Bucks County Bar Association Bucks County Law Reporter

Building Professional Relationships

Doylestown, PA   |  https://www.bucksbar.org/

Mission

One of the oldest Bar Associations in the USA, The Bucks County Bar Association’s mission is to promote and support programs, organizations, and individuals throughout Bucks County who are engaged in activities designed to foster respect for the rule of law, the advancement of rights, liberties and protections under the law as well as activities which have as a principal purpose the advancement of social justice for the individuals, families and communities of Bucks County.

Ruling year info

1961

Principal Officer

Sean M. Gresh Esq.

Main address

135 E State St

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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EIN

23-1380268

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (I03)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The BCBA aims to uphold legal and ethical standards in the legal community. For members, the BCBA offers an important platform for education, professional development and networking. For the community, the BCBA serves as a resource offering education, legal assistance and financial resources for community members demonstrating need.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

BCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service

Serving all of Bucks County, each year the LRIS responds to thousands of callers, referring them to attorneys with experience in the appropriate area of law or to area agencies able to provide assistance.

Population(s) Served

One of the cornerstones of the BCBA is its editing and publishing of the Bucks County Law Reporter. The Law Reporter posts the decisions of the Civil, Criminal and Orphans’ Divisions of the Court of Common Pleas of the Seventh Judicial District of Bucks County. It has been officially designated by the Rules of the Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County PA as the Legal Periodical for the Publication of Legal Notices. Updated every Thursday, it also provides an opportunity to the community for advertisement of name changes, estate notices, and other legal matters.

Population(s) Served

The BCBA facilitates and is a location for presentations on the 6 Hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course. What is Defensive Driving? Defensive Driving is driving to save lives, time and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others. Defensive Driving is the personal responsibility of everyone who operates or rides in a motor vehicle. The BCBA offers this service for the Bucks County community on behalf of the National Safety Council.

Population(s) Served

For its members seeking credit, or for those who might wish to gain insight into some nuances of the legal profession, the BCBA offers Continuing Legal Education courses both on-site and online.

Population(s) Served

A primary purpose of the BCBA is to provide opportunities for its member attorneys, judges, and other legal professionals to connect with one another through social gatherings. The BCBA facilitates a number of events throughout the year, both formal and informal, through which members can become better acquainted for professional and personal fulfillment in future endeavors.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the BCBA is to promote and support programs, organizations, and individuals throughout Bucks County who are engaged in activities designed to foster respect for the rule of law, the advancement of rights, liberties and protections under the law as well as activities which have as a principal purpose the advancement of social justice for the individuals, families and communities of Bucks County. The BCBA aims to uphold legal and ethical standards in the legal community. For members, the BCBA offers an important platform for education, professional development and networking. For the community, the BCBA serves as a resource offering education, legal assistance and financial resources for community members demonstrating need.

The BCBA has and will continue to be a resource for both members and the whole Bucks County community through its various services.

The team at the BCBA and our generous donors and sponsors are able and willing to continue to assist members in their professional careers, while also providing services for the Bucks County community at large.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The BCBA serves both its members and the Bucks County community as a whole. We ask for feedback on how to best continue to provide for both parties through our various programs.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 09/01/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sean Gresh

Maureen Anderson

Tiffanie Benfer

Susan Dardes

Jeffrey DiAmico

Steven Jones

Emma Kline

Jeremy Puglia

Tiffany Thomas-Smith

Sara Webster

Jason Weiss

Julie Goldstein

Vice President/President Elect

Lawrence Sheetz, Jr.

Treasurer

R. Tomlinson

Secretary

Daniel Keane

Immediate Past President

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/10/2021

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/10/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.