LLA Receives Bar Recognition Award
HARRISBURG (Feb. 25, 2021) — The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) presented County Bar Recognition Awards virtually to 20 local bar associations during the 55th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders on Feb. 25.
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.
“We are so proud of the innovative projects and programs that members of each local bar association initiate to better serve its community,” said PBA President David E. Schwager. “We are even more proud to recognize these good works each year and applaud the efforts of the many volunteers that contributed to their success.”
The Lycoming Law Association received and award for the following notable projects and programs:
Angel Tree Holiday Toy Drive. The association’s Young Lawyers Division organized a toy and clothing drive to benefit the Salvation Army and Susquehanna Valley Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Hundreds of gifts were collected for local children in need.
Lycoming Law Association Foundation Grants. The Lycoming Law Association Foundation granted more than $8,000 to North Penn Legal Services and more than $7,000 to Susquehanna Valley Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The money granted to North Penn will assist indigent Lycoming County residents in gaining legal representation. The money granted to Susquehanna Valley CASA will assist with funding a caseworker dedicated to Lycoming County children in the program.
Lycoming County Historical Society Gift. A $1,000 award was gifted to the Lycoming County Historical Society to honor attorney Gary Weber for his community service work. A $500 award was gifted to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to honor the work done by Jedi, the Lycoming County Courthouse Facility Canine and his handler, county employee Jerri Rook.