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Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)
10/05/2020

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

Governor Tom Wolf has issued an emergency declaration extending the deadline of the CARES rent and mortgage relief program until November 4.

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Member Appreciation Week is only one week away! Don’t miss out on the fun – AND if you are not a PBA member, don’t let F...
10/05/2020

Member Appreciation Week is only one week away! Don’t miss out on the fun – AND if you are not a PBA member, don’t let FOMO get the best of you; there is still time to join. Check it out: http://bit.ly/2IW2YTg #PBA4U

Wishing all of the applicants taking the remote bar exam best of luck this week!
10/05/2020

Wishing all of the applicants taking the remote bar exam best of luck this week!

Congrats to three PBA Minority Bar Committee members who were named as Lawyers on the Fast Track: Adelou Bakare of McNee...
10/05/2020
The Legal Intelligencer

Congrats to three PBA Minority Bar Committee members who were named as Lawyers on the Fast Track: Adelou Bakare of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Raphael Castro of Law Offices of Eric A. Shore Eric A. Shore and Melissa Martinez of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

Congratulations to the honorees!
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Some highlights from Wednesday's "The 19th Amendment at 100 Years and the ERA: The Journey Continues" hosted virtually b...
10/02/2020

Some highlights from Wednesday's "The 19th Amendment at 100 Years and the ERA: The Journey Continues" hosted virtually by the Commission on Women in the Profession.

Today the PBA, along with 26 county bar associations, launches “Pandemic preparedness: When your home is at risk,” a mon...
10/01/2020
Pennsylvania Bar Association > News and Publications > News > News Releases > 2020 > Oct > Information Campaign Launch Assisting Renters and Homeowners

Today the PBA, along with 26 county bar associations, launches “Pandemic preparedness: When your home is at risk,” a month-long public info campaign about renter and homeowner rights, with a special focus on the impact from the pandemic. Read the announcement: https://bit.ly/2Sf1eJd

HARRISBURG (Oct. 1, 2020) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), along with 26 county bar associations, launched the “Pandemic preparedness: When your home is at risk” public information campaign today. Part of a statewide effort co-sponsored by the PBA, the Pennsylvania Bar Trust Fund and ...

PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee is hosting a free, non-CLE lunchtime presentation on Oct. 13 on "How to Bec...
09/30/2020
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PBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee is hosting a free, non-CLE lunchtime presentation on Oct. 13 on "How to Become a Neutral." Held as part of Conflict Resolution Day, this virtual Zoom presentation will offer practical advice on starting a neutral career path. Get more info and register: https://bit.ly/3l1rIdK

We are thanking our members Oct, 12-16 with our very first Member Appreciation Week. Join in on the fun here: http://bit...
09/29/2020
Pennsylvania Bar Association > Promo > 2020 > AppreciationWeek

We are thanking our members Oct, 12-16 with our very first Member Appreciation Week. Join in on the fun here: http://bit.ly/2IW2YTg #PBA4U

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the PBA went right to work responding to the many challenges Pennsylvania’s attorneys were facing, creating many resources for our members and the legal community, and lobbying on your behalf. During that time the Member Appreciation Week was postponed. Now that we h...

#PBAtimelytips: As many begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
09/28/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

#PBAtimelytips: As many begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following considerations to help protect individuals, families, friends and communities from COVID-19: bit.ly/2GeeoDC

CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.

Today is the last day to answer this #PBA125strong trivia question to be entered to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute C...
09/25/2020

Today is the last day to answer this #PBA125strong trivia question to be entered to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE product or program worth up to $200. Don't miss out!

Here's the second #PBA125strong trivia question for September: Who founded the Pa. Association of Lawyer Wives in the late 1950s? Correct answers received via direct reply to this post by 9/25 will be entered for a chance to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE product or program worth up to $200.

09/25/2020
PBA Announces Member Appreciation Week

In this video, PBA President David Schwager announces the new dates for our Member Appreciation Week Oct. 12-16! Join us for a chance to win prizes and get helpful resources and special member-exclusive offers. Learn more about #PBA4U: http://bit.ly/2IW2YTg

Pennsylvania Bar Association President David Schwager announces the association's first ever Member Appreciation Week, Oct. 12-16.

