Westmoreland Bar Association issues results from judicial candidates survey

On May 16, 2017, Westmoreland County voters will nominate one Republican and one Democrat candidate for an open judicial seat on the Court of Common Pleas.

Three candidates, who have cross filed on both the Republican and Democratic primary tickets, are seeking the nomination for the judicial post. Those attorneys are: L. Anthony Bompiani, Lisa G. Monzo and James P. Silvis.

The Westmoreland Bar Association's intention is to educate the voting public about the judicial election and the qualifications of the candidates. Attorneys who practice in the Westmoreland Court system are in a unique position to assess the professional qualities that are necessary for good judges. For that reason, the WBA polled its members about the overall qualifications of the Westmoreland County judicial candidates. 

Participating members of the Westmoreland Bar Association responded to a survey of judicial candidates. The survey asked the local attorneys to rate each candidate as: Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended or Not Familiar With Candidate. Certified Public Accountant Teresa Shanta tabulated the results and reported the following. >>

James R. Silvis Receives Professionalism Award at Annual Meeting

WBA President-Elect Jim P. Silvis with President's Award for Professionalism recipient James R. Silvis
WBA President-Elect Jim P. Silvis with President's Award for Professionalism recipient James R. Silvis

WBA President sets Special Membership Meeting - May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm


Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting* of the Westmoreland Bar Association has been scheduled for the purpose of electing a board member to fill the open seat on the WBA board of directors for a three-year term ending on Monday April 6, 2020. The special meeting will be held on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm at the Commissioners' Meeting Rooms, Westmoreland County Courthouse. 50 members of the bar will satisfy the requirement of a quorum.
WBA President Timothy Andrews requests that interested WBA members submit their intention to run for the open seat to the Executive Director by email, fax or mail before Monday, May 10, 2017 at 5 pm.

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 2017-18 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.

The Bench/Bar Conference is headed to the Big City! Join us at The Fairmont Pittsburgh June 14-16, 2017.

2017 Bench/Bar Conference
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.

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