Local Bar Associations Receive Awards from the Pennsylvania Bar Association

HARRISBURG (Feb. 23, 2018) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association honored 23 county bar associations with County Bar Recognition Awards during the 52nd Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, Feb. 22 – 24, at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster. The awards, which are non-competitive in nature, annually recognize bar associations throughout Pennsylvania for projects that improve the legal profession, justice system and community.

“It’s an inspiration to see lawyers bettering communities where they live and work, and it is important to recognize this commitment to service,” said Sharon R. López, PBA president. “I commend the county bar associations and the many volunteers needed to make these programs a success.”

The following county bar associations received awards for notable projects and programs:

Allegheny County Bar Association: Coffee with Coffey

Beaver County Bar Association: Beaver County Bench Bar Conference, Wills for Heroes and YLD Charity Golf Outing

Berks County Bar Association: 287(g) Agreements and Immigration Status Issues Seminar

Bucks County Bar Association: Mediation Moments

Butler County Bar Association: Butler County Bar Association 125th Anniversary Celebration and Butler County Bar Association Foundation


Chester County Bar Association: Learning On Line (LOL) and Member Appreciation Month

Cumberland County Bar Association: The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy and 2017 Adopt-A-Family

Dauphin County Bar Association: Pro Bono Driver’s License Restoration Intake Clinic

Delaware County Bar Association: YLS Fundraiser for Drexel Neumann Academy and Women in the Law Committee

Franklin County Bar Association: 15th Bench Bar Conference of the 39th Judicial District and Law Day

Lackawanna Bar Association: Crisis Intervention Training

Lebanon County Bar Association: Toys for Tots and Wills for Heroes

Lycoming Law Association: Wills for Heroes, Mock Trial Competition and Law Day and Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive  

Monroe County Bar Association: Modest Means Program and YLD Program for At-Risk High School Students

Montgomery Bar Association: Lawyerpalooza: A Landmark Anniversary Concert Celebration and Fundraiser, Access to Justice Summit and “EPIC” Eviction Prevention Program and MontgomeryBar.org Relaunch

Northampton County Bar Association: Book Buddies

Pike County Bar Association: Sandy Beecher Good Shepherd Playground and Green Trees Playground Dedication

Philadelphia Bar Association: Take Action Philly (TAP)

Schuylkill County Bar Association: Annual Presidents’ Dinner, Bench-Bar Conference and Sponsorship of Schuylkill County Historical Society WWI Exhibit

Washington County Bar Association: 125th Anniversary Celebrations and “Raise the Bar” Foundation Campaign

Westmoreland Bar Association: Focus Groups, 40-Year Recognition and Launch of New Website and Database

Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association: Judicial Sessions and CLE Programs by the Pa. Superior and Commonwealth Courts, Supreme Court Review 2017 and County in Crisis: The Opioid Epidemic — A Public Legal/Medical Education Program

York County Bar Association: Impact Grants, Legal Aid and Scholarships 2017, Expungement Clinics 2017 and Wills for Heroes 2017

The Conference of County Bar Leaders, whose membership includes leaders from county bar associations throughout the state and from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, organizes a yearly educational conference focusing on the exchange of innovative bar association projects and ideas, and on the development of mutually-beneficial relationships among bar leaders that improve the legal profession. 

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 26,000 lawyers who are members of the association.


Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association, 100 South Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101