On Oct, 1 at 4:30 pm, the PBA Law-Related Education Committee will be holding a webinar on voting essentials. Whether it...
09/25/2020

On Oct, 1 at 4:30 pm, the PBA Law-Related Education Committee will be holding a webinar on voting essentials. Whether it’s your first time voting or you want a refresher, panelists will cover voting eligibility, obstacles voters face, how to register, how to find polling locations and objective resources available about candidates. For more info and to register: https://bit.ly/3kGJTFg

Yesterday, PBA President David Schwager honored Dauphin County Bar Association member Kara Pike of Saul Ewing Arnstein &...
09/24/2020

Yesterday, PBA President David Schwager honored Dauphin County Bar Association member Kara Pike of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Harrisburg virtually with the 2020 PBA Pro Bono Award for her work on expungements. She has been conducting expungement clinics with colleagues for the past four years. Congrats!

On Oct. 2,  PBA President David Schwager will moderate “Distance Litigation in the Era of COVID-19,” a free, non-CLE lun...
09/24/2020

On Oct. 2, PBA President David Schwager will moderate “Distance Litigation in the Era of COVID-19,” a free, non-CLE lunchtime presentation. Panelists will discuss the different platforms being used for video by attorneys and in courtrooms across Pa. Get more info and register: https://bit.ly/3iYPwOR

Hint: The founder of the Pa. Association of Lawyer Wives was the wife of the 80th president of American Bar Association....
09/23/2020

Hint: The founder of the Pa. Association of Lawyer Wives was the wife of the 80th president of American Bar Association. To enter a drawing to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE product or program worth up to $200, reply to this post with your answer by 9/25.

Here's the second #PBA125strong trivia question for September: Who founded the Pa. Association of Lawyer Wives in the late 1950s? Correct answers received via direct reply to this post by 9/25 will be entered for a chance to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE product or program worth up to $200.

Register now for the Virtual Diversity Summit on Oct. 7! Hosted by the Minority Bar Committee and developed in collabora...
09/22/2020

Register now for the Virtual Diversity Summit on Oct. 7! Hosted by the Minority Bar Committee and developed in collaboration with Montgomery Bar Association, this timely program offers up to 6.5 ethics CLE credits on topics examining the legal profession’s role in the greater movement for equality. https://bit.ly/3kBAPl9

Here's the second #PBA125strong trivia question for September: Who founded the Pa. Association of Lawyer Wives in the la...
09/21/2020

Here's the second #PBA125strong trivia question for September: Who founded the Pa. Association of Lawyer Wives in the late 1950s? Correct answers received via direct reply to this post by 9/25 will be entered for a chance to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE product or program worth up to $200.

PBA President David E. Schwager reflects on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRead the statem...
09/20/2020

PBA President David E. Schwager reflects on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Read the statement: https://bit.ly/3cd1aTC

Congrats to David!!
09/18/2020

Congrats to David!!

David Keller Trevaskis, Esq. is the Pro Bono Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has been a champion of access to justice, pro bono, and public interest work throughout his career. Learn more about David and his work: https://bit.ly/3iK3rYW

09/15/2020
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Join the PBA Diversity Team for its second virtual program on racism, "The Conversation Continues: Racism and Reform," on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. In this program, representatives from law enforcement and advocates for social justice will discuss the issues related to policing in our communities and what real reform may look like.

Teressa Ravenell, Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty Research and Development at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, will lead the panel discussion.

For more info and to register: https://bit.ly/32xmdgv

Reminder: today's the last day to answer this #PBA125strong trivia question to be entered for a chance to win one Pennsy...
09/11/2020

Reminder: today's the last day to answer this #PBA125strong trivia question to be entered for a chance to win one Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE product or program worth up to $200.

Here's the first #PBA125strong trivia question for September: What committee coordinates the PBA's public education campaigns? Correct answers received via direct reply by 9/11 will be entered for a chance to win one PBI CLE product or program worth up to $200.

