Each year the Lycoming Law Association, in cooperation with North Penn Legal Services, recognizes those of its members who, in the past year, have volunteered to provide legal services to the poor. One award that is given annually is the Honorable Thomas Wood Jr. Equal Access to Justice Award. This award recognizes extraordinary volunteer work that demonstrates outstanding achievement and commitment to equal justice for the poor.
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.
Prior to 2008, the award was known simply as the "Equal Access to Justice Award".