Membership Benefits

How Does Membership Benefit You?

  • ECBA top-quality CLE Seminars with “Members Only” rates - Saving you $180/year - more than pays for your annual local dues!
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service - Participate and gain new clients
  • Mediation Services - Available to help you assist your clients with resolving their disputes more quickly and economically
  • Access to ECBA's "Member " website featuring:
  1. Download current legal/court forms
  2. Local Civil, Criminal and Orphans’ Court Rules
  3. Legal Journal opinions, archived
  4. Helpful Charts & Lists
  5. Erie County Title Standards Manual
  6. Tuesday’s Technology Tips, archived
  7. Handy links to other useful websites and much more  
  • Members’ Websites are Linked on the ECBA site for FREE - Do we have yours?
  • ECBA E-Newsletter - Keeping you up-to-date on the events and happenings of your association
  • FREE hard copy of the Annual Alphabetic Attorney List - Handy access to members’ names, office addresses/phone/fax/E-mail
  • Videoconferencing services - Save time and money when conducting business with individuals who are out-of-town
  • FREE use of ECBA Conference Room - Handicapped accessible
  • Dues waived - local and state - For attorneys new to the practice of law
  • Social Events - Including the Annual Charity Golf Tournament; Mid-Year Meeting; Annual Meeting with Holiday Cocktail Party; Holiday Dinner Party and more
  • Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers - Confidential help for attorneys experiencing drug, alcohol, gambling or mental health problems
  • InCite - FREE legal research for PBA members - More than recoups your state annual dues!
  • Erie County Legal Journal via E-Mail - Ensures that you see each week’s issue immediately upon publication
  • Sections - Practice oriented; designed to provide practical professional tools, opportunities and connections you can't find anywhere else; includes Bankruptcy, Business & Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Practice, Estates & Trusts, Family Law, Real Estate, Workers' Compensation
  • Divisions - Demographic oriented; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas/information and support for members who are Solo/Small Firm practitioners and/or Young Lawyers
  • ECBA Staff - Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and always willing to assist ECBA members in any way possible

How Does Membership Benefit the Community?

  • Attorneys & Kids Together (AKT) - ECBA’s signature community project - Supporting the educational needs of students living in homeless situations
  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service - Be part of our ABA accredited referral service as we help connect individuals and businesses with local attorneys who can assist them
  • Mediation - Qualified ECBA members assist individuals and businesses with resolving their disputes more quickly and economically
  • LAVA - Legal Volunteer Attorneys (since 1981) - Offers low income individuals free legal assistance in certain civil matters
  • Speakers Bureau - Participate in speaking to community groups on a variety of legal topics
  • Fee Dispute Process - Assist clients if they have questions, concerns or disagreements about fees charged by their attorney
  • Naturalization Ceremonies - Welcome new citizens into our community
  • Living Trust Brochures - FREE copies available to members of the community
  • Videoconferencing Services - Saving local companies time and money as they conduct business with out-of-town customers or interview potential employees