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Celebrate the MBA's Statewide Bar Leaders - June 12
The MBA is privileged to have a number of long-standing members hold key leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Institute this year. Join us on Friday, June 12 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club for a very special evening as we honor MBA's 2015 state bar leaders, including:

• William H. Pugh, V - President, PBA
• John R. Howland - Immediate Past President, CCBL
• The Honorable Mark A. Kearney - President, PBI
• Donald J. Martin - Chair, PBA House of Delegates
• Justin A. Bayer - Chair, PBA Young Lawyers Division

The cost of the reception, which lasts from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, is just $25 per person and includes hors d'oeuvres, stations, drink tickets and more.  All members and guests welcome!

Click here to register.

MBA's Own William H. Pugh, V Installed as PBA President

Philadelphia, PA - William H. Pugh, V was officially installed as 2015-16 President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association during the PBA's Annual Meeting on May 8.  Mr. Pugh served as President of the MBA in 2006 and MBF in 2007. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Click here to read a recent profile on Mr. Pugh from
The Pennsylvania Lawyer

2015 Legal Aid Golf Classic
Mark A. Kearney Confirmed as U.S. District Judge

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, December 3rd, past president Mark A. Kearney ('09) was confirmed by a unanimous voice-vote in the United States Senate to serve as a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the first federal trial court in the United States.  Kearney's confirmation was announced at 5:35 p.m. after winning cloture earlier in the day by a generous margin of 60 votes to 36. Upon confirmation, Kearney will be first lawyer elevated from his Montgomery County office directly to this position in the Court's 225 year history. President Obama nominated Mr. Kearney on June 16, 2014 upon the joint recommendation of Pennsylvania Senators Robert P. Casey and Patrick J. Toomey.

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Center for Mediation and Arbitration Offers
Affordable Dispute Resolution Alternatives

A new Civil Dispute Resolution Program is now available to individuals, corporations, insurance carriers and other entities seeking expeditious resolution of civil disputes.
To launch the program, the MBA's ADR Committee was charged with appointing a panel of 13 qualified mediators and/or arbitrators.  Learn More at our CMA website ››

Liberty & Law Civics Education Program Earns High Marks at Norristown Middle Schools

NORRISTOWN, PA – For the past four school years, lawyers and judges throughout Montgomery County have been teaming up to bring civics education to Norristown area middle schools.  The Montgomery Bar Association’s (MBA) volunteer-based Liberty & Law program was designed to help area youth understand the justice system, appreciate the constitution and understand the rights and laws that affect their daily lives. Read More››

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