Bob Johnston honored at Inn of Court meeting

Bob Johnston's family invited to attend unveiling of portrait

The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court honored founding member Robert I. Johnston, Esq., at its April 16, 2014, meeting. Bob's family and friends were invited for the unveiling of this portrait, which will be hung in WBA Headquarters. More photos, courtesy of John Ranker, can be found on wbaphotos.shutterfly.com.

Bar Association Announces New President

WBA President Joe Lazzaro accepts the ceremonial gavel from Past President John Greiner
WBA President Joe Lazzaro accepts the ceremonial gavel from Past President John Greiner

At the Annual Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Bar Association held on Monday, April 7th at Rizzo’s Banquet Hall, Joseph W. Lazzaro assumed the office of president. As Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Keystone Collections Group, Attorney Lazzaro concentrates his practice in local taxation law compliance, collection law, data security and government relations. He completed his undergraduate work in journalism at Penn State University and obtained his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

O’Connell Named Pro Bono Attorney of Year

Judge Gary Caruso presents the 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award to John M. O'Connell, Jr.
Judge Gary Caruso presents the 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award to John M. O'Connell, Jr.

The Westmoreland Bar Foundation recently named John M O’Connell, Jr., a partner with the law firm of O’Connell and Silvis, the 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. This award is given to the attorney who has provided note-worthy volunteer legal representation of indigent Westmoreland County residents.

Attorney O’Connell has been a Pro Bono volunteer since 2008. He has concentrated his volunteer hours in landlord/tenant issues. Many of Mr. O’Connell’s representation saved clients from losing their housing.

Bar Association Awards Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

WBA Past President David DeRose awards the 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Michael J. Stewart IIWBA Past President David DeRose awards the 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Michael J. Stewart II

At the Annual Meeting of the Westmoreland Bar Association, Michael J. Stewart II was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer. This award is given to the young lawyer who best exemplifies outstanding leadership and distinguished service to the legal profession and the community.

Dine Around heads for The Back Porch on May 13.

Dine Around dates Spring 2014

The last Dine Around event of the Spring is approaching. Join other bar members and their guests for an informal evening of food and conversation on Tuesday, May 13, at The Back Porch, in Belle Vernon.

Reservations are necessary and taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online or call the Bar offices at 724.834.6730 to reserve your Dine Around date(s). Start time 6:00 p.m. Cost: On own, as ordered from menu.

Subscribe to the Westmoreland Law Journal—the only authorized legal periodical in Westmoreland County, Pa.

Westmoreland Law Journal, Westmoreland County Legal Journal

As a service to the profession, the court, and the public, the Westmoreland Bar Association publishes the Westmoreland Law Journal, the only authorized legal periodical in Westmoreland County. For over 90 years, legal advertisements, estate notices, court opinions and other important notices have been published in the journal for the benefit of our subscribers.

The Westmoreland Law Journal is published every Friday; a yearly subscription is $52 and can be received either in the mail, or as a PDF file in your e-mail. For more information, or to begin your subscription, contact Managing Editor Susan Zellner at 724-834-7260.

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