Building Professional Relationships
In 1883 a small group of attorneys practicing law in Bucks County decided that an association of the members of the Bar would be a beneficial and worthwhile professional endeavor. From their early idea and commitment The Bucks County Bar Association was born.
Our Association has since grown and matured to over the past 129 years to our current diverse membership of 816 officers of the court. Along the way we managed to acquire, expand, and pay for in full our unique Association facility to house our varied activities. We have over those many years developed MCLE offerings, practice area committees, divisions and sections, and other opportunities to educate and enhance the practices of our membership as well as charitable endeavors that enhance the lives of the greater Bucks County community. Together our members have worked with our Bench to developed pro bono legal assistance programs, foreclosure mediation and conciliation, as well as undertake other projects to improve access to the justice system for those in need in Bucks County . (See article regarding our tremendously successful Race Judicata) Spend any given day at our BCBA facility and you will witness firsthand the vibrancy and relevance of our Association to all who enter our doors.
A central aspect of all that we do together as members of the BCBA is the opportunity available for all our members to get involved, work and socialize together and the corresponding opportunity which those interactions provide for us to simply get to know each other better – as just regular folks – not merely as lawyers advocating on a given case. These interactions outside of our client advocacy go a long way toward building the foundation for future trust, cooperation and quality interactions with each other on behalf of our clients. Our BCBA forefathers would be proud to see the results of what they started and I believe they would be especially pleased to know that their Association has been building so many quality collegial professional relationships among the among the Bench and Bar and will continue to do so well into the future.
As BCBA members in 2012 we are the current beneficiaries as well as stewards of their vision for the future practice of law in Bucks County. As we continue our work in building our BCBA membership and professional relationships together please keep in mind these words: “Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.” Abraham Lincoln.
Message from 2012 Bucks County Bar Association President Jeffrey G. Trauger