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State Bar Honors County Bar Associations Statewide

STATE COLLEGE (March 10, 2000) -- The Pennsylvania Bar Association recognized 25 county bar associations with County Bar Recognition awards during the 34th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders held Feb. 25 in State College, PA.

Honoring county bar associations that sponsor projects, which work to improve the legal profession, justice system or community, the County Bar Recognition awards are sponsored annually by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and are non-competitive in nature.

“The Pennsylvania Bar Association is pleased to honor these county bar associations for their outstanding work on the winning projects,” noted PBA President Louis N. Teti. “Through the County Bar Recognition Awards, the PBA hopes to encourage more members of the legal profession to participate in community and educational activities.”

The winning county bar associations and their projects are as follows: (for detailed descriptions of the projects, please click here.)

Allegheny County Bar Association

  • The Lawyers Journal

Beaver County Bar Association

  • Desktop Publishing
  • Girls Hope

Berks County Bar Association

  • Bahama Bench-Bar Retreat

Chester County Bar Association

  • Pro Bono Seminar
  • Sexual Harassment Unit

Columbia/Montour Bar Association

  • Annual Scholarship Program
  • I Signed the Constitution
  • Stepping Out Program

Cumberland County Bar Association

  • ABA Partners Program
  • Stepping Out Program
  • YLD: Casino Night

Dauphin County Bar Association

  • Leadership Retreat
  • Baltimore Bench/Bar Conference
  • Diversity Workshop

Delaware County Bar Association

  • Reading is Fundamental
  • Town Hall Line
  • Child Custody Mediation

Erie County Bar Association

  • Revision & Implementation of New Judicial Plebiscite Procedures
  • Acquisition of Courthouse Arbitration Rooms

Franklin County Bar Association

  • The Causeway
  • The Franklin County Bar Association 100th Anniversary Video
  • Celebrating a Century of Service

Lackawanna Bar Association

  • People’s Law School ‘99
  • Lawyers in the Classroom
  • YLD Project KidCare

Lancaster Bar Association

  • Association Management Software
  • Arbitration Fee Check-Off

The Bar Association of Lehigh County

  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Holiday Assistance Millennium Program

Lycoming Law Association

  • Red Cross Bloodmobile
  • Heart Walk
  • Legal Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Floyd

Montgomery Bar Association

  • Elder Law Handbook
  • Student Mentoring Program
  • The Coming Crisis: Potential Assaults on the Practice of Law Luncheon Meetings

Monroe County Bar Association

  • Lawyer Referral Service
  • Bench Bar Conference

Northampton County Bar Association

  • Law Explorer Program
  • I Signed the Constitution
  • Northampton County 250th Anniversary

Schuylkill County Bar Association

  • Pro Bono Program
  • Scholarship Fund
  • Give a Family Christmas

Snyder County Bar Association

  • Annual Law Day Essay Contest

Susquehanna County Bar Association

  • I Signed the Constitution
  • Jonathon Jasper Wright Portrait

Union County Bar Association

  • Pro Bono Custody Hearing Officer Program

Washington County Bar Association

  • People’s Law School
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Mentor Program

Westmoreland Bar Association

  • Candidates’ Night
  • Working Women’s Closet
  • YL District Justice Dinner

Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association

  • Food for Filing
  • Mentor Program
  • Speakers Bureau

York County Bar Association

  • Behind the Courthouse Doors
  • Legalines T.V. Program
  • Mediation Program