Paul C. Troy, Esq.
In the mid-1880s, lawyers and judges in Montgomery County formed an association for the purpose of having a central location for the public to obtain information concerning the courts and the business of lawyers in the County. They believed as we do today, that the extraordinary good works of lawyers and judges for their communities should be known throughout the County. This website stands as a continuing tribute to that vision and is now available throughout the world as a result of the marvels of the internet. The over 2,000 lawyer members of this Bar Association are proud to serve the public, advance the interests of justice, and promote the free exchange of information regarding the legal system in our County. Please review the many opportunities provided by this website. Members of the public may be seeking a lawyer or hoping to learn more about the many companies that provide important services to judges and lawyers. Members of the Bar are urged to browse the vendor marketplace and understand the wide variety of services available to you. Also, review the hundreds of continuing legal education hours made available to you.
Service to the Public
The Montgomery Bar Association is proud of the good work that lawyers do for the benefit of the entire community, and of the vital role that attorneys and judges play in defending the freedom, and the rule of law, which is a fundamental concept in our continued freedom.
Many of our members donate their time, skill and money to the needy and children through the Southeastern Pennsylvania Legal Aid Service and the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP). In addition, they provide legal services to those in need at reduced rates through our Legal Access Project. Our lawyers volunteer their time, money and talent to better their communities through services and organizations important to them.
The Montgomery Bar Association is committed to public service through our Student Mentoring Program, Community Outreach Committee, Montgomery County Law Reporter, Elder Law Handbook, People's Law School, Mock Trial Competition for high school students, Civics Education in every Norristown Area School District 6th grade classroom and our partnership with area Law Schools. In addition, each year we provide over 4,000 referrals to people in need through our Lawyer Referral Service. Our charitable arm, the Montgomery Bar Foundation, provides thousands of dollars to law-related human service organizations.
Services for Lawyers
The Montgomery Bar Association provides a wide range of member benefits, including the Montgomery County Law Reporter (available in print and electronically), our weekly periodical presenting official opinions from the 38th Judicial District, as well as local rules, procedures, legal notices, and legal community news; the ABA award winning Montgomery County Civil Practice Manual (available in digital or hard copy); a Lawyer Mentoring Program; the Montgomery Bar Association Legal Directory; the Sidebar, our quarterly newsletter; a computer training and software resource center; a complete offering of continuing legal education courses at a discount to our members; a restaurant in our Bar Association; and free parking near the courthouse for members. We maintain affinity partnerships with local banks and full service insurance companies that provide our members with a comprehensive offering of benefits that are needed to operate their law practices, including reduced banking rates, errors and omissions insurance, and health insurance programs.
The MBA's professional networking events allow our members to get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere of collegiality and good will, which ultimately benefits our clients and results in long time close personal relationships. Over sixty Committees and four Sections meet regularly providing our members a means of staying current with changes in the law and discussing common goals and interests in their chosen area of practice. If you are not a member, you can change that with the click of a mouse at our Membership page.
Please take a moment to look through our site. You will find services and programs that will enhance your practice and save you time and money. Become a member of the finest group of lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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