BLI Members/Pennsylvania Bar Association Fellows    


Six current or former BLI members recently joined the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation (PBF) class of 2012. The group shown above being inducted by Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille includes three BLI members present at the induction ceremony during the PBA Annual Meeting in May 2012. They are Alison Wasserman, (second from left), Traci Naugle (third from left) and Melissa Leininger (eighth from left). Two BLI members also hold leadership positions on the PBF Board. 

  • Lars Anderson: BLI class of 2011-2012; PBF Young Lawyer Life Fellow, class of 2012
  • Guerline Laurore: BLI class of 2010-2011; PBF Commonwealth Club member and PBF Zone 11 Director
  • Melissa Leininger: BLI class of 2011-2012; PBF Young Lawyer Fellow, class of 2012, and PBF Board-Designated Director for the PBA Young Lawyers Division
  • Traci Naugle: BLI class of 2010-20111; PBF Young Lawyer Fellow, class of 2012
  • Gerald Shoemaker: BLI class of 2011-2012; PBF Young Lawyer Life Fellow since 2008
  • Kevin Taccino: BLI class of 2010-2011; PBF Young Lawyer Fellow, class of 2012
  • Alison Wasserman: BLI class of 2011-2012; PBF Young Lawyer Fellow, class of 2012
  • Phil Yoon: BLI class of 2010-2011; PBF Young Lawyer Fellow, class of 2012

The PBF works to improve the public's understanding of the law and its appreciation of democracy and strives to ensure that citizens, particularly Pennsylvania's most vulnerable, have full access to our legal system. It accomplishes its mission by making grants; providing loan repayment assistance to attorneys working in IOLTA-funded civil legal services organizations; seeking financial support from individuals and organizations both within and outside of the legal community; and encouraging bar members to donate their time, talent and expertise in service to the public. For more information or to support the work of the PBF, visit their website, www.pabarfoundation.org/. PBF Young Lawyer Life Fellows pledge $500 to the foundation. The pledge commitment may be fulfilled through a lump sum contribution or in annual installments of $125 over four consecutive years or in 48 monthly installments of $10.42. The contribution must be completed before aging out of the PBA Young Lawyers Division. PBF Life Fellows pledge $1,000 to the foundation. The pledge commitment may be fulfilled through a lump sum contribution or in annual installments of $250 over four consecutive years or in 48 monthly installments of $20.84. PBF Commonwealth Club members pledge $5,000 to the foundation. The pledge commitment may be fulfilled through a lump sum contribution or in installments of $500 over 10 consecutive years or in 120 monthly installments of $41.67.