Centre County Lawyer Receives Pennsylvania Bar Association Award for Leadership

HARRISBURG (Feb. 28, 2011) - The Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) has honored Alfred Jones Jr. of State College with its 2011 Gilbert Nurick Award for his commitment to the Pennsylvania and Centre county bar associations. The award was presented during the 45th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, Feb. 25, in State College, Pa.

The Gilbert Nurick Award, which is named for the late Harrisburg lawyer who served as PBA president, is presented to a member of the PBA who exhibits dedication and service to the leadership and promotion of the organized bar and its activities.

Jones is currently the executive director of The Centre County Community Foundation, which was created in 1981 as a public charity dedicated to meeting changing needs and assisting individuals, families and business throughout Centre County plan and carry out their charitable giving.

Jones is a member of the PBA House of Delegates, a member of the PBA Professional Liability Committee, director for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, past PBA zone governor, past president of the CCBL Executive Committee and past president of the Centre County Bar Association.

Jones is credited as the driving force in the formation of the local American Inns of Court chapter.

He was instrumental in the search for and the acquisition of the Centre County Bar Associations headquarters. He has participated in numerous continuing legal education presentations for the local bar, the state bar and the CCBL.

The Conference of County Bar Leaders, whose membership includes leaders from county bar associations throughout the state and from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, organizes a yearly educational conference focusing on the exchange of innovative bar association projects and ideas and on the development of mutually-beneficial relationships among bar leaders that improve the legal profession.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.