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The Monroe County Bar Association offers a variety of community service programs for the general public as well as educators and students.  Working with the Pennsylvania Bar Association we are pleased to offer these programs.
For more information on any of these programs please call 570.424.7288 or email us at info2@monroebar.org.

Community Events
    Law Day Ceremony Friday, April 28, 2017
        The 2017 Liberty Bell Award receipent is Patricia Fretz.  Mrs. Fretz was the Director of the Monroe County Area Agency on Aging until her
          retirement at the end of 2016.  Mrs. Fretz was honored for her life-long commitment to the elderly population.
        Creative Writing and Visual Art Project winners were announced at the Law Day Ceremony on Friday, April 28, 2017.
            First Place - Kate Martin for her video "A Woman's Tale".  Ms Martin attends Pocono Mountain West High School. To view Ms. Martin's
            submission, click on the A Women's Tale. The full video is also available for viewing.
            Second Place - Kristen Batstone for her short story "Love is Love". Ms Batstone attends Pleasant Valley High School.
            Third Place - Yasmine Brooks for her poster and poem "Loving V Virginia. Ms Brooks attends Pocono Mountain East High School.
        Law Day Fantasy Trials were held before an audience of local fifth and six grade students.  This years theme was 'Batman Lego'.  The
           villian, the Joker, was on trial having been charged with Arson, Conspiracy to Commit Arson and Possession of Weapons of Mass
           Destruction. The jury of his peers found him guilty on all counts.  President Judge Worthington sentenced the Joker to 100 years
           behind bars!

   The 35th "Race Judicata" was held on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  The 5-mile race and 5k Fun-Run/Walk raised funds for the Burnley Employment
      and Rehabilitation Services.  Sponsors were:
        Supreme Sponsors
           Monroe Abstract
           Mount Pocono Campground
           Powlette & Field LLC

        Appellate Sponsors
           King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
           Lampman Law   
           Law Offices of David A. Martino       
           Lori J. Cerato, Attorney-at-Law
           MHK Attorneys
           Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C.

        Local District Sponsors
           2nd Wind Fitness
           Krawitz & Krawitz, PC
           Laurie B. Samet Physical Therapy
           Mobility - Doc
           Momento's Pizza
           Reed Technology Solutions
           Waring Bowman Realty

        Media Sponsors
            Pocono Record
            Pocono 96.7
            93.5 SBG

        Race Results:
           Judges / Lawyers
             1st Place - Dave Marra 36:24
             2nd Place - Joe Sulpizio 36:57
             3rd Place - Barney Anderson 41:24

          Men
             1st Place - Matthew Martino 27:30
             2nd Place - Jake Flory 34:25
             3rd Place - James Duden 37:05

         Women
             1st Place - Lara Arndt 36:37
             2nd Place - Sara Miller 38:58
             3rd Place - Nikki Sabol-Perschy 40:36        

         Participates were entered in a prize raffle.  Prizes donated by:
             Deer Head Inn
             Edge of the Woods
             Massage Academy
             Ready Set Run
             Sarah Street Bar & Grill
             Shear Design
             Siamsa Irish Pub
  
Mock Trials – This year's Mock Trial Invitational Saturday is being held on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  We will be hosted by Pocono Mountain West High School located at at 181 Panther Lane, Pocono Summit PA 18346. Entrance to the school is located near the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department facility. 
Schools interested in participating in the Invitational must preregister with the Monroe County Bar Association by contacting Heather Schenkerberg at info2@monroebar.org or calling 570.424.7288.
This year's case is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs Kit Snow.  This unique case has been written specifically for the 2017 Mock Trial Invitational.  Should you have questions regarding the case, please contact Heather.

Mock Trials – Districts 2018 - Dates to be determined     

Community Outreach Programs - PBA
Community Outreach Programs Open to Civic, Educational, Religious and Non-profit Organizations.
    Citizens Day – Panelists discuss legal topics relevant to your organization
    KidCare Project – National child photo identification and safety education program
    Celebrate the Constitution – Learn about the US and PA constitutions
    ProjectPEACE – Learn to reduce conflict and violence in our elementary schools
    Speakers Bureau – Members present to your organization current issues of interest to you
    Stepping Out Program – Learn your newly acquired rights when you turn 18 years old
    Wills for Heroes – First responders program offering free wills and supporting documents.
        First responder organizations interested in hosting a Wills for Heroes event can contact the MCBA office by emailing Denise Burdge.

Guides and Pamphlets offered by the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    “How a Lawyer Can Help You
    “Know your Rights
    Consumer Legal Information Pamphlets

Pocono Community Calendar