HARRISBURG (Sept. 8, 2006) — York County Court of Common Pleas Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh has received an Everyday Leader Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
“Judge Linebaugh’s York County roots go deep, and he is steadfast in his commitment to serve his community and his profession,” said PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho Jr., who presented the award to Linebaugh. “When Judge Linebaugh sees a need, he invests his considerable knowledge and skills to be part of the solution.”
Linebaugh has guided the continuation and refinement of the York County Drug Treatment Court. Launched in 1997, the drug court is a collaborative effort of the judiciary, district attorney’s office, defense attorneys, probation officials, treatment providers and social workers that provides for the evaluation and monitoring of non-violent offenders with substance abuse problems. Since late 2003, Judge Linebaugh has presided over the court, which has served as a model for similar programs in other Pennsylvania counties.
Linebaugh serves on the advisory board of the Crispus Attucks YouthBuild Charter School. He has served on the board of directors for York County Crimestoppers and the Bob Hoffman YMCA and was a district committee member of Boy Scouts of America. He is a former secretary of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and is a member of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in York.
A York County native, Linebaugh is a graduate of the William Penn Senior High School, the University of Pittsburgh and its School of Law.
Prior to his election as a judge, Linebaugh was a partner in the York law offices of Rhoads & Sinon L.L.P. He has served on the board of the York County Bar Association and various bar committees.
“The Everyday Leader Award is given to individuals who go above and beyond, sharing their time and talent to help and support others,” said Horoho. “These unsung heroes work hard each and every day performing good works, not for personal gain or recognition, but for the right reasons–to improve the places they call home and to better Pennsylvania’s legal and judicial system. Judge Linebaugh is one of these ‘everyday leaders’ and is deserving of this award in gratitude for his contributions to York County.”
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 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.