Clemente and Fernandes of Luzerne County 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. “
Jennifer A. Galloway of York 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