Philadelphia: Empower Your Practice

Empower Your Practice: 

Elevate Your Firm, Fuel Your Growth, and Ignite Community Impact through Pro Bono Excellence

Wednesday, June 5 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with our "Buddy Lunch & Learn!” We're turning the ordinary into extraordinary, and we want you and an associate attorney from your firm to be part of the excitement. It's not just a lunch – it's a dynamic learning adventure where you and your colleague will gain valuable insights, share knowledge, and fuel your professional growth. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn, connect, and enjoy a delicious meal together. Grab a buddy and join us for a lunch that's anything but ordinary! 

Step into the dynamic world of law where success goes beyond the confines of a traditional office. Picture this – passionate lawyers breaking free from routine to extend their skills and represent a client unable to pay. 

Engaging in pro bono work broadens legal expertise while simultaneously fostering a sense of community. Meet Brenda Harkavy and Noah Goodman, two passionate attorneys at Raynes & Lawn, who view pro bono legal services as a means of contributing to the community. In addition to the altruistic aspect, they recognize the potential for valuable opportunities both personally and for the firm. These dedicated professionals actively advocate for causes, providing legal representation to individuals who have suffered life-altering abuse and have been confronted with overwhelming losses. 

Their pro bono endeavors are more than acts of kindness; they shape them into well-rounded lawyers, ready to face the challenges of the dynamic legal landscape. Pro Bono work is an avenue for all attorneys to tap into the essence of empathy in practicing. Join the league of lawyers redefining success, making a difference, becoming an integrated part of the community and evolving into empathetic and charismatic legal professionals. The world of pro bono awaits – where every case is an opportunity for growth, learning, and impactful change.

LMA Body of Knowledge:  Business of Law

1600 Market Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

LMA Members: $25 
LMA Prospective Members: $50 
Lunch will be provided. 


Noah Goodman
Attorney, Raynes & Lawn
Noah Goodman, a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer at Raynes & Lawn, brings his expertise as a litigator and his passion for providing pro bono services, making him an ideal presenter for marketing professionals seeking to enhance their firm’s social impact. Graduating magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Mr. Goodman’s practice includes representing individuals and families who have suffered a catastrophic loss. But he also carves out time to provide pro bono services -- such as helping young people with name change petitions and fighting in court for tenants who have been displaced from their homes -- in order to create a positive change. Attendees can expect an insightful session, which will include discussion of how pro bono services can be transformative for lawyers by touching the lives of those in need and providing immense experiential value.

Brenda Harkavy 
Raynes & Lawn
Brenda Harkavy, an accomplished and tenacious litigator, brings an unwavering commitment to justice and an impressive track record to her role as a speaker for marketing professionals keen on integrating pro bono work into their law firms. With a fervent dedication to representing survivors of institutional misconduct, Brenda's passion extends to fighting against racial disparities in maternal and infant healthcare and holding those accountable for sexual abuse. Her practice encompasses high-stakes cases in medical malpractice, sexual abuse, and civil rights, with landmark victories, including the largest sexual abuse case recovery against a university in U.S. history. Notably, Brenda's successful appellate argument set a precedent allowing adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to file suits under a successor liability theory. Beyond her legal prowess, Brenda's impactful career includes serving as a Special Victims Unit prosecutor and pioneering initiatives against domestic violence, earning her accolades such as the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association’s Victoria F. Gelfman Legal Excellence Award. Her extensive pro bono endeavors, legislative advocacy, and dedication to trauma-informed client support make Brenda an inspiring figure for marketing professionals seeking to infuse social impact into their firms. Join her at the upcoming lunch and learn for a dynamic exploration of the transformative power of pro bono work in the legal landscape.

Tom McParland
Senior Account Executive at Maven Communications
Tom McParland is a seasoned storyteller who works with law firms to craft dynamic public relations strategies, with a particular focus on the impact and outcome of litigation. A media relations specialist and former legal journalist, Tom understands the power of narrative, both in and out of the courtroom. Prior to joining Maven, Tom covered the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for the New York Law Journal. He has also reported extensively on high-profile business disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery and has covered state politics and local business in Delaware, Maryland and Ohio during his career. Join him for an insightful and interactive panel discussion on how attorneys can amplify their pro bono efforts through the lens of PR.

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