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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 PRACTICING 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 or her principal business office or place of law practice inAllegheny 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.

ASSOCIATE NONTRADITIONAL MEMBER. Any lawyer who is admitted to the bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States, and who is not actively engaged in the practice of law but is still on active status with the Court and maintains a law license shall be eligible for Associate Nontraditional Membership. Associate Nontraditional Members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of Active Members except that the Associate Nontraditional Members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the Association. An Associate Nontraditional Member may serve as a voting member of any Committee, Division, or Section of the Association, except the Judiciary and Nominating Committees.

ASSOCIATE JD MEMBER. Any person who holds a JD degree from any ABA-accredited law school, but is not admitted to any court or bar of a state, territory, or possession of the United States or is on inactive status with the court. Persons in this category may include retired lawyers, law professors, or persons in other professions using their JD degree but not admitted to practice by any court. Associate JD Members shall be entitled to the rights and privileges of Active Members except that the Associate JD Members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the Association. An Associate JD Member may serve as a voting member of any Committee, Division, or Section of the Association, except the Judiciary and Nominating Committees.

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 shall be eligible for Law Student Membership. Membership shall include free enrollment in two (2) substantive law Sections and the right to choose up to three (3) Committees on which to participate. Law Student Members shall automatically be enrolled in: (1) the Young Lawyers Division (YLD), (2) the Women in the Law Division (WLD), if they self-identify as female; and (3) the Homer S. Brown Division (HSBD), if they self-identify as African American on their membership application form. Any Law Student Member may elect to join either the WLD or the HSBD. Division membership is free. 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, Division, or Section of the Association.

 

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