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Pittsburgh Lawyer to Become Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of Delegates

HARRISBURG (May 18, 2009) - Dana Baiocco, a partner in Pittsburgh's Jones Day, will become chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's House of Delegates at the conclusion of the organization's Annual Meeting June 4 in Pittsburgh. Baiocco will serve a two-year term as chair of the statewide legal professional association's policy-making body.

Baiocco is a member of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession Committee and served as its co-chair from 2006 until 2008. She also is a Zone 12 (Allegheny County) representative in the PBA House of Delegates. She has served as a faculty member for continuing legal education programs with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Baiocco is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and serves on its Gender Bias Committee. She also has been honored as an Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellow. She had an active role in the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Inns of Court from 1998 through 2003 and has served as an executive board member and program committee co-chair for the organization.

She has been a volunteer with The United Way of Pittsburgh and has served on its Young Leaders and Audit committees. She also served a four-year term as a board member for Wagner Family Charities.

American Lawyer Media named Baiocco a "Pennsylvania Lawyer on the Fast Track" in 2005, and Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics honored her as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer, Rising Star" in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

She is a graduate of the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a cum laude graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, where she was chair of the Appellate Moot Court Honor Society and was named to the Justice Louis Mandarino Honor Society for Achievement in Trial and Appellate Advocacy.

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.

Editorís notes: A photo of Dana Baiocco is available to download from the PBA Web site at: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/0910newofficersphotos.asp.