Allegheny County Bar Association Creates Website
Dedicated to Answering Legal Needs of the General Public
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – February 12, 2007.
Executives of the Allegheny County Bar Association have announced
that its new website “For the Public” went live
today and will address the questions and legal needs of the
general public. The site can be accessed through the bar association’s
main website at www.acba.org.
According to the Honorable Kim Berkeley Clark, president of
the Allegheny County Bar Association, “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 continue to assist area residents in finding the
legal information they need.
“A couple years ago when we redesigned our website we
added more information for the general public and, consistently,
those are the pages on the site with the most hits. So we
felt it was time to dedicate an entire site just for the general
The site contains information such as frequently-asked questions;
how to find an attorney and other legal information; how to
obtain free legal brochures; and a list of free community
programs that the bar association offers to the public.
“We are in the process of redesigning our bar association
website, which was to go live simultaneously with the For
the Public site, but we decided not to wait for that design
to be completed to get this important information out to the
general public,” said Clark.
Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh,
The Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization
with more than 6,500 member attorneys, judges, magisterial district judges,
legal administrators and paralegals.