HARRISBURG (May 8, 2019) — Philadelphia lawyer Philip H. Yoon will begin a three-year term as a minority governor on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting, May 17, in Lancaster.
Yoon, the chief staff attorney for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, is active in the organized bar.
Since 2013, Yoon has represented lawyers in Philadelphia as a voting member of the PBA House of Delegates. In 2016-17, he served as the at-large zone chair for the PBA Young Lawyers Division. He is a past chair of the PBA Law-Related Education Committee, which oversees the association's youth education programs such as Celebrate the Constitution and Law Day. He is a member of the PBA Appellate Advocacy Committee, PBA Diversity Team, PBA Government Lawyers Committee, PBA Minority Bar Committee and the Task Force on PBA Dues Structure. Yoon was a member of the 2010-11 class of the PBA Bar Leadership Institute, which develops future leaders of the association.
He is a Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Young Lawyer Life Fellow.
Yoon volunteers for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Advancing Civics Education (ACE) program, which places lawyers and judges in Philadelphia public high schools to support social studies curriculum and to encourage students to engage in critical thinking about government, the law and dispute resolution.
In addition, he served on the host committee for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's 2014 national conference that took place in Pittsburgh.
Formerly of Hazleton, Yoon volunteers for the alumni society of his alma maters, MMI Preparatory School, the University of Pennsylvania and the Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state's largest organized bar association.