HARRISBURG (Sept. 14, 2006) — Dauphin County attorney David E. Lehman has received an Everyday Leader Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
“Dave demonstrates unparalleled leadership in promoting diversity within the legal community,” said PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho Jr., who presented the award to Lehman. “Dave skillfully coordinates initiatives among the area’s largest law firms, its two law schools and its bar associations to increase the number of minority lawyers practicing in the Capital Region.”
Examples of Lehman’s sustained commitment to promote diversity include his ongoing leadership role with the Equal Professional Opportunity Committee of the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) and his actions leading to the creation of the Capital Area Managing Partners (CAMP) Diversity Initiative, which recently completed a summer internship program with students from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law. The CAMP Diversity Initiative’s membership includes representatives from 17 local law firms, the two law schools, the Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster and York bar associations and Keystone Bar Association.
Lehman is the senior business litigation attorney with Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace and Nurick L.L.C. and also serves as an adjunct professor of advocacy at Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Lehman is a member of the PBA’s House of Delegates and has served on a number of PBA committees, including the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. He is past president of the DCBA and past chair of its Court Relations Committee.
In addition to his support to the legal profession, Lehman is active with Market Square Concerts, the Alumni Chorale of Lebanon Valley College and Market Square Presbyterian Church. He is a Paul Harris Fellow with Harrisburg Rotary Club.
“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 system. Dave
Lehman is one of these ‘everyday leaders’ and is deserving of this award in gratitude for his contributions to Dauphin County and the surrounding area.”
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.