Lisa Glick Recognized for Pro Bono Work
Each year the Lycoming Law Association recognizes one of its members with the Honorable Thomas Wood Jr. Equal Access to Justice Award. This award is for extraordinary volunteer work that demonstrates outstanding achievement and commitment to equal justice for the poor.
The award winner for 2023 is Lisa Glick, an attorney in the law office of Raup and Sholder.
The award is named after Thomas Wood, who, after leaving the Lycoming County Common Pleas Court bench, became Director of Susquehanna Legal Services Inc. The award was inaugurated in 1989, with the first recipient being Richard Roesgen, who was instrumental in establishing the Association's pro bono referral program.
In presenting this year's award, Legal Services Committee Chair John Pietrovito related the following:
Lisa obtained her law degree from Widener and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Lock Haven University. Before becoming an attorney, Lisa already had a long career in the elder law field, at both Raup & Sholder and Marshall, Parker & Weber, where she worked for a combined 26 years and specialized in long-term care planning. Lisa has spoken to dozens of civic and professional groups across the state and written numerous articles to educate and inform the public. She has also been a guest lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
Since passing the bar in 2022, Lisa has taken 11 pro bono referrals from North Penn Legal Services, including medical assistance terminations, coverage denials and overpayments, adult guardianship, power of attorney, and Protection from Abuse cases. While she was in law school, Lisa accepted 23 pro bono cases from NPLS under the supervision of Steve Sholder, as a certified legal intern, over a 2-year period.
According to the pro bono coordinator at NPLS, she is sometimes reluctant to contact Lisa, because she will never say that she is too busy or turn away a referral. Lisa has even agreed to be a presenter at the Legal Education series that North Penn is planning in collaboration with the Lycoming Law Library.
Following the Lycoming County presentation, Lisa received a PBA Pro Bono award presented by David Trevaskis, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator and PBA President Michael McDonald.
Congratulations and well done to Lisa!