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THE ORGANIZED BAR
The organized Bar provides members with a powerful resource for professional development. We encourage you to join the organized Bar of your choice, to be an active member, and to take advantage of all the resources to which your membership entitles you.
Active Members who maintain a principal office for the practice of law in Washington County. We have a “unit county” relationship with the PA Bar Association (PBA), and all Regular members in private practice must also be a member of the PBA (and vice versa). PBA unit-county membership benefits include special discounts of up to $150 on PBI CLE courses, early receipt of PBI discount coupons, a $20 discount coupon toward PBA products and services, free web-based legal research through PBA’s InCite program and a 10% discount on PBA dues with early payment.
Those in the following membership categories are entitled to all the rights and privileges of active members except the right to vote or to hold office in the Association.
Associate Members are those whose primary office is located outside of Washington County. Associate members are entitled to all the rights and privileges of regular members (except as above) and are not required to be PBA members.
Honorary Members are all former active members who are judges of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas or judges of record having jurisdiction in Washington County and all such judges who have retired and are not in the practice of law.
Senior Members are active members in good standing who have been members of the Association for at least 50 years and who retire from the practice of law and desire to continue membership in the Association.
The Association holds at least six business meetings per year. Meetings are usually held on the fourth Monday of the month and include a meal at no charge to members. Typically, an accredited CLE program is offered. We offer a full calendar of networking and social activities, as well as opportunities to become involved with charitable community projects and public education efforts. See Member Resources page for more information.