Daylong Legal Services Clinic, June 11, 2018
Lawyers and staff from the PBA, Laurel Legal Services and the Indiana County Bar Association came together to provide legal aid in a daylong event June 11, 2018, at the Indiana Lodge 931 of the B.P.O. Elks. The clinic was co-hosted by the Elks and supported by an IOLTA grant. Clinic attorneys covered a variety of topics including child custody, expungement, social security benefits, divorce, simple and collection matters. Participants rated the experience highly and 100 percent said they would participate in the legal needs clinic again. “It went very well,” one noted. Another added that it was “very helpful.” Indeed, the only complaint raised was from a client who wished the clinics were “held more often.” “This was the first of this type of partnership event for us in Indiana,” Laurel Legal Services’ Lynch explained. “We learned a lot from today and are already planning a follow-up event since the need is so great.” Pictured below, left to right, are PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, PBA Administrative Assistant Gabriele Miller-Wagner, PBA Director of Western Pennsylvania Services Bridget Gillespie, Laurel Legal Services Director of PAI and Pro Bono Services Jessica Lynch and David Flowers, Staff Attorney at Laurel Legal Services.
Indiana County President Judge Martin Receives Judges Award, Jan. 23, 2015
PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis presented Indiana County President Judge William J. Martin with a Judges Award from the PBA Legal Service to the Public Committee at an Indiana County Bar Association reception, Jan. 23. The awards recognize judges for exceptional contributions to improving civil legal aid in the commonwealth, and Judge Martin was honored for his work in opening his court to the neediest citizens of Indiana County. Shown below with Judge Martin are Laurel Legal Services attorney David Flowers and ICBA President Beverly A. Gazza. Get more information about the awards.