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If you are in need of legal aid, click here and fill out the PBA Pro Bono Program Legal Assistance Request Form you find there. You should also check out palawhelp.org. The search engine on the website is excellent. Enter the county where you are having the problem and list the area of law to locate resources to pursue.

If you are a pro bono volunteer, the entry below will outline how pro bono is done in this county and detail any organized pro bono program for you to work with here. You can also go to the main PBA pro bono site for lawyers, and check out and sign up on paprobono.net. Check out the https://www.paprobono.net/program-directory/ The Pro Bono Program Directory is a searchable database of organizations that are seeking the assistance of volunteer pro bono advocates. You can find an opportunity that meets your volunteer goal by using the guide's filters to find an opportunity in your locality and legal area of preference.

 

Probono Coordinator

York County February 11th materials

Pardon Project of York County Second Meeting

Pardon Project Agenda

Jennifer A. Galloway Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 12, 2021
Jennifer A. Galloway was honored with a PBA Pro Bono Award at the York County Bar Association (YCBA) Annual Dinner on Jan. 12, 2021. The award recognized her more than 50 hours of dedicated service as she took a pro bono custody case to trial. Galloway is a panelist on the York County Bar Foundation’s pro bono program, in partnership with MidPenn Legal Services.

In addition to her direct service for pro bono clients, Galloway benefits the YCBA in a variety of ways, contributing boundless energy and countless hours to the advantage of the bar association community. She treasurer of the YCBA Board of Directors, co-chair of the YCBA Membership Committee, serves on the YCBA Social Committee and the YCBA Women in the Law Committee. She also serves on the Law Day Committee and the YCBA’s Young Lawyers Section.

Galloway is a PBA Young Lawyers Division Delegate and a member of the PBA Civility in the Profession Committee.


Loren Brewster, Penn State York, Receives PBA Pro Bono Partner Award, Jan. 12, 2021


MidPenn Legal Services 2019-20
The legal-aid provider in York County is MidPenn Legal Services.
Read the overview of MidPenn’s services to counties in 2019-20.
Read the report on MidPenn’s services in York County in 2019-20.


Studzinski Receives Pro Bono Award, Oct. 23, 2019
Mary Studzinski, executive director of the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), was honored with a 2019 PBA Pro Bono Award at the York County Bar Association Access to Justice Summit on Oct. 23. Studzinski was honored for her work with PIRC, which works to provide access to justice for vulnerable immigrants in detention and in the community through legal services, education and advocacy. View a clip of the event from CBS21 News.

Pictured below, from left: York County Judge Craig Trebilcock; Clasina Houtman, York County Public Defender’s Office and PIRC board president; Studzinski, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis


Bergdoll of York County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 7
John Bergdoll IV of John G. Bergdoll Attorney at Law, York, was presented with a 2019 PBA Pro Bono Award from PBA President Charles Eppolito at the York County Bar Association annual dinner on Jan. 7. Bergdoll was recognized for his consistent dedication to providing legal assistance in a variety of high-demand areas, contributing nearly 80 hours of service over the past few years. Bergdoll is a panelist on the York County Bar Foundation’s pro bono program in partnership with MidPenn Legal Services.
Pictured below, from left: John Bergdoll IV, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, PBA President Eppolito


Second Annual War of the Roses Charity Softball Game, Aug. 18, 2018
In the annual fundraising event between the Batting Barristers of York and the Lancaster Lions, York fought hard but Lancaster's offense ruled - they won 24 - 7 and took home the trophy. Pictured below are York County Bar Association Executive Director Victoria Connor, Lancaster Bar Association Executive Director Steve Grumm and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis – wearing two hats in support of both teams who donated $1,000 to the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation for its pro bono programs.


Stambaugh of York County Receives PBA Pro Bono Award, Jan. 9
PBA President Sharon R. López presented Rosina Stambaugh with a PBA Pro Bono Award at the York County Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation Annual Recognition Dinner Jan. 9. Stambaugh is a panelist on the York County Bar Foundation’s pro bono program and provides free legal assistance in coordination with PIRC, HIAS and the AILA Military Assistance Program. York County President Judge Joseph C. Adams was also honored with the Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille Award for his role in increasing access to justice by eliminating financial barriers to the expungement process.

Pictured below: López, York County Bar Association/York County Bar Foundation CEO Victoria Connor, who accepted the Castille Award on behalf of President Judge Adams, Stambaugh.


York County Expungement Clinic, April 4, 2016
An expungement informational clinic co-sponsored by the York County Bar Association will be held at the Martin Library in York, Pa., on April 4. Read more in the event flier, available in English and Spanish.


