PLAN Excellence Awards

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards are presented each year to individuals, groups, and/or organizations that have established excellence and diligence improving the availability and quality of civil legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania. 

The list of award recipients over the years includes a variety of civil legal aid professionals and friends of civil legal aid across Pennsylvania who were recognized for their efforts in support of the clients served by the civil legal programs of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. Plaques honoring each year’s Excellence Award winners adorn the walls of the main stairway at the PBA headquarters in the Maclay mansion.

For most of the past two decades, video tributes have been shown highlighting the accomplishments of each of the recipients of the award. Those can be found at

The PBA joined the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Tuesday, March 21, 2023, to celebrate both the Excellence award winners PLAN celebrates every year (both Gabriele Miller-Wagner and David Trevaskis of the PBA Pro Bono Office are past winners) and to kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration of PLAN which will run all year. PBA members were honored both for their recent excellence and their longtime support of legal services to those in need in Pennsylvania. View the program.

Past Excellence Award Winners