Fact sheet

  • The Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) is a professional organization with more than 6,500 members including lawyers, judges, magisterial district judges, legal administrators, and paralegals.
  • Chartered in 1870
  • 6,500-plus members (80% of all lawyers in Allegheny County)
  • Approximately 365 law firms are represented
  • The Allegheny County Bar Association is 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.
  • Please click here to view a list of our current officers.

Key ACBA Executives

David A. Blaner, Executive Director
Diane McMillen, Assistant Executive Director

  • The ACBA oversees more than 50 Committees dealing with legal issues in such areas as entertainment and the arts, adoption law, elder law, construction law, business law, and bankruptcy.
  • The ACBA operates a Lawyer Referral Service and also Pittsburgh Find A Lawyer, our free online referral service for consumers. The phone number is 412-261-5555.
  • Judicial ratings for candidates for the Court of Common Pleas are established by the Judiciary Committee of the ACBA. Please click here to visit our judicial ratings page.
  • The ACBA offers multiple community programs such as the Speakers Bureau, which provides attorneys to speak to a variety of community groups free of charge, and KD & You and the Law, produced in cooperation with KDKA television. Attorneys volunteer to answer calls from viewers who have legal questions. For a list of community programs, click here.
  • The ACBA offers free legal educational programs including "This a Joke - Making Fun of Other is Not!" and "Don't be a Cyberbully" for elementary school students; our "Stepping Out" Program for high school students; and the VIP(Very Important Papers) Program for seniors.
  • The ACBA has one subsidiary:

The Allegheny County Bar Foundation provides educational programs, promotes public awareness of the legal and judicial systems, renders legal services to low-income clients, and provides financial assistance and grants to legal-related organizations.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Pulice
Director of Communications/Publications