Boyer, Good Receive PBA Pro Bono Awards, Oct. 23, 2018
Amy Good, MidPenn Legal Services, Reading, received the PBA Civil Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award on Oct. 23, at the Berks County Bar Association Pro Bono Celebration in Wyomissing. Also during the event, Jeffrey Boyd, Boyd & Karver, Boyertown, was honored with a PBA Pro Bono Award for his “extended representation” of the “maximum number of clients” and “his humble service to the disadvantaged in our community.”
According to the nomination, Good manages a busy MidPenn office of six attorneys, two paralegals and two support staff. She has her own caseload, representing clients and “going to the mat for them.” At the same time she is very active in the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA). She is the chair of the BCBA Legal Aid Committee and the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Task Force, the latter of which oversees a program that has kept many people in their homes. Her successful leadership of these entities has raised the standing of MidPenn in the legal community of Berks County. As part of the recent United Way Campaign, she made more 10 presentations to benefactor groups, frequently bringing listeners to tears with her passion for helping the poor. Such presentations were a tremendous promotion of MidPenn in the greater community by demonstrating the need for access to justice
Pictured below, from left to right are PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, honoree Amy Good, honoree Jeffrey Boyd and PBA President Charles Eppolito.
MidPenn Legal Services Bankruptcy Panel Receives 2017 Pro Bono Award, Oct. 24, 2017
PBA President-elect Charles Eppolito presented MidPenn Legal Services Bankruptcy Panel with 2017 PBA Pro Bono Awards at the Berks County Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono event. These awards recognized the group’s dedication to helping those experiencing financial difficulties through pro bono bankruptcy assistance, saving property at risk and helping their clients start fresh financially.
MidPenn Legal Services 2015-16 Fact Sheet, Posted January 2017
The legal-aid provider in Berks County is MidPenn Legal Services. Read the overview of the MidPenn's services to counties in 2015-16. Read the report on MidPenn's services in Berks County in 2015-16.
PBA Pro Bono Awards Presented Oct. 27, 2015
PBA Pro Bono Awards were presented during the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) Pro Bono Celebration/CLE Seminar on Oct. 27. Recipients Bridget Cambria, Carol Anne Donohoe and Jacquelyn M. Kline were recognized for their legal work in support of mothers and children seeking asylum in the Berks County Residential Center. Pictured above, from left, are BCBA President Jesse L. Pleet, PBA President William H. Pugh V, keynote speaker Edgar Cahn, Kline, Donohoe and Cambria.
CLE Seminar/Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 27, 2015
The Berks County Bar Association will be holding it's CLE Seminar - Pro Bono Celebration on Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., at The Inn at Reading, 1040 N. Park Rd., Wyomissing. This event is only available to registered bar association members. Program agenda: Luncheon; seminar, "Language Access to the Courts: The Proper Utilization of Court Interpreters" (1 hour substantive CLE); seminar, "The Intersection of Housing and Consumer Law" (1 hour substantive CLE). Reception to start at 4 p.m.