HARRISBURG (May 6, 2019) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division will present its 2019 Liberty Bell Award to Gabriele Miller-Wagner of Harrisburg during an awards luncheon on May 16 at the association’s Annual Meeting in Lancaster.
The Liberty Bell Award honors individuals for their outstanding community service and for promoting the “blessing of liberty” guaranteed by the Constitution.
Miller-Wagner is an administrative assistant to the PBA Pro Bono Legal Services Department, who goes above and beyond her job responsibilities at the PBA. She volunteers nearly 20 weekends each year to assist with the Wills for Heroes program, a statewide pro bono project of the PBA Young Lawyers Division that offers free basic estate planning documents for first responders, military veterans and their spouses. She currently is a program coordinator for multiple counties, stepping in to manage Wills for Heroes events for local bar associations without a volunteer member in that role.
Miller-Wagner also gives her time to PBA Lawyers Saluting Veterans, a program connecting PBA members with Pennsylvania’s military veterans to provide free legal representation.
Outside of the PBA, Miller-Wagner has served as secretary at the Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association since 2006. A former EMT-B Crew Chief, she chairs its Public Relations, Grants and Hospitality and Morale committees and is a vice chair of the Recruitment and Retention and Subscriptions committees. In addition, Miller-Wagner is conference co-coordinator of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, handling logistics for its annual conference and event planning throughout the year, and is a member of its Membership Committee.
Miller-Wagner received an associate degree in paralegal studies from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1987. She received EMT-B Certification in 2005.
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.