President's Welcome

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Bar Association!

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association has more than a century of experience promoting and protecting the legal profession, the rights of Pennsylvania citizens and access to justice for all.

We claim a proud history. We also confidently state that membership in the state’s largest organized bar association is as relevant today as it’s ever been.

Connections still count, and the PBA can link you online and in-person with lawyers in every area of practice and in every corner of the state.

And knowledge is still king. Our members gain access to information from our nearly 50 specialty committees (committee membership is free) and are encouraged to join any of the 18 practice sections for a modest annual fee (actually, a 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).

Members also gain free access to the law practice management advice, ethics opinions, court summaries, online legal research (which can save you hundreds of dollars each month), and a host of informative print and online publications (see our list of member benefits).

And that’s still just scratching the surface.

We also have a legislative team at the state Capitol, actively advocating on behalf of the legal profession and voicing support for legislative changes to benefit Pennsylvanians.

If community service is of interest, we have 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, we want to know how we're doing and what's on your mind. Send us an email and we’ll provide a prompt response. Or give our Member Services representatives a call at 800-932-0311.

Best regards,

Charles Eppolito III

2018-19 PBA President 

Learn more about Charles Eppolito III.



100 South Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: 800-932-0311

Western Pennsylvania Office:

Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 760
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Phone: 412-914-8840