David J. Millstein receives 2016 Louis J. Goffman Award

2016 Goffman Award winner David Millstein

Congratulations to David J. Millstein, Pro Bono Director, who received the 2016 Louis J. Goffman Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation during the Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in Hershey yesterday. The Goffman Award is named for a late PBA president and recognizes individuals and organizations committed to outstanding pro bono service. Only one other WBA member received this honor: Milt Munk in 2005.

Pro Bono Coordinator Amanda Stein (left) and Pro Bono Assistant Coordinator Terrilyn Cheatham (right) were among those who traveled to Hershey to see David accept his award.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Chris Scherer will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on the following Fridays: May 27, 2016, and June 10, 2016. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Celebrate Law Day during the month of May.

Celebrate Law Day with the Westmoreland Bar Association

This year, the United States marks the 50th anniversary of its best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona.

The Miranda Warning has become ingrained in law enforcement and has permeated popular consciousness through countless recitations in films and television shows.

The 2016 Law Day theme Miranda: More than Words” will explore criminal justice and human rights in our country; the procedural protections afforded to all of us by the U.S. Constitution, how these rights are safeguarded by the courts, and why the preservation of these principles is essential to our liberty.

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.
 

If you are a judge, attorney, or magisterial district judge and want to volunteer to visit a classroom for Law Day 2016, fill out this form.

If you are a teacher in Westmoreland County and would like to request a presentation for your class, fill out this form.

The Bench/Bar Conference turns 30 this year! Celebrate with us at Nemacolin Woodlands, June 8-10, 2016.

2016 Bench/Bar Conference
In recognition of the 30th annual Bench/Bar Conference of the Westmoreland Bar Association, we are opening the event for the first time to spouses/adult guests, and a special discounted rate is offered to all WBA members.

Registration for WBA members is only $100 and includes 4.5 hours of CLE, three meals, a networking reception, and entry to the Young Lawyers Hospitality Suite. Guests are welcome to attend all conference events; meals are pay-as-you-go or $160 for all meals.

Law school scholarships available to Westmoreland County residents

Diploma and MortarboardThe Westmoreland Bar Foundation is pleased to offer three law school scholarships, which are available to Westmoreland County residents for the 2016-17 school year. Students can be first, second or third year students and must be enrolled for the Fall semester. The total amount of the scholarships to be awarded is in the amount of $6,600.

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