Pro Bono in this County:
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Clemente and Fernandes Honored with PBA Pro Bono Awards, Jan. 21, 2021
Matthew Clemente and Stephanie Fernandes received PBA Pro Bono Awards from PBA President David Schwager at the Jan. 21, 2021, meeting of the Wilkes Barre Law & Library Association Meeting. Both of these young attorneys volunteered to co-chair the revitalized Wilkes Barre Law & Library Association Pro Bono Committee, which had become vacant. They contacted North Penn Legal Services (NPLS), worked on an expungement program, a landlord-tenant program and finally a low bono start to service the North Penn overload in PFA and custody cases, with a mentor program to help young attorneys taking those cases. John Hurtt, NPLS managing attorney, said, “North Penn Legal Services would like to thank both Matthew and Steph for their help in the commencement of the Pro Bono Committee and services in Luzerne County. Without such dedicated practitioners, those in need would be extremely disadvantaged, particularly during the pandemic. “