PBA News & Information
2016 Report Card on Women Lawyers, JudgesThe PBA Commission on Women in the Profession has issued its 21st annual Report Card "as a measure of the evolving participation of women in the PBA, the judiciary and the practice of law." Read the 2016 Report Card, which includes comparison data on other state bar associations across the mid-Atlantic region.
Austin Urges Senate Bill 413 AmendmentsPBA President Sara A. Austin recently testified at the state Capitol on PBA opposition to Senate Bill 413. As written, the bill would consolidate administrative hearing boards under a newly created Office of Administrative Appeals. The PBA wants the bill amended to exclude the practice of workers' compensation law and the Environmental Hearing Board from the consolidation. Read Austin's testimony. Get more information on the bill.
Get information on these and other PBA gatherings by clicking on the EVENTS CALENDAR link at upper right and going to the date(s) of the meeting or event.
Family Law Section Summer Meeting: Williamsburg, Va., July 14-17. Go to the EVENTS CALENDAR for more information.
Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Annual Conference: Bedford, July 20-22. Get the event brochure. Get more information, including a link for online registration.
YLD Summer Meeting and New Admittee Conference: State College, July 27-29. Get the event brochure.
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Annual Retreat: Inn at Pocono Manor, Aug. 10-12. Get more information, including a link to the brochure/registration form and access to online registration.
Schnader Awards Call for NominationsPBA members are invited to nominate reporters and editors for the 2016 William A. Schnader Print Media Awards honoring news, feature and editorial writing that increases public understanding of the legal system and the courts. Members may submit the names of journalists by email to the PBA's Jeff Gingerich, who will contact the nominees to request that the nominated article(s) be entered in the competition. Get more information. Entry deadline: Aug. 12.The Award Goes to ...
Edward J. Abes of Pittsburgh, to receive the 2016 Irv Stander Award from the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section on Oct. 5. Read more about the award.