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Cumberland County Bar Association Presents Pro Bono Awards

  • 10/28/2021
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Cumberland County Bar President George Byron Faller and Executive Director Shelly Sydnor were joined by PA Bar Association President Kathleen Wilkinson and Pro Bono Coordinator David Keller Trevaskis to virtually Celebrate Pro Bono service by the local Bar as part of the annual celebration of Pro Bono Month on October 19, 2021.   Faller was honored with a local award for his pro bono service in a festive program hosted by Cumberland County Pro Bono Committee Chair Kate Lawrence, who was also honored with a surprise PBA Award presented by PBA President Kathleen Wilkinson.

Cumberland County Pro Bono Awards

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the first Samuel W. Milkes Award, which celebrates the access to justice work of Cumberland County‚Äôs Samuel W. Milkes, Esquire, the longtime legal aid advocate and public service attorney.  It was presented to Sam Milkes, the man for whom the award is named, by PBA Pro Bono Coordinator Trevaskis and PBA President Wilkinson. Upon receiving the award, Mr. Milkes commented:

"It is such an honor to receive the inaugural award named after me. And to top it off, to have it presented at my home bar association. I thank you both for your words of encouragement."

The Samuel W. Milkes Award will be an occasional award of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee that is to be given to such individuals and groups as the Committee, from time to time, determines have provided unique service that has resulted in significant improvement in the access to justice of the neediest among us.

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