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

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 public.”

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.