About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Berks County Bar Association is to support the legal profession by promoting professional excellence, encouraging collegiality and exercising advocacy on its behalf. The Association also strives to support the community by publishing the Berks County Law Journal, providing educational programs for the public, assuring access to justice and protecting the integrity of the legal system in Berks County.

Past Who We Are

Our History

1867

On May 10th, thirty-four attorneys gathered at the office of Jacob S. Livingood to discuss creating a society of members of the law profession.

1888

On March 8th, the first organizational meeting of the Berks County Bar Association: Livingood was elected president of the roughly 80 members.

1908

On October 1st, the Berks County Law Journal, which was privately owned, was published for the first time. It became property of the Berks County Bar Association in 1956.

1931

Incorporation of the Berks County Bar Association was approved, with 122 members listed.

1961

The building at 544 Court Street was purchased by the Berks County Bar Association from the American Red Cross.

2020

The Berks County Bar Association has 587 active members.

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Eden R. Bucher

Letter from the President

Welcome to our website. The central mission of the Berks County Bar Association is to promote professional excellence, access to justice, and the integrity of the legal system, through service to our members and to our community. The goal of our website is to further this mission through convenient communication to our members for Bar activities, educational opportunities, and publications, as well as general information and community outreach to the larger community. We welcome suggestions and feedback in our continuing efforts to improve our ability to serve our members, the judicial system, and the public.

Eden R. Bucher

President

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