3rd Annual Legal Aid Fundraiser by BLI Alum McComsey in Center Valley, Nov. 20, 2014
Jill Kelly McComsey, graduate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's 2011-12 PBA Bar Leadership Institute class and Zone 2 co-chair for the PBA Young Lawyers Division, has led a charge in recent years to raise funds for North Penn Legal Services. She, along with two other young leaders from the Lehigh Valley, Lauren Sorrentino and Alison Wasserman, planned the first annual "Raise a Glass to Justice" event in the summer of 2012. Read about the fun and fund-raising success of the 3rd annual event.
Northampton County Bar Association Approves $50,000 for North Penn Legal Services, September 2012
North Penn Legal Services Volunteer Michelle DeWald Honored with 2011 PBA Pro Bono Award, Dec. 21, 2011
Northampton County Pro Bono Options, 2010
Northampton County Pro Bono, February 2010
County contact: Northampton County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service – (610) 258-6333
Legal Aid contact: Intake
(610) 317.8757 for clients
(610).317. 5316 for attorneys, Robin Simmons, Pro Bono Coordinator
Northampton County Bar Association (NCBA) Web site: www.norcobar.org
Federal District: Eastern
Legal Aid program: North Penn Legal Services (NPLS) Status: If NCBA receives calls for general pro bono assistance, the callers are given NPLS’ contact information and told to call to see if they are income and case-type eligible. The county has a mortgage foreclosure program and those callers are put in touch with Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV). If the caller follows through with housing counselors, still needs an attorney and meets the criteria for a pro bono attorney, CACLV makes a referral back to NCBA and an attorney is assigned.
March 2006 County Bar Recognition Award