The Cumberland County Bar Association was formed on January 26, 1901, and later incorporated on December 29, 1994. Its purpose is to promote education, fellowship, and ethics among local lawyers and to foster public awareness of the legal system and the individual's rights and responsibilities under our system.
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation hosted the 40-50-60 Years of Service Reception on November 5, 2015 at the West Shore County Club. Attending the reception were all five 60 Year honorees (pictured): Louis F. Del Duca, Roger B. Irwin, Robert M. Frey, John E. Slike, and Charles H. Stone. Also honored were nine 50 Years of Service members and twenty-four 40 Years of Service members.
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation celebrated the re-dedication of the newly restored judge and juror chairs on September 9, 2015 in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Old Cumberland County Courthouse. The historic chairs were purchased from I.W. Wisler & Son of Philadelphia in 1880. Roy Lindstrom of Carlisle performed the work on the antique walnut Eastlake chairs, even seeking the help of an antique pistol maker and making some of his own tools. The project was made possible from a matching contribution grant from the Shearer Family Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities on behalf of R. Scott Shearer and by generous contributions from members and friends of the Cumberland County Bar Association.
During the American Bar Association Annual Meeting held this past November in Boston, the Cumberland County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (CCBA YLD) was recognized as one of the top three county bar YLD's in Pennsylvania. (Currently there are 52 county bar associations within Pennsylvania.) The CCBA YLD was specifically recognized for its Adopt-a-Family Program with the ABA noting the program benefited domestic violence victims that are homeless. The ABA suggested that this program be a benchmark used by the county bar associations throughout the United States. Also, the CCBA YLD was awarded recognition by the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the 49th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders in Lancaster for community outreach programs - Adopt-a-Family and Law Day.
Beginning February, 2015 MidPenn Legal Services will provide free legal representation for low-income tax payers who need legal assistance to resolve disputes with the IRS. This is not a tax preparation site. To obtain services please check www.midpenn.org or call 844-675-7829.
The Cumberland County Bar Association (CCBA) along with the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)and 32 other counties have launched a new credit rights public education campaign. As part of the campaign, the associations are distributing a free “Know Your Credit Rights” brochure with information on the new federal rules designed to help protect credit card users. A copy of the brochure is available from the CCBA office or on the PBA’s website at http:/www.pabar.org/clips/knowyourcreditrights.pdf For the PBA News Release on the Campaign go to on the web: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/pr10182010.asp
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Cumberland County Bar Association
32 S. Bedford St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 249-3166
Fax: (717) 249-2663