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SideBar is suburban Philadelphia's most widely read legal publication and the official quarterly magazine of the Montgomery Bar Association. This popular, full-color quarterly addresses and explores issues relevant to the legal profession and their commitment to strengthening Montgomery County communities, where over 2,100 members of the Bar live and practice. Articles include thought provoking features, updates and advancements on a broad range of legal issues that impact businesses and individuals; member engagement in communities and organizations; individual or group accomplishments, and recognition and fellowship activities within the membership. Members, legal administrators and others also turn to SideBar for its popular and insightful restaurant and entertainment reviews, practical practice tips, suppliers, solutions and more.

SideBar is mailed directly to over 2,100 members of the Montgomery Bar Association each quarter, as well as to surrounding bar associations; 800+ professional, medical and dental waiting rooms, and to nearly 500 business and community leaders, located throughout Montgomery County (circ. 3,500+).

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Member may submit story ideas and articles for consideration to:

MBA c/o SIDEBAR Committee
P.O. Box 268,
Norristown, PA 19404-0268
E-mail: Sidebar Publication

Current Issue:

Fall 2015
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Past Issues:
Summer 2015
Spring 2015
Winter 2014/15
Fall 2014
Summer 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013/14
Fall 2013
Summer 2013 Spring 2013    
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2015 SIDEBAR Committee Members:


Co-Chairs: Gary J. Friedlander, Esq.

Robert R. Watson, Jr., Esq.

Regular Columnists:

Joel B. Bernbaum, Esq.
Richard E. Cohen, Esq.
Jack Costello
Lindsay Hanifan, Esq.
Jonathan T. Hoffman, Esq.
Joshua David Macel, Esq.
Carla Marino, Esq.
Jim Mathias
Dennis R. Meakim, Esq.
Kelley L. Menzano, Esq.
Jules J. Mermelstein, Esq.
Gerald L. Shoemaker, Jr., Esq.

Publisher and Advertising   Hoffmann Publishing Group
  2921 Windmill Road, Suite 4
  Reading, PA 19608
  Phone: 610-685-0914

Schedule of Issues and Deadlines for 2015 Articles:

Issue: Meeting Date: Articles deadline: Publication Date:
Spring 2015
Feb. 13, 2015 
March 6, 2015 
April 13, 2015
Summer 2015
May 15, 2015
June 5, 2015
July 10, 2015
Fall 2015 Aug. 14, 2015 Sept. 4, 2015 Oct. 12, 2015
Winter 2015-2016 Nov. 13, 2015 Dec. 4, 2015 Jan. 4, 2016


Please note the dates above are subject to change.  The SIDEBAR Committee reserves the right to edit any material submitted and/or to omit the same from publication.  Most articles are written by members for members. 

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View our Media Kit to link to to one of the largest lawyer audiences in Pennsylvania and reaching over 2,100 practitioners in Montgomery County alone, many of our events and publications serve the greater legal community; including Judges, courthouse officials and attorneys who practice law outside of Montgomery County as well.  While many of our readers and event participants live within the county, we also enjoy a sizable readership outside the county.

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