Since the turn of the century, the Bar Association of Lehigh County has provided service and assistance to the Allentown area’s lawyers and the community. The association was officially chartered in 1905 "to advance the science of jurisprudence and the administration of justice, to  encourage a thorough legal education, to uphold the honor and  dignity of the bar, to cultivate social and professional association  among its members, to assist the courts in the orderly and  efficient administration of justice and to perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members within this judicial district."