Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
President's LPBA Letter

As the 40th President of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association it is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the best bar association you may not have heard of, but should want to know better. LPBA celebrates its 60th birthday on August 4, 2019. That’s longevity of which few specialty bar associations can boast, and it’s hard-earned and well-deserved.

You’re probably here because you are interested in aviation, aviation law, or both. You may be a pilot, although that’s not necessary. Maybe you’re a drone/UAS enthusiast. Perhaps you practice aviation law, or are a law student with an idea to make aviation law your practice after graduation. No matter the reason, you’re in the right place.

Spend a few minutes looking around this site and you’ll quickly know the obvious things that make LPBA a worthwhile investment of your time: a quarterly journal, two meetings per year in great locations, active Facebook and LinkedIn presences, and this website. Our CLE is top-notch. To my mind, though, these are the icing on the cake. The core benefit of LPBA membership lies in personal relationships.

Chris and I are veterans of 14 LPBA meetings. As a result, we have first-name relationships with many of the best aviation lawyers in the United States, and even internationally. When the day’s business is over, we incorporate plenty of time to get to know each other socially and share our love of aviation and life. Chris and I count many folks we’ve met through LPBA among our best friends anywhere. LPBA meetings always have been family affairs. Spouses are fixtures at LPBA meetings. This year they are organizing themselves as the LPBA Co-pilots with their own activities, both organized and informal. Children are welcome, too.

In short, join LPBA for the relationships. Get yourself to a meeting and enjoy the “blue dot” experience. (I won’t tell you what it is, but it doesn’t hurt and your satisfaction is guaranteed.) I’m confident that you’ll be hooked and we’ll see each other many more times.

Put LPBA’s Winter Meeting on your calendar now, March 4-8, 2020, in Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. You’ll be glad you did. I look forward to meeting you there.

          Frank Steinberg, President