Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.

Robert Ballenger

Community Legal Services
Co-Director – Energy Unit
Philadelphia, PA
Robert Ballenger is an attorney for CLS’s Energy Unit, where he works to restore and maintain clients’ access to essential utilities. Mr. Ballenger has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania since 2004, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania since 2011 and in the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals since 2018.  

Mr. Ballenger practices in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania utility administrative proceedings, in Pennsylvania trial and appellate courts, and has significant legislative, regulatory and policy advocacy experience surrounding the issue of access to affordable utility service. He is the co-editor of Chapter 9, Residential Utility Service, of the Pennsylvania Consumer Law treatise, and has presented at the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute concerning utility issues.

Mr. Ballenger serves as lead counsel for CLS in its capacity as Public Advocate, representing all residential Philadelphia utility customers in Philadelphia Gas Works annual budget proceedings and Philadelphia Water Department rate increase proceedings.

Mr. Ballenger earned his Juris Doctorate and Master of Social Work (concentration in social policy) degrees in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Ballenger received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1998 from the University of Pennsylvania.

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