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All scheduled meetings will now take place via conference call. Please refer to your meeting announcement for conference call details, or contact Dawn Petit at or (215) 238- 6367. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tracey McCloskey at or (215) 238-6360.

All CLE programming, until further notice, will be offered via webcast. For course offerings, dates, and times, please visit:

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Then, type "CLE" in the search box and hit "Go."

  • Meet Our Chancellor

    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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Latest News

  • Call to Action on Election Day

    Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) issued the following call to action calling on law firms to close or allow employees time off with pay to vote and act as poll workers or watchers on Election Day…

  • Municipal Court Criminal Division Closes Stout Center Courtrooms on Election Day

    President Judge Patrick Dugan has announced that on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Municipal Court Criminal Division will administratively close Stout Center courtrooms. Cases currently scheduled that day will be rescheduled as the Sheriff’s Department will be reassigned to various security details.

  • Hon. Lisette Shirdan-Harris and Hon. Sheila Woods-Skipper Appointed Administrative Judges

    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has announced the appointments of the Honorable Lisette Shirdan-Harris as Administrative Judge of the Trial Division, and the Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper as Administrative Judge of the Orphans' Court Division, effective November 2.

  • Deadline Extended to October 22: We want YOU to Run for Board of Governors

    The deadline to complete nomination forms for Board of Governors members and officers has been extended until October 22. This extension is a result of the challenges that accompany collecting signatures without the ability to have in-person meetings at the Association. The deadline of October 15 remains for YLD candidates.

  • Philadelphia Bar Association Condemns Resolution Calling for Impeachment of PA Supreme Court Justice Wecht

    Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) issued the following statement condemning a resolution calling for impeachment of PA Supreme Court Justice Wecht…

  • 2020 Philadelphia Celebration of National Pro Bono Week!

    Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a wide range of pro bono training and educational events that will be held to commemorate the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Celebration, a coordinated national effort that will be held during the week of October 25-31 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services.

  • Nominations Due October 29 for Citizens Bank Achievement Award

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Citizens Bank Achievement Award. Nominations should be made in writing. Please include a detailed statement setting forth the reasons why you are recommending the nominee for this Award and any other information you feel is relevant.

  • FJD Municipal Court - Notice to the Bar


  • FJD Sets Protocol, Schedule for Civil Non-Jury Trials

    Administrative Judge Allen and Supervising Judge Shirdan-Harris have issued a Notice to the Bar setting the protocol beginning October 5 for non-jury trials during the Judicial Emergency. The Notice includes a list of matters to be scheduled for trial.

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