Connecting with potential clients is the first step to growing your practice. The PBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) receives over 10,000 inquires each year from individuals seeking an attorney and is the perfect way for you to connect with people in need of legal help. PBA Members can test drive the new Online LRS FREE for the remainder of 2020 (value of $150). Login to your PBA Member Dashboard to sign up.

Virtual Advocacy in Pennsylvania Appellate Courts
co-sponsored by the Appellate Advocacy Committee
Aug. 27

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PBA COVID-19 Task Force tools and resources

The PBA COVID-19 Task Force has compiled an informational tool, “Reopening Your Practice: Considerations from the Pennsylvania Bar Association” (member login required). The task force’s Resources Guide, updated regularly, provides links to federal information and programs to assist small businesses, and much more.

Now in the PBA Career Center, you can access materials to assist with career development and connect with expert career coaches who can answer your questions and help prepare you for a job search. The PBA Career Center also offers a free Resume Critique Service. Within a few days of submitting your resume, you’ll receive an evaluation outlining your strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions to ensure you have the best chance of landing an interview. Explore the Career Center resources.

Diploma Privilege Option Not Moving Forward for Recent Law School Graduates

The Pa. Supreme Court shares the opinion of the Board of Law Examiners that the PBA-supported option of diploma privilege for some recent law school graduates is not appropriate and supports administering an October remote bar exam. Read the letter to PBA President David E. Schwager. Read the recommendation for diploma privilege developed by the PBA COVID-19 Task Force.

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Governor signs PBA-supported bill on access to digital assets by a fiduciary

Gov. Tom Wolf has signed Senate Bill 320, which amends Title 20 and adds a new chapter to provide for access to digital assets by a fiduciary. A major priority of the PBA this legislative session, the new law provides for more efficient and consistent administration of digital assets with tangible assets.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bar exam has been postponed until October. The PBA Covid-19 Task Force has initiated the PBA Project Board to help recent law school graduates gain paid short- and long-term professional assignments and to help members find the limited-time legal support they need. Go to the PBA Project Board.

In an effort to help you manage your costs during coronavirus-related office closures, PBI is offering all on-demand CLE programs and webinars, including resources designed to help you and your firm deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, at a 35% discount, through the end of the year. Use code ONLINE35 at checkout.

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As it celebrates its 125th anniversary and builds its collection of historical resources, past PBA Presidents Sara A. Austin and Sharon R. López look back at their time of leadership for The Legacy Project.

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