Our Mission & What We Do

Mission Statement

To promote the competence, ethics and collegiality of the legal profession; to provide service to the public; and to provide the fair administration of justice for all in Lancaster County.

Long-Term Vision

Through the Lancaster Bar Association, legal professionals experience a strong sense of community, create meaningful connections, find opportunities to learn and develop their careers, and participate in important efforts to advance the legal profession and Lancaster community.

About Us

The LBA is the professional association for attorneys who practice law or live in Lancaster County, or who just want to connect with our legal community.  We also welcome law students and retired attorneys as members.  Here is more info on joining the LBA

Key information:

  • We have approximately 775 members.
  • Members may be active attorneys or judges, retired from law practice, or law students.
  • In 2018, we offered 80 live in-person Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs to 1,433 attendees, and many more reached through our PBI streaming.  
  • Most LBA Member benefits are detailed here.
  • We are a “Unit County” with the Pennsylvania Bar Association. This means that our Members are jointly members of both associations, receiving both LBA and PBA member benefits.

What We Do

We serve our legal community by training our members to be the most effective advocates for clients, and stewards of our local justice system.  We serve our local community through volunteer lawyering, community service, and philanthropy.   

  • Produce and host attorney professional development & relationship-building programs
  • Promote interaction and learning among our members through in-person gatherings, affinity groups, print and electronic resources.
  • Support attorney volunteerism through pro bono and other service projects.
  • Publish the County’s legal periodical, the Lancaster Law Review.
  • Promote our local justice system’s health, and the ability of all to access the justice system equally.
  • Collaborate with other local professional groups, businesses, and nonprofits.