Dauphin

Spreha of Dauphin County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award Sept. 26, 2018
PBA President Charles Eppolito III presented Edward F. Spreha Jr. with a PBA Pro Bono Award during the fall membership meeting of the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) on Sept. 26, 2018. The award honors Spreha’s work launching the Driver’s License Reinstatement Intake Clinic as 2016 DCBA president. Pictured below from left are Eppolito, Spreha, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis and Peter Good, 2018 DCBA president.


Ugolnik of Lancaster County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, April 25, 2018
The Lancaster Bar Association held its inaugural Pro Bono Summit on April 25, 2018, as awyers and legal aid professionals met for an afternoon of CLE followed by a Public Service Reception with local government and nonprofit officials. Attendees were able to sign up for pro bono service at upcoming clinics on criminal record expungement and pro se custody and/or to represent a pro bono client through the LBA Volunteer Attorney Program that is run in partnership with MidPenn Legal Services. Elaine G. Ugolnik, a longtime Lancaster County family law attorney and one of the presenters at the event, was honored at the reception with a 2018 Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award for her significant pro bono service. PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis presented on "The Ethics of Pro Bono Work," along with Laurie Baughman, deputy director, MidPenn Legal Services. Baughman and Trevaskis presented Ugolnik’s award, calling her a "champion of justice" and a "role model of service to the poor for private practice attorneys across the commonwealth."


Nanovic of Lehigh County Receives 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award, April 14, 2018
Elizabeth Burton Nanovic, a Wills for Heroes (WFH) coordinator and frequent volunteer from Lehigh County to Pike County, was honored with a 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award at the a Lehigh County WFH Event on, April 14, 2018. Pictured below with Nanovic are Gabriele Miller-Wagner and David Trevaskis of the PBA Pro Bono Legal Services Department.


Barbin Receives 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award, Feb. 10, 2018
An active member of both the Cumberland County and Dauphin County Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Andrew W. Barbin was honored Feb. 10 at the Widener University Commonwealth Law School with a PBA Pro Bono Award for his broad and diverse service to those in need. Barbin was fittingly honored at Widener's Wills for Heroes (WFH) event as he has been one of the most consistent volunteers for the WFH program, often traveling to distant sites to offer expert support for the program that provides estate planning documents to first responders and veterans. He volunteers at more than ten WFH programs a year.

Barbin (center) is pictured receiving his award from PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis and PBA administrative assistant and WFH Regional Coordinator Gabriele Miller-Wagner.


Gilroy of Cumberland County Receives 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 24, 2018
Hubert Gilroy (center) received a PBA Pro Bono Award Jan. 24 at the Cumberland County Bar Association & Foundation President’s Dinner. Gilroy was honored for his work helping embezzlement victims recover lost funds and handling custody cases via the CCBA Pro Bono Program. Pictured with Gilroy are PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis and MidPenn Legal Services Managing Attorney Paul Edger.


Attwood of Washington County Receives 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award Jan. 19, 2018
Belinda Dunmire Attwood received the 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award Jan. 19 at the Washington County Bar Association Winter Bench-Bar. Attwood was instrumental in creating the county’s Name Change Project providing free legal name change services to low-income transgender residents. In this picture: PBA Director of Western Pennsylvania Services Bridget M. Gillespie (left) presenting Attwood (right) with the award.


DiGiorgio and Olshin of Chester County Receive PBA Pro Bono Awards, Jan. 19, 2018
PBA President-elect Charles Eppolito III (second from left) presented PBA Pro Bono Awards to Joseph P. DiGiorgio and Douglas W. Olshin at the Chester County Bar Association President’s Dinner on Jan. 19. They are joined by David Trevaskis, PBA pro bono coordinator (far right).


Campana of Lycoming County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 16, 2018
In celebration of its long institutionalization of pro bono service, PBA President Sharon R. López addressed Lycoming Law Association members Jan. 16, and presented Peter Campana with a 2018 Pro Bono Award for his exceptional service to those in need. In 1985, the Lycoming Law Association established a pro bono program that featured a partnership of legal aid, the private bar and the local bar association. That program became the model that the PBA embraced with its 1990 Report of the Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services to the Needy. Pictured from left: PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, López, Campana and Lycoming Law Association President Jennifer L. Heverly.


Stambaugh of York County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 9, 2018
PBA President Sharon R. López presented Rosina Stambaugh with a PBA Pro Bono Award at the York County Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation Annual Recognition Dinner Jan. 9. Stambaugh is a panelist on the York County Bar Foundation’s pro bono program and provides free legal assistance in coordination with PIRC, HIAS and the AILA Military Assistance Program. York County President Judge Joseph C. Adams was also honored with the Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille Award for his role in increasing access to justice by eliminating financial barriers to the expungement process.
Pictured below: López, York County Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation CEO Victoria Connor, who accepted the Castille Award on behalf of President Judge Adams, Stambaugh.


