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Organizers of Wills for Heroes presented the Verdina Y. Showell Award to Hannah R. Suhr, assistant counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of General Counsel. Read the news release

Allegheny County lawyer Jay N. Silberblatt to serve as 2022-23 PBA president; new members of the Board of Governors announced

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Barry M. Simpson, the longest-serving PBA executive director, has announced plans to retire by mid-May 2023. Read the news release.

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

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Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Max Baer joined with PBA President Jay Silberblatt to encourage all lawyers to make a commitment to provide pro bono service through direct representation and financial support and to thank those already heading the call to such service. Read the letter directed to nearly 75,000 Pennsylvania registered lawyers.

Pennsylvania Free Legal Answers, new pro bono initiative answering civil legal questions, launched

The PBA, in collaboration with ABA Free Legal Answers, has launched Pennsylvania Free Legal Answers. Client questions and attorney volunteers are both welcome at the site.

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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