PBA News & Information

Preservation Walk
PBA members can help preserve the association's historic buildings in Harrisburg by purchasing an engraved stone in the PBA Preservation Walk. Get the project brochure and order form.

Online Access to the Lawyer Magazine
PBA members, you have online access to The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine in PDF and e-dition formats. Misplaced a back issue of the magazine? Retrieve it online using your PBA member login. If you are a lawyer in practice in Pennsylvania and not a PBA member but interested in joining the PBA, check out the benefits of membership and join the PBA.
Contacting or Becoming an Advertiser in PBA Publications
Click here for the online list of and links to display advertisers featured in the latest issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine. Click on the following links for information on and links to classified advertisers in the latest issues of the Lawyer magazine and the Pennsylvania Bar News biweekly newspaper. Would-be display advertisers, click here for information about getting your ad in PBA publications. For information on placing a classified ad in PBA publications, call 800-932-0311, ext. 2226.

Lawyers Saluting Veterans Program
The PBA is recruiting lawyer-volunteers for the Lawyers Saluting Veterans program coordinated by the PBA Pro Bono Office and Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee. Military veterans and lawyer volunteers interested in the program, click here.

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the CLE arm of the PBA. PBI invites members to visit the PBI 50 Web page for more information and special offers during the year-long celebration. Click here for a Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine article on PBI 50.

Federal Court Upholds Pennsylvania Bar 'Reciprocity' Rule
A 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Aug. 26 has denied a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania bar admission "reciprocity" Rule 204. The rule allows out-of-state lawyers to join the state bar without taking Pennsylvania's bar exam as long as they come from a state that allows the same admission to Pennsylvania lawyers. Read the opinion in National Association for the Advancement of Multijurisdiction Practice v. Castille, as posted to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals website. Read Rule 204 on the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners website.

PBA Supports Wills for Heroes Program for First Responders
Through the co-sponsorship of the Young Lawyers Division, the PBA supports the Wills for Heroes program in Pennsylvania, providing free wills and other estate-planning documents for police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Click here for more program information, including a list of upcoming Wills for Heroes events.
Be Alert to the Latest Internet, Email Scams
PBA members have reported receiving scam emails from would-be "clients" and from others claiming to represent the IRS. Concerned members, click here to file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership of the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Read more about IRS-related "phishing" and how to report it here.

Workers' Compensation Centennial Memorabilia Available

In support of the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, the section is offering for sale a commemorative bronze medal and a commemorative book in hardcover and softcover. The medal and softcover book are on sale as a package for $40. Purchase these items in the PBA Store.