Ellixson of Delaware County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Dec. 5, 2017
PBA President Sharon R. López presented the first Pro Bono Award of 2018 on Dec. 5 to Delaware County Bar Association member Thomas K. Ellixson. Nominated by Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Ellixson was honored for accepting the most pro bono custody cases in the previous 15 months.
Pictured below, from left: López, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA Executive Director Elizabeth Wood Fritsch, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA Pro Bono Coordinator Tom Kerstan and Ellixson

Barbin Receives 2018 PBA Pro Bono Award, Feb. 10, 2018
An active member of both the Cumberland County and Dauphin County Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Andrew W. Barbin was honored Feb. 10 at the Widener University Commonwealth Law School with a PBA Pro Bono Award for his broad and diverse service to those in need. Barbin was fittingly honored at Widener's Wills for Heroes (WFH) event as he has been one of the most consistent volunteers for the WFH program, often traveling to distant sites to offer expert support for the program that provides estate planning documents to first responders and veterans. He volunteers at more than ten WFH programs a year.

Barbin (center) is pictured receiving his award from PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis and PBA administrative assistant and WFH Regional Coordinator Gabriele Miller-Wagner.


Pro Bono Driver's License Restoration Intake Clinic
Much like a criminal record, the lack of a valid driver's license can be a significant roadblock to employment. Yet, some job applicants may qualify for a limited license or have other viable options. Dauphin County Bar Association's (DCBA) successful Pro Bono Expungement Clinics served as a model for a new Pro Bono Driver's License Restoration Intake Clinic led by DCBA Board President Edward F. Spreha Jr. on Dec. 1, 2016. Spreha led a one-hour CLE on the topic that was free for attorneys willing to assist with the intake clinic or represent clients afterwards. Attorneys unable to attend were able to view a video. The clinic began with Spreha reviewing the law and procedures with 14 pro bono attorneys. Then, after a brief overview of the law with the 47 attendees, pro bono attorneys met with applicants one-on-one to review possible options. Spreha supervised the pro bono attorneys. MidPenn Legal Services is reviewing the intake information and will assign pro bono attorneys to participants who have possible legal options. For more information, contact DCBA Public Services Coordinator Sandy Ballard (sandy@dcba-pa.org).


Pro Bono Opportunities in Dauphin County During Pro Bono Week, Oct. 17-28, 2016
Including Oct. 17 at 9:45 a.m., custody conference; Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m., pre-trial custody conference; Oct. 28 at 1:45 p.m., custody conference. Get more information.


Turner of Dauphin County Receives 2016 Pro Bono Award, October 2016
Shown below at the presentation of a PBA Pro Bono Award to Steven Turner are, from left, county President Judge Richard A. Lewis, Dauphin County Bar Association Pro Bono Coordinator Sandy Ballard, Turner and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David K. Trevaskis.


MidPenn Legal Services 2015-16 Fact Sheet, Posted January 2017
The legal-aid provider in Dauphin 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 Dauphin County in 2015-16.


U.S. Sen. Casey Co-Hosts Public Forum on IRS Plans to Reduce Taxpayer Services, April 8, 2016
U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina A. Olson co-host a forum on plans announced by the Internal Revenue Service to reduce telephone and face-to-face services to taxpayers. The public forum will be held in the Harrisburg University Auditorium, Harrisburg, on April 8, with Robert B. Hamilton, managing attorney of MidPenn Legal Services’ Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, a panelist at the event. Get more information.


Pro Bono Awards Presentations in Dauphin County, Sept. 30, 2015
In the photos below, taken at the 2015 Dauphin County Bar Association’s Fall Membership Meeting, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David K. Trevaskis presents the 2015 PBA Pro Bono Partner Award to Rose Merrick of Harrisburg law firm of Goldberg Katzman and a 2015 PBA Pro Bono Award to Jeremiah Underhill.


Pro Bono Mediation at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Sept. 24, 2015
The program (three substantive credits) to be held at the Dauphin County Bar Association, Harrisburg, features Katherine S. Petruczok of the Human Relations Commission and Jim Kayer, director of enforcement. This will be a three-hour CLE, with lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program running from noon to 3:00 p.m. Registration deadline is Sept. 17, 2015. The program is free to any attorney willing to assist with a pro bono mediation for the Human Relations Commission. Otherwise, the cost is $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Register online at https://www.dcba-pa.org/Calendar/Signup.aspx?EventNo=425. If you do not wish to register online, please email Bridgette@dcba-pa.org; call 232-7536, option #4, or fax the registration form located at https://www.dcba-pa.org/pdfs/eventAds/092415flyer.pdf to 717-234-4582.


DCBA Free Training for Member Certification to Accept Veterans’ Disability Appeals Cases, April 23, 2015
The Dauphin County Bar Association holds training for DCBA members free of charge to become certified to accept veterans’ disability appeals cases on April 25, 2-5:30 p.m., at the DCBA, Harrisburg. Get more information from the DCBA and from PA Probono.net.


Dauphin County Bar Association Pro Bono Reception April 1, 2015
The annual Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) Pro Bono Reception with the judges of the local courts to say thank you to all the hard-working pro bono attorneys, paralegals and law students in the county will be held on April 1, 5-7 p.m., at the DCBA, 213 North Front Street, Harrisburg. Read the invitation letter from President Judge Richard A. Lewis.


DCBA Members Counsel Homeless Vets, Feb. 2, 2015
Dauphin County lawyers offered legal advice to homeless veterans at the Harrisburg Military Post on Feb. 2, 2015, as part of the Dauphin County Bar Association-supported HOMELESS VETERANS Stand Down program. Standing at left in the photo below is Jim Strupe. Seated, from left, are Karen Moyers, Joe Schwartz and Patrick Todd.

 


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