Message from the President


If you want to stand out from the crowd, grow professionally, and be part of an organization with local roots but a national reach, then the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is the right fit for you.

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter offers numerous benefits to membership! At the local level, the Chapter provides a chance for you to meet and network with other local federal practitioners; the opportunity for you to quickly move into a leadership role; educational opportunities at discounted rates; and the chance to hear and learn from federal judges in the Western District of Pennsylvania at the numerous CLE programs the Chapter offers every year. Recently, the Chapter has turned its focus to educating local federal practitioners on issues specific to practicing in federal court, such as the popular E-Discovery Series.

The Chapter also is the gateway to the national level. You have access to other FBA members across the nation, The Federal Lawyer magazine, incentive programs, and to the national office of the FBA in the Washington D.C. area. The national office is staffed with committed professionals that provide extensive services to FBA members. The national office also engages in advocacy before legislative bodies, like the U.S. Congress, agencies, and other rulemaking bodies.

So be a leader and take advantage of the extensive opportunities and benefits membership in the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association provides.