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Old vs. Young Lawyers Softball Game


NORRISTOWN (7/27/2011) – As the days get longer and the temperature rises, the age-old battle between lawyers young and old spills out from the courtroom and onto the softball field.  It’s time again for Montgomery Bar Association’s annual Old Lawyers vs. Young Lawyers Softball Game, to be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 5:15 PM at Norristown Area High School Baseball Field.  Members of the media are encouraged to come out on Tuesday evening to cover some of the area’s most prominent lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys as they mix it up outside the traditional confides of the courtroom. 

The Old Lawyers vs. Young Lawyers Softball Game is one of the Montgomery County legal community’s oldest standing traditions, dating back to the summer of 1956 when the young lawyers of the Montgomery Bar Association competed against local teams such as the Norristown Police Department, the Norristown Post Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and other bar associations from neighboring counties.  Back then, softball games were regular social events and often included dinner or a barbecue.  The first annual Old Lawyers vs. Young Lawyers Softball Game took place around 1980 and continues to be one of the Bar’s most popular social events. 

Recent years have seen the wily veterans of the Old Lawyers team dominate the annual slugfest.  Will 2011 be the year that the feisty, title-hungry Young Lawyers finally triumph?  Come by for some great photo opportunities, humorous storylines, and to witness an action-packed game where both sides have a lot on the line: bragging rights for the next 364 days.

Event Information:

Old Lawyers vs. Young Lawyers Softball Game

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Norristown Area High School, Baseball Field

1900 Eagle Drive

Norristown, PA 19403


About the Montgomery Bar Association

Established in 1885 to professionalize the county’s practice of law, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) is one of our nation’s oldest and most respected bar associations, representing over 2,100 legal professionals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Now, as then, the MBA exists to uphold legal and ethical standards in our legal community.  As the 3rd largest Bar in Pennsylvania, the MBA has a longstanding tradition of service to its membership and the community.   For members, the MBA offers an important arena for networking, professional development and education.  For the community, the MBA serves as a legal resource offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need.  The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more.  For more information on the Montgomery Bar Association, visit www.montgomerybar.org.