists to serve and support P.A.D. leadership and scholarship for its members.
  • Happy 116th Founders' Day!

    Today marks 116 years of service to the student, school, profession, and community. Thank you for being part of your fraternity's history today!

    Please join us in celebrating by participating in the second annual P.A.D. Founders' Day of Giving to help P.A.D. remain a leader in the legal community for another 116 years. 

    Happy Founders' Day!
  • Congratulations to the 2018 Pre-Law Award Winners!

    Phi Alpha Delta Chapters and Officers are recognized annually for their outstanding fraternity achievements and performance, and for the impact they make locally and nationally. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law individual, chapter, and Mock Trial Competition Awards!


  • New Issue of The Reporter Now Available Online

    We’re excited to share with you the latest issue of P.A.D.’s magazine, The Reporter.

    The Reporter is the official publication of Phi Alpha Delta and includes coverage of national and local P.A.D. events, legal education/profession news, chapter and member highlights, information about your membership benefits, and more.

    This issue celebrates the life of P.A.D.'s longest-serving Executive Director, Fredrick J. Weitkamp (Ross Chapter).

    Inside you'll also find a message from the newly-elected head of the board, International Justice Jason M. "Jay" Ross , 2018 Law & Alumni Chapter award recipients, and a recap of the 2018 Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference.

  • Registration is Full for the 2019 Law School Mock Trial Competition

    All team slots for the 2019 Mock Trial Competition have been filled. We are so excited by the response to this year’s competition, and we look forward to seeing our competitors in February. We are offering a wait pool for any teams who wish to be contacted if another team slot becomes available.

    If you have any questions about the wait pool or the competition, please check out the Law Mock Trial Event Page, our FAQs, or contact emily@pad.org.
  • Recruitment Challenge - Week 4 and Final Winners!

    Congratulations to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, our Week 4 Recruitment Challenge winners!

    This year the grand prize goes to Florida State University for recruiting 74 new members during the Recruitment Challenge! 

    Thank you to everyone that participated this year!
  • One Day Only, Brooks Brothers 25% off

    Friday only, October 12, 2018, Brooks Brothers is offering P.A.D. members 25% off!

    As part of their corporate membership program, all members need to do is sign up for the membership card (free, just sign up with the P.A.D. organization information) to utilize the discount.
  • World Mental Health Day, October 10

    Today is World Mental Health Day, and P.A.D. is going green all week to show support of this cause, so important overall and specifically to those in the legal profession.

    A reminder today to prioritize your mental health the same as your physical health, and don't be afraid to ask for help. #CureStigma #PADWearsGreen

    The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) has a mission to assure that every judge, lawyer and law student has access to support and assistance when confronting mental health issues.
  • Week 3 Winners - Pre Law Recruitment Challenge

    Congratulations to this week's winner of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge- Florida State University with 72 new members! 

    In addition to prizes, the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Keep working hard and your chapter will be entered to win 4 FREE PRE-LAW CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS!

    http://www.pad.org/membership/prelaw/plrecruitmentchallenge
  • Week 2 Winners! Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge

    Congratulations to UNC Chapel Hill, this week's winner of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge!

    In addition to prizes, the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Keep working hard and your chapter will be entered to win 4 FREE PRE-LAW CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS!

    http://www.pad.org/membership/prelaw/plrecruitmentchallenge
  • P.A.D. Law School Mock Trial Competition Registration Opens Monday!

    Mark your calendars! The 2019 P.A.D. National Mock Trial Competition for Law School Chapters has been scheduled for February 21-24, 2019 in Arlington, VA.

    Registration opens this Monday, October 1st at 9 am EST.

    Visit the Law Mock Trial Page for more information on the competition and registration.
  • Week 1 Winners! Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge

    Congratulations to this week's winner of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge- James Madison University with 38 new members! 

    In addition to prizes, the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Keep working hard and your chapter will be entered to win 4 FREE PRE-LAW CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS!

    http://www.pad.org/membership/prelaw/plrecruitmentchallenge
  • 2018 Fall Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge

    The 2018 Fall Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge starts this week! 

    All pre-law chapters are encouraged to participate to enter for a chance to win FOUR FREE Pre-Law Conference registrations!

    Click Here for more information.
  • Policies Reminder

    We are thrilled to see so many new members each day join Phi Alpha Delta!  In fact, we are averaging about 100 new members a day in the last week alone.  

    As a reminder, all chapter officers and members must be aware of our anti-hazing and open membership policies. All of our policies can easily be found on our website. 

    Good luck with recruiting!
  • Frederick J. Weitkamp Tribute

    As he is laid to rest, today we honor our Executive Director Emeritus, P.A.D. Brother Frederick J. Weitkamp.

    Phi Alpha Delta is better for having Fred. He will be sorely missed.
  • Fredrick J. Weitkamp, Executive Director Emeritus Passes

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, 
    It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fredrick J. Weitkamp on September 1, 2018. Fred was a P.A.D. icon and legend. He led Phi Alpha Delta as Executive Director for 40 years. Under his leadership, the fraternity prospered and grew exponentially. 

    Once funeral services are arranged we will post those details.

    We have established the Fredrick J. Weitkamp Memorial Fund to honor Fred's dedication and love for P.A.D. Our suggested gift of $32 is in honor of Fred's 32 conventions either attended or planned. 

    We love you Fred. Our deepest sympathies to the Weitkamp family and the entire Phi Alpha Delta family.
  • Thank you Convention Attendees!

    A huge thank you to all of our delegates, guests, speakers and sponsors of our 62nd Biennial Convention! We will be posting pictures and sending out an event survey shortly. It was definitely a convention to remember!
  • Updated Policies Posted

    Dear Members, 
    The Fraternity Policy Manual has been updated and published. Of note are the following:  new Whistleblower and Ombudsman policy language, Council of International Chiefs, and submission of amendments to the Fraternity Policy Manual. 

    Also, there is amended language in section 3.3 of The Fraternity Policy Manual regarding Termination of Membership. 

    Finally, there is a new complaints procedure policy, P.A.D. International Event Code of Conduct, and an online incident reporting form. We are dedicated to the safety of all of our members, particularly at P.A.D. events.

    You can also click here for a quick version of P.A.D. policies.

    If you have questions regarding these policies please contact Andrew at the Executive Office at 410-347-3118 or email him at andrew@pad.org. 

    Most Fraternally!