Hint: the answer to this #PBA125strong trivia question can be found in this news release announcing the 2018 public info...
09/10/2020

Hint: the answer to this #PBA125strong trivia question can be found in this news release announcing the 2018 public info campaign: http://bit.ly/2Ri9yX3

Here's the first #PBA125strong trivia question for September: What committee coordinates the PBA's public education campaigns? Correct answers received via direct reply by 9/11 will be entered for a chance to win one PBI CLE product or program worth up to $200.

The PBA Collaborative Law Committee is hosting a free lunchtime virtual presentation on Sept. 16. Committee members will...
09/09/2020

The PBA Collaborative Law Committee is hosting a free lunchtime virtual presentation on Sept. 16. Committee members will share their insights on: the difference between collaborative law and mediation, the types of cases where it's helpful and the cost/process https://bit.ly/3hdimJz

Here's the first #PBA125strong trivia question for September: What committee coordinates the PBA's public education camp...
09/08/2020

Here's the first #PBA125strong trivia question for September: What committee coordinates the PBA's public education campaigns? Correct answers received via direct reply by 9/11 will be entered for a chance to win one PBI CLE product or program worth up to $200.

Pennsylvania Auditor General
09/03/2020

Pennsylvania Auditor General

#COVID19 has interrupted the incomes of families across Pennsylvania. Today at noon I'm hosting a Facebook Live Chat with Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Executive Director Patrick Cicero about the challenges of helping those at risk of eviction or losing utility service due to the pandemic.

Yesterday, PBA President David Schwager led a county bar leader roundtable to discuss issues, concerns and challenges im...
09/03/2020

Yesterday, PBA President David Schwager led a county bar leader roundtable to discuss issues, concerns and challenges impacting their associations, members and the local courts, and what the PBA can do to help during these unusual times.

In a recent post on the #cybersecurity blog, Patrick McKnight of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP  takes a look at a ...
09/01/2020

In a recent post on the #cybersecurity blog, Patrick McKnight of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP takes a look at a new bill under consideration by Congress scrutinizing facial recognition technology: https://bit.ly/3128qfK

#PBAtimelytips: Fearing that the confluence of COVID-19 and influenza cases could result in a “twindemic” overburdening ...
08/31/2020

#PBAtimelytips: Fearing that the confluence of COVID-19 and influenza cases could result in a “twindemic” overburdening hospitals and testing locations, CDC recommends that everyone get the flu shot in September or October before the start of the flu season. For more flu FAQs: bit.ly/3hKH3Oy.

On Sept. 1, the statewide Loan Repayment Assistance Program will be accepting applications from attorneys employed at ci...
08/28/2020

On Sept. 1, the statewide Loan Repayment Assistance Program will be accepting applications from attorneys employed at civil legal services organizations funded by PA IOLTA to help them better manage their undergraduate and law school debt. Deadline: Oct. 15. For more info: https://bit.ly/3gADKYP

PBA Accounts Receivable Supervisor Ross Miller will be riding his bicycle 125 miles in honor of the association’s annive...
08/27/2020

PBA Accounts Receivable Supervisor Ross Miller will be riding his bicycle 125 miles in honor of the association’s anniversary to raise funds for the Pa. Bar Foundation. Support him as he cycles the Pine Creek Rail Trail on Sept. 12: https://bit.ly/3hzrnxj

#PBAtimelytips: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advice when caring for someone at home with COVID-19 ...
08/26/2020

#PBAtimelytips: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advice when caring for someone at home with COVID-19 and when taking emergency measures are necessary. Read more about it: https://bit.ly/3hwFUtS

The PBA has partnered with the Pa. Board of Law Examiners to help ensure those taking the remote bar exam Oct. 5-7 have ...
08/25/2020
Pennsylvania Bar Association > Get Involved > Volunteer > Bar Exam Testing Space

The PBA has partnered with the Pa. Board of Law Examiners to help ensure those taking the remote bar exam Oct. 5-7 have equal access to adequate testing spaces with stable Wi-Fi connections. If you have a space to offer or need a space for the exam, visit https://bit.ly/31pFgbO.

With all of the challenges that 2020 has presented for the legal profession—especially for law students— it’s critical that every bar applicant taking the remote bar exam Oct. 5-7, 2020 has equal access to adequate testing space. That’s why the Pennsylvania Bar Association has partnered with...

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