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Stuart A. Carpey in the Community
Stuart Carpey Asked by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law to Be Part of the Mentor Program for 4th Consecutive Year
In June 2023, Stuart was invited back to participate in the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law mentorship program. For Stuart, being part of the Villanova law school community is especially important as it is his alma mater. In this particular program, Stuart will be guiding several law school students in their career direction in the law. He is honored to have been asked to be involved in this important mentorship program.
Stuart Carpey Honored by Philadelphia Business Journal for Pro Bono Work
In May 2023, Stuart Carpey was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal for his pro bono work in our community. He was one of a few lawyers of the thousands of law firms in Philadelphia that received this honor. The recognition is granted to the lawyers in Philadelphia who are willing to provide legal work for those in need.
Time Well Spent: Stuart Carpey Gives Back To The Students at University of Maryland
In April 2023, the University of Maryland reached out to Stuart for assistance. As an Alumni, Stuart was asked by the College of Arts and Humanities to participate in a mentorship program to assist University of Maryland undergrads with their career paths. The mentorship program allows students to ask questions and gain insights on an ongoing basis. At Carpey Law, we always welcome the opportunity to give back to the community.
Stuart Carpey Serves As Judge Pro Tem
In April 2022, Stuart Carpey was honored to serve as a Judge Pro Tem (JPT) on several cases in Philadelphia County. JPTs are experienced lawyers who work on a volunteer basis for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and serve as mediators on cases scheduled to go to trial. Stuart has been serving as a JPT for more than 15 years.
Civic Achievement: Stuart Carpey Helps College Students
In April 2021, Stuart was invited to participate in and online mentoring event at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. This was a networking with students and business leaders from Colorado and around the country where functional areas of particular businesses were analyzed by the students, with guidance with the professionals involved. Stuart is always honored to give back to the community, particularly to students who can learn from his specialized experience in owning and managing a law firm.
Stuart Carpey Helps College Grads Get Jobs
In September 2020, the University of Maryland Alumni Association reached out to Stuart for assistance in helping college graduates with resume building, interviewing skills and getting their first job, all of which is particularly relevant in these difficult economic times. If you have recently graduated from college or are a parent of a recent college graduate and would like help in securing that first job post-college, give us a call! Stuart is offering half-hour phone sessions, free of charge, with tips on how to make your resume stand out, nail the interview, and secure your position in the company of your choosing.
Carpey Law Pandemic Initiative Helps Community Residents, Clients, Small Business Owners, and YOU
In May 2020, Carpey Law launched our Pandemic Initiative – a free 30-minute legal consultation related to COVID-19, and the response has been immense. Since then, we’ve been able to help members of our community, current client, past clients, small business owners, and more deal with a vast array of complications and issues they are facing as a result of the pandemic. We will continue to provide this free service to anyone who calls our firm in need of assistance. Some of the issues we can help with include:
- Personal injury, accidents and claims.
- Employment law. Job losses may give you access to worker’s compensation, short term disability, or long-term disability, for a whole host of reasons. Our firm can offer information and insight into the federal stimulus and financial aid laws recently signed into law by the President. You may be entitled to federal funds.
- Avoiding scams during this period of difficulty. Scammers will try to take advantage of people that do not pay attention to their credit reports and credit card accounts.
- Navigating the new 2019 tax deadlines.
- Understanding laws pertaining to landlord-tenant disputes, particularly in light of the fact that evictions are now prohibited.
- Applying for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), also recently signed into law. Small business owners may also be entitled to business interruption insurance, if their insurance plan provides for the right type of coverage.
- Understanding your rights during COVID-19.
- Providing federal and state employment and financial resources due to COVID-19.
- Providing health and public benefits
- Explaining individual rights and court procedures regarding your case.
- Discussing court emergency orders, closures, postponements, and updated procedures due to COVID-19.
- Supplying various COVID-19 Resources for Pennsylvania
If you have questions relating to any of the above, you can check out our website www.Carpey Law.com for a wealth of information or call us at (610)834-6030 to speak with an attorney directly. If there are legal questions needed to be answered outside of our expertise, we can refer you to lawyers in the Carpey Law network.
