Vasiliadis Receives 'Excellence in Elder Law Award' from the Pennsylvania Bar Association

HARRISBURG (Aug. 14, 2013) - Stanley M. Vasiliadis of Bethlehem has received the Excellence in Elder Law Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Elder Law Section.

Presented to Vasiliadis during a recent ceremony in Harrisburg, the award recognizes Vasiliadis for "superior professional efforts in the field of elder law, significant contributions to the legal profession and noteworthy service to the elderly."

Vasiliadis is accredited by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as a Certified Elder Law Attorney.

A frequent speaker on elder law and estate planning issues, Vasiliadis lectures on behalf of professional and civic organizations, including local bar associations, societies of public and certified public accountants, bank trust departments and insurance companies. He also has authored numerous articles on the topics of elder law and estate planning for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the education arm of the PBA.

Vasiliadis recently served as chair of the PBA Elder Law Section and is a former secretary and treasurer of the section. He also maintains professional affiliations with the Northampton County Bar Association, Lehigh County Bar Association, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorney and Academy of Special Needs Planners.

Active in the community, Vasiliadis has served as civic and charitable organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Rotary and Visual Impairment and Blindness Services of Northampton County Inc.

Vasiliadis earned an undergraduate degree from Lehigh University and a law degree from Temple University.

Members of the PBA Elder Law Section exchange ideas and information on substantive elder law issues to meet the needs of their clients. Section members also promote improvements in substantive law, legal education and ethical guidelines.

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association exists to promote justice, professional excellence and respect of 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.