Fayette County Lawyer Anne N. John to Serve as Secretary of Pennsylvania Bar Association

HARRISBURG (April 24, 2013) - Anne N. John, a private practitioner in Uniontown, will begin a one-year term as secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) on May 10 at the conclusion of the PBA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

John is a former member of the PBA Board of Governors representing Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland county lawyers.

John is a member of the PBA Review and Certifying Board, the Women in the Profession Committee Executive Council and co-chair of its awards committee, the PBA Diversity Team, and the PBA Judicial Administration Committee. She also serves as co-vice chair of the PBA Leadership Recruitment and Development Committee. She was a member of the PBA Diversity Task Force and the PBA Professionalism and Planning committees. She is a member of the PBA Business Law, Solo and Small Firm, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections. John is currently the secretary of the Fayette County Bar Association, where she served on its board of directors for several terms prior to her current service.

John is a member of the board of directors of Advantage Credit Counseling Service and a past member of the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania Inc. She also has served on the Ford Consumer Appeals Board.

Active in the community, she has volunteered her time with charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association and the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club, and she has sponsored a variety of local youth sports teams. She was recognized for her outstanding leadership and service as the district coordinator of the l989 PBA Mock Trial Competition, and she received recognition for public service by the Fayette County Bar Association in 1992.

John is a graduate of Dickinson College and the Dickinson School of Law.

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 28,000 lawyers who are members of the association.