Thank You 20th Anniversary Foundation of Treasures Silent Auction and LIVE Auction Event Donors, Sponsors and Bidders
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors and bidders, more than $13,000 was raised! (more…)
Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Board of Directors and Members Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. May 11, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and the Members of the Foundation will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The meeting, being held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, will start at 3:00 p.m.
Report of the President
Report of the Treasurer
Report of the Goffman Awards Committee
Report of the Auction Committee
Election of Officers and Directors
Good of the Order
Foundation members are asked to advise of attendance plans by calling 888-238-3036 or sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTESTANT DEADLINE EXTENDED! Come COMPETE in Survey Says! And Register NOW for the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation 2016 NightOUT
This year, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation NightOUT is focused on FUN, and we hope you’re ready to join in and join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.! (more…)
Patti Rose Scheimer Bednarik Memorial Scholarship Fund Presents Second Annual Award to Two Animal Advocates
The first recipients of an award created in memory of a special person should be the people who most closely match the award’s core criteria and possess those qualities that made the award’s namesake extraordinary. (more…)
On September 1, 2016, the statewide loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) administered by the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Board (PA IOLTA) will begin its seventh year of helping attorneys employed in IOLTA-funded civil legal services organizations better manage their undergraduate and law school debt so they can continue to provide free legal assistance to Pennsylvania’s poor and disadvantaged. Eligible attorneys will have until October 17, 2016, to submit the online application for loan assistance at www.paioltagrants.org.
The LRAP is a collaboration of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the PA IOLTA Board and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The 2006 Report and Recommendation of the PBA Task Force on Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance advocated for the establishment of a statewide LRAP. The IOLTA Board identified and recommended pro hac vice fees, the admission fee charged to out-of-state attorneys seeking to enter an appearance in a Pennsylvania case, to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as the revenue source to support the program. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the establishment of the pro hac vice fee in Pennsylvania, dedicated the revenue to the support of the LRAP and later doubled the support by doubling the pro hac vice fee from $100 to $200. In May of 2015, Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor and the court reaffirmed the court’s commitment to increasing the pool of attorneys available to provide civil legal services to Pennsylvanians who cannot afford them by increasing Pennsylvania’s pro hac vice fee to $375, an amount still less than that charged by many other states.
The LRAP program provides for one-year loans, payable to qualified attorneys quarterly, with a 12-month employment requirement at an IOLTA-funded organization. The amount of loan repayment assistance provided is determined by the number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available. Providing a participating attorney remains in qualified employment and continues to meet the program’s other eligibility requirements, the attorney can apply for and receive up to ten, one-year loans over his/her tenure in qualified employment. The LRAP loans must be used to repay loans incurred for undergraduate and law school educational costs and are forgiven at the end of each year if the eligibility requirements have been met.
Since its launch in 2010, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation – PA IOLTA Loan Repayment Assistance program has awarded more than 540 loans valued at more than $2 million to 191 attorneys employed by 29 different IOLTA-funded civil legal services organizations located across Pennsylvania.
For more information visit the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation – PA IOLTA LRAP page.
LRAP Funded for Third, Three-year Cycle – Supreme Court of PA, PA IOLTA and PA Bar Foundation Continue Work to Strengthen Pool of Attorneys Available to Provide Civil Legal Services to Those Who Cannot Afford Them
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation supports civic education programs like Law Day, ensuring future generations understand the fundamental principles of our Constitution and system of laws. (more…)
On Thursday, May 12, at the stroke of 8:00 p.m., the Million Miles for Justice Car Raffle, the fundraiser conceived in recognition of the million plus miles PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis has traveled since 2001 working to expand and strengthen the network of attorneys working at no cost to protect the civil legal rights of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable, culminated with the drawing for the grand prize – A brand new Honda Accord LV-6 or $25,000.
Joining the Foundation for the drawing were presenting sponsors Faulkner Honda of Harrisburg Sales Manager Tom Segura, wife Trena, PBA Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis and Pennsylvania Bar Foundation Vice President Michael McDonald.
Proving that he had nothing up his sleeves, David Trevaskis draws the winning ticket with an assist from Michael McDonald.
And the winner is…
James R. Antoniono of Westmoreland County!
Congratulations Jim! Enjoy your new car.
Thank You to all who supported the raffle!
Since 1989, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation has recognized and rewarded outstanding pro bono service with the annual prese
ntation of the Louis J. Goffman Award. This year, the Foundation honors Attorney David J. Millstein, Volunteer Pro Bono Director of the Westmoreland Bar Foundation Pro Bono Program. (more…)
If you are in Indiana, Lemont Furnace, Greensburg, Pittsburgh, State College, Harrisburg or the Philadelphia area during the next few weeks, you may see a Honda Accord with Phillies plates pass by you. You may have just had a sighting of Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Coordinator David Trevaskis, who has logged more than one million miles on his cars (3 Honda Accords) crisscrossing the Commonwealth working to increase pro-bono legal services to the most vulnerable members of our society.
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is marking this milestone with an event – The Million Miles For Justice Car Raffle – featuring a grand prize of a 2016 Honda Accord EX-L V6 presented by Faulkner Honda in Harrisburg or $25,000. The drawing will take place at the PBA Annual Dinner in Hershey on May 12, 2016.
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network President Emeritus Wesley Payne IV says, “David is a tireless organizer and cheerleader for the pro bono and civic initiatives of the Bar. He hit 1,000,000 miles doing good work for all Pennsylvanians, and I believe he has another 1,000,000 in him. So let’s support his ability to help change the lives of the less fortunate in our community.” Get your tickets today!