HARRISBURG (Feb. 25, 2022) -- The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) presented County Bar Recognition Awards to 23 local bar associations during the 56th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders on Feb. 25 in 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.
“PBA is honored to highlight the numerous local bar association projects and programs aimed at improving communities and the legal profession,” said PBA President Kathleen D. Wilkinson. “We commend the many dedicated volunteers who serve as an inspiration for others to participate in future endeavors that can benefit Pennsylvania residents.”
The following county bar associations received awards for notable projects and programs:
Allegheny County Bar Association: Law Day Videos and Speaker Series Project
Beaver County Bar Association: Charitable Donations, Children and Youth Holiday Drive, Appellate Advocacy Program
Berks County Bar Association: DACA Status Renewal Project
Bucks County Bar Association: Wellness Program, Veteran's Treatment Program
Chester County Bar Association: DeafCan!
Cumberland County Bar Association: Adopt-A-Family, Adulting?!?, Law Day
Dauphin County Bar Association: Virtual Bench Bar
Delaware County Bar Association: 1724 Courthouse Committee, Guy G. deFuria Inn of Court
Erie County Bar Association: Erie County Pardon Project, LRIS Task Force
Franklin County Bar Association: Law Day Presentation for 8th Graders
Lackawanna Bar Association: Courthouse History and Preservation
Lancaster Bar Association: First Golf Outing, Diversity Committee Revitalized
Lycoming Law Association: Angel Tree Holiday Toy Drive, Lycoming Law Association Foundation, Project Linus
Monroe County Bar Association: Law Day Race, Wills for Heroes
Montgomery Bar Association: Diversity Network Initiative, Law Day and Naturalization Ceremony, Member-Wellness Initiatives
Northampton County Bar Association: Health and Wellness Committee
Philadelphia Bar Association: Eviction Diversion Program
Schuylkill County Bar Association: Judicial Testimonial
Union Snyder County Bar Association: Evictions Emerging from Lockdown
Washington County Bar Association: Expungement Clinic, "Thanks a Latte!"
Westmoreland Bar Association: Distance Learner Provider, G-Fund Grant, Mother's Day Clothing Drive
Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association: Civil Litigation Update and Women of the U.S. Supreme Court, Trial of Commonwealth v. S. Claus CLE, Workers' Compensation Office Adjudication
York County Bar Association: Impact Grants, Legal Aid and Scholarships; Judicial Voter Education; PFA Day
The Conference of County Bar Leaders, whose membership includes leaders from county bar associations throughout the state and from PBA, 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 who 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.