Awards

Inaugural Samuel W. Milkes Award Presented
The PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee presented the inaugural Samuel W. Milkes Award on Oct. 19. 2021, to the award’s namesake, longtime legal aid advocate and public service attorney Samuel W. Milkes of Cumberland County. Milkes is the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Keller Trevaskis and PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson presented the award to Milkes. The Milkes Award will be an occasional award of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee that is to be given to such individuals and groups as the committee, from time to time, determines have provided unique service that has resulted in significant improvement in the access to justice of the neediest among us.


Schoenfeld of Delaware County Receives Milkes Award, March 25, 2022

Lyn B. Schoenfeld of Schoenfeld Surkin Chupein & DeMis PC, Media, a past president of the Delaware County Bar Association (DCBA), was presented with the Samuel W. Milkes Award by PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson at the DCBA Annual Dinner on March 25, 2022.


PBA Past President Massey of Chester County Receives Milkes Award, March 11, 2022

PBA Past President Albert P. Massey Jr. of Lentz, Cantor & Massey Ltd., Malvern, was presented with the Samuel W. Milkes Award by PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson at the Chester County Bar Association (CCBA) President’s Dinner on March 11, 2022.

Pictured below, from left: Massey, PBA President Kathleen Wilkinson; CCBA Immediate Past President John K. Fiorillo and PBA Past President Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr.


Hahn of Lackawanna County Receives Milkes Award, Jan 12, 2021

Sylvia Hahn, the first and only executive director of Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc., was presented with the Samuel W. Milkes Award, an occasional award of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee, on Jan. 12, 2021, in a ceremony with Lackawanna County Bar Association (LBA) leadership. Hahn was also recognized by the LBA when Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis presented her with the award at the virtual LBA annual meeting on Jan. 19. Hahn noted that she was humbled to receive the award named after Milkes, who she worked with over many years.

“Sylvia Hahn has dedicated her legal career to the purpose and mission of pro bono representation. Her enduring and steadfast efforts have promoted fair and impartial access to representation and justice for countless individuals who otherwise would find themselves with little or no legal recourse,” said Lackawanna Bar Association President Tom Cummings.


Pictured below, from left: LBA President-Elect Michael Cosgrove, Cummings, Hahn and Lackawanna County Bar Association Executive Director Leeann Munley


 

 

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