Join the Berks Bar

Member Benefits

The Berks County Bar Association, a non-profit organization of nearly 650 Berks County attorneys, offers its members numerous opportunities for professional development and helps deliver the services of member attorneys to the community.

The Berks County Bar Association offers the following Services to its members:

MEMBER PASSPORT

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

The Berks County Bar Association's CLE program offers over thirty accredited ethics and substantive courses annually. In fact as many of our members will attest, the annual savings on (state required) CLE courses alone often will exceed the cost of BCBA Membership. Learn more

COMMITTEES & SECTIONS

Invaluable Lawyer to Lawyer Networking Opportunities and active Committee participation. ​BCBA ​committees provid​e​ forums for learning, discussion, networking and leadership opportunities based upon areas of interest.

PUBLICATIONS

The Berks County Bar Association is proud to publish the following to provide legal information to members of the bar and the community: Berks County Law Journal​ (several days before non-members receive it), Legal Notices​, The Berks Barrister​, and the Older & Wiser Handbook​.

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

In keeping with our tradition of promoting fellowship among our colleagues, member events are hosted by several sections and committees throughout the year. Highlights of the calendar include our annual meeting, Bench-Bar Conference, happy hours, sporting events and many other social and networking opportunities.

Pennsylvania Bar Association

PA bar benefits are included free in Active & Associate Memberships

  • ​Casemaker® - recently expanded and improved (free access to legal research), many have experienced savings up to $100.00 a month.
  • Ethics hotline - (800) 932-0311, ext. 2214
  • Free subscriptions to: The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Pennsylvania Bar News, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, USI Affinity insurance programs

Choose Your Membership Level

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Active

  • Any person licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania who either resides or maintains their principal office for the practice of law in Berks County and who is neither an associate nor honorary member of the Association;
  • Judges, senior judges, justices or senior justices of the Common Pleas Court, any Pennsylvania Appellate Court or Federal Judiciary who either reside in or regularly maintain court in Berks County.
  • The Board of Directors may from time to time establish additional categories of active members. Annual dues based upon admission to the Supreme Court.

ASSOCIATE

  • Any person licensed to practice
    • does not reside or have a principal office for the practice of law in Berks County or
    • resides in Berks County but devotes less than a majority of that person’s time practicing law;
  • or any person licensed to practice law in good standing in a state other than Pennsylvania and who maintains an office in Berks County for the practice of law.
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HONORARY

  • Any distinguished lawyer or judge who may be designated from time to time by the Board of Directors.