Arbitration Fee Donations

Lawyers who volunteer their services as arbitrators in the Court of Common Pleas may designate that all or part of their honorarium be donated to either the Philadelphia Bar Foundation or Community Legal Services.

The Arbitration Fee Donation Program is made possible through the joint efforts of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, and the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Click to download a letter and a form you can complete to donate your arbitration fee.

We know you understand the mission of the Bar Foundation for access to justice, because your public service as an arbitrator sets an example for our profession and helps to strengthen confidence in the rule of law and the justice system. 

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation serves nearly 40 nonprofit legal aid organizations in Philadelphia, which in turn serve our most vulnerable neighbors, including children and the elderly, the homeless and disabled, and those confronting abuse and discrimination.

Community Legal Services is the oldest and largest public interest firm in Philadelphia.  A beneficiary of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, CLS provides civil legal aid, from advice and referral to individual and class representation in a wide range of civil matters, at all levels of the judicial system. 

THANK YOU! All participating arbitrators will be appropriately recognized and thanked in the Bar Foundation’s Annual Report.

List of Arbitration Fee Donors