Your Membership = Your Practice + Your Wellness + Your Bottom Line
Joining the LBA immediately connects you to a professional network of 700 attorneys and judges. LBA Membership also delivers concrete benefits that make you a better lawyer and improve your bottom line. And, as a PA Bar Association “Unit County” LBA Members are entitled to all PBA Member benefits.
CLE & CJE. The LBA hosts over 50 live CLEs throughout the year, and streams select PBIprogramming in a spacious auditorium.
The LBA is an accredited Continuing Judicial Education provider, serving our local bench.
Many LBA educational programs are available to paralegals and other legal professionals, ultimately benefiting their law firms and offices.
Free Job Postings. Post and search attorney and staff positions for free on the LBA website.
Business Generation through the Lawyer Referral Service. LRS is a staffed program that connects the public with Lancaster attorneys and helps LBA members expand their client bases.
Lancaster Law Review. A free subscription to the weekly, county legal periodical, which the LBA edits and publishes.
News, Resources & Information. Members-only resources include the twice-monthly “Updates” online news digest and our quarterly magazine, In Brief.
Networking & Social Activities. Free and reduced-cost events in professional and non-work, family-friendly settings. Events include the Annual Member Dinner, the Bench Bar Conference, the Law Day Luncheon, the Member Picnic, Movie Nights and happy hours.
Leadership and Publication Opportunities. Take the lead. Chair an LBA substantive law section, or committee. Serve on the board of directors. Write for publication online or in print.
Meeting Space. LBA members may reserve our conference rooms for depositions, arbitration/mediation, off-site training, and other meetings. Mediocre coffee is on us, too!
Online Member Directory. Log in for a searchable LBA Member database to quickly connect with your colleagues.
Service & Volunteerism. The LBA offers an array pro bono and non-legal volunteer opportunities, often in partnership with other Lancaster nonprofit organizations.
Lancaster YMCA Partnership. Discounted memberships and a waived registration fee for new YMCA members. The Downtown Lancaster Y’s facilities include an Olympic-sized pool, basketball court, and access to their professional training staff.
Yoga at the Bar. $10, pay-as-you-go yoga sessions for all experience levels in our auditorium. Sessions are taught by Laura Liss, an experienced local yogi.
Health-related Education. CLE and other educational events to address issues of health and wellness that impact the legal profession.
Weekly Substance Abuse Recovery Meeting. A group of local attorneys conducts a 12-step meeting. Newcomers are welcome. Confidentiality is maintained. For meeting info, inquire (confidentially) through Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers PA.
Your Bottom Line
Amaze Law. Websites, law firm logo designs and the tools that allow you and your team to multiply your efforts, spend less time on marketing, and more time billing clients. 20% discount for LBA members.
Drexel University Online. LBA members and your immediate family can now earn a top-ranked degree or certificate and receive special tuition rates when you enroll in one of Drexel's distinguished online programs. Convenient online format; no commuting or career interruption. 10-40% off the regular on-campus tuition rates for the online programs.
Pennsylvania Bar Association “Unit County” Benefits
As a PBA Unit County Bar, the LBA is your conduit to PBA member benefits, including:
Casemaker Online Legal Research. Provided FREE to you as a member of the PBA, allowing you to conduct unlimited searches of case law, statutes and other source materials. The program will save you hundreds of dollars every month on legal research.
ABA Retirement Funds Program. This program provides affordable 401(k) plans with no out-of-pocket expenses exclusively to law practices of all sizes, including solos. The Program offers plan design flexibility, a broad range of investment options, full-service administration, and professional fiduciary services.
SoFi Student Loan Consolidation. In partnership with USI Affinity and financial services provider SoFi, the PBA offers members a new benefit to consolidate and refinance their private and federal student loans into a single loan with a lower interest rate and lower monthly payment.
Clio. Completely web-based, Clio is a practice management system designed for solo practitioners and small law firms. As PBA members, you are eligible to receive a 10% discount on Clio subscriptions.