PBA Project Board Created to Assist Law Graduates
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
The July 2020 Pennsylvania Bar Exam has been postponed until October 2020, which means that recent law school graduates will be falling behind in the process of getting their license to practice and then find gainful employment as a licensed attorney.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association COVID-19 Task Force, under the leadership of its chair, Mike Jones, worked fervently to find a solution in these unprecedented times to help these law students. The creation of the PBA Project Board is the result of these efforts.
This new program has been developed to help match recent law school graduates with members of the PBA who are in need of limited-time legal support while awaiting the opportunity to take the bar examination. PBA Members can post assignments/projects and new graduates can apply for them within this platform. Posting assignments or projects is free, as it applying to work on a project.
The program will allow recent law graduates to gain experience and some income while engaging in short- and long-term professional assignments. It also benefits PBA member attorneys by providing limited-time legal support for specific projects when they may not be in a position to hire staff during this time.
Information and a link to the PBA Project Board is posted on the Pennsylvania Bar Association website homepage at https://www.pabar.org. The PBA Project Board can be accessed directly at www.pabar.org/projectboard.
- Law Students