Emeritus Status in Pennsylvania (Allegheny County)

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Pro Bono

The Allegheny County Bar Association will hold a program entitled Emeritus Status in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2020 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. 

Retired attorneys can continue to use their skills to assist individuals with low incomes under Pennsylvania’s emeritus rule. Adopted by the Pa. Supreme Court in 2018, the rule allows retired attorneys to be specially licensed for the purpose of doing pro bono work.

Join a informative panel and learn about the history and purpose of the rule, as well as the process for obtaining emeritus status. Attorneys who have completed the process will discuss their experiences. Attendees also will learn about volunteer opportunities to put their licenses to work, and about the resources available from the Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation.

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Pennsylvania Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 403
  • Pennsylvania CLE Rule 105(d)
  • Process for obtaining emeritus status
  • Practice tips for emeritus attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1
  • Volunteer opportunities and resources for pro bono attorneys
Registration Fees
  • ACBA Member: $35.00
  • Law Student - ACBA Member: $0.00
  • Law Student - Non-ACBA Member: $25.00
  • Non-ACBA Member: $60.00

Lunch will be served

Last day to Pre-register: Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

CLE and Events Registration Policy: Members and Non-members can register for ACBA programs online or by paper mail-in registration, up to two days prior to a program start date. Some programs are restricted to ACBA or Section members only. Pre-registration is preferred, however our events are open to walk-ins after online registration closes, unless the event is sold out. If you pre-registered but have not yet paid or are a walk-in, preferred method of payment at the door is check or cash (exact change please).

Cancellation Policy: Registrants who need to cancel will receive a full refund as long as they notify the ACBA of the cancellation more than 48 hours in advance. Those who cancel within 48 hours of a program's start time will not receive a refund.

  • CLE Credit Comments: This program has been approved for 1 hour of Ethics CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Allegheny County Bar Association