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NEW CASTLE LAWYER TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP

HARRISBURG (March 2, 2005) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL) will honor New Castle lawyer John W. (Jack) Flannery with the 2005 Gilbert Nurick Award for his history of service and dedication to the Pennsylvania and Lawrence County Bar associations. The award will be presented during the 39th annual seminar of the CCBL in State College on March 4.

The Gilbert Nurick Award, which is named for the late Harrisburg lawyer who served as PBA president, is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) who exhibits dedication and service to the leadership and promotion of the organized bar and its activities. Although the award is not intended to be an annual accolade, it has been presented every year since it was given to Gilbert Nurick in 1991.

“This award is designed to recognize those bar leaders who have gone above and beyond what is expected,” PBA President Michael H. Reed said. “The PBA is pleased to honor Jack for his dedication to the entire legal profession. He is a true leader in Lawrence County and across Pennsylvania.”

In nominating Flannery for the award, Lawrence County Bar Association President Jonathan Solomon said, “The Lawrence County Bar Association and the legal community have benefited greatly from Jack’s continued and unwavering dedication and leadership over the years. We are proud to nominate [him].”

Flannery is a member of the PBA Board of Governors, representing lawyers from Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. He is a member of the PBA House of Delegates and the association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Section. Locally, Flannery is a past president and trustee of the Lawrence County Bar Association. He currently serves as chair of its Orphans’ Court Committee and Law Day Scholarship Committee. He also is a member of the Lawrence Law Journal Committee.

Flannery is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.