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May 1, 2019

Local Legal Community Comes Together to Celebrate Law Day

Law Day

New admittees to the Bar of Montgomery County, 2018-19

Norristown, PA - On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the Montgomery Bar Association hosted its annual Law Day celebration, a nationwide effort to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.

President Judge Thomas M. Del Ricci presided over the ceremony and invited United States District Court Judge Mark A. Kearney to swear in new members of the Bar and Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Risa Vetri Ferman to deliver the annual Law Day address, which focused on this year's theme of "Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society." In addition, Michael E. Furey, Esq., Chair of the MBA's American Citizenship & The Law Committee, and MBA President Gregory R. Gifford spoke at the ceremony as well.

The MBA's Law Day ceremony also featured the swearing-in of new admittees to the Bar of Montgomery County during the past year (pictured above), followed by the following awards:

Young Lawyers Section Mock Trial Award

Mock Trial Winners

Lower Moreland High School, Team "A"

Team Members (in alphabetical order): Matthew Chemplayil, Grace Devlin, Tyler Gelman, Jake Grinshpun, Nyah Jurado, Jacob Leon, Michelle Nikhinson, Joseph O'Brien, Manav Singh, Ray Singh, Sonia Singh, Emilie Vayner, and Ben Zonshayn
John Haldeman (Teacher Advisor), Kenneth Brodsky, Esq. (Attorney Advisor)

Henry Stuckert Miller Public Service Award

Patricia M. Hampson, Esq.

Henry Stuckert Miller Award

This is awarded to a lawyer who demonstrates leadership in community service. The award honors a lawyer who demonstrates unusual devotion to community service in addition to his service to the legal community.

Courthouse Employee Award

Keith Richards

Montgomery County Assets & Infrastructure - Mail Courier

Courthouse Employee Award

This is awarded to a public employee who has provided outstanding service to Montgomery County citizens on a daily basis. The award honors someone who is not just performing his or her job function, but goes above and beyond what the job requires.


Public Service Award for Citizens

Kiersten McDonald & Turks

Montgomery County Detectives Bureau Investigator & Montgomery County K9 Unit

Stanley Carnocinski

This is awarded to a non-lawyer who performs outstanding service to the citizens of Montgomery County. The intent of the award is to honor an "unsung hero"; someone who works behind the scenes and who has not called attention to his or her own achievements in community service.