Time to Renew Your Membership

Renew Your Membership Today!

It is that time of year when we ask you to renew your membership in the nation's oldest association of lawyers. 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. Additionally, it will be a busy year for the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention in its evaluation of judicial candidates for our state appellate courts and local trial courts.

Renew today. We look forward to your continued membership and welcome your ideas and suggestions on ways to improve our work.

Deborah R. Gross
2017 Chancellor
Philadelphia Bar Association

Volunteers Needed for High School Mock Trials

The John S. Bradway High School Mock Trial Competition is in need of attorneys to serve as judges for this year's competition…READ MORE

Save the Date: Brehon St. Patrick's Day Party March 9

Save the date for the Brehon Law Society's St. PAarick's Day Party at O'Shea's Pub on Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Registration will open soon!

Brehon Team for Leprechaun Run March 11

The Brehon Law Society has created a team called "Brehon Law Society" and they have invited all YLD members to sign up for the Leprechaun Run on Saturday, March 11! Registration is $25 and all proceeds to go the Special Olympics… READ MORE

Law School Outreach Happy Hour March 22

If you're a law student, come hang out with the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division at Tir Na Nog on Wednesday, March 22 at 6 p.m…READ MORE

Upcoming Philadelphia Bar Association CLE Courses

The Philadelphia Bar Association, a statewide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, offers CLE courses to lawyers and members of the business and legal communities throughout the region. Lawyers and other professionals can turn to the Philadelphia Bar Association for convenient, high-quality, low-cost CLE courses on the latest issues, legislation and regulations.

As an added benefit, Philadelphia Bar Association members will be able to receive six free CLE credits that will be offered as three, two-credit courses on dates to be announced.

Featured Philadelphia Bar Association CLE

CLE - Navigating Language Access In Legal Proceedings March 8

Presented with the American Translators Association

As a fundamental principle of law, fairness, and the fundamental right to justice, and to promote the integrity and accuracy of judicial proceedings, attorneys, judges and the courts, should provide a sound and reliable system of language access services. Persons participating in a legal environment should be able to do so in a language they understand and all parties should be able comprehend one another throughout the proceedings…READ MORE

CLE - Mindfulness and the Law March 9

Joint CLE program presented by the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Philadelphia Bar Association

The Philadelphia Bar Association is continuing the Mindfulness Series that was initiated in 2016 by the Business Law Section. The first offering of 2017 is a collaborative program between the Chicago Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association for this unique opportunity to explore the practice of mindfulness and how it can benefit your practice and your life…READ MORE

CLE - Tips and Practice Tools From the Workers' Comp Bench March 10

Hosted by the Workers' Compensation Section

WCAIS Tips for the attorneys and their staff, including the recent releases and updates through March 2017

In this lunchtime CLE program, Workers' Compensation judges will provide practical guidance regarding the legal practices and procedures within their courtrooms…READ MORE

Full course calendar here.

Call for Submissions to The Philadelphia Lawyer

The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine is looking for creative and fresh law-related content to publish in upcoming editions. Take your sense of humor or adventure, your urge to critique or your affinity for a special area of law and put pen to paper.

All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. For more information on submission guidelines, email tplmag@philabar.org.