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Cumberland County Pro Bono

Cumberland County Lawyers Receive Pro Bono Awards, January 2017
Shown below, Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis presents PBA Pro Bono Awards to Paul Primrose (holding award) and Diane Radcliff (second from right) at the Cumberland County Bar Association Annual Dinner on Jan. 26. Click here to read the text of the presentation.

MidPenn Legal Services 2015-16 Fact Sheet, Posted January 2017
The legal-aid provider in Cumberland County is MidPenn Legal Services. Read the overview of the MidPenn's services to counties in 2015-16. Read the report on MidPenn's services in Cumberland County in 2015-16.

Pro Bono Appreciation Breakfast, Oct. 18, 2016
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Cumberland County Lawyers Receive 2015 Pro Bono Awards, January 2016
Shown below, PBA President William H. Pugh V presents PBA Pro Bono Awards to Gregory H. Knight of Mechanicsburg for his protection-from-abuse pro bono defense work and Hannah R. Suhr of Camp Hill for her work with the Wills for Heroes program providing free estate-planning documents for police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

Presentation on �Barriers to Employment and Housing Opportunities,� June 2, 2015
MidPenn Legal Services, in cooperation with the Cumberland County Bar Foundation and Cumberland County Bar Association, hosted an informational session on June 2 titled �Barriers to Employment and Housing Opportunities,� with a presentation by Nick Matash, staff attorney for MidPenn Legal Services. Read about it at http://cumberlink.com/news/local/correcting-the-past-and-breaking-down-barriers-to-employment-and/article_3514c8c4-aae8-5faf-ba99-56a1df7806b3.html.

Pro Bono 'Cat in the Hat' Visits Carlisle School, March 2, 2015
Linda Cecconello, pro bono coordinator of the Cumberland County Bar Association, read the book The Cat in the Hat to the first grade at the Mooreland School in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2, 2015. She is pictured below with local police officers who joined in the public-education outreach.

Judge Hess Receives Castille Award, Jan. 22, 2015
Cumberland County President Judge Kevin A. Hess was honored with the presentation of the 2015 Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille Award at the annual meeting of the Cumberland County Bar Association, Jan. 22. The award, previously called the Judges Award, has been renamed in recognition of the former chief justice of Pennsylvania. It is presented annually to a judge selected by the PBA Legal Service to the Public Committee for his or her exceptional contributions to improving civil legal aid in the commonwealth. Hess received the award for his work improving legal services to those in need. Shown in the presentation photo above are, from left, Judge Hess, PBA President Francis X. O'Connor and Samuel W. Milkes, executive director of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.

2013 Cumberland County PBA Pro Bono Attorney of the Year: Megan Riesmeyer
The Pennsylvania Bar Association, through its Legal Services to the Public Committee, joined the Cumberland County Bar Association and its CCBA Pro Bono Committee in honoring Megan Riesmeyer as the recipient of the 2013 PBA Pro Bono Award. Shown above are award recipient Riesmeyer, right, with PBA County Bar Services Director Nicole Antos and Rob Kline, outgoing president of the CCBA. Read more about the award presentation.

Celebration of National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 21-25, 2013
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation, in partnership with the Cumberland County Bar Association, MidPenn Legal Services and Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, will be celebrating National Pro Bono Week with an educational program in Cumberland County schools titled "The Lifelong Impact of a Criminal Record."

Pro Bono Awards Presented at Cumberland County Bar Association Gathering, Jan. 24, 2013
Below are photos from the event.

From left, John W. Frommer, Samuel L. Andes and Bret P. Shaffer; Andes received a PBA 2012 Pro Bono Award; Frommer and Shaffer each received the Cumberland County Bar Association�s 2012 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award.

Andes with PBA President Forest N. Myers

Marcus A. McKnight III, left, and Myers.

Cumberland County Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program Resources, March 2012
Find the agenda for the for the residential mortgage foreclosure diversion training program held March 9, 2012, as posted to the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network website, with links to video of the program and training materials on the Penn State Dickinson School of Law website.

Cumberland County Bar Foundation 40 - 50 - 60 Years of Service Reception, Oct. 27, 2011

Presentation of the 2011 Pro Bono Award, Cumberland County Bar Association; from left, Hubert Gilroy, George B. Faller Jr., Katie Maxwell, state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, Jennifer Spears, PBA Vice President Forest N. Myers, Thomas J. Williams, David Fitzsimons, Chris VanLandingham and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David K. Trevaskis

Public Meetings During 2011 National Pro Bono Week
The Cumberland County Bar Association is partnering with Penn State Dickinson School of Law Family and Elder Protection Clinics and MidPenn Legal Services to sponsor two public-service evening events, Oct. 24 and 26. Click here for information.

MidPenn Legal Services Cumberland County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2014-15
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2014-15
MidPenn Legal Services Cumberland County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2010-11
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2010-11
MidPenn Legal Services Cumberland County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2009-10
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2009-10

Cumberland County Bar Association Direct Service Pro Bono Program PowerPoint Presentation, December 2010

2010 National Pro Bono�Week
Members of the Cumberland County Bar Association participated in public service events at two locations during National Pro Bono Week. The Very Important Papers (VIP) Program was held at the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill on Oct. 26 and at the Bosler Library in Carlisle on Oct. 27. The CCBA membership recognizes that many Cumberland County residents do not have their Very Important Papers (i.e., Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorneys and Advance Health Directives) in order. Members of the Cumberland County Bar Association were available to review and distribute the VIP inventory brochure.

�Know Your Credit Rights Campaign,� Oct. 29, 2010
The Cumberland County Bar Association (CCBA), along with the PBA and 32 other county bar associations, has launched a new credit rights public education campaign. As part of the campaign, the associations are distributing a free �Know Your Credit Rights� brochure with information on the new federal rules designed to help protect credit card users. A copy of the brochure is available from the CCBA office or download a PDF version of the credit rights brochure. Read the�PBA�s campaign announcement.

Mid-Year Meeting Celebrates Public Service, June 22, 2010
At the CCBA Mid-Year Meeting, Linda Cecconello, recently hired as the first CCBA Pro Bono Coordinator, presented an update on the bar�s pro bono program and helped celebrate the presentation of two main pro bono awards to Hubert X. Gilroy (IOLTA Award) and Christopher C. Houston (Stuart Award). Click here for more on the awards. Cecconello can be reached at 32 S. Bedford Street, Carlisle, Pa. 17013; phone: (717) 249-3166, fax: (717) 249-2663�; e-mail: [email protected]; website: website: www.cumberlandbar.com.

Midyear Meeting Photos, June 22, 2010
Penn State Dickinson Public Interest Law Week, April 2010
Cumberland County Pro Bono Options, 2010
MidPenn Legal Services Cumberland County Office Fact Sheet, FY 2008-09
MidPenn Legal Services Program-Wide Fact Sheet, FY 2008-09
County Pro Bono Information Sheet, 2007