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About the Allegheny County Bar Association

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The Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,500 member lawyers, judges, magisterial district judges, legal administrators, and paralegals. The ACBA was chartered in 1870 for the purpose of the "elevation of the character, superintendence of the general interests and cultivation of a fraternal feeling among the members of the profession of law."

Each year the bar association conducts various projects that touch many aspects of the community and the legal profession. Our members form the substance that makes our association work, and hold together a wide range of interests and projects. Our members work to improve the profession, the community in which they live, and the administration of justice in society.

ACBA By-Laws

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Our Mission

The Allegheny County Bar Association is an organization of legal professionals committed to serving its members by: providing education, advocacy and professional services; promoting equality and diversity among its membership; fostering collegiality; advancing the public image of the profession and the highest standards of professional ethics; supporting and advocating for a fair and effective judicial system that is accessible to every individual regardless of economic status; and exercising leadership on a local, state, and national level so as to further these goals.

Adopted 12/16/2008 by ACBA Board of Governors