HARRISBURG (May 2, 2018) — Alaina Koltash of Mechanicsburg, assistant counsel for the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Education, will become the chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the conclusion of the PBA Annual Meeting, May 11, in Hershey.
Koltash is concluding a one-year term as PBA YLD incoming chair. She was the 2016-17 treasurer of the PBAYLD. She previously served as the PBA YLD Zone 3 co-chair and was the young lawyer member on the Executive Committee of the Conference of County Bar Leaders. She is a current member of the PBA Education Law Section, PBA Government Lawyers Committee and the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession. Since 2015, Koltash has been a voting delegate in the PBA House of Delegates, the policymaking body of the association.
Also active in the community, Koltash is a member of the Widener Law Commonwealth Alumni Association Board. She is a long-time volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Association, which offers free tax return preparation to low-income individuals. She also is a member of the James S. Bowman Inn of Court.
Koltash is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and a magna cum laude graduate of the Widener University School of Law.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 26,000 lawyers who are members of the association.