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.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]