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March 09, 2016

Philadelphia Bar Association March Madness: March 13-April 4

March Madness

And so it begins. March Madness is officially underway, and that means it's time to fill out your brackets. This year has been one of the most unpredictable seasons in recent memory. No one can hold onto the No. 1 seed, and heading into Saturday, there are three-way ties atop the Big 12, Big Ten and SEC, and many favorites are on the bubble - Temple, Michigan, Alabama and Vanderbilt. Twelve teams have already punched their tickets to the Big Dance by winning their conference tournaments, while another 20 will do so by this Sunday - Selection Sunday. With so many top teams in danger and up-and-coming teams like Cincinnati and VCU stepping up to prove their worth, this year's tournament could be a great opportunity to witness some upset history. Don't miss the excitement right here.


  • 1st Place: 2017 Philadelphia Bar Association Membership and 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Registration
  • 2nd Place: 2016 Bench-Bar & Annual Conference Registration
  • 3rd Place: 2017 Philadelphia Bar Association Membership

Steps Required to Join:

  1. Go to

  2. In the Join Password box, enter 'philabar' (without the single quotes).

  3. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password (rest assured, this information will NOT be sold or utilized for spam email under ANY circumstances).

  4. Use the email address linked to your Philadelphia Bar Association membership (for prize verification).

  5. Your username must be your Philadelphia Bar Association member name (for prize verification).

  6. Make your picks, with the ability to change it right up until the tournament deadline. Only members with current Philadelphia Bar Association membership in good standing are eligible to win. If you haven't already renewed your membership for 2016 you'll need to renew before entering the bracket.

Members of the judiciary are excluded from participation.

Important Dates:

March 13 (Sunday): Selection Show at 6:00 p.m. ET, after which the picksheet opens.
March 15-16 (Tue-Wed): First Four, Play-in Games (Not included in bracket)
March 17 (Thursday) at 12:15 p.m. ET Your Bracket's Pick Deadline
March 17-18 (Thu-Fri): First Round
March 19-20 (Sat-Sun): Second Round
March 24-25 (Thu-Fri): Sweet Sixteen
March 26-27 (Sat-Sun): Elite Eight
April 2 (Saturday): Final Four
April 4 (Monday): Championship Game

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