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Working Together

Working Together

You never practice alone as a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, long recognized as one of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the country. PAJ is a true community for trial lawyers, dedicated to excellence in representing clients and preserving trial advocacy in Pennsylvania.

PAJ serves its members, by providing them with a wealth of educational and informational resources, helping them become better trial attorneys. 

For over 50 years, this association has advocated aggressively on its members’ and citizens’ behalf, and served as a vital counterbalance to corporations, insurance companies and special interests that are committed to stripping away the rights of your clients.

Capitalize on Your Opportunities

The success of the trial lawyer profession hinges in large part on case strategies, targeted research and expert opinions. The resources, services and information exchange provided through PAJ membership is nearly limitless, and the end result is you work smarter, more efficiently, and are better prepared to succeed tomorrow.

How You Benefit from PAJ Membership

Access Expert Services: PAJ provides a wealth of tools to make you more successful in your practice including:

  • Weekly Members' News Brief
  • An online member directory
  • TrialSmith’s deposition bank & other research tools at a great discount
  • Active committees on all aspects of trial law
  • PAJustice News, published 4 times annually

Our Top-Rated Education Makes You Better: PAJ comprehensive educational programs go-in-depth on topics designed to make you a better trial lawyer. Expert lawyers teach you their best trial tactics and the latest case law & legal developments. With several live seminars each year, as well as distance learning, the PAJ commitment to education of attorneys supports the PA Supreme Court’s focus on substantive and ethics-related education. As a provider, PAJ ensures timely content and exceptional value to all members.

Sections and List Servers Extend Your Expertise: PAJ has area of practice sections with live in-person meetings as well as section list servers. Participants extol the value of access to the list server as one of the association’s most valuable services. List servers enable daily information exchange among lawyers by email or through our website on case law, legal developments, and expert witnesses so members can better serve their clients in the pursuit of civil justice.

Legislative Advocacy Protects Your Clients: The PAJ legislative team and countless volunteers advocate for the interests of those wrongfully injured in Pennsylvania. Together, we educate the legislature and the public about issues that affect them and relentlessly mobilize support for laws that uphold access to the courts. Our political action committee, LawPAC, supports candidates who embrace civil justice and protect the rights of Pennsylvania’s citizens. Please consider contributing to LawPAC.

Specialized Legal Publications Are Tailored for Your Practice: PAJ is a leader among trial lawyer associations across the country with its own suite of self-published books. The books are authored by the foremost Pennsylvania legal experts, all PAJ members.

Amicus Curiae briefs Advance Courtroom Advocacy: In countless appellate cases, a committed group of member volunteers writes briefs supporting the rights of plaintiffs. Amicus Curiae is one of the invaluable, behind-the-scenes ways PAJ supports your profession and your clients.

Communications Tools Work for You: Through op-eds, letters-to-the-editor, press releases and blogs, PAJ argues on the behalf of the consumer, to ensure every wronged citizen’s right to a fair trial remains paramount. The Association also prepares fact papers and other materials for members who wish to communicate with the public and news media about civil justice in Pennsylvania.

Justice Business Partners Help Members Succeed: Business Partners with tailored products and services to help you will your cases and manage your practice. PAJ has an extensive roster of Justice Business Partners that helps members succeed.

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