Stuart Carpey Does Pro Bono Work in Philadelphia
In May 2020, Stuart Carpey was asked once again to serve as Judge Pro Tem (JPT) on several cases in Philadelphia County. JPTs are experienced lawyers who work on a volunteer/pro bono basis for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and serve as mediators on cases scheduled to go to trial. This month, Stuart will be holding settlement conferences via Zoom in cases assigned to him by the Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen, Honorable Arnold L. New, and Honorable Gary S. Glazer. Stuart has been serving as a JPT for the past 15 years.
Stuart Carpey Invited by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law to Teach Student Intern
Stuart has been invited for the second year in a row to mentor a law school student as part of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law internship program.
This student will work in our office this summer and gain credits towards graduation and will gain first-hand experience and insight into what it’s like to work at a law firm. Stuart believes it is important to give back to the Villanova community as Villanova is his law school alma mater.
Stuart Speaks At A Marketing Conference in Virginia
For those of you who regularly read The Carpey Chronicle, you know that Stuart is always looking for the next opportunity to give back to the community. In January 2020, Stuart was asked to speak at a marketing conference in Virginia on the subject of attorney marketing. Stuart focused his presentation on the importance of building a relationship with your community and guaranteeing excellent customer service in a world where customer service has become overly automated and impersonal. Many in the audience were quite receptive to Stuart’s approach, and for that reason, this was not your typical attorney marketing conference. All too often attorneys fall into the trap of implementing conventional, outdated and impersonal marketing and communication techniques. At Carpey Law, we recognize that that is not what the people want. Clients want and deserve to know their attorney, should be able to actually SPEAK to their attorney, and should feel and know that their case is being handled with the utmost care and attention. That’s what we do here at Carpey Law. We know our clients appreciate that, and that’s part of what Stuart spoke about.
Marple Newtown Junior Initiative Program
In October 2018, Stuart was asked to volunteer again at his alma mater, Marple Newtown High School, at the Junior Initiative Conference. Stuart was asked to give tips about owning a small business and how to decide on a profession or career. The Junior Initiative Coordinator had this to say to Stuart in an email after the conference:
“Hello Mr. Carpey,
I want to express my heartfelt thanks to you for volunteering your time, energy and expertise to Marple Newtown’s Junior Initiative Conference (23rd Anniversary!). The Speakers Conference is only successful because of your generous participation. The presentations form the basis of all of the follow-up activities of the Junior Initiative which include a job shadowing visit which the students arrange themselves based on their own personal interest and oral presentations they give in classes to their fellow juniors. Our juniors are genuinely interested in hearing from a you about your personal experiences in the world of work after high school. I’ve spoken to my junior students since the conference ended and they have universally made positive comments about your presentation; they are also often surprised at some of what you have to tell them about the effort and challenges of getting where you are. I hope you felt their interest and engagement during your sessions.
Each year I also hear from parents who tell me how their child came home from the conference and told them how ‘cool’ the presentations were! The experience of the conference is truly a window into the ‘real world’ of work for our students and it reinforces so much of what we in education are trying to do to prepare our young people for the many challenges and choices they have ahead of them as they create their own future successes.
Again I offer a very sincere THANK YOU on behalf of the Marple Newtown Junior Initiative program. I hope you will join us again next Fall for our 24th year!
Junior Initiative Coordinator
Marple Newtown High School”
Stuart Carpey Serves as a Judge Pro Tem in Philadelphia
In September 2018, Stuart Carpey was honored to serve as a Judge Pro Tem (JPT) on several cases in Philadelphia County. JPTs are experienced lawyers who work on a volunteer basis for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and serve as mediators on cases scheduled to go to trial. Stuart has been serving as a JPT for the past 15 years.
Carpey Law Sponsors Bike Night at Hannum’s Harley Davidson for 3rd Consecutive Year!
In July 2018, Carpey Law was back at it again, sponsoring Hannum’s Harley Davidson’s Bike Night in Sellersville for the 3rd year in a row. This year had the best turnout yet! We gave away a ton of free Carpey Law swag and held a Giveaway for a gift card to Hannum’s. If you didn’t make it out this year, be sure to catch us next year!
