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 will announce the Law Day Creativity Contest rules in spring of 2020.
The date for the 38th Annual Law Day Race Judicata will set in early winter of 2019. Please check back for details at that time.
Law Day Ceremony was held on Friday, April 26, 2019, 9:00 am in the Monroe County Courthouse. At that time we honored our 2019 Liberty Bell Award receipent as well as our Creativity Contest award winners.
The 2019 Liberty Bell Award receipent, Ken Gustafson, was honored at the Law Day Ceremony. Read more about Mr. Gustafson.
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 Abelofr
2006 John J. Riley, Riley and Company, Inc.
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)
2019 Ken Gustafson, Community Volunter
Creative Writing and Visual Art Project winners were celebrated at the Law Day Ceremonies on Friday, April 26, 2019.
2019 winners are:
First Place - Aaliyah Rojas for her poem "Freedom of Speech". Ms. Rojas attends Pocono Mountain West High School.
Second Place - Jason Walker for his poem "Our Voice". Mr. Walker attends Pocono Mountain West High School.
Third Place - Shaterra Robinson for her essay "Law Day Essay". Ms. Robinson attends Pocono Mountain West High School.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to Brendyn Lechene from Stroudsburg High School and Mackenze Williams from
Stroudsburg High School for their inspiring works of art.
Law Day Fantasy Trials were held before an audience of local fifth and six grade students. This year the theme was
"Toy Story - the Commonwealth vs Prospector Pete!"
If your school is interested in attending future trials, please email email@example.com. Please include your name,
organization name and phone number.
The 37th "Race Judicata" was held on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The 5-mile race and 5k Fun-Run/Walk race proceeds will benefit the Valor Clinic Foundation.
Thank you to all our sponsors, runners and walkers too!
Krawitz & Krawitz
Lori J. Cerato, Attorney-at-Law
Monroe Abstract Company
Mount Pocono Campground
Powlette & Field LLC
Durney & Worthington LLC
Newman, Williams, Mishkin, Corveleyn, Wolfe & Fareri, P.C.
RLB - Regan, Levin, Bloss, Brown & Savchak, P.C.
Local District Sponsors
Dave Coulter, Realtor Keller Williams
Laurie B. Samet Physical Therapy
Law Offices of David A. Martino
Michael A. Esposito, D.D.S
Mobility - Doc
Primrose & Jinks, PC
Shinnie Home Improvements
Special Thanks to Raffle Prize Donors
Edge of the Woods
Garlic Steak & Seafood
Ready Set Run
Siamsa Irish Pup
Sweet Creams Cafe
Special Thanks to In Kind Donors
Many thanks to Ready Set Run for their support in providing timing for our race!
Thank you to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Stroudsburg Area School District and the Borough of Stroudsburg for all their assistance!
2019 Race Results:
1st Place - Hillary Madden 46.16
1st Place - Patrick Stewart 31:43
1st Place - Lara Arndt 37:51
|Age Group 19 & Under
1st Place - Matthew Ingenito 37:39
2nd Place - Cristian Kent 43:11
|Age Group 20-30
Jamie Bowman 43:57
|Age Group 31-40
1st Place - Andrew Kimler 38:20
|Age Group 41-50
1st Place - Douglas Ferguson 44:39
|Age Group 41-50
1st Place - Sandy Messerle 51:50
|Age Group 51-60
1st Place - Lawrence Giles, Jr. 50:44
2nd Place - Dion Campbell 51:32
|Age Group 51-60
1st Place - Donna Omosky 48:00
2nd Place - Gina Foglia 49:02
Age Group 61 and over
|Age Group 61 and over
1st Place - Deborah Booth 1:07:44
2nd Place - Marlene Stroller 1:33:33
Mock Trials – The 2019 Mock Trial Invitational competition will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019. We will hosted by East Stroudsburg South 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 2019. Please see the MCBA calendar for specific dates, times and the location.
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 2018 the case was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs Skyler Wallace. This unique case was written specifically for the 2018 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