Welcome to the Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit (3CBA) web site, the Association for lawyers who practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Federal Circuit. With hundreds of members, including 98 Founding Members and 18 Founding Firms, the 3CBA’s mission is to work with the Court to:
We hope that you will join us and become an active member of our growing association. Click here for information about how to join the 3CBA. Since our formation in 2007, the 3CBA has presented state of the art appellate programs in every corner of the Circuit – from Pennsylvania to the Virgin Islands – covering topics such as electronic filing, appellate motions practice, brief writing, and effective oral argument. Most recently, we are providing CLE presentations for the 2017 Third Circuit Judicial Conference on "Professional Ethics in Appellate Advocacy" and "What Attorneys Hope Judges Know and Vice Versa." We have also developed the Third Circuit Practice Guide and publish "On Appeal," a periodic newsletter keeping our members informed of recent developments. Please feel free to contact any of our officers or Board of Governors, who welcome your input. We look forward to working with you, to getting to know you, and to your active involvement in our Association.
The Third Circuit Bar Association’s Programs and Continuing Legal Education Committee (Programs Committee) seeks to bring quality educational programs on federal appellate practice to venues throughout the Circuit, often partnering with other organizations and associations in this effort. The Committee also organizes receptions and other less formal events to encourage interaction and conversation among appellate lawyers and judges in the Circuit. Additionally, the Committee organizes or coordinates with the staff of the Circuit Executive’s Office on CLE presentations for each Third Circuit Judicial Conference since our Association was formed, and also sponsors Conference welcome receptions, breakfast meetings, and luncheon speakers.
The Committee welcomes practitioners throughout the Circuit as members or organizers of or speakers at individual programs. Anyone interested in helping (or who just has a program idea) is invited to contact Matthew Stiegler.
The Programming Committee has organized the following 3CBA and Third Circuit Judicial Conference programs, among others:
We are pleased to publish a guide to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The guide provides straightforward answers to some of the more common questions we hear from lawyers whose practices may not take them to the Third Circuit on a regular basis. We are in the process of creating a new updated edition and will post it here when it is completed.Download the Guide