Westmoreland Bar Foundation Receives National Recognition

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October 31, 2013 - For immediate release

Westmoreland Bar Foundation Pro Bono AwardWestmoreland Bar Foundation Receives National Recognition

In recognition of “extraordinary commitment to equal justice,” Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation, presented a Pro Bono Service Award to the Westmoreland Bar Foundation (WBF). The awards ceremony took place on October 21, 2013 at the law offices of K&L Gates in Pittsburgh as part of the LSC Board of Directors meeting. Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah, Former Governor Dick Thornburgh, and LSC Board Chairman John G. Levi participated in the ceremony.

LSC recognized the Westmoreland Bar Foundation for 22 years of continuous legal assistance to low-income Pennsylvanians, handling more than 500 pro bono cases annually. “The Pro Bono Service Award to the WBF is a testament to the dedication of our participating attorneys,” says Attorney Bruce Tobin, Chair of the WBF board. “Our volunteer attorneys uphold the principle of pro bono publico through the donation of their time and talents to help persons in need of legal assistance.”

The WBF Pro Bono Program helps indigent clients resolve legal problems in many areas, including family law, housing, consumer issues, and bankruptcy, as well as assisting with simple wills. Pro Bono can be reached by calling 724-837-5539 or on the web at westbar.org/probonoform. The office is located in Suite 403 of the Courthouse Annex.

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