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Allegheny County Bar Association Introduces New Website to Better Address the Needs of Members and the Public

Allegheny County Bar Associations' new websitePittsburgh, Pennsylvania – October 12, 2012. Officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association today announced that its redesigned website went live on October 2. The site (www.acba.org) continues to address the information needs of its 6,400 members and the legal needs of the residents of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area, but it now has more information and is easier to navigate.

According to the Mark T. Vuono, President of the Allegheny County Bar Association, “Websites need to be updated on a regular basis, and we felt our site was overdue for a major overhaul. The new site was designed by staff in our communications and marketing departments, and they exceeded our highest expectations. Visitors will discover an attractive and easy-to-navigate site filled with a large amount of pertinent information.”

Vuono said that the bar association’s For the Public pages, which are designed to look like a separate site, have drawn praise from bar associations across the country, many which now offer similar information. “While it is important to continue to serve the everyday needs of our members, we all feel that it is our mission as attorneys to help the residents of Allegheny County and surrounding areas find the legal information they need. Surveys show that seven out of ten households may need a lawyer this year, but only half of those will seek one out due to not knowing how to find a lawyer or not knowing how much it will cost. We want to make it easier to find answers to their legal questions.

In addition to the answers to these legal questions, the site includes information on how to order the bar association’s free legal publications or to schedule one of the association’s free legal education programs. The website also includes a link to its PittsburghLawyerFinder.org site, a free on-line service to help people find a lawyer. There is also a link to the bar association’s 18 and the law.org website, which provides legal information for teenagers and their parents, and a link to the Legal Guide To Families in Medical Crisis, which was created by the bar’s Young Lawyers Division.

Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,400 member attorneys, judges, district justices, legal administrators and paralegals.

Contacts

Mark T. Vuono, Esquire
President
Allegheny County Bar Association
412-471-1800

Tom Loftus
Director of Marketing and Media Relations
Allegheny County Bar Association
412-402-6620