Local Bar Associations Receive Awards from the Pennsylvania Bar Association

HARRISBURG (Feb. 22, 2019) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association honored 22 county bar associations with County Bar Recognition Awards during the 53rd Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, Feb. 21 – 23, at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College. 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. 

“Each year, we’re proud to recognize the important projects and programs that members of local bar associations are doing to better communities throughout Pennsylvania,” said PBA President Charles Eppolito III. “I applaud the efforts of the many volunteers that made these good works possible.”

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

Allegheny County Bar Association: “Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way” Program

Berks County Bar Association:  The Proper Role of Notaries Campaign

Bucks County Bar Association: Bucks County PFA Representation Program

Butler County Bar Association: Foundation Capital Campaign Kickoff

Centre County Bar Association: Expungement Clinic

Chester County Bar Association: Bar Foundation 50/50 Raffle and Law Explorers

Cumberland County Bar Association: 2018 Adopt-A-Family

Dauphin County Bar Association: Pro Bono PFA Defendant Procedural Overview, Saul Ewing LLP Adopts Pro Bono Expungement Clinics and Pro Bono Nonprofit Initiative

Delaware County Bar Association: Delco re:View Magazine and George B. Lindsay Memorial Lecture Series

Franklin County Bar Association: Law Day 

Lackawanna Bar Association: Wills for Heroes

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

Monroe County Bar Association: Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Lawyer to Lawyer Referral Program and Mentor Program

Montgomery Bar Association: Membership Celebration and Symposium and RealLawyers Campaign

Northampton County Bar Association: 2018 Bench Bar Conference

Philadelphia Bar Association: Economic Return on Investment of Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction Cases for Low-Income Tenants

Schuylkill County Bar Association: Annual Coat Drive, Holiday Projects and Scholarship Fund

Washington County Bar Association: Senior Lawyers Division

Wayne County Bar Association: Access to Justice Pro Bono Program

Westmoreland Bar Association: Online CLE Programming, Senior Lawyers Committee and Thirsty Thursday

Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association: Children’s Christmas Party, Historic NEPA Multi-County Joint Federal Admission Ceremony and Judge Thomas Dyer Portrait

York County Bar Association: Grandparents Rights, Wills for Heroes 2018 and Impact Grants, Legal Aid and Scholarships 2018

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 of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.