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  • View Details Steve Harvey Owner, Steve Harvey Law LLC (1 - 5 Attorneys)

    With my colleagues at Steve Harvey Law, I provide high quality representation to plaintiffs and defendants in business, employment, IP, and civil rights cases.

  • View Details Gregory S. Spizer Attorney, Anapol Schwartz (10+ Attorneys)

    Gregory Spizer, a shareholder at Anapol Schwartz, co-chairs the firm’s Mass Tort Department.

Today's News

Bar Offices Closing Early April 30

Philadelphia Bar Association offices will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. | read more

Effective Online Marketing Strategies May 20

Join a discussion practical approaches to creating an online marketing strategy for smaller law firms at the Wednesday, May 20 Law Firm Laboratory program. Learn the reasons why a strong online marketing plan is essential to your practice, and how to measure the effectiveness of your online marketing. | read more

Pathway to a More Inclusive Bench CLE May 20

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper and Court of Common Pleas Judge Jacqueline F. Allen will discuss the logistics of Pennsylvania elections and the process involved in running for election for a judicial position at a Wednesday, May 20 CLE program. | read more

Help Spread the Word About Recommended Candidates

Street team volunteers are needed to help the Philadelphia Bar Association's Campaign for Qualified Judges better inform voters about the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention's ratings of the judicial candidates for the May 19 primary election. | read more

Giants of Business Bar with Justin Klein May 14

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Business Law Section will hold a "Giants of the Philadelphia Business Bar" program on Thursday, May 14 featuring Justin P. Klein of Ballard Spahr LLP. Marcel S. Pratt of Ballard Spahr will serve as moderator. | read more

Free Legal Advice to Mark Citywide Celebration of Law Week 2015

The 13,000-member Philadelphia Bar Association will celebrate Law Week 2015 (Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1), with a range of free community service events presented by volunteer lawyers and coordinated by the Association's Young Lawyers Division. | read more

Take Bar Association Poll on Judges Seeking Retention in May Primary Through May 1

2015 Judicial PollThe Philadelphia Bar Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention is conducting a poll concerning the qualifications of those judges seeking retention in November 2015. Click here to take the poll. | read more

Ginsburg Essay Entry Deadline May 29

Entries are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2015 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition. | read more

Judge Lewis to Deliver Higginbotham Lecture June 9; Carr to Accept O'Connor Award

speaker photosHon. Timothy K. Lewis will deliver the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on Tuesday, June 9. Catherine C. Carr, executive director of Community Legal Services, will be presented with the Association's Sandra Day O'Connor Award at the event | read more

Turning Points for Children to Honor Chancellor Dandridge April 23

Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III will be honored at Turning Points for Children's Kids at Heart Benefit Gala on Thursday, April 23 at The Union League of Philadelphia. | read more

Decision 2015: Supreme Court Candidates Forum

VIDEO - Several of the candidates seeking election to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania participated in Decision 2015, an interactive forum hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association, on Thursday, March 19 at 12 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Conference Center. | read more

Philadelphia Bar Association Announces Ratings of Appellate Court Candidates for May 19 Primary Election

Albert S. Dandridge III, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, has announced ratings of candidates for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the May 19 primary election who maintain an office or chambers in Philadelphia. | read more

Philadelphia Bar Association Releases Ratings of Judicial Candidates for May 19 Primary Election

Albert S. Dandridge III, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, today announced the first round of results of the Association's investigation into the qualifications of candidates for judicial office in the May 19 primary election. The investigation was conducted by the Association's Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. | read more

36th Annual 5K Run/Walk May 17

5K logo The Philadelphia Bar Association's 36th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates has a new wrinkle this year – a one-mile dash. | read more

Judge Nelson Diaz accepts the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award

PODCAST - Judge Nelson Diaz accepts the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award at the March 10, 2015 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon. | read more

Oppose Sales Tax on Legal Services in PA

Currently, legal services are exempt from the sales tax in Pennsylvania. However, Governor Wolf's budget proposal would broaden the application of the sales tax to include many professional services, including most legal services. Visit our Legislative Action Center to learn more. | read more

PBI Launches New Website

PBI Website Images With a mobile-friendly layout, enhanced online learning experience, legal blog and comprehensive catalog, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's new website is just the beginning of the new PBI. | read more

Get Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court May 18

The Philadelphia Bar Association will move up to 50 of our members for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court on Monday, May 18. The admission ceremony will be made to the full court sitting in Washington, D.C. | read more

Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Approved

The Board of Governors has approved a Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan to ensure the Association fulfills its commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. | read more

Inaugural Address of Albert S. Dandridge III, 88th Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Speaker PhotoInaugural Address of Albert S. Dandridge III, 88th Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association | read more

Get One Month Free with Lawyer Profiles

Association members can now showcase their professional profile on the website of the oldest association of lawyers in the United States and receive one month free. | read more

Philadelphia Bar Association Historical Society Launches "Chancellors of the Philadelphia Bar Association" Highlights Video

The Philadelphia Bar Association Historical Society unveiled on Sept. 22 a "highlights" video of interviews with past Chancellors of the Association as part of its 2010 Chancellors' video project. | read more

Free One-Year Bar Memberships Now Available

Attorneys working full-time for a federal, state or local governmental agency or a public interest agency who have never before been members of the Philadelphia Bar Association are now eligible for a free-one year membership in the Association. | read more