Popper and Yatvin – 21 years of highest peer ratings

HDP_MH_2015FALY_MH_2015or the 21st year in a row, Howard Popper and Alan Yatvin each received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbel.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary.

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Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesCareCover_Oct2014Popper & Yatvin partner Alan L. Yatvin was a member of the writing group for Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, published September 23, 2014, in the journal Diabetes Care, October 2014 vol. 37 no. 10 2834-2842.1Diabetes Care is a journal intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes. 2A position statement is an official American Diabetes Association (ADA) point of view or belief that contains clinical or research recommendations. Position statements are issued on scientific or medical issues related to diabetes. They are published in ADA journals and other scientific/medical publications. ADA position statements are typically based on a systematic review or other review of published literature. Position statements undergo a formal review process. They are updated annually or as needed. Key ADA position statements: These are select position statements that represent official ADA opinion on topics not adequately covered in the Standards of Care but that are necessary to provide additional information on quality diabetes management. These position statements also undergo a formal review process. 3The American Diabetes Association is a nationwide nonprofit voluntary health organization founded in 1940, and has over 485,000 general members, 15,000 health professional members, and 1,000,000 volunteers. The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. As of 2011, there were 25.8 million Americans with diabetes. The ADA is the largest, most prominent nongovernmental organization that deals with the treatment and impact of diabetes. The ADA establishes and maintains the most authoritative and widely followed clinical practice recommendations, guidelines, and standards for the treatment of diabetes.

The statement  addresses legal protections for young children with diabetes and how they can be safely cared for by childcare providers with appropriate training, access to resources and a system of communication with parents and the child’s diabetes health care provider. Continue reading “Care of Young Children With Diabetes in the Child Care Setting: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association”

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Yatvin named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 11th year

Yatvin_SuperLawyer2014The 2014 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers includes Alan L. Yatvin of the Philadelphia Law Firm Popper & Yatvin.  This is Yatvin’s 11th year of being honored, having been named a Super Lawyer every year since the program’s inception.

The Super Lawyer distinction is given to only a very small percentage of Pennsylvania‘s attorneys each year.  Attorneys are only considered for inclusion in the list of top rated attorneys if they have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement across 12 indicators. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto the list. The selection process, recognized as legitimate by bar associations and courts across the United States, is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only attorneys who can be retained by the general public are considered. Honorees are selected annually for each state and practice area.

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Yatvin sworn into the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Yatvin takes Bar oath before the Appeal Chamber of the Court of Cambodia
Yatvin takes Bar oath before the Appeal Chamber of the Court of Cambodia

On May 21, 2014, Alan L. Yatvin appeared before the Court of Appeal in Phnom Pehn and was admitted to the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Alan is in Cambodia to be assigned as provisional International Co-Lawyer for a confidential suspect under investigation in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).  Also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, the ECCC was created to try serious crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime 1975-1979. The ECCC was created by the government and the United Nations as an independent Cambodian court with international participation, applying international legal standards.

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Popper & Yatvin Settles Suit Over Philadelphia Police Shooting of Emotionally Disturbed Man

On the afternoon of March 13, 2011, Carmelo Winans, an emotionally troubled young man, sat on the floor in an isolated corner of the kitchen of the house he shared with his father and grandparents.  Paranoid and confused, he held a small steak knife to his neck as he spoke about god.  He was not threatening anyone and he was not engaging in any aggressive actions.   His father, Carmelo Santiago, fearing his son might harm himself, phoned the police to come help his child.  Two Philadelphia Police officers came to the house and entered the kitchen.  The frightened father stood in the kitchen doorway, behind the police, watching first in relief, then in increasing horror, as the events unfolded. Continue reading “Popper & Yatvin Settles Suit Over Philadelphia Police Shooting of Emotionally Disturbed Man”

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Thurgood Marshall Award Presentation

Here are a few pictures from the December 4, 2012 reception of the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, where Alan Yatvin was presented the 2012 Thurgood Marshall Criminal Justice Award.  Read more at the Section’s blog.

After Thurgood Marshall Award recipient Alan Yatvin was introduced by David Rudovsky (c), Section Chair Kevin Mincey (l) made the presentation.

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Alan Yatvin receives Thurgood Marshall Award from Philadelphia Bar

Alan Yatvin received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section at a reception on December 4, 2012.

The Thurgood Marshall Award is the highest honor given by the Criminal Justice Section.  It is presented to a person who exemplifies the ideals of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s career. The Award is given for long-time service, not an individual event, although a specific event can be the triggering factor, and is awarded to a person who has devoted time, energy and talent to improving the standards of justice in the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania courts. The Award recognizes significant accomplishments in improving the administration of criminal justice and in achieving the goals of the Criminal Justice Section, and recognizes distinguished service consistently rendered over a considerable period of time.

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Busy November

November has been a busy month for Popper & Yatvin.  On November 15th the Philadelphia Inquirer published Howard’s OpEd on a police officer’s cell-room tasering of a handcuffed youth in Colwyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  http://www.popperyatvin.com/Files/ColwynOpEd_16Nov12.pdf

On November 24th the New Jersey Star-Ledger published Alan’s OpEd on the need to train New Jersey police to recognize the signs and symptoms of a diabetes emergency.  http://www.popperyatvin.com/Files/TrainNJ_Police_to_spot_diabetes_OpEd_14Nov12.pdf

 

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