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Every day, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) and its 2,100+ members are making headlines through their good work in the community.  Bookmark this page and check back frequently to find timely and accurate announcements, events and other newsworthy information from the MBA.

April 2016  
4/29/16 Local Legal Community Comes Together to Celebrate Law Day 2016
4/22/16 MBA Diversity Committee Hosts a Day in Court
4/1/16 MBA Honors Recently Deceased Members at Annual Memorial Service
February 2016  
2/9/16 MONTCO IN MOTION: MBA's Community Outreach Committee Launches 4th Annual Courting Art Contest and Exhibition for Montgomery County Artists
January 2016  
1/18/16 MBA Members Lend a Hand on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
1/8/16 MBA Welcomes New Leaders at Annual Business Luncheon
November 2015  
11/18/15 Gregory R. Gifford, Esq. Named 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year
February 2015  
2/27/15 MBA Receives Three State Bar Recognition Awards
January 2015  
1/26/15 Recommendations of the Montgomery Bar Association Judiciary Committee for the 2015 Election
1/20/15 Young Lawyers Perform Day of Service
1/9/15 Montgomery Bar Association Welcomes New Leaders
December 2014  
12/3/14 Mark A. Kearney Confimed as United States District Court Judge
November 2014  
11/25/14 YLS Collects Nearly 600 lbs. of Clothing During Drive
11/19/14 Mark A. Kearney Named 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year
September 2014  
9/26/14 Volunteer Lawyers Prepare Wills for Heroes
August 2014  
8/12/14 Robert C. Gerhard, III receives PBA Excellence in Elder Law Award
May 2014  
5/1/14 Montco Legal Community Celebrates Law Day
April 2014  
4/2/14 MBA Honors Recently Deceased Members at Annual Memorial Service
March 2014  
3/20/14 Two Longtime MBA Members Honored With Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards
3/3/14 MBA Receives State Bar Recognition Awards
January 2014  
1/20/13 Young Lawyers Observe National Day of Service
1/10/13 Montgomery Bar Welcomes New Leaders
December 2013  
12/4/13 MBA to be Recognized by The Speaker's House on December 7 for Historic Courthouse Art Restoration Efforts
12/2/13 Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Reminds Residents and Lawyers of Rights and Protections
November 2013  
11/19/13 William H. Pugh V Admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers
October 2013  
10/30/13 MBA Judiciary Committee Judicial Ratings
10/18/13 MBA Judiciary Committee Announces Judicial Retention Recommendations for 2013 Election
September 2013  
9/5/13 PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission Releases Ratings of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges
July 2013  
7/23/13 Courting Art Ceremony Welcomes Award-Winning Art to Montgomery County Court House (As Published in The Times Herald)
June 2013  
6/4/13 MBA Launches 5th Annual Summer 1L Diversity Internship Program
May 2013  
5/14/13 Seniors' Art to Brighten Somber Montco Courthouse Hallways
5/13/13 Courting Art Winners Congratulated at MCCC
April 2013  
4/24/13 Montco Lawyer to Lead the PA Bar Association
4/10/13 Volunteer Lawyers Prepare Wills for Heroes
