Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Mission 

Supporting programs that increase the public’s understanding of the law and promote equal access to justice.

Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund Creates a Lasting Legacy for Animal Welfare Advocates 

A charitable fund has been established at the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation to celebrate the life and life’s work of lawyer and animal welfare advocate Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik, Esq. Read More

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Seeks Nominees for 2015 Louis J. Goffman Awards. 

Named in honor of the late PBA past president from Philadelphia, the Louis J. Goffman Awards have been recognizing Pennsylvania’s finest pro bono providers for 25-years. The nomination deadline is April 1, 2015, and the award presentation will take place during the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Annual Meeting scheduled for May 6 – 8, 2015 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a worthy individual, law firm or organization from your county. Visit the Goffman Awards Page for additional information and nomination forms.

Birdsall County Bar Impact Grants Deadline April 1, 2015 

The Birdsall Impact Grant program seeks to assist county bar associations in the furtherance of a charitable, educational or pro bono program or project that is consistent with the mission of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and succeeds in making an immediate impact on the way the county bar operates in service to its members, its courts and its community. Visit the Birdsall County Bar Impact Grant Page for additional information and grant application form.