News, Contributions & Accomplishments
Linda is named Honorary Chair of the 2017 Saint Rose of Lima Gala to be held in Springfield, PA in April 2017. Linda serves on the Advisory Board of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, An Independence Mission School. The school is located in West Philadelphia.
Linda volunteered as a Juror/Scorer for the Montgomery County High School Mock Trial Competition at the Montgomery County Courthouse, organized by the Young Lawyers Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association.
Linda volunteered to serve as a judge for the American Bar Association Law Student Division 2015-2016 National Appellate Advocacy Competition held at the United States District Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Author Nancy Mann Jackson quoted Linda in a piece titled, "Everything You Need to Know About Divorce Mediation" on February 8, 2016, published on www.dailyworth.com.
Linda received The Marie Tierney Award from the Philadelphia United Republican Club.
Linda presented on an Election Law panel regarding Election issues in Philadelphia and greater Pennsyvlania.
Linda was quoted in an article in the Money section of U.S. News & World report titled How to Split Parenting Expenses With Your Ex.
Linda contributes an article concerning voter integrity to the LNP, the Lancaster County, PA newspaper.
Linda was quoted in an article: What Engaged Couples Should Talk About Before Saying "I Do."
Linda moderated a discussion for the Philadelphia Federalist Society: Marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court - Round II: A Debate between Ryan T. Anderson, PhD. and Molly Tack-Hooper, Esquire on February 2, 2015 held at Dilworth Paxson in Philadelphia.
Each weekday this month (January 2015), we are featuring Operation Organization on our blog. Because getting ready for a separation and divorce can be intimidating and paperwork intensive, we have broken the tasks down into managable, easy steps. Do one step each day and you will not be so overwhelmed. See Day 1, here, and then check back every day for the next installment.
Linda and her rescue dog, Thatcher (a small, friendly mutt), began volunteering as a therapy team at Inglis House, a specialty nursing care facility providing long-term residential care for adults with physical disabilities.
Linda is quoted in an article on CreditCards.com: Divorced Woman still cleaning up ex's financial mess.
The American Bar Association invited Linda to participate in a Roundtable discussion as part of the Standing Committee on Election Law held at the Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA.
On the Radio
Linda appeared as a guest on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY in Philadelphia.
The website, EHOW, quotes Linda in the article: How to Find a Dead Beat Dad.
The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's Legal newspaper and the Oldest Law Journal in the United States, quoted Linda in the article: "New Family Courthouse Could Transform Practice of Law" also reported on the NBC 10 Philadelphia website.
Linda spoke at a symposium in Chicago, IL entitled "Legal Issues in Non-traditional Elections Including Judicial Elections and Referendum."
Linda hosted a special event featuring The Honorable Sandra Schultz Newman, former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, for a discussion titled: Judges: Should We Elect or Appoint?
Linda served on the Gala Auction Committee for St. Rose of Lima School in West Philadelphia.
Linda moderated a panel on Healthcare and the Constitution at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Linda is quoted in US Weekly regarding the child custody litigation issues faced by movie star Halle Berry.
In the News
Linda is featured on 6ABC news in Philadelphia, forbes.com, drudgereport.com. foxnews.com and a variety of other news outlets (radio, television & newspaper) concerning her election law work.
Nominated & Confirmed
Governor Tom Corbett nominated Linda to a position on the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination on October 15, 2012. Linda is honored to serve the Commonwealth.
Linda is quoted in an article on bankrate.com regarding joint credit card debt.
Linda publishes an editorial in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer on election law issues.
Linda explains the lack of a Pennsylvania alimony formula in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Linda interviewed and quoted in an article titled: Martin Lawrence, Usher Hammer Out Joint Custody Agreements.
Linda, along with a panel of lawyers and judges, co-presented at a meeting of the Doris Jonas Freed Inn of Court on the subject of Trial Notebook Preparation.
Linda appeared on Philadelphia's WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane and Pittsburgh's Essential Public Radio to discuss election law issues.
Linda was interviewed by 6ABC's Vernon Odom about election law issues.
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Elizabeth completed the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20, 2011. Way to go Elizabeth!
The Pennsylvania Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association published an article by Elizabeth on the front page of the Summer/Fall 2001 edition: Avoid the 'Smile and Nod:' Making Legal Terms of Art More Accessible to Your Clients.
A July 21, 2011 article titled "How to Work With Someone After A Romantic Breakup," on Forbes.com (an update to a previous article on the same subject), quotes Linda.
