Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards


2018 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award Banquet Rescheduled for June 6

2017 PLAN Excellence Award - Photp

The 2018 PA Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards scheduled for March 21, 2018 had to be postponed due to severe weather conditions throughout most of Pennsylvania. We are pleased to announce that the rescheduled date for the event is June 6, 2018.

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN) will honor the 2018 Excellence Award winners as well as three recipients of the Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award.

The exceptional individuals and groups listed below have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to increase the availability of legal aid and raise the quality of civil legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

Each winner has been carefully selected by criteria assessing their impact on increased access to civil legal aid, excellence in advocacy, leadership, and/or innovation in service delivery.

The Outstanding Leadership in Support of Legal Services Award will be presented to:

  • The Honorable Dick Thornburgh
    Former U.S. Attorney General
    Former Governor of Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Honorable Stewart J. Greenleaf
    Member, Pennsylvania Senate
    Willow Grove, PA
  • The Honorable Ronald S. Marsico
    Member, Pennsylvania General Assembly
    Harrisburg, PA

Recipients of the 2018 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award include:

  • Rachel Blake, Esq. 
    Associate Director
    Regional Housing Legal Services
    Glenside, PA
  • Patrick M. Cicero, Esq.
    Executive Director
    Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
    Harrisburg, PA
  • Suzanne Z. Moschini
    North Penn Legal Services
    Bethlehem, PA
  • Antoinette C. Oliver, Esq.
    Chair, Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership
    Partner, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mary Coyne Pugh, Esq.
    Executive Director
    Montgomery Child Advocacy Project
    Norristown, PA
  • Randi Riefner
    Legal Assistant
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Bristol, PA
  • Beth Shapiro, Esq.
    Senior Attorney
    Community Legal Services
    Philadelphia, PA
  • The Honorable John Thomas
    United States Bankruptcy Judge and

    The Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association Pro Bono Program
    United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
    Wilkes-Barre, PA

The rescheduled 2018 PLAN Excellence Award Banquet will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel in Harrisburg, PA.  There will be a Social Hour at 5:00 pm followed by the Awards Banquet beginning at 6:00 pm. The ceremony will feature a video tribute of each honoree highlighting their accomplishments.

If you registered to attend on the original date of March 21, 2018, you do not need to register again. You simply have to follow the link below to let us know if you will be attending the rescheduled event or if you require a refund of your prior registration fee.

CLICK HERE IF YOU REGISTERED TO ATTEND ON THE ORIGINAL DATE to Tell Us If You Will Be Attending the Rescheduled Awards Banquet.

If you did not register for the original event but are now interested in attending the Rescheduled Awards Banquet on June 6, 2018, please follow the link below to complete a new registration for the rescheduled event.

NEW REGISTRATION for the June 6, 2018
Excellence Awards Banquet

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