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Local Lawyer Receives Statewide Award for Leadership

HARRISBURG (February 27, 2009) - The Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) has honored William Z. Scott Jr. with its Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award for his commitment to the CCBL, the Pennsylvania and Carbon county bar associations, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. Scott is the managing attorney for the Bethlehem office of Marshall Dennehy Warner Coleman and Goggin. The award was presented during the 43rd Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, Feb. 27, in State College, Pa.

The Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award honors the work of an association member for supporting and promoting the projects and purposes of the CCBL and for efforts to improve the legal profession, the justice system and the community.

Scott is a past president and lifetime member of the CCBL. He has served as a panelist and moderator at numerous CCBL events.

Scott is currently a member of the PBA House of Delegates, is a past member of the association's Board of Governors and is a former chair of several association committees, including the Professionalism Committee, Member Benefits and Services Committee and Committee on Judicial Independence.

He was the 2001-02 chancellor of the Carbon County Bar Association.

Scott is past president and lifetime member of the board of governors for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the continuing legal education arm of the PBA.

Also, Scott is a zone director on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, a charitable affiliate of the PBA.

The Conference of County Bar Leaders, whose membership includes leaders from county bar associations throughout the state and from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, organizes a yearly educational conference focusing on the exchange of innovative bar association projects and ideas and on the development of mutually-beneficial relationships among bar leaders that improve the legal profession.

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 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.