HARRISBURG (May 18, 2021) — Paul D. Edger, managing attorney of the Carlisle, Chambersburg and Gettysburg offices of MidPenn Legal Services, will become the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the conclusion of the association’s May 21 House of Delegates meeting. He is currently completing his term as YLD chair-elect.
Edger has been involved in the PBA YLD for over a decade. He served for two years as the YLD treasurer, three years as a co-chair of the YLD’s Zone Three, and, on behalf of the YLD, two years in the PBA House of Delegates, which is the association’s policymaking body. Edger has been a juror, attorney advisor and presiding judge in the PBA Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition, which is coordinated by the YLD. He has offered free legal services as part of Wills for Heroes, a program co-sponsored by the YLD that provides free wills and estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans.
During the past year, he has served on the PBA Audit and Finance committees and has been a member of the Government Lawyers Committee. For the past seven years, Edger has been a voting delegate in the PBA House of Delegates. Since 2013, Edger has been a member of the PBA Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and, since 2015, Edger has been a member of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee.
Also active in his local organized bar, Edger served as the 2014-2016 chair of the Cumberland County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and currently serves on the Cumberland County Bar Association Board of Directors.
Edger worked for two years at the Law Office of Peter Russo in Mechanicsburg before joining MidPenn Legal Services as a staff attorney in early 2014. MidPenn is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice and civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties in central Pennsylvania. In 2015, Edger became the managing attorney of the MidPenn’s Carlisle office, and, in July 2019, he also became the managing attorney of the Chambersburg and Gettysburg offices. He currently oversees all administrative duties associated with MidPenn services provided in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Fulton counties.
For nearly four years, Edger has been an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
In addition to his J.D. from Widener Law Commonwealth, Edger holds a B.A. in political philosophy and legal studies from Elizabethtown College.
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.