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These special practice groups serve as forums through which members network with their peers and discuss issues relating to specific areas of law. Members may choose to belong to any section: 
                 Automobile Law
                 Insurance Bad Faith 
                 Medical Malpractice
                 New Lawyers 
                 Workers' Compensation

Join a section now & get the rest of 2004 for FREE!  Sections provide PaTLA members with additional benefits including:
                 Popular e-mail listservs 
                 Special news alerts via fax or e-mail
                 Quarterly meetings
                 Selected discounts for books & seminars
                 Membership directory listings

Am I a section member? 
If you're already a section member, you can access its listserv now:  contact [email protected] or call (215)546-6451. 

To become a section member through 2005, download an application at the bottom of this page, e-mail [email protected] or call our membership staff at (215)546-6451.


PaTLA's largest section, the Auto Law Section was created in 2001 to meet the demands of auto law practitioners.  The section offers a variety of services & benefits including a quarterly newsletter, news alerts, quarterly meetings and a very popular e-mail listserv with 500 users.  The active members of the Auto Section listserv have found it to be among the most important benefits of their PaTLA memberships.

Section members pay $85 annually in addition to PaTLA member dues.  For more information contact PaTLA at (215)546-6451.  2004-05 section chair is Dale Larrimore of Deutsch, Larrimore, Farnish et al, Philadelphia.

Download the Auto application


The Insurance Bad Faith Section addresses the needs of trial lawyers practicing in this ever-changing area of the law.  The section produces a newsletter, distributes special news alerts, holds occasional meetings and offers an e-mail listserv.

Section members pay $50 annually in addition to PaTLA member dues.  For more information contact PaTLA at (215)546-6451.  2004-05 section chair is Joseph F. Roda of Roda & Nast, P.C., Lancaster.

Download the Bad Faith application


Launched in 1996, the Medical Malpractice Section was created in response to the needs of members practicing in the field of medical negligence.  The section supplies a quarterly newsletter, quarterly meetings, a defense expert witness bank, special news alerts and reduced rates for selected PaTLA seminars and products. 

Med Mal Section members may access its defense expert bank by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling(215)546-6451.

In addition, we offer a plaintiffs’ only e-mail listserv for Med Mal Section members who meet specific eligibility requirements and who submit an affidavit.  More info.

Section members pay $100 annually in addition to PaTLA member dues.  For more info contact PaTLA at (215)546-6451.  2004-05 section chair is John P. Gismondi of Gismondi & Associates, Pittsburgh.

Download the Med Mal application


The New Lawyer Section was formed to meet the unique needs of lawyers who have recently entered into the practice of P.I. law.  Members who have been in practice less than 10 years receive reduced PaTLA membership dues and are automatically enrolled in the New Lawyer Section at no charge. 

The section offers an e-mail listserv, social events, a quarterly newsletter, meetings and reduced rates for selected PaTLA events.  New Lawyer Section members participate in community service projects, including mock trials in elementary schools to demonstrate the dangers of tobacco products.

Section membership is free. For more information, contact PaTLA at (215)546-6451.  2004-05 section chair is Grant Travis of The Travis Law Firm in Erie.


PaTLA's Workers' Comp Section was established to address the needs of members representing claimants.  The section elects 3 members annually to serve on the PaTLA Board of Governors.  Section membership provides access to a popular e-mail listserv, quarterly newsletter, statewide meetings and special news alerts. 

Section members pay $35 annually in addition to PaTLA member dues.  For more information contact PaTLA at (215)546-6451.  2004-05 section chair is Jerry Lehocky of Martin, Banks, Pond, Lehocky & Wilson in Philadelphia.

Download the Workers' Comp application


Join a section & get the rest of 2004 for FREE!

Related Files

Workers' Compensation Section Application
Medical Malpractice Section Application
Insurance Bad Faith Section Application
Auto Section Application

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