"Your membership dues are the lifeblood of our Association, and have not been increased in over seven years. The 2017 PA Senate will be veto-proof so the Bar Association will need to be particularly active on your behalf this year fighting against the sales tax on legal services, and fighting for legislation that improves the laws of our Commonwealth."Deborah R. Gross
Philadelphia Bar Association
Advantages of Philadelphia Bar Association Membership
Discover the Membership Advantages of Philadelphia Bar Association CLE
As of early 2016, the Philadelphia Bar Association is a statewide provider of Continuing Legal Education. We are committed to providing a broad spectrum of high-quality and low-cost continuing legal education that is vital to establishing and maintaining a superior level of competence among the members of the legal profession in order to best serve our community’s interest.
Free CLE Credits - Receive six free credits as part of your membership that will be offered as three 2-credit programs on dates to be determined.
Affordability - Philadelphia Bar Association CLE courses will be reasonably priced for all practitioners.
Convenience - Attend CLE programming in the Association’s 11th floor Conference Center in the Aramark Bldg., just above Jefferson station with easy access to trains and the subway or - coming soon - at one of the convenient partner locations throughout the city.
Innovation - Join us for new and unique CLE topic content that will complement a comprehensive curriculum of practical core subject matter essential to your practice needs.
Network with Association Partners – The Philadelphia Bar Association has developed relationships with quality partners in the business and legal community who sponsor Association events and some CLE programs and provide valuable services and resources to our membership.
- Discounted Insurance Benefits with USI Affinity.
Significant New Discounts on Frequently Used Services and Products
Enjoy savings from brands including UPS, Office Depot, Avis/Budget Car Rental and Lenovo. Additionally, take advantage of our new Ardent Rewards Visa Credit Card.
Business and Professional Development Opportunities:
Potential Referral Sources. Attend daily Section or Committee breakfast or lunch programs, CLE courses, panel presentations, evening receptions and special events and meet other lawyers who can help open the door to business development opportunities.
Leadership Opportunities. Join the leadership ranks of our Section executive committees, chair one of more than 100 standing Committees, lead an Association program, community service project or charitable event, or run for elected office as a Board of Governors member or line officer.
Byline Opportunities. Enhance your marketing plan by having your articles or commentary published in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine or the Philadelphia Bar Reporter newspaper, reaching 12,000 lawyers each month.
Networking Network with attorneys in more than 50 practice areas at hundreds of annual events that fit any schedule. Connect with colleagues and members of the judiciary, grow your practice and thrive in your profession.
Additional benefits include: Insurance brokerage services through USI Affinity; member discounts on hundreds of Association events; subscription to award-winning print and digital publications; professional guidance on ethics issues; access to our Career Center; a legislative program to champion your interests to lawmakers in City Hall, Harrisburg and Washington; discounted tickets to cultural institutions and much more.