March 2013  
3/25/13 Montco Bar Reconstitutes ADR Program to Address Lingering PI Cases (As Published by The Legal Intelligencer)
February 2013  
2/22/13 MBA Receives State Bar Recognition Awards
2/14/13 MBA Community Outreach Committee Launches Art Contest and Exhibition for Area Seniors
January 2013  
1/31/13 Montgomery Bar Association Judicial Committee Announces Recommendations for 2013 Election
1/29/13 Local High Schools Begin Competition in 2013 Statewide Mock Trials
1/11/13 Paul C. Troy, Esq. named 89th President of the Montgomery Bar Association
October 2012  
10/28/12 Senator Greenleaf and 50 Year Members Honored at Annual Membership Dinner
September 2012  
9/28/12 Golf Classic Nets $32,000 for Legal Aid
August 2012  
8/8/12 Young Lawyers Defeat Old Lawyers in Annual Softball Game
July 2012  
7/26/12 2012 Montgomery County Civil Practice Manual Released
7/25/12 Lawyers Host School Supply Drive for Local Foster Children
7/23/12 Diversity Committee Hosts Summer 1L Closing Reception
June 2012  
6/6/12 MBF Awards More Than $10,000 in Grants to Area Non-Profits
6/1/12 MBA Presents First Annual Day in Court Program for Abington Youth
May 2012  
5/24/12 MBA Launches Fourth Annual Diversity Intership Program
5/7/12 MBA Teams Up With Arcadia University for One-Day Civics and Law Academy
April 2012  
4/26/12 MBA to Host Annual Law Day Celebration on May 1st (at Courthouse)
4/2/12 Memorial Service Honors Recently Deceased
March 2012  
3/14/12 Judge Gantman and MBA's Doherty to be Honored by the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession
3/13/12 North Penn High School wins 2012 District Mock Trial Competition
3/1/12 Pennsylvania Bar honors Mark A. Kearney with Flaherty Award
January 2012  
1/26/12 Local High Schools Begin Competition in 2012 Statewide Mock Trials
1/9/12 Donald J. Martin, Esq. to be Installed as 88th President of Montgomery Bar Association
December 2011  
12/22/11 Young Lawyers Continue Their Tradition of Giving Back
November 2011  
11/28/11 MBA Trial Lawyers Section and Montgomery Bar Foundation Honor District Court Clerk Michael E. Kunz
11/23/11 MBA's Cary L. Flitter, Esq. & Marie A. Patterson, Esq. Receive
PBA Pro Bono Awards
October 2011  
10/20/11 Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy and Kramer's Paul C. Troy, Esq. Awarded 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year
10/18/11 Judges and Lawyers Bring Civics Education to Area Middle Schools
10/13/11 MBA Judiciary Commitee Announces Retention Recommendations
September 2011  
9/23/11 MBA Golf Classic Nets $38,000 for Legal Aid
July 2011  
7/27/11 Old vs. Young Lawyers Softball Game
7/7/11 ABA to Honor MBA Member Elena Park, Esq.
7/1/11 MBA Women in the Law Committee Launches School Supply Drive
June 2011  
6/20/11 MBA Diversity Committee Announces Third Year of Summer Internship Program
May 2011  
5/5/11 Bar Foundation Announces Grant Awards
April 2011  
4/29/11 Law Day Gives Nod to American Independence
March 2011  
3/25/11 Memorial Service Honors Recently Deceased
  For Official Memorial Minutes, Click here
3/22/11 Supreme Court of PA: Pro Bono Notice to PA Attorneys
3/11/11 MBA Receives Three Awards from State Bar Association
February 2011  

