Monroe County Attorney Receives 'Everyday Leader' Award

HARRISBURG (Nov. 8, 2006) - Monroe County attorney Alex L. Bensinger received an Everyday Leader Award this evening from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).

"Alex understands the important role that attorneys should play in developing, leading and protecting the communities they call home," said PBA President Kenneth J. Horoho Jr., who presented the award to Bensinger during the November meeting of the Monroe County Bar Association at Glen Brook Country Club, Stroudsburg. "For more than 50 years, Alex has donated his time and talent to bettering his profession and, in more recent years, mentoring young attorneys about their community and professional responsibilities."

Bensinger is an active member of the Monroe County Bar Association, speaking frequently at the association's educational seminars and writing articles about issues facing today's attorneys for professional publications. He is the past editor and writer of law columns in local newspapers.

A past president of the Monroe County Bar Association, Bensinger currently serves as chair of the Senior Lawyers Section and as co-chair of the Estate Lawyers Section. He is the former chair of the Citizens' Day Conference on Law and, in 1992, he initiated educational programs for estate lawyers practicing in Monroe County.

Bensinger also has served on numerous committees of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, including its Consumer Information, Procedures for Government Agencies, Public Relations, and Senior Lawyers committees. Bensinger is the founder and an officer of the Pennsylvania Ski and Winter Sports Museum and is the past president of Monroe County Crippled Children Association, the Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce, the Pocono Family YMCA, the Stroudsburg Rotary Club and the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association.

Bensinger is a partner in the firm of Bensinger & Weekes, a third generation law firm celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2007. He is co-founder and former officer and director of Camelback Ski Corporation and a former officer and director in several real estate companies and nonprofit industrial development agencies. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Temple University

"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. "They 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. Alex Bensinger is one of these 'everyday leaders' and is deserving of this award in gratitude for his contributions to Monroe 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.