Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Presents 2014 Excellence Awards

The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network presented the 2014 PLAN Excellence Awards during the annual awards dinner on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers. 

The Keynote Speaker for the evening was The Honorable Thomas G. Saylor, Justice of Supreme Court Justice of Pennsylvania. Click here to view the inspiring remarks of Justice Saylor at the Awards Dinner.

The list of award recipients includes a variety of civil legal aid professionals and friends of civil legal aid across Pennsylvania who were recognized for their efforts in support of the clients served by the civil legal programs of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network.

Individuals selected to receive the 2014 PLAN Excellence Award include:

  • Ann Carson and Connie Kelley
    Volunteer Paralegals, Neighborhood Legal Services Association

  • The Honorable Stewart Greenleaf
    Pennsylvania State Senate
    Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee

  • David L. Hill, Esquire
    Philadelphia Legal Assistance

  • Harvey F. Strauss, Esquire
    Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

  • Linda L. Timberlake, Esquire
    MidPenn Legal Services

  • Kenneth N. Try
    Paralegal, McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall

  • Hon. John Uhler
    Court of Common Pleas of York County; and
    Robert Woods
    Executive Director, United Way of York County

  • John S. Whitelaw, Esquire
    Community Legal Services

  • Merril L. Zebe, Esquire
    Public Interest Coordinator, Philadelphia Bar Association

Award Recipient Video Tributes


A special recognition of the clients who participated in the Pennsylvania Senate Hearings on Access to Justice was also made throgh a special video presentation that can be viewed below.


Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. and all of regional and specialty legal aid programs in the network congratulate the recipients of the Award for their past and ongoing efforts to help individuals and families across Pennsylvania who have no where else to turn when faced with a legal crisis.

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