Bar Foundation Announces Call for Grant Requests
Deadline for Grant Requests Extended to 3/18/11

2/15/11 Court Adopts MontCo Local Rule of Civil Procedure
1920.42(d)*(3) Verification of Defendant’s Signature
2/8/11 High Schools Begin Competition in 2011 Statewide Mock Trials
January 2011
1/20/11 Montco Bar President Urges Diversity in Leadership
Article provided with permission of American Lawyer Media

MBA Welcomes First Judge-President
Legal, Community and Law Enforcement Honors Awarded at Annual Business Meeting

December 2010
12/13/10 Great Tradition of Holiday Gift Giving Continues
12/8/10 MBA Judiciary Committee Announces Candidate Recommendations for the 2011 Judicial Election
November 2010  
11/21/10 Area Lawyers Fall Victim to Internet Scam
Source: The Patriot-News
11/3/10 Judges and Lawyers Bring Civics to Area Middle Schools
September 2010  

Hon. Rhonda Lee Danielle Receives 2010 Richardson Award
as seen in MBA SIDEBAR (Fall Issue, 2010)

9/27/10 Montgomery Bar Association and Montgomery County Foundation to Present Law School For Non-Profit Leaders Program
9/8/10 Diversity Internship Program Completes its Second Year
August 2010  
8/12/10 Old Lawyers (and Judges) Defeat Young Lawyers In Age-Old Softball Game - video
July 2010
7/28/10 Diversity Chair Clifford Interviewed by KYW on Success of 2nd Year Intern Program - as heard on KYW
June 2010  
6/22/10 Montgomery County Judges Honored for Diversity Efforts
May 2010  
5/5/10 America Welcomes 32 New Citizens at Germantown Academy
5/1/10 Law Day Celebrated - as seen in The Times Herald
April 2010  
4/23/10 The Lion in Winter: On the Retirement of The Honorable Paul W. Tressler - by Joseph J. Hylan, Esq.
March 2010  
3/29/10 Mid-Sized Area Firm Making Large Contributions
3/26/10 County Bar Receives Award
  as seen in The Times Herald
February 2010
2/5/10 Montco Bar Leader Pledges Focus on Working Lawyers
  as seen in The Legal Intelligencer
January 2010  
1/8/10 Montgomery Bar Welcomes New Leaders
December 2009  
12/16/09 Montco Lawyers Net Over 100K in Support for Legal Aid in '09
12/16/09 Lawyers Help Provide Local Military Families a Holiday for Heroes
12/3/09 Bar Association Internship Promotes Diversity
12/2/09 Bar Association Honors C. Dale McClain
12/1/09 Local Students and Non-Profit Among YouTube Winners Honored at Montgomery Bar Association Board of Directors Meeting
November 2009  
11/1/09 Lawyers Urge Support of Holidays for Heroes
October 2009  
10/23/09 Bar Association Announces Court of Common Pleas Judicial Candidate Ratings
10/7/09 Judiciary Committee Announces Judicial Retention Recommendations
September 2009  
9/4/09 Montgomery Bar Partners with MCCC and MCIU for Judicial Candidate Media Project
August 2009  
8/13/09 YouTube Contest Offers Creative Alternative to Summertime Blues
July 2009  
7/31/09 MBA and Area Law Firms Encourage Diversity Through Summer Intern Program
7/28/09 Lawyers' Golf Classic Nets 30K for Legal Aid
April 2009  
4/24/09 Montgomery Bar Announces Two Additional Court of Common Pleas Judicial Candidate Ratings
March 2009  
3/24/09 Bar Foundation to Present Check to Legal Aid
3/20/09 Montgomery Bar Announces Updated Court of Common Pleas Judicial Candidate Ratings
February 2009  
2/20/09 Two Local High Schools to Compete in Regional Mock Trial Final
2/2/09 Judiciary Committee Announces Court of Common Pleas Judge Recommendations
January 2009  
1/30/09 MBA Launches Major Diversity Initiative
1/28/09 Local High Schools to Compete in Statewide Mock Trial Competitions
1/9/09 Mark A. Kearney Welcomed as 85th Montgomery Bar Association President
December 2008  
12/19/08 Lawyers Provide Local Troops and Families a "Holiday for Heroes"
November 2008  
11/26/08 MBA Honors YouTube Contest Winners at Board of Directors Meeting
11/6/08 Montgomery Bar Wins Third Consecutive Luminary Award
September 2008  
09/25/08 MBA Diversity Committee Hosts Saul Ewing Diversity Program Director
August 2008  
08/1/08 Women in the Law Promote Clothing and Book Donations
July 2008  
07/11/08 Attorneys and Businesses Score Big for Legal Aid
June 2008  
06/26/08 Players and Sponsors Wanted for July 8th Legal Aid Golf Classic at RiverCrest
06/23/08 MBA Encourages Students to Participate in YouTube Video Contest
06/5/08 MBA Diversity Committee to Sponsor Fall Meet and Greet Event
May 2008  
05/21/08 Montgomery Bar Association Sponsors Naturalization Court Ceremony
05/16/08 MBA's C. Dale McClain to be Welcomed as PBA President
05/02/08 Montgomery Bar to Honor Superior Court Judge Susan Peikes Gantman
April 2008  
04/29/08 Free Elder Law Handbook Now Available to Montgomery County Seniors
04/15/08 MBA Announces “Why Vote?” YouTube Video Contest
04/15/08 Extreme Home Makeover: Young Lawyer Edition
04/15/08 MBA and Medical Society Launch Groundbreaking Pilot Program
04/15/08 Notice to Members: Montgomery County Legal Relics Wanted
04/2/08 MBA Announces Law Day Essay Contest – Deadline 4/25
March 2008  
03/25/08 MEDIA-ALERT - Med-Mediation Press Conference (PDF)
February 2008  
02/19/2008 Montco Lawyers Continue Support for Local Law-Related Causes
January 2008  
01/11/2008 Montgomery Bar Association Welcomes New President
01/15/2008 Free Video Helps Protect Children From Online Predators (PDF)
01/16/2008 Local High Schools To Compete in Statewide Mock Trial Competition