HARRISBURG (May 6, 2022) — Paul D. Edger of Carlisle, senior deputy attorney general in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, will become the immediate past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the conclusion of the association’s May 13 House of Delegates meeting in Hershey. He is currently completing his term as YLD chair.
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, three 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.
Edger is a member of the PBA Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Government Lawyers Committee, International and Comparative Law Committee and its Council, Legal Services to the Public Committee, and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
For the past eight years, Edger has been a voting delegate in the PBA House of Delegates.
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.
Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Edger was managing attorney of the Carlisle, Chambersburg and Gettysburg offices of MidPenn Legal Services, overseeing all administrative duties associated with MidPenn services provided in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and Fulton counties. MidPenn is a nonprofit, public-interest law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice and civil legal services to low-income residents in central Pennsylvania. Edger also worked as a staff attorney for two years at the Law Office of Peter Russo in Mechanicsburg.
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.