Fundraiser Mock Trial Challenge raises $35,300 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Magna Legal Services’ 9th annual Chopped for CHOP raised $35,300 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The fundraiser CLE event featured four of the best trial attorneys in the US competing in a Mock Trial Challenge. The program took place on June 21 & 22 in Atlantic City and was joined by over 200 legal and insurance professionals from across the nation.

JULY 5, 2023—  The 9th annual Chopped for CHOP event raised $35,300 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The fundraiser CLE conference, produced by Peter Hecht of Magna Legal Services, featured four of the best trial attorneys in the US competing in a mock trial challenge. The program was held on June 21st & 22nd at the Borgata in Atlantic City and was attended by over 200 legal and insurance professionals from across the nation.

“We’ve been raising money and awareness for CHOP since 2009, and our Chopped for CHOP event allows us to create exciting experiences and foster connections while doing so,” said Peter Hecht, Magna Legal Services Founding Partner & Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The program’s competitors included Jerry Hamilton from Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, along with Wade Quinn from Ramey Chandler Quinn, P.C., Joelle G. Nelson from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, and Michael Barfield from Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC.

“It’s one of the most challenging venues and you have to be ready for anything,” said Jerry Hamilton. Hamilton was announced the Chopped for CHOP 2023 champion and is still holding that title since his win in 2022.

The money raised in the competition will be dedicated toward researching treatments for children that suffer from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Children as young as six months old have been diagnosed with the disease.

“Having attended more than my fair share of events hosted by CHOP donors, I can say that this is one of the most dynamic, engaged events I attend every year,” said CHOP’s Director of Planned Giving, Liz Macoretta, at the conference, adding “We’re thrilled for the many years of support.”

Chopped for CHOP is one of the three annual unique & interactive programs produced by Magna Legal Services. “It is not only a great event to network, but a great event to learn,” noted competitor Jerry Hamilton.

Magna’s “Edutainment” conferences connect attorneys, corporate counsel and claims professionals, creating memorable experiences and the opportunity to learn from each other.

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