The LBA Judiciary Committee conducts candidate evaluations according to the bylaws of the Association.  The purpose of the evaluation is to provide unbiased professional information upon which the voting public may base their election decisions.

The Judiciary Committee consists of five members elected by the Association for staggered five-year terms, the six most recent past presidents of the Association who are available to serve and not then serving as a judge, four chairs or former chairs of a committee or section of the Association appointed by the President to serve during the President’s term, and up to two at-large members appointed by the President to serve during the President’s term in office.

Candidates submit responses to a detailed questionnaire and are interviewed by the committee.  Ratings are based on the following criteria:  integrity, legal knowledge and ability, professional experience, judicial temperament, diligence, health, financial responsibility and public service.  Candidates are deemed recommended, highly recommended or not recommended.  The ratings of the committee are released to local media and political parties and are published on the LBA website.  The Lancaster Bar Association does not endorse a particular candidate for election.

Continuing Legal Education

As one of the first accredited providers of Continuing Legal Education in Pennsylvania, the Lancaster Bar Association and the Lancaster Bar Association Foundation remain committed to presenting high quality, timely CLE seminars at a convenient location. Seminars are open to members and non-members. Details of the full schedule and registration forms are available here.Learn More

Lawyer Referral Service

Through the LBA’s Lawyer Referral Service, those who need an attorney are referred to a lawyer who can handle their legal problems. Arrangements for the initial consultation are made over the telephone. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday. Click here for more information.Learn More

LBA Foundation

Established in 2002 as the philanthropic arm of the Lancaster Bar Association, the Lancaster Bar Association Foundation exists to promote access to justice for all in Lancaster County. The Foundation focuses on providing Continuing Legal Education, law-related programs for school and community groups, pro bono service in conjunction with MidPenn Legal Services and financial support for organizations addressing legal needs in the community. For more information, click here.Learn More