In December of each year the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas hosts a formal Swearing in Ceremony to welcome the new attorneys practicing law in our county.  The ceremony takes place at the Monroe County Courthouse. 

This year the Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 13, 2024, at 3:30 pm.   We invite all attorneys new to our area to participate in the Swearing in Ceremony.

To register or for additional information please contact the MCBA office, 570.424.7288.

The Monroe County Bar Association strives to provide a wide range of services to its members in assisting them to accomplish their goals of giving the highest quality legal services to the community.  We welcome your membership and look forward to serving you.  For a membership application, please click here.


MCBA offers members the opportunity to participate on any number of committees. Our committees focus on member education, public education and service, professional development and mentoring as well as strengthening the legal profession within our community. If interested in Committees, contact MCBA.

Continuing Legal Education

As an accredited provider of the Continuing Education Board of Pennsylvania, MCBA offers a variety of seminars.

  • Lunch and Learn programs are offered throughout the year and focus on local rules and current changes in the law.  Scheduled Lunch and Learn programs are found on the MCBA Events Calendar.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute live group casts and video replays are offered several times a month, covering a wide range of practice areas. For PBI offerings and registration, click here.

A schedule of upcoming seminars is printed weekly in the Monroe Legal Reporter and can be found on the MCBA Events Calendar. Attorneys are encouraged to pre-register for classes with the PBI at 800.932.4637.  Enrollment may also take place on the day of class and forms will be forwarded to the PBI by MCBA.

Monroe Legal Journal

MCBA members receive free access to current and past journals through the "Members Only" section of our website.  Members are not required to provide a deposit or pre-payment.

Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is open to all member attorneys who are 40 years of age or less, or who have been admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania for less than three years. Community events such as Wills for Hero's, the annual blood drive in memory of Phil Mattes, and food drives are held throughout the year.  The YLD sponsors events for young lawyers to acquaint its members with the practice of law in Monroe County by holding mentoring lunches, Meet the Judiciary events, and by encouraging volunteering at MCBA member and community events.

Additional Benefits

Networking Opportunities
Continuing Education through conferences, Lunch and Learns, and PBI
General Member Meetings
Social Events
Preapproval of MCBA member checks at Sheriff's Sales by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department 

MCBA Bar Center

The Monroe County Bar Association is located in downtown Stroudsburg.  Our Victorian-style building affords members a number of services.

Members and non-members may utilize our conference rooms for committee meetings, client conferences, depositions, mediations, and arbitrations.  Arrangements can be made by calling 570.424.7288 or emailing .  Limited parking is available and we are handicapped accessible.

Other services available:

  • Wireless Internet Access for visiting lawyers
  • Notary services for members

Welcome to Monroe County Bar Association's Career Center. 

Whether you are a law firm, business or nonprofit organization looking to hire that legal professional or a legal professional seeking employment in the Monroe County area, we are here to assist you.  


Monroe County is accepting letters of interest for two separate court appointments as Domestic Relations Advocate/Title IV-D Attorney.  For additional information and how to apply, click here.

For a list of employment opportunities in Monroe County,  click here.

Carbon County is accepting applications and resumes for the position of Full-Time Chief Public Defender.  Annual salary $90,000-$95,945 plus excellent benefit package.  For more information view the job posting at and select employment opportunities.  Detailed qualifications, education and training are included in the job posting. EOE.

 Job Seekers

Job seekers may submit their resume with a letter of interest to MCBA for postings on our Career Center page.  Your information will be posted for a maximum period of sixty days.  All inquiries should be directed to


PBA Law Practice Management Resources

ABA -  Employment Opportunities at ABA

ABA - Employment Posting Board

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

Law Crossing

North Penn Legal Services

Monroe County Court of Common Pleas of the 43rd Judicial District - Law Clerks

President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington
Leona Sharpstene, Esq. - 570.517.3974

Judge Arthur L. Zulick
Diane Dagger, Esq. - 570.517.3939

Judge Jonathan Mark
Asia Bolton - 570.517.3931

Judge Jennifer Harlacher Sibum
Kimberly Cicci Tuin, Esq. - 570.517.3009
Judge Stephen M. Higgins
Michelle Thoman, Esq. - 570.517.3935
Shelby Jimcosky - 570.517.3009

Judge David J. Williamson
Kaitlin R. Fulmer, Esq. - 570.517.3960

Judge C. Daniel Higgins Jr.
Gerald J. Kanyok, Jr., Esq. - 570-517.3953

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The Monroe County Bar Association honors the tradition of passing Memorial Resolutions for its deceased members. 
Names highlighted in blue are those members for whom we have Memorial Resolutions.

Bensinger, Alexander

Billick, Bernard

Christine Sr., Elmer D.

Cohen, Maxwell

Conway, Holly Beth

Gladstone, Steven

Higgins Sr., C. Daniel

Hoffner, Edward

Krawitz, Edwin

Lyons, Daniel

Newman, Samuel

Nothstein, Robert

Ortenzi, Angelo

Pentz, John

Robinson, William

Rosenblum, Robert

Spishock, Robin

Vican, Ronald E.

Williams, Phillip

Williamson, Robert

Yost, Carl


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Members, thank you in advance for your patience as MCBA staff continues to work diligently confirming the information provided in this directory is accurate.  If you need a member's contact information, please do not hesitate to email or call 570.424.7288, Option 0.

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