News Releases

PBA President issues statement on Chief Justice Saylor’s retirement transition plan

Pennsylvania Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor has announced that he will transfer leadership of the court to Justice Max Baer on April 1. Read PBA President David Schwager’s statement.

And the award goes to …

Denise M. Burdge, executive director, Monroe County Bar Association, receiving the annual Arthur J. Birdsall Award; York County lawyer William Hoffmeyer presented with Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award; and 20 county bar associations from across the state receiving County Bar Recognition Awards during the 55th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders on Feb. 25. Read the news releases.

JEC releases ratings for appellate court candidates

The PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission (JEC) has issued its ratings of potential candidates seeking election to the state’s appellate courts in 2021. Read the news release.

As counties across the state begin to reopen some businesses and loosen some restrictions, PBA President David E. Schwager issues guidance and reminders of resources for members.

The PBA, along with 26 county bar associations, is conducting a campaign about renter and homeowner rights, with a special focus on the impact from the pandemic. Get more information. Read the news release.

For information regarding news releases, contact PBA Communications Manager Suzanne Cibotti at 800-932-0311, ext. 2247, or Communications Director Jeff Gingerich at 800-932-0311, ext. 2216.

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The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania welcomes interest from members of the public in serving on its advisory boards and independent agencies and is committed to ensuring diversity in its appointments. Read more.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related postponement of the bar exam, the PBA Covid-19 Task Force has initiated the PBA Project Board to help recent 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.

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.



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