Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Lauren McKenna Philadelphia Bar Association chancellor Lauren McKenna. Courtesy photo

In recent days, the concept of what it means to be a Philadelphia lawyer has received national attention. This proud term has been used in a manner that does not describe the profession I know. As chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, which represents and supports the interests of its 11,000 members, I want to set the record straight on what it means to be part of this city’s outstanding community of lawyers.

Historically, the term Philadelphia lawyer represented excellence, high professional standards and respect for the judiciary, witnesses and opposing counsel. It calls to mind the unwavering commitment of thousands of lawyers in our city who serve their clients’ needs every day with thoroughness and tremendous pride and conviction, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 1 article* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Law Firms Mentioned

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

General Counsel Summit (GCS) 2021Event

General Counsel Summit is the premier event for in-house counsel, hosting esteemed legal minds from all sectors of the economy.

Get More Information

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.