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Lackawanna County Pro Bono

Lackawanna Pro Bono Honors at Fundraising Gala, Oct. 27, 2016
Susan S. Belin, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania and lawyers Melinda C. Ghilardi and Sidney J. Prejean will be honored with the Attorney Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award during Lackawanna Pro Bono’s eighth annual Fundraising Gala, to be held Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. Shown below are Sylvia Hahn, executive director of Lackawanna Pro Bono; Mary Ann LaPorta, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Munley; Belin; Ghilardi; and Prejean. Read the press release.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Family Law Help Desk , Oct. 28, 2015
A Family Law Help Desk, sponsored by Lackawanna Pro Bono, will be held on Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m., at the Family Court Administration Office in Scranton. This free event provides the opportunity for low income individuals who have family-law problems in Lackawanna County to meet briefly with a lawyer to discuss their legal problems. The lawyer will not represent these individuals but may offer important information about the matter. To qualify for the Family Law Help Desk, a person must have a household income of less than 125 percent of the poverty level and must not be currently represented by an attorney For more information, contact Lackawanna Pro Bono at 570-961-2714.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Honors Bishop, Women’s Resource Center and Dr. Wright with Distinguished Service Award, Oct. 22, 2015
Lackawanna Pro Bono’s seventh annual Fundraising Gala at the Scranton Cultural Center, Oct. 22, will be highlighted by the presentation of Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Awards to lawyer Richard Bishop, the Women’s Resource Center and Robert Wright, M.D. Shown below, from left, are Joseph G. Price, vice president, Lackawanna Pro Bono; Robert Wright, M.D.; Peg Ruddy, executive director, Women’s Resource Center; Richard Bishop; and Sylvia Hahn, executive director, Lackawanna Pro Bono. Read the press release.

Wills for Heroes Event, Oct. 3, 2015
The PBA Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting a Wills for Heroes event in Lackawanna County on Oct. 3 at the 911 Center, 30 Valley View Drive, Jessup, Pa. Get more information. If you have any questions about the program, contact Lee Ann Munley at lmunley@lackawannabar.org.

Retainer Agreement and Client Closing Letter for the Family Law Help Desk in Lackawanna County, 2014
Click on the following links for the retainer agreement and the closing letter.

Lackawanna Family Court Help Desk, 2014

Lackawanna Pro Bono Recognition Reception, Nov. 18, 2014
The Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. Pro Bono Recognition Reception will be Nov. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Cooper's Restaurant in Scranton. Pro Bono Awards will be presented to local lawyers and firms.

Judges Promote National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 19-25, 2014
Lackawanna County Judge Robert A. Mazzoni is shown below with the "Have you done your pro bono today?" placard that he and many other judges across the commonwealth displayed during National Pro Bono Week.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Eighth Annual Golf Tournament, June 2, 2014

A Volunteer's Reflection of a Journey Toward Pro Bono Publico, Oct. 9, 2014
The Lackawanna Bar Association will be holding a program titled A Volunteer's Reflection of a Journey Toward Pro Bono Publico on Oct. 9, 2014, 1-2 p.m.

Lackawanna Pro Bono on Facebook, 2014
You can follow and "like" Lackawanna Pro Bono at www.facebook.com/Lackawannaprobono.

Lackawanna to Recognize Pro Bono Volunteers, Nov. 19, 2013

Lackawanna Pro Bono's 7th Annual Golf Tournament, June 3, 2013
Read the announcement; get the registration form.

PBA Vice President O'Connor Presents Awards Honoring
Lackawanna County Pro Bono Effort, Nov. 29, 2012

PBA Vice President Francis X. O'Connor joined lawyers and judges from Lackawanna County for a celebration of pro bono service in Scranton on Nov. 29. O'Connor presented 2012 PBA Pro Bono Awards and applauded the pro bono effort in the county. Click here for more information and photos from the event.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Gala and Awards Event, Oct. 27, 2011
As part of the 2011 Pro Bono Week Celebration, Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. (LPI) held its 3rd annual Fundraising Gala at the Scranton Cultural Center, Oct. 27. More than 150 attended the event, during which Morey Myers and his wife, Sondra, Carlene Gallo and Robert T. Gownley Jr. were honored for their pro bono service and PNC Bank was awarded the Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award. Joseph Price acted as master of ceremonies and introduced four brief videos, one about Lackawanna Pro Bono and one about each set of honorees. Robert Munley presented the awards. The gala raised approximately $45,000, a portion of which will go to LPI's endowment. Along with Philadelphia's VIP Program, LPI is one of only two stand-alone pro bono efforts in Pennsylvania. Below are photos from the event.

The honorees, from left, Sondra and Morey Myers; Debbie Kolsovsky, senior vice president/sales director, PNC Institutional Investments; Robert T. Gownley Jr. and Carlene R. Gallo.

Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc.'s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop, June 6, 2011 (Click here for the registration brochure.)

Lackawanna Bar Association Endorses ABA Model Access Act and Basic Principles, Feb. 17, 2011
The Lackawanna Bar Association at its regular meeting on Feb. 17, 2011, voted to approve and join in the action of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in supporting the ABA Model Access Act and Basic Principles in order to further its efforts to provide counsel to litigants in civil matters where basic human rights are at stake.

"Pro Bono Lawyers Serve Community": Letter to the Editor by Sylvia Hahn, Executive Director, Lackawanna Pro Bono; Scranton Times Tribune, Jan. 6, 2011

Lackawanna Pro Bono Recognition Reception, Photos, Nov. 4, 2010
2010 National Pro Bono Week
Charles F. Wilson Receives Samuel Fallk Equal Access to Justice Award, 2010
Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc., 'Honor Roll' Salutes Lawyers Taking Pro Bono Cases in 2009, January 2010
Lackawanna County Pro Bono Options, Jan. 7, 2010
Lackawanna Pro Bono Fundraising Gala, Oct. 16, 2009
     Endowment Fact Sheet
     Gala Fact Sheet
     Lackawanna Pro Bono Fact Sheet
     Sponsorship/Program Book Advertising Form
2009 Equal Access to Justice Award Recipients
2008 Northeast Pennsylvania Pro Bono Seminar, April 18
     Seminar Announcement
     Seminar Brochure
2006 Pro Bono Survey Results
(Survey taken at the 2006 Northeast PA Pro Bono Seminar, Oct. 19, 2006)
Seminar Survey Document October 2006
Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. Fact Sheet, October 2006
2006 Northeast Pennsylvania Pro Bono Seminar Brochure, Oct. 19, 2006
2006 Northeast Pennsylvania Pro Bono Seminar Photos
Fifth Annual Northeast Pennsylvania Pro Bono Seminar Program Description, Oct. 19, 2006
Report on Miniature Golf for Pro Bono Event of Aug.12, 2006
Invitation: Miniature Golf for Pro Bono, Aug. 12, 2006
Scranton Attorneys Receive Awards For Service To Underprivileged
Lackawanna Pro Bono Helped 1,000th Client
PAI Survey
County Bar Contact Information