Committees exist to meet specific needs of the Association. Section Bylaws identify committees within the Section whose chairs are appointed by the Section. Special Committees and Task Forces may be created as directed by the Chancellor or the Board of Governors.

The 2018 Committees with chairs appointed by the Chancellor include:

  • Advancing Civics Education (ACE)
  • Appellate Courts
  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award
  • Charity Run
  • City Policy
  • Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force
  • Civil Rights
  • Corporate In-House Counsel
  • Delivery of Legal Services
  • Diversity in the Profession
  • Education Law
  • Election Procedures
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Fee Disputes
  • Government and Public Service Lawyers
  • Human Resources/Personnel Advisory
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Programs
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor Diversity Award
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Large Firm Management
  • Law Firm Pro Bono
  • Law Practice Management
  • Law Week
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • Legal Rights of Children
  • Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Legislative Liaison
  • LGBT Rights
  • Mid-Size Firm Management
  • Military Affairs
  • Municipal Court
  • Pension
  • PNC Achievement Award
  • Professional Guidance
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Senior Lawyers
  • Social Security Disability
  • Solo and Small Firm Management
  • Wellness
  • Women in the Profession
  • Women’s Rights

Association members are appointed to serve in leadership roles on Committees by the Chancellor. Interested members can join most Committees by contacting the Chancellor or the Committee Chair. If you, as a Committee Chair, need to make additions to your Committee roster please contact Andrea Morris-Tracey at the Bar Association at or  (215) 238-6313.

Other important information about Committees is included in Article VII of the Association’s Bylaws.

 Handbook updated as of November 28, 2018.

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