Continuing Legal Education

The Bar Association of Lehigh County is certified by the Continuing Legal Education Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as a continuing legal education provider and regularly schedules seminars which update lawyers on current developments in varied areas of the law and which provide continuing legal education credit hours to meet Pennsylvania Supreme Court requirements.

In addition to programs on substantive law, practice and procedures, the seminar schedule includes courses on ethics and professionalism.  Most BALC programs are videotaped at the time of original presentation.  These videotapes are shown at a subsequent date for the benefit of lawyers who may have missed the original presentations and are also available, upon request, for private, non-credit viewing.

As a convenience to attendees, many seminars are presented at the noon hour and include a buffet lunch.  Videotape “Compliance Camps” are presented at the end of each of the three CLE compliance periods to assist attorneys who may need additional education hours by a specified date.

As well as presenting live seminars, the bar association also hosts numerous satellite seminars offered by other providers, such as the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI).

Seminars are held at the Bar Association’s “Barristers’ Club” headquarters building, located at 1114 W. Walnut Street in Allentown, near center city and in easy reach of attorneys located in Lehigh and surrounding counties.

Discount seminar tuition rates for the bar association’s programs are provided as a membership benefit to lawyers who are members of the Bar Association of Lehigh County.  Enrollment to all seminars is open to non-member attorneys, legal support staff and paralegals.

The Bar Association of Lehigh County Continuing Legal Education schedule and registration information is published weekly in the Lehigh Law Journal green pages.  To register for BALC programs, call the CLE department at the Bar Association of Lehigh County at 610.433.6401 Ext: 16 or e-mail your information to  To register for PBI (Pennsylvania Bar Institute) courses call 800.247.4724 or follow registration instructions at

New Jersey CLE credits may be earned by submitting to the New Jersey CLE Board upon an audit request, your Pennsylvania CLE Board report as documentation of programs attended and credits earned.  You can get a copy of this report at  All courses accredited through the Bar Association of Lehigh County and courses accredited through the PBI being held at BALC qualify toward New Jersey requirements.

For additional information and questions contact the CLE department at 610.433.6401 Ext: 16 or e-mail