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PBA News & Information
Austin, Other Leaders Take Office
Read The Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine profile of Sara Austin of York, PBA president for the 2016-17 bar year. For more information on Austin and the other incoming PBA officers, read the Bar News article and read the article on the new PBA zone governors.

Meetings, Events
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.        
     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.
     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.
     YLD Summer Meeting and New Admittee Conference: State College, July 27-29. Get the event brochure.
Lawyers Certified as Workers' Comp Specialists
Eighteen Pennsylvania lawyers have completed the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section's 2016 certification process to become specialists in workers' compensation law. Read the news release listing the newly certified workers' comp specialists. Read more about the certification process.

Online Attorney Registration Now Mandatory
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reminds Pennsylvania lawyers that they now must complete and submit their annual attorney registration online through the Unified Judicial System (UJS) web portal. Click here to register through the UJS web portal. Click here for more information on the Disciplinary Board website. To avoid late fees, attorney registration must be completed by July 1.

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.
Featured Member Benefits
     Comcast Business:The PBA has added Comcast Business technology assistance to the long list of member benefits. 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.
     Expedia and Verizon: Members-only discounts with vendors on a variety of products and services through the PBA's partnership with National Purchasing Partners. Eligibility requirements apply. Special, limited-time Verizon offers. Click here (member login required) to learn more.
     Free Section Membership: Test-drive membership in one PBA section for free for a year! Members joining a section for the first time or who have not belonged to the selected section for at least five years are eligible. Register online or call 800-932-0311. Get more information on PBA sections.
     InterCall: Save 60 percent on toll-free audio conferencing and get access to Web conferencing and unified communications services. Call 800-636-2377 or enroll online.
     Lenovo: PBA members, work and life never stand still! To help you keep pace, upgrade your PC now and save as much as 38 percent on select desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and accessories from Lenovo. Visit www.lenovo.com/statebar or call 800-426-7235, ext. 3577.
     Student-Loan Refinancing: Refinance and qualify for a $300 welcome bonus. Get more information.
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: Commission on Women in the Profession; Criminal Justice Section; Elder Law SectionFamily Law Section; Federal Practice Committee; Minority Bar CommitteeReal Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Solo and Small Firm Practice Section. Also available, the latest issue of the "PBA Pro Bono E-News."
The Awards Go to ...
    Members and others, presented at the recent PBA Annual Meeting in recognition of outstanding leadership in the legal profession and extraordinary service to and longstanding membership in the PBA. Read the news release.
    Johnnie E. Simms, director and chief prosecutor for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, receiving the Christianson Award from the PBA Public Utility Law Section. Read the news release.

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