HARRISBURG (June 21, 2022) — Pennsylvania Bar Association President Jay N. Silberblatt has named 11 Pennsylvania lawyers to the 2022-23 class of the association’s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI).
“The BLI helps young lawyers develop the skills necessary to become the PBA’s next generation of leaders,” said Silberblatt. “During the yearlong experience, participants are paired with PBA Board of Governors mentors to help them learn about PBA operations, governance practices and member resources. I look forward to interacting with this year’s class members and providing support as they carve out a successful path to future PBA leadership roles.”
The new BLI class members include:
Jonathan R. Bruno, Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd LLC, Pittsburgh
Max A. Schmierer, Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Beaver
Elaine T. Yandrisevits, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP, Doylestown
Marjorie G. Moreno, Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, Camp Hill
Amy J. Gregory, Pennsylvania Office of Administration, Harrisburg
Rachel A. Clark, Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Aid, Uniontown
Kiandra D. Steffy, Saxton & Stump, Lancaster
Robert M. Sebia Jr., Elliott Greenleaf, Blue Bell
Elizabeth A. Perez, Perez Morris, Philadelphia
Nicole M. Pardus, Long & Long LLC, Greensburg
Sandy A. Feliz, York County Judicial Center, York
This year’s BLI co-chairs are Stephanie F. Latimore, Legislative Reference Bureau of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, and Kristen Hamilton, Law Office of Eric J. Weisbrod PC, Chambersburg.
To apply for the BLI, candidates had to demonstrate leadership ability, commit to attendance and participation in the required events, be currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, be a PBA member, and be age 40 years or younger or have practiced five years or less.
The BLI was originally developed by Arthur L. Piccone of Kingston in 1995-96 during his year as PBA president to strengthen the PBA’s ongoing efforts to recruit and develop leaders of the association. The first chair of the institute, Gretchen A. Mundorff of Connellsville, re-launched the BLI when she became the 2010-11 president of the PBA. Its current purpose is to inform participants on the day-to-day operations, governance, resources and staffing of the association, as well as provide introductions to its various leadership opportunities.