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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events and Program:
The Law Day Committee is now accepting submisstions for the 2019 Law Day Creativity Contest. Submission deadline is May 3, 2019.
The 37th Annual Law Day Race Judicata will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The Monroe County Bar Association will cover all expenses so your registration dollars for this charity 5 mile/5K Race will benefit Valor Clinic Foundation. Register by completing this form and returning the registration fee to MCBA or to register on line, go to Law Day Race Judicata.
Law Day Ceremony was held on Friday, April 27, 2018, 9:00 am in the Monroe County Courthouse. At that time we honored our 2018 Liberty Bell Award receipent as well as our Creativity Contest award winners.
The 2018 Liberty Bell Award receipent, Sharon Taylor, was honored at the Law Day Ceremony. Read more about Ms. Taylor.
Monroe County Bar Association honors all past Liberty Bell Award winners:
1970 Henry McCool
1971 Harry Werkheiser
1992 William White
1994 Harry Miller, East Stroudsburg Police Officer
1995 Pat Kresge, American Cancer Society Director
1996 Charlotte Sittig, Community Volunteer
1997 Leigh Kane, Chestnuthill Park Chairperson
1998 Helen Meckes, Community Volunteer
1999 Robert Hillman/Walter Washington
2000 Father Tom McLaughlin
2001 Jurors of Monroe County
2002 John & Rachel Moyer
2003 Wayne Bolt
2004 Tom E. Breslauer
2005 Lester Abelof
2006 John J. Riley
2007 Master Sergeant Robert Yarnall
2008 Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Richards, Jr.
2009 Dr. Clarence Murphy
2011 David Merklin
2012 Jeffrey J Kash, Esquire
2013 Joel Keller, Director of Monroe County Veterans Affairs
2014 Jane Koelble, MSW, Director of Women's Resources of Monroe County
2015 Kathryn "Mimi" Mikels, Director of Meals on Wheels
2016 Chief William Parrish, East Stroudsburg University Chief of Police, formerly Stroud Regional Police Chief
2017 Patricia Fretz, Former Administrator Monroe County Area Agency on Aging
2018 Sharon Taylor, Executive Director of Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)
Creative Writing and Visual Art Project winners were celebrated at the Law Day Ceremonies on Friday, April 27, 2018.
2018 winners are:
First Place - Analise Magarelli for her acrylic painting of Lady Liberty. Ms. Magarelli attends Pocono Mountain West High School.
Second Place - Angela Kimmins for her acrylic painting of the Balance of Power: Judicial, Legislative and Executive. Ms. Kimmins attends
Pocono Mountain West High School.
Third Place - Michael Sezen for his essay "Separation of Powers". Mr. Sezen attends East Stroudsburg High School.
Law Day Fantasy Trials were held before an audience of local fifth and six grade students. This year the theme was
"The Avengers- the Commonwealth vs Captain America!"
If your school is interested in attending future trials, please email email@example.com.
The 36th "Race Judicata" was held on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The 5-mile race and 5k Fun-Run/Walk race proceeds will benefit the Valor Clinic Foundation.
Last year we raised over $3,000 for charity, and we have already exceed that amount for 2018! Final total to be announced. Thank you to all our sponsors, runners and walkers too!
Lori J. Cerato, Attorney-at-Law
Momento Pizzeria & Restaurant
Mount Pocono Campground
Powlette & Field LLC
Durney & Worthington LLC
Law Offices of David A. Martino
Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C.
Pocono Property Abstract
RLB - Regan, Levin, Bloss, Brown & Savchak, P.C.
Local District Sponsors
2nd Wind Fitness
Deer Head Inn
Kim Diddio, Attorney at Law
Krawitz & Krawitz, PC
Laurie B. Samet Physical Therapy
Michael A. Esposito, D.D.S
Mobility - Doc
Primrose & Jinks, PC
Waring Bowman Realty
Special Thanks to Raffle Prize Donors
Ready Set Run
Sweet Creams Cafe
Special Thanks to Food Donors
Thanks to Minuteman Press for our posters!
Thank you to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Stroudsburg Area School District and the Borough of Stroudsburg for all their assistance!
2018 Race Results:
1st Place - Ashley Messoline 35:27
2nd Place - Elizabeth Weekes 50:17
1st Place - Matthew Martino 27:44
1st Place - Mary Barrett 34:22
|Age Group 10-19
1st Place - Ryan Foglia 41:28
|Age Group 20-29
1st Place - Jake Flory 34:16
2nd Place - Matthew Schaller 44:20
3rd Place - Joe Maciag 49:34
|Age Group 30-39
1st Place - Chris Strunk 47:02
2nd Place - Sean Weber 59:45
|Age Group 30-39
1st Place - Savannah Drake 35:57
2nd Place - Lara Arndt 36:01
|Age Group 40-49
1st Place - Patrick Stewart 33:30
2nd Place - John Peeny 51:45
|Age Group 40-49
1st Place - Deborah Webster 36:18
2nd Place - Kathy Voige 40:20
3rd Place - Lori Foglio 43:21
|Age Group 50-59
1st Place - Lee Miller 36:32
2nd Place - James Duden 37:06
3rd Place - Lawrence Giles, Jr. 51:56
|Age Group 50-59
1st Place - Ginamarie Foglia 48:26
2nd Place - Carmen Campione 51:44
3rd Place - Wendy LeDuc 56:23
|Age Group 60-69
1st Place - James Tust 47:27
2nd Place - David Rich 42:35
3rd Place - Phlip Sroboda 55:43
|Age Group 60-69
1st Place - Juliette Caines 46:40
2nd Place - Bonnie Mfareg 58:08
|Age Group 70+
1st Place - Robert McDonald 47:21
2nd Place - Rodney Hasker 1:08:26
Mock Trials – The 2018 Mock Trial Invitational competition was held on Saturday, November 17, 2018. We were hosted by Pocono Mountain East High School.
The 2018 Mock Trial Invitational winners were Pocono Mountain East High School. The Mock Trials District Competition and Regional Competitions will be held in February 2018. Please see the MCBA calendar for specific dates, times and the location. The 2019 Mock Trial Invitational will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at a location to be determined.
Schools interested in participating in the Invitational must preregister with the Monroe County Bar Association by contacting MCBA at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 570.424.7288.
Each year the Mock Trial committee crafts a new and unique case for the students to gain additional competition practice before the statewide competition begins.
In 2017 the case was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs Kit Snow. This unique case was written specifically for the 2017 Mock Trial Invitational.
Should you have questions regarding the Invitational or would like to participate, please contact email@example.com.
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