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ACTIVE MEMBER. Any lawyer admitted to the bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States, and who resides in or has his/her principal business office or place of law practice in Allegheny County.

ACTIVE GOVERNMENT MEMBER. A government lawyer or judge is defined as a judge or lawyer who is employed full-time by a state, federal, or local government entity or agency, or works full-time for a state, federal, or local government entity or agency as an independent contractor. The lawyer also must be admitted to the bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States and must reside in or have his/her principal business office or place of law practice in Allegheny County.

ACTIVE LEGAL SERVICES MEMBER. A legal services lawyer is defined as a lawyer who is employed full-time by a non-profit legal services entity such as Neighborhood Legal Services, KidsVoice, or Juvenile Court Project, or who works full-time as an independent contractor for such an entity. The lawyer also must be admitted to the bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States and must reside in or have his/her principal business office or place of law practice in Allegheny County.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER. Any lawyer who is admitted to the bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States and who does not reside in and does not have his/her principal business office or place of law practice in Allegheny County shall be eligible for associate membership. Associate members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of active members, except that associate members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the association. An associate member may serve as a voting member of any committee of the association, except the Judiciary and Nominating Committees.

INACTIVE MEMBER. An inactive member shall be any member who has opted for voluntary inactive status with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and who is under age 70. An inactive member shall also include any member who has been suspended from practice before any court of record in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Inactive members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of active members except that inactive members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the association. An inactive member may serve as a voting member of any committee of the association, except the Judiciary and Nominating Committees.

HONORARY MEMBER. The Board of Governors may elect to honorary membership any person learned in the law. Honorary members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of active members, except that honorary members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the association. An honorary member may serve as a voting member of any committee of the association, except the Judiciary and Nominating Committees. Any member who has attained the age of 70 years may request election to honorary membership.

AFFILIATE MEMBER. Any person, not a lawyer, who is a District Justice in Allegheny County, or is the legal administrator of a law firm or law department, or is a member in good standing of the Pittsburgh Paralegal Association, shall be eligible to be an affiliate. An affiliate shall have the rights and privileges granted by the Board of Governors from time to time, except the right to vote or to hold office in the association. An affiliate member may serve as a voting member of any committee of the association, except the Judiciary and Nominating Committees.

LAW STUDENT. Any person who is a law student attending an ABA accredited law school in Allegheny County or who is an Allegheny County resident attending an ABA accredited law school elsewhere shall be eligible for law student membership. Law student members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of active members, except that law student members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the association or serve as a voting member of any committee of the association.

 

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