County Bar Services


The County Bar Services Department is the liaison between the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the more than 60 county bar associations throughout the commonwealth.

Avoidance of Legal Malpractice Seminars

Provided by the PBA and developed by the PBA Professional Liability Committee, seminars are offered each year to provide attorneys with best practices to more effectively manage their risks and reduce their exposure to legal malpractice.

During the seminars, members enrolled in the PBA Insurance Program, which is advised and administered by USI Affinity, gain valuable malpractice avoidance information and earn up to a 7.5% discount on their malpractice insurance.

The seminars, sponsored by the PBA Insurance Program and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, are approved for 2 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

If you missed the live November 29th program, it is now available On-Demand. The program features information on a variety of issues that have been identified as common areas where attorneys can be exposed to liability or malpractice claims and focuses on steps we can all take to avoid, or at least mitigate, potential claims. Learn more and register.

Conference of County Bar Leaders

Created in 1967, the CCBL builds a closer relationship between county bar associations in Pennsylvania, the PBA and the American Bar Association and offers a forum to exchange ideas that build bar association, to promote the legal profession and the administration of justice and to improve the economic standing of the legal profession.

A statewide conference is held on Feb 29 - Mar 2, 2024 - Wyndham Gettysburg.

County Line Newsletter

A newsletter helping county bar associations stay connected with the work being done in other counties and at the state level.

County Bar Leaders Directory

A county-by-county listing of names and contact information for county bar association leaders – free for members.

Community Resource Materials for County Bars

The "Community Outreach Resource Manual" was developed as a class project of the 2018-2019 BLI Class. Resources from local bar associations and other legal organizations were collected and compiled them into a single manual, accessible to all county bar associations. It includes community outreach presentations, flyers, outlines and pamphlets that can be used by bar associations and their leaders as they work on developing community outreach programs. The enclosed pamphlets, brochures, flyers, presentations and outlines were provided by the identified bar associations. Thank you to those bar executives who have shared materials and if you have additional materials that you would like to include, please contact the county bar services department.

County Bar Associations

Links to county bar association websites

Good Governance Toolkit

Information for use by PBA and county bar leaders and bar members, including tools to identify and recruit leaders. (login required)

PABE – Pennsylvania Association of Bar Executives

PABE is a member association that was established in 1985. It provides: a forum for the mutual interchange of ideas to facilitate the administration of organized bar activities; information that assists with office management and business administration in the operation of bar association offices; coordination of activities of bar associations; conducts surveys among members of the Association on various aspects of bar association operations and activities; stimulates the work and activities of bar associations in general; and develops a cordial relationship, spirit of unity, and common understanding among bar executives.

The PABE bylaws provide membership requirements. Generally membership is open to any member of the staff in an executive capacity of a bar association or lawyer membership organization within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To learn more visit

CCLJ - Conference of County Legal Journals

In existence for over 30 years, the Conference of County Legal Journals (CCLJ) is a statewide membership organization for the official Legal Journals of 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This centralized database provides taxpayers, business owners, contractors, and lawyers a convenient way to look for legal notices that may impact their town/county as well as their families. Learn more on their website.