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Congratulations to the Mock Trials teams from Penn Trafford and Greensburg Salem, who won their semifinal matches and have advanced to the finals. They will face off on Tuesday, February 28, at 5 p.m. at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. The competition is free and open to the public; entrance is via the Main Street entrance to the Courthouse.
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, what a great opportunity for attorneys to visit classrooms to educate students about the rights of Americans and the protection provided to them through our democracy.
The second of the three “Civil War Amendments,” the 14th Amendment may be the most important amendment added to the Constitution at any time since the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791. Congress passed the amendment specifically to prevent white southerners from using the powers of their state governments to effectively re-enslave recently liberated blacks by passing racially discriminatory laws.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Law Day sends judges and lawyers back to school for classroom visits in an effort to teach students about the law. Each year, more than 4,000 kindergarten, elementary, middle, junior high, and high school students throughout Westmoreland County are treated to presentations by the judges, attorneys, and magisterial district judges who volunteer.
The WBA is accepting registration for the 2017 Lawyer Referral Service. At just $125, the registration fee allows WBA members to participate in the only court-recognized referral service in Westmoreland County. Applying for LRS membership is quick and easy.
• First, read the rules.
• Next, complete the LRS Application.
Please note that certain referral panels have specific experience requirements for membership. Those panels are marked with an asterisk on the panel list in the application. To be considered for membership on a panel with experience requirements, read the Experience Requirements section of the application carefully and complete the appropriate sections.
If you have any questions about the rules, the application or the program, you may contact the Association at 724-834-6730.
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