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Free Section Membership
You may qualify for free membership for the current year in any one of the PBA sections of your choice listed below if 1) you are newly admitted to practice (no previous admission in any jurisdiction) and have joined the PBA or 2) you are a current PBA member but have not belonged to the selected section at any time in the past five years.

If you qualify under either category, you will receive all section-member benefits for the year in which you join the section. The full section membership fee will apply beginning the following year. If you qualify under either category, please complete and submit the form below.

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Administrative Law Section
The Administrative Law Section was established to observe and make recommendations, primarily at the state level, to improve the effectiveness of government-issued regulations. Members receive two e-newsletters each year.


Civil Litigation Section
The Civil Litigation Section focuses on practice standards and offers an annual CLE-based retreat and regional dinners for members to maintain their required credits and for networking with their peers. Through its newsletter the section also provides concise studies and timely information about recent court decisions on a variety of litigation matters as well as section news.
Criminal Justice Section
The Criminal Justice Section is concerned with protecting the rights of all individuals who are involved in criminal court proceedings. This is a chance for both defense and prosecution oriented members to be involved in issues related to the criminal justice system. Members receive three e-newsletters a year which lists and reviews decisions of recent criminal cases in Pennsylvania

Elder Law Section
The Elder Law Section studies, reviews and makes recommendations on legislation impacting the elder community and provides practical information to members through business meetings and the section listserv. Members receive four e-newsletters and additional electronic updates each year.
Environmental and Energy Law Section
Lawyers concerned with issues dealing with the environment, ecology and mineral and natural resources will find membership in this section to be beneficial. The section supports the annual Environmental Law Forum, provides scholarships to law students, presents the annual Environmental Law and PLUS Program Awards and publishes an e-newsletter three times a year.

Intellectual Property Law Section
The Intellectual Property Law Section furthers the development of laws and procedures related to intellectual property and works to simplify and improve the application of justice in intellectual property law. Monthly conference call speaker presentations are open to all section members and two e-newsletters are published each year.


Municipal Law Section
Solicitors for any form of political subdivision other than a school system will find this section useful. The Municipal Law Section also appeals to lawyers who have as clients police departments, municipal authorities or individuals who deal with these entities. Section activities are reported to members in the section newsletter published twice a year.

Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section
This section concentrates on landlord-tenant relations, environmental issues, eminent domain and probate matters. Members also are active in improving the relationship between realtors and lawyers. The section newsletter, published twice a year, reports on section activities, and members gather at a section meeting once a year to share information, learn of new developments and network at both professional and social events
Solo & Small Firm Practice Section
The Solo and Small Firm Practice Section is designed for lawyers whose practices cover a broad range of issues as individual practitioners. Members can benefit from an active listserv, informative e-newsletters and networking opportunities to gather information about the latest developments in law office management, automation and technology. The section holds meetings during PBA Committee Section Days, at the PBA Annual Meeting and at the annual Solo and Small Firm Practice Conference.

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