Lancaster County Pro Bono Information

MidPenn Legal Services 2014-15 Fact Sheet, Posted June 2016
The legal-aid provider in Lancaster County is MidPenn Legal Services. Read the overview of the MidPenn's services to counties in 2014-15. Read the report on MidPenn's services in Lancaster County in 2014-15.

'Wills for Heroes' Events in 2014
The PBA Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, is holding a series of "Wills for Heroes" events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. At these events volunteer lawyers will be conducting a program for all active and retired Pennsylvania first responders, all sworn personnel and their spouses, partners or significant others (please note that proof of affiliation will be requested at the event). For more information on the program, visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at or the PBA website at The events in Lancaster County are jointly sponsored by the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association and the Lancaster Bar Association and will be held at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Blvd., Manheim, on the following dates: March 8, May 31, Sept. 6 and Dec. 6. For information on events in Lancaster County, contact Cindy Geib at or Eric Rothermel at

Jewell Honored with PBA's Ernico Award at Lancaster Event, Feb. 27, 2013
The Pennsylvania Bar Association's Legal Services to the Public Committee honors late Lancaster lawyer Kenneth R. Jewell with its Jeffrey A. Ernico Award. Read more about the award.

In the photo above Caroline Hoffer, Chair of the Memorial Resolution Committee, accepts the award for Jewell's widow, Rosemary, from Jeffrey A. Ernico, with, to her left, Matthew J. Creme Jr., PBA immediate past president, and Samuel W. Milkes, executive director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, in attendance.

Remarks by PBA President Matthew J. Creme Jr. Calling for Support of Civil Legal Aid at LBAF Event, Sept. 22, 2011

MidPenn Legal Services Lancaster County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2010-11
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2010-11

2011 Pro Bono Awards for Lancaster
     Eric Rothermel: Rothermel was admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in October 2009. He has made pro bono service part of his practice from the very beginning. He took his first pro bono case through the Volunteer Attorney Program in September 2009 and has handled 11 pro bono matters since then, including one custody case which required over 100 hours of work. He also serves as a co-coordinator of Lancaster County's Wills for Heroes program, which, through a team of volunteer attorneys and paralegals, provides free estate planning services to our county's primary responders (fire, police, EMT) and their spouses. In addition, Rothermel has assisted low-income taxpayers with tax return preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

     Angela Flouras Rieck: Rieck began her career as a judicial clerk, then entered private practice in October 2008. She immediately became active in the Volunteer Attorney Program and has handled 11 pro bono custody and Protection From Abuse cases since then. In addition, she has served since 2009 on Lancaster County's Youth Aid Panel, a panel of community members which works with first-time juvenile offenders and their parents to foster satisfactory alternative resolutions. She has also volunteered her time with the Wills for Heroes program, which provides free estate planning assistance to primary responders (police, fire, EMT).

MidPenn Legal Services Lancaster County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2009-10
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2009-10
Susan K. Danforth to Receive 2010 PLAN Award March 23
Wills for Heroes Event in Lancaster County, Jan. 9, 2010
Lancaster County Pro Bono Options, 2010
MidPenn Legal Services Lancaster County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2008-09
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2008-09
MidPenn Legal Services and SouthEast Lancaster Health Services Form Medical Legal Partnership for Families, January 2008
Local MidPenn Office Information Sheet, 2007
County Bar Contact Information
Lancaster Bar Past Presidents Hit the Road
Carolyn Hetrick Receives Pro Bono Award
Lancaster Bar Foundation Custody Attorney Campaign