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Fayette County Lawyer to Serve on Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors

HARRISBURG (June 1, 2009) - Anne N. John, a private practitioner in Uniontown, will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the close of the organization's annual meeting June 4 in Pittsburgh.

One of 12 zone governors who serve on the PBA board, John will represent Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland county lawyers.

A long-time member of the PBA, John is a member of the PBA Judicial Administration Committee and the PBA Professionalism Committee. She also served on the PBA Attorney Disciplinary Study Committee and served in 1990 as Fayette County local coordinator for the PBA Task Force on Legal Services to the Needy. John is currently the secretary of the Fayette County Bar Association, where she served on its board of directors for several terms prior to her current service.

John is a past member of the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania Inc. She also has served on the Ford Consumer Appeals Board.

Active in the community, she has volunteered her time with charitable organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and she has sponsored a variety of local youth sports teams. She was recognized for her outstanding leadership and service as the district coordinator of the l989 Mock Trial Competition, and she received recognition for public service by the Fayette County Bar Association in 1992.

John received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College and her Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law.

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.

Editor's Note: A photo of Anne N. John is available to download from the PBA Web site at: http://www.pabar.org/public/news%20releases/0910newofficersphotos.asp