Equal Access to Justice

We believe the Justice System works best when it works for everyone.

Supporting programs that increase the public’s understanding of the law and promote equal access to justice is the mission of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation


The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation was created in response to the organized bar’s desire to become more involved in public service.

  • We work to improve the public’s understanding of the law and our judicial system.
  • We strive to ensure citizens have full and equal access to justice through our legal system.


Crisis has brought out the best among us. Our Foundation and its donors have stepped forward in extraordinary ways! I want to take this opportunity to share some of the impact of this generosity. I look forward to our continued partnership in the future. View the PA Bar Foundation’s 2021 Impact Statement.

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Welcome from our President

The PA Bar Foundation is the philanthropic partner of the Pennsylvania Bar Association dedicated to helping Pennsylvania’s youth be better citizens and to making Pennsylvania’s judicial system more accessible to all. Learn how you can help too by participating in our programs, serving on our committees, and contributing to our efforts.

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Recognizing Pro Bono Service

Since 1989, the Louis J. Goffman Award has been given to an individual and/or an organization in recognition of outstanding pro bono service. Meet our past recipients

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Loan Repayment Assistance

Helping attorneys employed at IOLTA-funded legal services organizations across the state better manage their undergraduate and law school student loan debt so they can afford to remain in public service.

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Thank You, Fellows!
Thank you Law Firm Fellows!

These people are helping to make a better justice system through their generous contributions. Is your name on the list?

You Can Make a Difference

Since 1984, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation has served as a center of philanthropy for Pennsylvania’s legal community. Please join our efforts.



Supporting programs that increase the public’s understanding of the law and promote equal access to justice.

Become a Foundation Fellow

You can be an individual member or a law firm member by signing up today.

Member Fellows

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