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.
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.
Insurance Fund and Trust Fund Officers, Trustees Named for 2016-17The Pennsylvania Bar Insurance Fund and Trust Fund has announced the officers and trustees named to serve in 2016-17. Get more information. Read more about the funds.PBA Committee Formal Opinion on Financial-Data Disclosure
The PBA Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee has issued Formal Opinion 2016-100 in response to recent PBA Ethics Hotline inquiries regarding financial-institution information required to be disclosed on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's Attorney Annual Fee Form. The opinion is advisory only and is not binding on the Disciplinary Board or on any court. If the committee receives information from the board that is inconsistent with the guidance provided in the opinion or that provides additional helpful information, the opinion will be updated accordingly. All questions relating to attorney registration should be directed to the Disciplinary Board's Attorney Registration Office, not the PBA. Click here for that office's contact information.
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 listing of Wills for Heroes events.