Bar Leaders' Resource Guide



You are a Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Board of Governors, Chair of the Association's Young Lawyers Division, or Chair or Co-Chair of one of the Association's Sections or Committees. Your leadership position within the nation's oldest metropolitan bar association is vitally important to the Association and the members you represent. As part of our leadership team, your work will bring credit to the profession and enhance our role in the community.

The accomplishments of our Sections and Committees - and the mark they leave on the legal community and our region - is driven by the energy and resourcefulness of the Chair or Co-Chairs.

Consider the following questions:

  • What goals will you set and what is your timetable for achieving them?
  • Who will you reach out to in the legal community? The greater Philadelphia community?
  • What other Sections or Committees can you partner with to enhance the impact that you will make this year?
  • How can you be most effective in working with the Bar Association and its staff to best serve our members?
  • How will you foster diversity and inclusion in your section, division or committee?

This Resource Guide will help you answer all of these questions.

Officers and Members of the Board of Governors, the Association's professional staff, and your own Division, Section and Committee members are ready to help you. Association members have joined your Division, Section or Committee because they are interested in the subject area and/or programs offered. Harness that interest to achieve your goals.

 Handbook updated as of November 27, 2013.

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