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2013 Milton O. Moss AwardShearman


Pictured above: MBF President Steven H. Lupin, Esq. (left) presents checks to 2013 Milton O. Moss Award to Lisa A. Shearman, Esq. 2013 MBF Grant Recipients

BLUE BELL(1/10/2014) - The Montgomery Bar Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of the Montgomery Bar Association recently awarded its 2013 Milton O. Moss Award to Lisa A. Shearman, Esq. (above-right) for her work as National Affiliate Director of the Wills for Heroes Program. 

Since the beginning of the Bar Foundation in 1987, the Bar Foundation has honored Judge Moss by presenting the award to a Montgomery County resident who has provided exceptional service in support of the justice system.


 

About the Montgomery Bar Foundation

The Montgomery Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve, facilitate and support justice and fair treatment for all.  The Bar Foundation advances this mission by providing financial and other support to organizations that offer  free legal and law-related services to victims of crime, poverty, abuse and discrimination. As the charitable arm of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Bar Foundation embodies the legal community’s commitment to ensure that justice is accessible to the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

Protecting Children

 

The Bar Foundation is committed to ensuring that the promise of justice is realized by the youngest members of our community.  Toward that end, we are pleased to announce that a total of $20,000 has been awarded to Mission Kids and the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, which provide legal representation, counseling and other support to children who are victims of crime, abuse and neglect.  These organizations help secure their safety, stabilize their living conditions and ensure that their rights and interests are represented in any legal proceedings. 

The Bar Foundation would also like to take this opportunity to commend the many attorneys and other professionals who donate hundreds of hours of their time and professional expertise to advocate for these children.

 

Protecting Victims of Crime, Abuse and Discrimination

 

The Bar Foundation is committed to ensuring that the protections of the law and the promise of a better life can be accessed by the most vulnerable members of our community.  Toward that end, we are pleased to announce that a total of $12,000 has been awarded to the Fair Housing Rights Center, Laurel House, Victims Services Center and the Women’s Center of Montgomery County for their work to secure the safety and legal rights of families, women and children struggling with crime, abuse and housing discrimination.  These organizations contribute to the long-term stability and improved quality of life for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

Securing Access to Vital Health and Human Services

 

The Bar Foundation is committed to ensuring that seniors, families, individuals with disabilities and those living at or below the poverty level are able to overcome access programs and services that provide the most basic necessities - food, shelter, medical care, employment.  We are pleased to announce we have awarded a second grant in the amount of $10,000 to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, which, through the provision of free legal services and counseling, helps to ensure that the leverage of the law is available to those struggling with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

 

How You Can Help

The Montgomery Bar Foundation relies upon charitable contributions as the primary source of funding for its grants.  If you share our commitment to advancing the cause of justice in our community, please click here to make your tax-deductible contribution. 

 

 

 
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