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Browse our photo gallery to watch our staff and volunteers in action.
Staff Spotlight: Kathy Cella
12/16/21 - MidPenn Paralegal Kathy Cella
12/15/2021 - MidPenn’s Lancaster office participated in Operation Santa for the 4th year in a row. This gift giving project is sponsored by the Lancaster Bar Association to make sure that the children living at the Transitional Living Center received gifts from Santa.
Don Smith Volunteer of the Year!
9/22/21 - Berks County Attorney Donald F. Smith, Jr., received the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award at MidPenn's Access to Justice event on September 22, 2021. The award was in recognition of the extraordinary work Attorney Smith has done in the area of housing law. The virtual celebration honored members of the legal profession who have made significant contributions toward achieving Equal Justice for all members of our community. The law firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick were received the 2021 Law Firm Award for their outstanding pro bono commitment and support of MidPenn's mission. Kay Pickering from the Harrisburg Center for Peace and Justice was presented the Volunteer Award for her collaborative work with MidPenn advocates. The Honorable Judge Carolyn H. Nichols was the keynotes speaker.
10/21/21 - MidPenn Altoona & Bedford Attorneys Ben Challingsworth, Schwanne Kilgus and Brandon Ryan wear purple to bring awareness to domestic violence.
Staff Spotlight: Brent A. Frank
Our Staff Spotlight lights on MidPenn Manager Brent A. Frank. Brent is the Manager for five of our MidPenn offices, serving Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin Counties.
Matt Rich Appointed to Rules Committee
9/21/2021- MidPenn Attorney Matt Rich was appointed to the Supreme Court Minor Judiciary Rules Committee.
Staff Spotlight: Linda Lovett
Staff Spotlight: Eileen Barlow
Today we shine our Staff Spotlight on Eileen Barlow. Eileen is MidPenn's Long-Term Care Ombudsman working in Schuylkill County.
3/23/2021 - Matthew Rich, Esq., began his career as an intern with MidPenn Legal Services in 2006. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Matt enrolled in law school and began working full-time as a housing paralegal with MidPenn. Following his graduation, Matt was hired as a staff attorney handling housing cases, and he became the lead housing attorney just one year later. In the last decade, Matt has become a housing law expert, especially in landlord/tenant law. His advocacy led to rule changes that benefit his clients and other marginalized Pennsylvanians. In particular, Matt is regarded for his work to get local Housing Authorities to recognize their responsibility to provide "reasonable accommodations" for tenants with mental health and physical disabilities. In addition, Matt began training MDJ's on landlord/tenant law in 2017, and he regularly trains attorneys at local county bar associations as well as PLAN's Statewide Conference. (Source: PA Legal Aid Network)
1/29/21 - A big thank you to RG Injury Law for their generous donation to MidPenn Legal Services. Their donation will increase the legal resources available to low-income residents living in Lancaster County.
Pictured: Attorney Chad Rankin, MidPenn Attorney Jim Orgass and Attorney Bill Gregory
Social Distancing Socializing
6/26/2020 - MidPenn Director of Development, Eliz Nestorov, took on the role of game show host for a fun evening of trivia with MidPenn staff from across our 18 counties.
5/29/2020 - Since March of 2020, MidPenn Staff have been meeting virtually with each other and community members.