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Sections keep Association members abreast of developments in substantive areas of law. The current Sections of the Bar Association are:

  • Business Law Section
  • Criminal Justice Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Public Interest Section
  • Real Property Section
  • State Civil Litigation Section
  • Tax Section
  • Workers' Compensation Section
  • Young Lawyers Division

Membership in sections is open to all regular members of the Association upon payment of Section dues as outlined in the Bylaws of each Section.

Within the Bar Association, Sections elect their own Officers, choose their own areas of activity and, for the most part, fund their own activities via the collection of individual section dues. They have their own Bylaws that define their purpose and structure. Familiarize yourself with those Bylaws. Your section has established web pages on the Bar Association's website (www.philadelphiabar.org). Visit the site and encourage your members and prospective members to visit the Section's site as well.

While each Section maintains a degree of autonomy, Section business must be conducted in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association. In certain instances, approval of the Board of Governors may be required. Article IX of the Association's Bylaws clearly lists the requirements for the establishment of Sections and the conduct of Section business.

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