Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Hilton Harrisburg Hotel 
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Natalie Bogerman 
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. 

2020 PA Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards 

The 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Awards honor members
and friends of the legal aid community who exemplify excellence in their commitment and accomplishments as advocates for low-income people. A media presentation highlighting the accomplishments of each award recipient will be incorporated into the program.

The 2020 Excellence Awards were originally scheduled to be held on March 31, 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the statewide mitigation efforts that were enacted to save lives and stop the spread of the virus.

Each winner has been carefully selected by criteria assessing increased access to civil legal aid, excellence in advocacy, leadership, and/or innovation in service delivery. 

The 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award honorees are:

  • Wesley C. Allen, Esq. 
    Senior Attorney, Family Advocacy Unit • Community Legal Services • Philadelphia, PA
  • Mardi Busanus 
    Volunteer • Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania • Doylestown, PA
  • El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA) 
    El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (The Farmworkers Support Committee) • Kennett Square, PA
  • Robert Damewood, Esq. 
    Staff Attorney • Regional Housing Legal Services • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Erin Guay 
    Paralegal • Pennsylvania Health Law Project • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Samuel R. Grego, Esq. 
    Principal • Dickie McCamey, & Chilcote, P.C. • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Gabriele E. Miller-Wagner 
    Administrative Assistant, Pro Bono Department • Pennsylvania Bar Association • Harrisburg, PA
  • Matthew S. Rich, Esq. 
    Staff Attorney • MidPenn Legal Services • Harrisburg, PA
  • Joan M. Tutak, Esq.  
    Senior Attorney • Neighborhood Legal Services • Butler, PA

In addition, the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is honored to present the Outstanding Leadership In Support of Legal Services Award to:

  • Samuel W. Milkes, Esq.
    Executive Director, Pennsylvania Legal Services Network, Inc.

Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments and leadership of these individuals and organizations in the provision of legal aid at the PLAN Excellence Award Dinner on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at the Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA. The ceremony will feature a video tribute of each honoree highlighting their accomplishments. 

Click the Register Now! link below to purchase individual tickets or to host a table at the Excellence Award Dinner.

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