Celebrate Law Day in May.

Celebrate Law Day with the Westmoreland Bar AssociationSponsored 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.

This year’s theme is “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law.”

If you are a judge, attorney, or magisterial district judge and want to volunteer to visit a classroom for Law Day 2015, fill out this form.

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

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judicial Candidates

Nine vie for county's Court of Common Pleas nominations

April 2015 cover imageAs in past judicial elections, the Westmoreland Bar Association asked all the candidates for the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County to respond to a series of uniform questions, hoping that the effort enables our colleagues, and the public, to learn a little bit more about those who seek a seat on the bench. The answers appeared in the April 2015 issue of the sidebar.

We also asked each candidate to submit an example of his or her legal writing, such as a brief or other law-related document, which best reveals that aspect of his or her professional ability. Those submissions can be viewed in their entirety by clicking on the links below.

 

It's Bench/Bar time! Join us at The Mountaineer—June 10-12, 2015.

Register for the 2015 Bench/Bar Conference

Bar Association Announces New President

WBA President Maria E. Soohey accepts the ceremonial gavel from Past President Joseph W. Lazzaro
WBA President Maria E. Soohey accepts the ceremonial gavel from Past President Joseph W. Lazzaro

Antoniono Receives Professionalism Award at Annual Meeting

WBA Past President Daniel Joseph with President's Award for Professionalism recipient James R. Antoniono
WBA Past President Daniel Joseph with President's Award for Professionalism recipient James R. Antoniono

Bar Association Awards Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

WBA President-Elect John M. Noble awards the 2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Allison ThielWBA President-Elect John M. Noble awards the 2015 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Allison Thiel

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