Stuart Advises University of Colorado Student
In the 2017-2018 school year, Stuart was requested to participate in the mentorship program at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. This program provides business majors at Leeds the opportunity to interact with and get feedback from leading industry professionals. Stuart mentored a junior majoring in Finance and Accounting and has been requested to mentor the same student and others for the 2018-2019 school year.
Carpey Law Supports Bike Night at Hannum’s Harley-Davidson for 2nd Year in a Row!
Carpey Law was thrilled to be invited back to Hannum’s Harley-Davidson’s Bike Night in Sellersville in July 2017. The turnout was great and the Carpey Law team really enjoyed being there to support the biker community! As usual, we came loaded with a ton of free Carpey Law swag, including books, special light-up pens, glovebox insurance card and registration holders, cell phone screen cleaners, custom made t-shirts, and more!
Stuart Gives Back to Villanova University Law School Students
In April 2017, Stuart was invited to participate in the Villanova University School of Law Spring Employment Fair to answer questions posed by current law school students about their future legal careers. As a Villanova Law School graduate, Stuart is always willing to give back to the Villanova community by offering advice, mentorship and an open line of communication with the students.
Stuart Invited to Colorado to Advise College Students
In January 2017, Stuart was invited to participate in the Leeds School of Business Sophomore Summit at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Carpey Law Sponsors Hannum's Harley-Davidson Events
Carpey Law is a proud sponsor of the Hannum’s Harley-Davidson events in the Philadelphia area. We’ve attended three events this fall to help spread the word about riding safely – we even gave away some awesome prizes, like a custom motorcycle helmet!
Carpey Law Proudly Supports SAFE (Sidewalks Are For Everyone)
Carpey Law is a proud community supporter of SAFE (Sidewalks Are For Everyone), a non-profit organization that campaigns to make busy streets safer for pedestrians.
Stuart Carpey Volunteers to Teach Local High School in Mock Jury Competition for 4th Year in a Row
Stuart Carpey’s youngest daughter, Emily, is a member of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Mock Jury team. The statewide Mock Jury Competition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Stuart dedicated the past several months to PWHS to be a team advisor; offering direction on how to organize a case, conduct opening and closing statements, direct examination, cross examination and all aspects of trying a case. Above is a photo of Stuart and his daughter Emily at the competition at the Montgomery County Court house.
Carpey Law Welcomes Interns!
In February 2016, we received a phone call from a client’s niece, named Mireya. She is a senior in high school, and was looking to intern at our office as part of her senior project. She told us that she had already been turned down by one other law firm.
Of course, we said we’d be happy to have her work with us and scheduled her to come in immediately. Mireya was a pleasure to have in the office and we look forward to working with more interns in the future!
Stuart Volunteers to Teach Career Pathways Class at Local High School
In December 2015, Stuart Carpey volunteered his time and presented to the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School on one of its career development days (which is part of the high school’s new Career Pathways Program). Stuart got to instruct two separate classes on managing and marketing a small business. The classes were composed of high school students interested in careers in business and marketing.
Carpey Law Participates in High School Intern Program
In December 2015, Stuart Carpey participated in a one day “intern shadowing program” sponsored by the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. One student got to follow Stuart around for the day as Stuart handled legal matters in his office and conducted a marketing meeting with his staff. The program was designed to give students the opportunity to spend the day in the office of a business in the community to see what the daily work consisted of.
Stuart Asked to Speak at a Marketing Conference in Virginia
In September 2015, Stuart Carpey spoke at a marketing conference in Virginia and advised a group of legal professionals about the importance of connecting with their communities and their respective residents.
Carpey Law Contributes to and Helps Raise Money for 9/11 Memorial
Our next door neighbor, the Washington Firehouse (A.K.A. the “Washies”), and the Borough of Conshohocken recently completed the memorial in honor of the victims of September 11th. Carpey Law is a proud co-sponsor of the memorial and helped to raise funds for the construction of it. We first started raising funds in May 2014. The memorial was completed in April 2016. It stands adjacent to our office. Thank you to all who contributed!
