About Us
About Us

Our Mission & Vision

Mission
Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s preeminent law fraternity because of our dedication to service: service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.

It is through devotion to the ideals of Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation that we better both our profession and our community. Through accepting our differences we become not just a law fraternity, but a family.

Vision
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International strives to be the premier legal professional organization with a diverse membership that cultivates leaders and serves as a voice for the role of legal professionalism in our society.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

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Core Values

Bound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Compassion, Courage, Diversity, Innovation, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service.

History

Phi Alpha Delta’s legacy began on November 8, 1902. Our history is filled with over 100 years of expansion, reorganization, recovery, and growth. Learn more about our history, the people behind it, and the foundation that established P.A.D. as one of the largest legal organizations in the world.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Phi Alpha Delta acknowledges that racism, inequality, and inequities still exist in our nation and commit to actions that address these wrongs. We are moving forward with our commitment to doing more to ensure that we are living up to our mission. It is through devotion to the ideals of Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation that we better both our profession and our community. Through accepting our differences we become not just a law fraternity, but a family.

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Emblems & Symbols

Crest

Colors

Greek Letters

Red Carnation

Membership Pins

Great Seal

Executive Office Staff

Emily Baranoski
Deputy Director
Liz Dunlap
Pre-Law Operations Coordinator
Cory Freeman
Director of Communications
Leslie Plummer
Director of Tech Services
Katie Gibbs
Director of Membership
Danielle Knotts
Front Office Coordinator

Events & Initiatives

Events

Events bring together P.A.D. students and alumni from around the world to offer invaluable networking, professional growth, and leadership development opportunities. Events include conferences, mock trials, leadership development sessions, and more. Programming consists of workshops, panels, and guest speakers on a variety of topics.

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Initiatives

National initiatives reflect our core values and offer great ways to be involved if you’re part of a virtual or remote chapter. They are opportunities to be involved if you’re seeking network expansion or just hoping to be involved in P.A.D. nationally. Programs include the P.A.D. Health Initiative, Glam Chapter, the Winter Card Exchange, and more.

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International Executive Board

The International Executive Board meets regularly. Click here to download minutes of those meetings.

International Justice John Miquel
International Justice
Mentschikoff Chapter,
Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter
International Vice Justice Daniel McDowell
International Vice Justice
Watson Chapter
International Secretary Jennifer Schroader
International Secretary
Goldwater Chapter,
South Sound Alumni Chapter
International Treasurer John Karasek
International Treasurer
Redding Alumni Chapter
International Marshal Nicole Grida
International Marshal
Sanford Chapter
International Board Member Michelle Isherwood
International Board Member
Humphrey Chapter,
San Francisco Alumni Chapter
International Board Member Berton J Maley
International Board Member
Webster Chapter,
West Suburban Alumni Chapter
International Board Member Concetta Tsosie de Haro
International Board Member
McManus Chapter,
Robert E. Redding Alumni Chapter
International Board Member Nicole Winget
International Board Member
Willis Chapter,
Triangle Area Alumni Chapter
Chair, International Advisory Board Jason M Ross
Chair, International Advisory Board
Paterson Chapter,
New Jersey Statewide Chapter

International Tribunal

Chief Tribune Arnold Hirsch
Chief Tribune
Alden Chapter,
Niagara Frontier Alumni Chapter
Associate Tribune Jeff Crain
Associate Tribune
Vaught Chapter,
Central Oklahoma Alumni Chapter
Associate Tribune Kimberly Gallant
Associate Tribune
Russell Chapter,
Atlanta Alumni Chapter

International Leadership & Prominent P.A.D. Members

International Leadership

In addition to the International Executive Board, listings of the District Justices, International Advisory Board, Distinguished Service Chapter, and Council of International Chiefs are available online.

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Prominent P.A.D.s

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International has hundreds of prominent members that include U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and others.

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Our Mission
 

Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s preeminent law fraternity because of our dedication to service: service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.

It is through devotion to the ideals of Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation that we better both our profession and our community. Through accepting our differences we become not just a law fraternity, but a family.

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