Welcome to the Pennsylvania Bar Association!
The Pennsylvania Bar Association promotes and protects the legal profession, the rights of Pennsylvania citizens and access to justice for all.
Our lawyer members benefit from connections that matter. Connections to legal colleagues, connections to informational resources and connections to the communities we call home are of increasing importance. And the PBA delivers these connections and more.
The PBA provides online and in person networking opportunities for lawyers in every area of practice and in every corner of the state. Members can join and gain insights from any of our 50 specialty committees, and committee membership is always free. Members also are encouraged to join any of 18 practice sections. Every PBA member receives a free one-year membership in a section provided he or she has not been a member of that section for five years or longer; there are modest section membership fees in the subsequent years.
Members also gain access to helpful, no-cost insights such as law practice management advice, ethics opinions, court summaries, online legal research (which can saves users hundreds of dollars each month), and a host of informative print and online publications (see our list of member benefits and services).
The PBA maintains strong connections with state lawmakers. Our legislative team at the state Capitol advocates on behalf of the legal profession and voices support for legislative changes to benefit Pennsylvanians.
In addition, we understand the importance of connecting with and supporting the communities where we live and work. That’s why our members support valuable programs directly connected to the practice of law such as Wills for Heroes, which provides wills for first responders, and the high school mock trial program, which is one of the largest in the nation.
If you are not yet a member, please join us.
If you are a member, let us know that we are meeting all your expectations or how we might better support your professional needs. Send us an email and we’ll provide a prompt response. Or give our Member Services representatives a call at 800-932-0311.
With best regards,
Anne N. John
2019-20 PBA President