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Haines Named President-elect of Pennsylvania Bar Association

HARRISBURG (May 27, 2008) - Clifford E. Haines, president of the Philadelphia law firm of Haines & Associates, will become president-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the conclusion of the organization's Annual Meeting June 6 in Hershey. Haines will become president of the 29,000-member state legal association in 2009.

A former Zone One Governor representing Philadelphia lawyers on the PBA Board of Governors, Haines currently serves in the PBA House of Delegates and as a Pennsylvania delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. A former chair of the PABAR-PAC, Haines is the co-chair of the PBA Long Range Planning/Strategic Goals Committee and the PBA Planning Committee. He is a director of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Haines is a former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a former chair and current member of the board of directors of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.

Haines is a Senate-approved board member of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and serves on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Opera Company.

He is a graduate of Muskingum College and the Ohio State University School of Law.

He and his wife, Julia, have two children and reside in Philadelphia.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.

Editor's note: A photo of Clifford E. Haines is available to download from the PBA Web site at: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/0809newofficersphotos.asp

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association