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MONTGOMERY COUNTY LAWYER TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP

HARRISBURG (March 2, 2005) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) will honor Montgomery County lawyer C. Dale McClain for his long history of service and dedication to Pennsylvania’s legal community. McClain will receive the 2005 Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award during the 39th annual seminar of the CCBL March 4 in State College.

The Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award, which is named for the former chief of justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, is presented to an individual who has been active in the CCBL and has worked to improve the legal profession, the justice system or the community. The award is not intended to be an annual accolade.

“This award is designed to recognize those individuals who have gone above and beyond in the promotion of Pennsylvania’s legal profession,” noted PBA President Michael H. Reed. “The Pennsylvania Bar Association is pleased to honor Dale McClain for his outstanding dedication to the CCBL, his local bar association and to the legal community as a whole.”

In nominating McClain for the award, Montgomery Bar Association Secretary Mark A. Kearney said, “Mr. McClain has worked his entire career to develop relationships between the bar associations. He is always looking for new ideas and new leaders, and his energy stimulates discussions and results.”

McClain is the current treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and is a member of its House of Delegates. He is a former president of the CCBL and a former chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Section. He was a founder and first chair of the PBA General Practice (now Solo and Small Firm Practice) Section. He has received two special achievement awards from the PBA for his service to the association.

McClain served as president of the Montgomery Bar Association in 1990 and as president of the Montgomery Bar Foundation in 1991.

Active in his community, McClain has served as vice president of the board of commissioners of Lower Merion Township, chairman of the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority and president of the Lower Merion Federation of Civic Associations. McClain also served as president of the Laymen’s Retreat League.

McClain is a graduate of Villanova University and the Villanova University School of Law and served as president of the Villanova Law School Alumni Association. McClain also holds a LLM degree in taxation from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.