Category Archives: News & Updates

Early Deadline 12/27/19 and 1/3/20 Law Journal Issues


Advertisements for the Friday, December 27th issue of the Lehigh Law Journal must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON Friday, December 20th.

Advertisements for the Friday, January 3rd issue of the Lehigh Law Journal must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON Friday, December 27th.

Notices may be faxed to the Lehigh Law Journal at 610.770.9826 or e-mailed to:

Law Journal Publication Price Changes


Estate notices- $125 ($120 + $5 notary fee)

All other “Miscellaneous” publications- $100 ($95 + $5 notary fee)  (Inc, LLC, Fictitious Names, Articles of Amendment; Certificate of Authority; Detective Licenses, Dissolutions; Domestic Liability; Limited Liability; Orphans Ct Audit Lists; Parental Rights Termination; Service by Publication, etc)  

Please submit payment with the initial publication request.

If request is faxed or emailed and pre-payment is not provided, an invoice will be generated. Ads must be paid for within 60 days of publication date. Notarized affidavits (“proofs”) will be sent out to the advertiser after payment has been received and processed. Please provide a publication name, invoice number or reference of some sort on all forms of payment.

Ads may also be submitted with a credit card authorization form. Publication forms can also be found at under the Lehigh Law Journal section.

Donate to the Lehigh County Lawyers Charitable Fund


Bar Association of Lehigh County Holiday Assistance Drive 2019-2020

Dear Bar Association Member,

The Bar Association of Lehigh County has started the Annual Ask for the Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant. This year’s theme is “Animal and Pet Charities throughout Lehigh Valley” and we are asking all organizations applying to keep that mind as they complete their request.

We are proud to remind all lawyers that the Bar Association of Lehigh County has conducted an Assistance Program to benefit area 501c3 organizations to provide much needed assistance to our surrounding communities for many years.  This program has raised over $245,000 throughout that time and distributed these funds to many deserving area organizations.

This year to assist these organizations, we are asking each lawyer to give generously to help support those in our local community.  Remember, these contributions stay in the Greater Lehigh Valley area.

The Program is administered through the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We will recognize all those nonprofit organizations receiving funds as part of our Law Day celebration in May.

Past years’ contributions went to the Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Dream Come True, The Lehigh Valley Zoo, Community Bike Works, The Victory House, Angel 34 , Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley and many more.

Please help by sending your check today, payable to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and mail to:

Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18101


 Or donate online.

Thank you for your generous donation!

Kristin Noonan Hutchins, Esquire, Community Service Committee, Chair                                 Ray Bridgeman, Executive Director, BALC

“Job Description: Trial Judge”, a memoir by The Honorable Robert K. Young for sale

Job Description: Trial Judge

By: The Honorable Robert K. Young (Retired)

“The Trial Judge book is not a biography. It is a memoir of the eleven and a half year period of the life spent as a Common Pleas Court Judge. I endeavored to describe the job of a county trial judge to my great grandchildren. I also hope that others, especially students interested in becoming lawyers, will find it interesting and informative.”


The Honorable Robert K. Young’s book is on sale now at the BALC.  All proceeds will go to benefit the Lehigh County Lawyers’ Charitable Fund.  Each year, grants from the Fund are made to charitable programs and organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley as recommended by the Bar Association.


$18.00 per book plus shipping and handling.

Contact Ray at to request your copy by mail.

Please feel free to stop by the BALC Building to purchase your copy and save on shipping and handling cost.  1114 W. Walnut St, Allentown, PA, 18102.

Save the Date: Bench Bar Conference 2019

Save the Date:  Bench Bar Conference 2019

Washington, DC

June 7th- 10th

The Historic Willard Hotel


The Bench Bar Committee is hard at work planning next year’s Conference that will include receptions, group activities, outstanding CLEs and a special event, the United States Supreme Court Admissions Ceremony.




430 PM BALC Board Meeting-Board Members Only

6:00PM-8PM Cocktail Reception at the Historic Willard Hotel



9AM-11:30AM CLE Seminars-Willard Hotel

Afternoon-Tour DC at your Leisure

Optional Afternoon Group Tour



9AM-10AM CLE Seminar-Willard Hotel

10:30AM-12PM Champagne Brunch-Willard Hotel

6PM-8PM Hospitality Reception (Admission Applicants Only)



US Supreme Court Admission including Group Breakfast (This is limited to the first 50 Applicants). Please see BALC Website for Admission Packet and Instructions.


Hotel Information-Book your rooms now!  First come basis.


The Willard Washington D.C.

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Call: 1-800-424-6835 and use Group Code BBC

or Make Reservations Online.


*BUS Transportation being arranged to DC for entire Conference and for those just coming in for Admissions Ceremony.*


*Activities and Schedules subject to change, see for updates.


Documentation for Admissions Ceremony

Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant


The Bar Association of Lehigh County (“BALC”) has established a fund with the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation known as the Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund.  The Fund is made possible by the generosity of our members.  On an annual basis, BALC awards grants of up to $5,000.00 each to selected Lehigh Valley 501(c)(3) organizations.  Interested Lehigh Valley 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to submit a grant Application to BALC in accordance with the below Application Guidelines.

2018-2019 Theme is “Summer School Programs & Camps”.  The committee will make a concerted effort to review applications from area nonprofits that benefit this year’s theme. Please keep this in mind when preparing your application.

Application Guidelines

To apply for a Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant, Applicants must comply with each of the following:

  1. Each Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) corporation in good standing, which maintains an active presence in the Lehigh Valley, and provides a product or service which benefits Lehigh Valley communities and/or residents.
  2. Complete the Grant Application 2018-2019 and required narrative.
  3. E-mail the completed Application and the narrative as a single file to the BALC Executive Director, Ray Bridgeman at:  In the Subject Line reference: Application for Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Fund Grant.  Questions regarding the grant process should be directed to Mr. Bridgeman at (610) 433-6204, ext. 15.
  4. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., October 31st.  Applications not received by the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that:

  • $5,000 USD is the maximum award (unless special approval is received by the BALC Board of Directors).  Smaller grant requests are encouraged.
    • The proposed use of Lehigh County Lawyer’s Charitable Funds must provide some clear benefit to the Lehigh Valley as a whole, its communities, and residents in the form of providing needed services, new knowledge, developing or sharing of resources, or good practice in learning, teaching, or assessment, or providing disaster relief.
    • Applicants not selected for grants are encouraged to submit an Application the following year.
    • Successful Applicants agree to provide to BALC, no later than July 1st of the year in which the grant is awarded, a brief written summary detailing how the Grant was utilized or will be utilized by the end of the calendar year, and authorizing BALC to post the summary on the BALC website.
    • Funds from the LCLC Fund Grant may not be used for:
      • Registration for, travel to, or accommodation at conferences;
      • Internal staff training and development (although this maybe a secondary outcome); and
      • Fundraising.

Process for Making Awards

The BALC Community Services Committee will evaluate the Applications and make recommendations to the BALC Board of Directors on grant recipients.  Final Approval will be decided by the BALC Board of Directors.  All applications will be considered confidential.  Grants will be awarded in the first quarter of the year following the Application deadline.