The catalyst for the Pennsylvania Bar Association was an 1895 meeting of lawyers from various local bar associations across Pennsylvania. The small, individual organizations did not have the resources to combat statewide legislative issues. Now, over 29,000 members strong, the Pennsylvania Bar Association does stand up for important legislative issues, as well as providing membership benefits like publications, practice support, networking, and continuing legal education. The Pennsylvania Bar Association seeks to promote the administration of justice, see that no person is denied his or her legal rights due to poverty, secure proper legislation, encourage thorough, ongoing legal education, uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession, cultivate cordial relationships amongst Pennsylvania attorneys, and perpetuate the history of the legal profession.
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Prosecutors have ethical obligations and may be held individually accountable for their conduct within the legal system. Prosecutors contribute to just and honorable legal profession and a legal system that promotes fairness and accountability.
- R.P.C. 3.4: Fairness to Opposing Party & Counsel
- R.P.C. 3.8: Special Responsibilities of the Prosecutor
- R.P.C. 8.3: Reporting Professional Misconduct
Violations of these rules can result in disciplinary actions which may include sanctions, suspension, or disbarment.
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