Dauphin County Bar Foundation, Local Businesses Sponsor Custody Attorney for Harrisburg Families in Need

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Metro Bank lead business contributor to ‘We Care About Children’ campaign

Pictured from left: Metro Bank Store Manager Jeannetta Politis, Metro Bank Retail Market Manager Brad Garfinkel, Dauphin County Bar Association Executive Director Michelle Shuker, MidPenn Legal Services Executive Director Rhodia Thomas and MidPenn Legal Services’ newly appointed custody attorney Shana Walter
Pictured from left: Metro Bank Store Manager Jeannetta Politis, Metro Bank Retail Market Manager Brad Garfinkel, Dauphin County Bar Association Executive Director Michelle Shuker, MidPenn Legal Services Executive Director Rhodia Thomas and MidPenn Legal Services’ newly appointed custody attorney Shana Walter

The Dauphin County Bar Foundation, with support from Metro Bank and other businesses, foundations and individuals, has announced that its “We Care About Children” campaign, which is coming to a close, is funding a custody attorney at MidPenn Legal Services in Harrisburg.

As a lead supporter of the campaign, Metro Bank is donating $25,000 over five years.

Shana Walter, the custody attorney hired through the campaign, will work to bring orderly resolution to about 100 custody matters per year during her five-year tenure. Walter will handle family law cases exclusively to help meet the area of greatest demand at MidPenn Legal Services.

“Not only is it important for children see both parents on a regular basis, but to also see their parents working together to make visitations a priority,” said Walter. “As custody attorney, I will strive to bring resolution to divided families and ensure the well-being of both children and parents.”

Metro Bank Chairman, President and CEO Gary Nalbandian said, “Metro Bank is proud to be a leading donor of this Dauphin County Bar Foundation effort. Stable families make for stable communities. As a community bank, Metro understands the importance of supporting this cause.”

Walter, previously a staff attorney for MidPenn, began her new position in December. She is a graduate of Widener Law School.

Incorporated in 1945, the Dauphin County Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Dauphin County Bar Association. The Bar Foundation helps to serve the needs of the Dauphin County community through initiatives such as the “We Care About Children” campaign.


About MidPenn Legal Services

MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public-interest law firm providing civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank, subsidiary of Metro Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: METR), is a financial services retailer with 33 stores in the counties of Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. Headquartered in Harrisburg, the bank’s services include seven-day banking, free checking, free instant-issue Visa debit card, free coin-counting machines, free online banking and 24/7 live customer service. The bank also offers commercial banking services including term loans, commercial mortgages, lines of credit and cash management services. For more information about Metro Bank, visit mymetrobank.com.