Carpey Law Awards Two More Local High School Students with Scholarships for 2nd Year In A Row
Congratulations to Rylee Power and Gurjeet Rai, the two scholar athlete award winners at Marple Newtown High School. Rylee and Gurjeet are both seniors and were each awarded a $250 scholarship in the Second Annual Carpey Law Scholarship Program at Marple Newtown in June 2015. Rylee was a 4 year Varsity starter in Tennis, Basketball and Softball and Gurjeet participated in indoor track, track and field, and was a member of the football program. Incidentally, Marple Newtown is Stuart’s alma mater.
Second Annual $500 Scholarship Awarded in Essay Contest for College Students
Carpey Law awarded its second annual $500 scholarship essay contest for undergraduates in June 2015.
Stuart Volunteers to be Mock Jury Advisor at Local High School for 3rd Year in a Row
Stuart Carpey’s youngest daughter, Emily, is a member of the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Mock Jury team, who competed in February. The statewide Mock Jury Competition is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Stuart dedicated the past several months to PWHS to be a team advisor; offering direction on how to organize a case, conduct opening and closing statements, direct examination, cross examination and all aspects of trying a case.
Carpey Law Proudly Supports The Wounded Warrior Project
Carpey Law consistently supports the Wounded Warrior Project by making periodic donations to the organization (every time a referral comes in from one of our existing clients, in fact). The Wounded Warrior project helps and empowers injured service members.
Carpey Law Supports Local Businesses: D&A Auto Body and Collision
Stuart Guest Lectures at the University of Pittsburgh for Second Year in a Row
On March 16, 2015, Stuart Carpey was invited back for a second time as a guest lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. The course was in Organizational Communication, taught by Dr. Lloyd Corder of the Department of Communication in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Stuart spoke to the students, most of whom are graduating seniors on a variety of subjects. The students posed questions to Stuart like what an employer might expect in the new hire’s first job, how to do well in the interviewing process, how to make your resume stand out, and what makes a really good employee. Stuart also discussed what it was like to run a small business. The students were very interested in Stuart’s insights and he looks forward to presenting to Dr. Corder’s students next semester.
Stuart Asked to Speak to Class at the University of Pittsburgh, Where Daughter Attends
On November 10, 2014, Stuart Carpey was honored to be invited as a guest teacher at the University of Pittsburgh. The course was in Organizational Communication taught by Dr. Lloyd Corder of the Department of Communication in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Stuart spoke on the subject of small business management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
Carpey Law Proudly Supports the Church of New Hope and Faith
Carpey Law supports the Church of New Hope and Faith and Bishop James McNeal, and has for many years.
Carpey Law Awards Two Local High School Students with Scholarships
In August 2014, Carpey Law awarded two local high school students with a $250 scholarship based upon their scholastic and athletic achievements.
Carpey Law Awards First Annual $500 Scholarship Essay Contest
Carpey Law awarded its first annual $500 scholarship essay contest for undergraduates in June 2014.
Stuart Gives Back to Alma Mater, Villanova University School of Law
Stuart A. Carpey was asked to advise law school students at the Villanova University School of Law on ways to improve and enhance their ability to find their first legal job in March 2014, from increasing their chances of their resume leading to an initial interview to the next step of improving interviewing skills.
Stuart Carpey Volunteers to Teach Local High Students in Mock Jury Competition
Tuesday, January 30th marked the start of the 2014 Mock Jury Competition, sponsored by The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. One of the largest in the nation, the PBA/YLD Mock Trial Competition gives more than 290 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil trials before actual judges and panels of juries.
Stuart Carpey Gets Involved with Non-Profit Rising Sons of Philadelphia
Stuart A. Carpey spoke with the underprivileged students involved with Rising Sons of Philadelphia in May 2012, a non-profit that aims to reverse negative trends in urban communities.
Carpey Law Sponsors Montgomery County Community College's Annual Student Essay Contest
Carpey Law sponsored Montgomery County Community College’s annual student essay contest in April 2012 and awarded three students with scholarship funds.