PBA News & Information
149 Lawyers Certified as Workers' Compensation Law Specialists
The PBA has announced the names of 149 lawyers certified by the association's Workers' Compensation Law Section as specialists in that area of legal practice. The newly certified specialists passed the March 8 certification exam, the first administered following Pennsylvania Supreme Court approval of the PBA section as a certifying organization in 2012. Read the news release. Go to the list of workers' compensation law specialists. Read more about the certification process.
Myers, Other PBA Leaders Take Office for 2013-14 Bar Year
Forest N. Myers of Franklin County (shown at left) is PBA president for the association's 2013-14 bar year. Read the news releases of May 14 and April 24 for more about incoming officers from other counties across the commonwealth.
Women in the Profession Issue 2013 Report CardRead the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession's (WIP) 19th Annual Report Card on the participation in the profession by Pennsylvania's women lawyers and judges. Read the news release on the 11 law firms named to WIP's 2013 Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming Women Professionals. Find out more about WIP.
Judicial Evaluation Commission Issues Candidate Ratings Ahead of Primary, May 21
The PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission (JEC) has issued its ratings of three candidates seeking election to fill one seat on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Read the JEC ratings, issued April 24.
PBA, County Bars Mark Law Day in May
In celebration of Law Day, May 1, throughout the month of May lawyers and judges across Pennsylvania are encouraged to help educate citizens about our system of justice and the importance of living by the rule of law. Learn more about the Law Day tradition on the 2013 Law Day Web page.
Enter the Lawyer Magazine's 2013 Fiction ContestThe Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine's 2013 Short Story Fiction Contest is now under way. Entrants must be lawyers admitted to practice who are PBA members in good standing. Get the entry form.
2013 Summer Meetings• PBA Family Law Section Summer Meeting, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., July 11-14; get the event brochure/registration form.
• PBA Young Lawyers Division Summer Meeting/New Admittee Conference, Toftrees Resort and Conference Center, State College, July 24-26.
• Solo and Small Firm Conference cosponsored by the PBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, Aug. 1-2; get information and register on the PBI website.
Lawyers 'Making a Difference' for the Public GoodThe Pennsylvania Bar News member publication now features the "Making a Difference" column highlighting the work of Pennsylvania lawyers providing extraordinary pro bono legal services.
Information on PBA Product/Service ProvidersVendors offering special benefits to PBA members are designated PBA Preferred Partners. Find out more about the variety of PBA member benefits and services selected and monitored by the PBA Member Services Department. The PBA welcomes CNA as the new professional liability insurance carrier, replacing Swiss Re/Westport Insurance Co. Read more about the switch to CNA.
Members, Keep Your Contact Information Current
Approximately twice each year PBA members are automatically prompted to update their membership records when accessing the members-only pages of the PBA website. Need to update your membership information now? Go to the online form.
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