Past member board directors Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, vice president, 2002-2007. Member Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Member Mayor's Task Force on Gaming, 2005.
Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association (past chairman judicial performance and conduct committee, judicial administration division 1986-1991, national conference bar president 1991-1995, president national caucus state bar associations 1994-1995, chairman standing committee on lawyers professional liability 1994-1995, board governors 1997—2000, house of deals 2001-2007, state delegate 2001-2007, national conference bar president since 2001, chair 2008-2010, member advisory committee since 2010, litigation section, 1988 and 2002 midyear meeting host committee, state chair, standing communications on substance abuse), Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation, Society of Fellows (state co-chairman 2003-2007), Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (board directors 1989-1990, past chairman business litigation committee), American Judicature Society (state membership chairman 1988), Defender Association Philadelphia (board directors), Pennsylvania Bar Institute (president board directors 1984-1990, 2000-2001), Philadelphia Bar Association (chairman special committee on insurance 1983-1984, board governors 1983-1987, past chairman federal courts committee, speaker various panels, past vice-chairman arbitration committee, civil judicial procedures committee, past member special committee to study appellate courts), Pennsylvania Bar Association (past vice-chairman judicial selection committee, chairman judicial retention election com 1980-1983, chairman political action committee for merit retention of judges 1980-1983, house of deals since 1983, chairman committee on professional liability 1984-1987, board governors 1987-1995, president-elect 1992-1993, president 1993-1994, Pennsylvania Bar Trust 1996—2004, chair 1999—2004, Special Achievement award 1986), Order of Coif (past director University Pennsylvania chapter).