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Montgomery Bar Association Welcomes New President

Annual Business Luncheon Includes Ceremonies Honoring Area Attorneys and Local Leaders

On Friday, January 11, 2008, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) held its Annual Business Luncheon Meeting at the Blue Bell Country Club from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Over 300 legal professionals attended the event which included the installation of a new president (ceremonial passing of the gavel), induction of the MBA’s officers for the 2008 term and an awards presentation to honor area attorneys and local leaders. 

Immediate Past President Robert E. Slota, Jr., Esq. passed the gavel to incoming President Robert F. Morris, Esq.  Morris, one of twelve siblings, is a graduate of Yale University, Temple Law School and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.  He lives with Sue, his wife of 34 years and has two children, Zach and Rebecca.  Bob has resided in Upper Gwynedd for the past 26 years.  Among other charges, Morris’ plans for 2008 include officially welcoming to the Bar a new Diversity Committee, as well as improving and enhancing the makeup and function of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.


State Representative Mike Gerber presents a check for $10,000 to Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP) Co-Directors Mary Pugh, Esq., Wendy Demchick-Alloy, Esq. and Immediate Past President of the Montgomery Bar, Robert E. Slota, Jr., Esq.  MCAP is a non-profit founded and supported by Montgomery County Lawyers which provides pro bono legal representation to local children who are victims of abuse and neglect. 


Montgomery County Commissioner and Former Montgomery County D.A. Bruce L. Castor, Jr. accepted the Louis D. Stefan Law Enforcement Award.  The award is presented annually to an individual who promotes the rule of law and the administration of justice in the community.  Castor was awarded for his breadth of work as Montgomery County District Attorney.