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The Annual Membership Meeting of the Westmoreland Bar Foundation and Westmoreland Bar Association will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017, at Waterworks Event Center, 1817 South Broad Street Extension, Greensburg, Pa.
Elections will be held to fill the open positions on the Board of Directors and the Membership and Building Committees. The Nominating Committee has recommended the following members for these positions:
Join us on June 14-16, 2017, for the 31st annual Bench/Bar Conference at The Fairmont Pittsburgh. Spouses/significant others are welcome to join in all events. Overnight lodging is just $189/night (deeply discounted from the standard rate of $319/night) and self-parking is $7/day, or $35/day valet.
This year’s registration fee remains at $100 for WBA members and includes 4.5 hours of CLE, three meals, a networking reception, and entry to the Hospitality Suite.
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.
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