Pike County Lawyer Receives Pennsylvania Bar Association Award for Leadership

HARRISBURG (March 4, 2013) - The Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) has honored Elizabeth Erickson Kameen of Dingmans Ferry with its 2013 Gilbert Nurick Award for her commitment to the Pike County Bar Association. The award was presented during the 47th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, Feb. 21 - 23, in State College.

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.

Kameen has served as president of the Pike County Bar Association for 12 years. During that time, she has enhanced the Pike County Legal Journal, expanding it to a weekly publication that includes court news, legal actions and opinions and a court calendar, as well as notices for bar association meetings.

Kameen created the bar association's first website, www.pikebar.com, which is routinely updated with information for the legal community and the general public.

To more effectively promote the Pike County Bar Association and better serve its members, Kameen launched e-marketing efforts for the association and organized Continuing Legal Education for area lawyers.

In addition, Kameen led the expansion of the bar association's impact in the community by initiating the Pike County Bar Association Community Outreach Program, which assists local families in need, and by expanding the association's charitable giving to organizations such as the United Way of Pike County, Center for Developmental Disabilities, Pike County ambulance squads and fire departments and additional nonprofit groups.

The CCBL, whose membership includes leaders from county bar associations throughout the state and from the PBA, 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 PBA 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 28,000 lawyers who are members of the association.