York County Pro Bono Check Presentation to MidPenn Legal Services, Jan. 12, 2016
York pro bono guru Lawrence V. Young announces the presentation of a big check (both in size and amount, $93,360) to MidPenn Legal Services at the Jan. 12 county bar dinner. Holding the check, from left, are Carrie Bowmaster, MPLS lawyer and head of the MPLS York office, and Victoria Connor, York County Bar Association CEO.


Miskey Honored at York Bar Dinner, Jan. 12, 2016
Howard Miskey, former MidPenn Legal Services director of advocacy and part-time managing attorney for the MPLS York office, was honored at the Jan. 12 county bar dinner with the 2015 Civil Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award. The award recognizes his efforts to help forge the great partnership between the York County Bar Association and York County Bar Foundation and MPLS. Jointly nominated by those two bar entities, Miskey's legacy is captured by the words of his former boss at MPLS, Rhodia Thomas: "[Howard] always put clients and client service first while providing advocates with the support they needed to enable them to deliver the highest quality of service." In the photo PBA President William H. Pugh V, right, and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, left, present the award to Carrie Bowmaster, head of the MPLS York office. Read about this and other awards made during the event.


Menges Receives 2015 Pro Bono Award, Jan. 12, 2016
Chris Menges (now Judge Menges) received a 2015 PBA Pro Bono Award by joint nomination of the York County Bar Association and MidPenn Legal Services, reflecting the partnership of private practice attorneys, local bars and local legal aid programs that remains the core model for pro bono service. Menges' nominators said this about him: "Chris has handled pro bono referrals for years and he has been willing to accept custody cases at all stages and participates in both the divorce and custody pro se clinics. In addition, he also encourages the attorneys in his office to accept pro bono referrals resulting in the firm having 100 percent participation. His willingness to help has resulted in clients obtaining representation when they otherwise would have had to represent themselves." In the photo, PBA President William H. Pugh V, right, and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, left, present the award to Judge Menges.


Judge Linebaugh Receives Castille Award, Jan. 12, 2016
York County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh was celebrated with the 2015 Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille Award for his work establishing and institutionalizing the York County Court Self-Help Center. Megan Dietz, director, York County Court Self-Help Law Resource Center, shared why Judge Linebaugh's work here was so significant: "The Court Self-Help Center offers another option for those who are unable to afford an attorney, and we strive to make the self-represented litigant's experience navigating the legal system a little easier. Providing access to the courts to all persons is the right thing to do, and the Court Self-Help Center serves the litigant as well as the court by providing means for clearer, more efficient filings. People fill the center on a daily basis; the number of visitors finding assistance in the center is testament alone to the need for such a resource." In the photo, PBA President William H. Pugh V, right, and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, left, present the award to Judge Linebaugh.


Ernico Award Presented to York County's Lawrence V. Young, Jan. 12, 2016
Lawrence V. Young was honored with the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award. The award celebrates the pro bono accomplishments of Harrisburg attorney Jeffrey A. Ernico and his long-standing commitment to equal justice and serving those who had nowhere else to turn. The award is an occasional award of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee, given to such individuals and groups as the committee, from time to time, determines have provided unique service that has resulted in significant improvement in the provision of legal services to the neediest among us. Larry has spent a lifetime doing just that. As it reads on the plaque, "A Champion of Access to Justice, Larry Young has provided pro bono service and leadership in York County and beyond. His example and his leadership in the field is greatly appreciated." In the photo, PBA President William H. Pugh V, right, and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, left, present the award to Young.


York Bar Commits More Than $294,000 for Justice Programs in 2015
In 2015, the York County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the York County Bar Association, committed $294,431 in funding for legal justice programs in York County. Read the news release.


Russo of York County Receives Pro Bono Partner Award, Oct. 6, 2015
PBA President-elect Sara Austin and PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis flank York County Pro Bono Partner Award winner Robert Russo at the York County Community Forum on Legal Aid, Oct. 6.


Wills for Heroes Clinic, Sept. 19, 2015
The Pennsylvania Bar Association, in association with the Young Lawyers Section of the York County Bar Association, the York County Paralegal Association and Leave a Legacy of York County, a program of the York County Bar Foundation, is proud to bring the Wills for Heroes program to York County veterans. Wills for Heroes is a free and easy service that provides wills, living wills, and health care and financial powers of attorney to local veterans, first responders and their spouses/partners. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On Sept. 19, volunteer paralegals and lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes program for all York County veterans. The event will be held at the Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library. For information on this event please contact Wills for Heroes Program Coordinator MacGregor Brillhart of Stock and Leader at 717-849-4106 or by email at mbrillhart@stockandleader.com. For more information on the Wills for Heroes program, see https://www.pabar.org/public/yld/Projects/willsforheroesyld.asp


 

 

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