For lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania joining state, regional, county and city level legal associations provide a number of important benefits including networking opportunities, access to publications, and discounts on quality CLE seminars.
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Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association has more than 29,000 attorneys. The PBA promotes respect for the rule of law, professional excellence, and improvements within the legal profession. The PBA also helps educate the public about the legal system and improves access to justice for everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Find out more about whether an attorney has been disbarred in Pennsylvania or has any disciplinary history. Pennsylvania - Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania - PA Attorney Search.Pennsylvania Bar Association
Logo of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Established in 1988, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) provide a more united voice for attorneys in Pennsylvania practicing criminal defense. With more than 600 members, the PACDL protects the rights of those accused of crimes by creating a strong criminal defense bar. Benefits of membership include discounts on quality CLE seminars, networking opportunities and subscriptions to publications on criminal justice topics. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Pennsylvania belong to this trusted organization.
Also find information on the Delaware County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Established in 1979, the Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association ("PA DUI Association") is a non-profit organization working to address the problem of driving under the influence at all stages including enforcement, prosecution, punishment, and rehabilitation. The goal of the organization is to eliminate impaired driving. The Association is divided into four geographic regions which serve all members of the Pennsylvania DUI Association.
Although the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania does not certify attorneys as specialist, it does accredit certain "certifying organizations" after a recommendation from the the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Review and Certifying Board. Under Rule 7.4, an attorney may communicate whether he or she practices in a particular field of law. However, the lawyer shall not state that he or she is a "specialist" except when the lawyer has been certified by an organization approved by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a certifying organization. Accredited organizations in Pennsylvania include the American Board of Certification for consumer bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and business bankruptcy, the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (formerly the National Board of Trial Advocacy), for civil trial advocacy and criminal trial advocacy, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section for workers' compensation law.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association maintains a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that provides referrals to lawyers in the counties in Pennsylvania that do not have their own lawyer referral service. At last county, the PBA LRS covers 45 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The service uses a computer program to select attorneys meeting certain criteria on a rotating basis depending on a variety of factors such as the county where the services are to be performed and the type of practice area of the law at issue.
Lawyer Referral Services operated by local bar associations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania include:
Allegheny County Bar Association LRS
Beaver County, Beaver: (724) 728-4888
Berks County, Reading: (610) 375-4591
Blair County, Hollidaysburg: (814) 693-3090
Bucks County Bar Association LRS
Toll free: 888-991-9922
Butler County, Butler: (724)-841-0130
Carbon County, Lehighton: (610) 379-4950
Chester County, West Chester: (610) 429-1500
Cumberland County, Carlisle: (717) 249-3166
Dauphin County, Harrisburg,: (717) 232-7536
Delaware County, Media: (610) 566-6625
Erie County Bar Association LRIS
Philadelphia Bar Association LRIS
York County Attorney Connection
Berks County LRS
Phone: 610-375-4591 or 610-375-4592
Chester County Bar Association LRS
West Chester, PA
Cumberland County Bar Association LRS
Toll free: 800-990-9108 (In-state only)
Serves Cumberland County, Main County, Perry County
Dauphin County Bar Association
Counties Served: Dauphin
Delaware County Bar Association LRS
Phone: 610-566-6625 x 221
Lackawanna County, Scranton: (570) 969-9600
Lancaster Bar Association LRS
Lebanon County, Lebanon: (717) 273-3133
Lawyer Referral Service of the Bar Association of Lehigh County
Luzerne County LRS Of Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
Serves Luzerne County and Pennsylvania County
Mercer County, Mercer: (724) 342-3111
Monroe County, Stroudsburg: (570) 424-7288
Montgomery County LRS
Phone: 610-279-9660 ext: 201
Toll free: 800-560-5219
Northampton County Bar Association ARIS
Serves Northampton County, Lehigh County, and Monroe County
Philadelphia County, Philadelphia: (215) 238-1701
Washington County Bar Association LRS
Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Toll free: 866-WBA-1886
York County, York: (717) 854-8755
This list of voluntary bar associations in the State of Pennsylvania was last updated on Friday, September 23, 2016. If you have an update or correct, please conduct us at email@example.com.