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Longtime MBA Members Strauss & Greenleaf Honored at Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards Event

Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) presented its 2014 PLAN Excellence Awards to two longtime, active members of the Montgomery Bar Association, the Honorable Stewart J. Greenleaf and Harvey F. Strauss, Esq. during its annual awards dinner on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  Greenleaf was honored for his work and service as Pennsylvania State Senator and as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Greenleaf is also senior shareholder of the law firm of Elliott Greenleaf in Blue Bell and Harvey F. Strauss, Esq., recently retired Co-Director for Legal Aid of Southeastern PA in Norristown. 

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There's A Lot More to Love Here in Montgomery County!
Award-Winning Courting Art Contest and Exhibition Returns for 2014
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Norristown, PA - The MBA's Community Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the return of its Courting Art: What I Love About Montgomery County Art Contest and Exhibition for 2014.  Fresh on the heels of receiving last year's President's Award-- COC Co-Chairs Melissa M. Boyd and Hon. Carolyn T. Carluccio leaked some exciting news about this year's sophmore effort which among other things will include a full, month-long juried exhibition at MCCC's Fine Arts Center in Blue Bell.  Visit CourtingArt.com for complete details.

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Young Lawyers Lead Another Extreme Home Makeover
Harleysville, PA - On Monday, January 20, 2014, thirteen members of the Bar Association took part in a day of service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., organized by the Young Lawyer’s Section. The volunteer attorneys – composed of both younger and older members of the bar, and one member of the bench – assisted the Keystone Opportunity Center in preparing a transitional housing unit for new residents. Read More››

Volunteer Lawyers Prepare Wills for Heroes

NORRISTOWN, PA -On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the MBA Young Lawyers Division hosted a Wills for Heroes Program for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at the Montgomery Bar Association building in Norristown. Read More››

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ADR NEWS:
New Resolution Center Announced

Center for Mediation and Arbitration Offers Affordable Dispute Resolution Alternatives

A new Civil Dispute Resolution Program is now available to individuals, corporations, insurance carriers and other entities seeking expeditious resolution of civil disputes.
To launch the program, the MBA's ADR Committee was charged with appointing a panel of 13 qualified mediators and/or arbitrators.  Learn More at our CMA website ››

Liberty & Law Civics Education Program Earns High Marks at Norristown Middle Schools

NORRISTOWN, PA – For the past three school years, lawyers and judges throughout Montgomery County have been teaming up to bring civics education to Norristown area middle schools.  The Montgomery Bar Association’s (MBA) volunteer-based Liberty & Law program was designed to help area youth understand the justice system, appreciate the constitution and understand the rights and laws that affect their daily lives. Read More››

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