Linda presented, along with a team of Family Law lawyers and a Philadelphia judge, on the topic of "Immigration Issues for Family Lawyers" at the Nicholas A. Cipriani American Inn of Court, covering issues such as U.S. non-citizen status, the Hague convention and child support issues for non-citizen familes.
Linda spoke at Career Day at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, PA to high school students and their parents about careers in law and the process for applying to law school and becoming a lawyer.
Elizabeth, with a talented cast of Philadelphia lawyers, presented on the complez issue of Grandparents' Custodial RIghts at the February meeting of the Nicholas A. Cipriani American Inn of Court. The skit, (where Elizabeth played the grandmother!), outlined the statutory requiremetns under the new custody law in Pennsylvania.
Linda presented for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program on Financial Fraud: Tracing Assets- Following the Money Trail in Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Linda is interviewed for an article by Karen Spaeder on ehow.com: How to Find a Dead Beat Dad .
Linda is quoted in the article: Doing the Money on Midlife Divorce by Susan Kuchinskas.
Advisory Board Member
Linda begins her second year as a member of the Advisory Council of Saint Rose of Lima School in Philadelphia, PA, through BLOCS,
Linda is interviewed for an article published on the AOL website in their Jobs section. Linda is quoted regarding her divorce practice and how she uses the presence of her dog in the office to create a calming environment.
Linda is interviewed for an article and quoted on forbes.com: How to Work With Someone After a Romantic Breakup , by Helen Coster.
Linda is interviewed for a front page article in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Divorce, Facebook Style detailing the dangers that social networking and other online communications can bring to a relationship.
Elizabeth Bokermann, Esquire joins the firm.
Linda is speaking to high school students regarding choosing a college and a career as an attorney at Cardinal O'Hara High School , Springfield, PA.
Linda is interviewed on bizymoms.com about her career and practice.
Advisory Board Member
Linda is pleased to announce that, through BLOCS, she is a member of the Advisory Council of Saint Rose of Lima School in Philadelphia, PA.
Linda becomes the Divorce Support Examiner for the Philadelphia division of examiner.com, an online brand for local information and events. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Media Group, owned by the Anschutz Company, one of the largest media companies in the country. Visit Linda's examiner.com page and read her columns here .
Linda served as a speaker at Career Day at Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield, Pennsylvania.
Linda files a lawsuit involving election issues: Kraft and Dickinson vs. Department of State and is mentioned several times in the national media .
Linda interviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding election issues.
September 5, 2008
Court Radio, 107.9 WRND-FM, discussing family law matters on a special Father's Day show with host, Richard Harris, Esquire.
June 15, 2008
Child Support and Child Custody in Pennsylvania, Institute for Paralegal Education, Divorce 101 for Paralegals, Harrisburg, PA.
April 16, 2008
Explanatory Comments to Revised Rule 1910.19(F) Prevent Arrears to be Remitted During Obligor's Incarceration, Case Note, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Volume 29, Issue No. 4
Court Radio, 107.9 WRND-FM, discussing Child Support issues with host, Richard Harris, Esquire.
November 25, 2007
Court Radio, 107.9 WRND-FM, discussing Family Law issues with host, Richard Harris, Esquire.
September 23, 2007
Roundtable on Custody, Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Assocation
Winter Meeting, January 2007
Should a Mortgage Offset Be Included Beyond Divorce? The Legal Intelligencer; Julie A. Auerbach and Linda A. Kerns
March 1, 2005
Counsel Fees in Divorce: Should They Be More Liberally Granted? The Legal Intelligencer; Julie A. Auerbach and Linda A. Kerns
March 3, 2004
Ethical Obligation When Interviewing a Child in a Custody Case. The Legal Intelligencer; Julie A. Auerbach and Linda A. Kerns
December 1, 2003
Moot Court Volunteer Judge
Temple University Beasley School of Law
2005 and 2006
Women's Law Caucus, Temple University Beasley School of Law
2005 and 2006
Law Day, Beaver Middle School, Philadelphia, PA
Service Award, Internal Revenue Service
April 15, 2004
Law Day, St. Peter and Paul, West Chester, PA
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Award
Case Law Updates, Family Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Summer Meeting, July 2002
William J. Kilbridge Award for Excellence in Federal Taxation and Clinical Studies
CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy
Linda's Professional Affiliations
Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court, Philadelphia, PA
Doris Jonas Freed Family Law Inn of Court, Montgomery County, PA
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association