ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA BAR ASSOCIATION

To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come:

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Bar Association was incorporated on July 9, 1895 under the act of April 29, 1874 (P. L. 73, No. 32), known as the Corporation Act of 1874, pursuant to a decree of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, entered July 1, 1895 at No. 153, September Term, 1895, and recorded in the Office for the Recording of Deeds in and for Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in Charter Book F, page 6 ff.;

AND WHEREAS, it is the purpose of these presents to make certain improvements, amendments and alterations in the Articles of Incorporation of said Association and, as so improved, amended and altered, to restate the Articles in their entirety;

NOW THEREFORE, KNOW ALL PERSONS, THAT THE PENNSYLVANIA BAR ASSOCIATION does under the provisions of the Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972, 15 Pa. C.S. 7301 et seq., hereby adopt this instrument as the amended and restated Articles of Incorporation thereof and does accept the same in lieu of the Articles heretofore in force:

I. NAME

The name of the corporation is PENNSYLVANIA BAR ASSOCIATION.

II. REGISTERED OFFICE

The location and post office address of the registered office of the corporation in this Commonwealth is 100 South Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108.

III. PURPOSE

The corporation is incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the following purpose or purposes: to advance the science of jurisprudence; to promote the administration of justice; to see that no one, on account of poverty, is denied his or her legal rights; to secure proper legislation; to encourage a thorough legal education; to uphold the honor and dignity of the Bar; to promote diversity throughout the profession; to cultivate cordial relations among the lawyers of Pennsylvania; and to perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members. The corporation shall not take any partisan political action, nor endorse or recommend any person for any official position, except in the case of federal judicial office or statewide judicial office, or in case its participation is required by law or requested by the appointing or confirming authority in the procedure prescribed for the filling of judicial vacancies. The corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidental or otherwise.

IV. TERM OF EXISTENCE

The term for which the corporation is to exist is perpetual.

V. BASIS OF ORGANIZATION

The corporation is organized upon a nonstock basis.



 


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