The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation will be accepting applications for the Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship on May 20, 2019. (more…)
2017 Goffman Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service Presented to Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
Since 1989, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, has recognized and rewarded outstanding pro bono service with the annual presentation of the Louis J. Goffman Award.
Leadership Opportunities on the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Board of Directors – Nomination Deadline May 1, 2017
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the positions of Zone 3 Director, Zone 6 Director and Zone 7 Director. (more…)
Thank You 20th Anniversary Foundation of Treasures Silent Auction and LIVE Auction Event Donors, Sponsors and Bidders
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors and bidders, more than $13,000 was raised! (more…)
Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Board of Directors and Members Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. May 11, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and the Members of the Foundation will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The meeting, being held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, will start at 3:00 p.m.
Report of the President
Report of the Treasurer
Report of the Goffman Awards Committee
Report of the Auction Committee
Election of Officers and Directors
Good of the Order
Foundation members are asked to advise of attendance plans by calling 888-238-3036 or sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
CONTESTANT DEADLINE EXTENDED! Come COMPETE in Survey Says! And Register NOW for the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation 2016 NightOUT
This year, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation NightOUT is focused on FUN, and we hope you’re ready to join in and join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.! (more…)
Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund Presents Second Annual Award to Two Animal Advocates
The first recipients of an award created in memory of a special person should be the people who most closely match the award’s core criteria and possess those qualities that made the award’s namesake extraordinary. (more…)
On September 1, 2016, the statewide loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) administered by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Board (PA IOLTA) will begin its seventh year of helping attorneys employed in IOLTA-funded civil legal services organizations better manage their undergraduate and law school debt so they can continue to provide free legal assistance to Pennsylvania’s poor and disadvantaged. Eligible attorneys will have until October 17, 2016, to submit the online application for loan assistance at www.paioltagrants.org.
The LRAP is a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the PA IOLTA Board and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The 2006 Report and Recommendation of the PBA Task Force on Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance advocated for the establishment of a statewide LRAP. The IOLTA Board identified and recommended pro hac vice fees, the admission fee charged to out-of-state attorneys seeking to enter an appearance in a Pennsylvania case, to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as the revenue source to support the program. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the establishment of the pro hac vice fee in Pennsylvania, dedicated the revenue to the support of the LRAP and later doubled the support by doubling the pro hac vice fee from $100 to $200. In May of 2015, Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor and the court reaffirmed the court’s commitment to increasing the pool of attorneys available to provide civil legal services to Pennsylvanians who cannot afford them by increasing Pennsylvania’s pro hac vice fee to $375, an amount still less than that charged by many other states.
The LRAP program provides for one-year loans, payable to qualified attorneys quarterly, with a 12-month employment requirement at an IOLTA-funded organization. The amount of loan repayment assistance provided is determined by the number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available. Providing a participating attorney remains in qualified employment and continues to meet the program’s other eligibility requirements, the attorney can apply for and receive up to ten, one-year loans over his/her tenure in qualified employment. The LRAP loans must be used to repay loans incurred for undergraduate and law school educational costs and are forgiven at the end of each year if the eligibility requirements have been met.
Since its launch in 2010, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation – PA IOLTA Loan Repayment Assistance program has awarded more than 540 loans valued at more than $2 million to 191 attorneys employed by 29 different IOLTA-funded civil legal services organizations located across Pennsylvania.
For more information visit the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation – PA IOLTA LRAP page.