Committees exist to meet specific needs of the Association. Section Bylaws identify committees within the Section whose chairs are appointed by the Section. Special Committees and Task Forces may be created as directed by the Chancellor or the Board of Governors.

The 2019 Committees with chairs appointed by the Chancellor include:

  • Achievement Award
  • Advancing Civics Education (ACE)
  • Appellate Courts
  • Bench-Bar Conference
  • Justice Brennan Distinguished Jurist Award
  • Charity Run
  • Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force
  • City Policy
  • Civil Rights
  • Committee on Academic Engagement
  • Corporate In-House Counsel
  • Delivery of Legal Services
  • Diversity in the Profession
  • Education Law
  • Election Procedures
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Fee Disputes
  • Government and Public Service Lawyers
  • Human Resources/Personnel Advisory
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Programs
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Large Firm Management
  • Law Firm Pro Bono
  • Law Firm Risk Management
  • Law Practice Technology¬†Liaison
  • Law School Outreach
  • Law Week
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • Legal Rights of Children
  • Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Legislative Liaison
  • LGBT Rights
  • Mentoring and Professional Development Initiative
  • Mid-Size Firm Management
  • Military Affairs
  • Municipal Court
  • Pension
  • Professional Guidance
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Public Interest Associates'
  • Senior Lawyers
  • Social Security Disability
  • Solo and Small Firm
  • Wellness and Quality of Life
  • Women in the Profession
  • Women's Rights

Association members are appointed to serve in leadership roles on Committees by the Chancellor. Interested members can join most Committees by contacting the Chancellor or the Committee Chair. If you, as a Committee Chair, need to make additions to your Committee roster please contact Andrea Morris-Tracey at the Bar Association at or 215-238-6313.

Other important information about Committees is included in Article VIII of the Association's Bylaws.

 Handbook updated as of November 11, 2019.

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