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    Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.)

    Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.)

    Judge Snyder is currently a distinguished neutral mediator and arbitrator at The Dispute Resolution Institute, working to resolve conflict across many different areas of legal practice.

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  • Board of Governors Adopts a Resolution at December Meeting

    The Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors adopted a resolution in December in memoriam of Allan H. Gordon.

  • Wesley R. Payne, IV Elected Vice Chancellor; 5 Gain Board of Governor Seats

    Payne Wesley R. Payne, IV is a partner at White and Williams LLP and served on the Board of Governors from 2006–2015 as a member, assistant treasurer and treasurer. For the last two years, he has served as a non-voting member on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association as the Zone 1 Governor. Payne will serve as Vice Chancellor of the Association in 2020 after running unopposed in the Association's 2019 Annual Election, which culminated at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2019.

  • Philadelphia Bar Association Applauds City Council for Passage of Historic Right to Counsel Bill

    The Philadelphia Bar Association today commended the Philadelphia City Council for passing Bill No. 190386, Legal Representation in Landlord Tenant Court, launching Philadelphia into the forefront of the national movement of American cities providing a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction. The legislation was strongly supported by the Philadelphia Bar Association.

  • 2019 Annual Meeting Introducing Our 93rd Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) Dec. 12

    Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) photo Join us at the 2019 Annual Meeting Luncheon, introducing our 93rd Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), in the Grand Ballroom at The Bellevue Hotel on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m.

  • Nov. 18-22: 2019 Member Appreciation Week!

    We hope you're excited for Member Appreciation Week! The week of Nov. 18-22 is Member Appreciation Week at the Philadelphia Bar Association! Member Appreciation Week is all about celebrating YOU. The Association is showing its appreciation throughout the week with a medley of member discounts…

  • Board of Governors Adopts a Resolution at October Meeting

    The Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors adopted a resolution in October urging the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to discontinue the practice of considering the assets income or wealth of applicants when conducting investigations of applicants for pardon.

  • 2019 Celebrate Pro Bono: Oct. 20-26

    Celebrate pro bono in Philly! Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a variety of pro bono recruitment, recognition and training events in October as part of the 2019 National Pro Bono Celebration…

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