PBA News & Information
PBA Announces Latest Member Benefit: Technology Solutions through Comcast Business
The PBA has added Comcast Business technology assistance to the long list of member benefits. With this new benefit, members can engage with local Comcast Business representatives to meet the ever-changing technology needs of their law firms. Get more information (member login required) on the new Comcast Business benefit for PBA members only.
Foundation Sponsoring Raffle
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (PBF) is sponsoring the "Million Miles for Justice" raffle, offering a grand prize of a 2016 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 or $25,000. The drawing will be held at the PBA Annual Dinner, May 12, with proceeds to support PBF legal-aid and law-related-education programs. Get more information on the PBF website.
Get information on these and other PBA gatherings by clicking on the EVENTS CALENDER link at upper right and going to the date(s) of the meeting or event.
Civil Litigation Section Events: Regional Dinner: Pittsburgh, May 4; get the event flier; Regional Dinner, Philadelphia, May 18; get more information.
Commission on Women in the Profession 23rd Annual Conference: Hershey, May 11. Get the event brochure, including registration form.
PBA Annual Meeting: Hershey, May 11-13. Get the event brochure. Make hotel reservations online or by contacting the Hershey Lodge at 800-533-3131.
Inside-Outside Counsel Summit: Co-sponsored by the PBA In-House Counsel Committee and Civil Litigation Section, Gettysburg, June 16-17. Get the event brochure, including registration form.
PBA Publications Online
Click here for the current, public e-dition of The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine. Click on the following for recent publications available to non-members for a limited time from these PBA committees, sections and other groups: Criminal Justice Section; Elder Law Section; Family Law Section; Minority Bar Committee; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Solo and Small Firm Practice Section. Also available, the latest issue of "The County Line" newsletter and the "PBA Pro Bono E-News."
Quigley Catholic High Team Wins 2016 Statewide Mock Trial Championship
A team representing Quigley Catholic High School of Beaver County has won the 2016 PBA Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition. Read the news release on the winning team, now going on to represent Pennsylvania in the national mock trial finals in Boise, Idaho, May 12-16.
Featured PBA Member Benefits
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Student-Loan Refinancing: Refinance and qualify for a $300 welcome bonus. Get more information.
The Award Goes to ...
Scranton lawyer Marion K. Munley, receiving the Lynette Norton Award, and senior U.S. District Judge Norma L. Shapiro, receiving the Anne X. Alpern Award, both to be presented by the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP) during the group's 23rd Annual Conference in Hershey, May 11. Read the Munley news release. Read the Shapiro news release. Also during the conference, WIP will receive the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion from the PBA Diversity Team.
The following, receiving awards during the PBA Annual Meeting in Hershey, May 12: Marion Laffey-Ferry, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Award, read the news release; Judith Meyer, Sir Francis Bacon Alternative Dispute Resolution Award, read the news release; Reginald T. Shuford, David M. Rosenblum GLBT Public Policy Award, read the news release; Judge Jeannine Turgeon, Clarity Award from the PBA Plain English Committee, read the news release; Philip H. Yoon, Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award from the Young Lawyers Division, read the news release.
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.
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