COMMITTEES & CHAIRS 2021
Bench Bar Conference: Melanie Wender, Chair – email@example.com
Organizes the annual Bench Bar Conference.
Bench Bar Relations: Christopher J. Brill, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Budget & Bar Property: Lawrence R. Scheetz, Jr., Chair – email@example.com
Oversees the finances of the Association and the maintenance and repairs to the building.
Bylaws: Joanne M. Murray, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews the bylaws and drafts recommendations as needed.
Community Legal Education/Law Day:
Organizes Law Day activities and People’s Law School; provides legal education to the community on a continual basis.
Dispute Resolution: R. Tyler Tomlinson, Chair –email@example.com
Educates the public and the membership about alternate means of resolving disputes.
Diversity Committee: Tiffany Thomas-Smith, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Explores programs and initiatives to achieve greater diversity in the Bucks County legal community.
Entertainment Committee: Kimberly Litzke, Chair – email@example.com
Fee Disputes: Jill M. Vogenberg-Richter, Chair – JillRichter@pacses.com
Deals with fee disputes in accordance with procedures outlined in the Association’s Reference Handbook.
Law Reporter: Frank J. Sullivan, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitors the operation of The Bucks County Law Reporter.
Lawyer Referral & Information Service: Adrian L. Meyer, Chair – email@example.com
Oversees the activities of the service and determines policy.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers: David Truelove, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Assists lawyers with substance abuse problems including assistance with mental & emotional stability/stress problems and problems related to gambling.
Legislative: David Truelove, Chair – email@example.com
Analyzes legislation and educates the public and the Bar Association regarding its political impact.
Long Term Planning Committee: Jeremy Puglia, Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE): Richard Howard, Chair – email@example.com
Oversees substantive and ethics courses offered by the Association and monitors content according to the requirements established by the state CLE Board.
Member Services: Erin Aronson, Chair -firstname.lastname@example.org
Works toward increasing membership in the Association.
Newsletter Editorial: Jason R. Weiss, Chair – email@example.com
Provides editorial content of the BCBA Newsletter, The WRITS.
Pro Bono: Shari Gelfont Williams, Chair –firstname.lastname@example.org
Develops and promotes the delivery of pro bono services and monitors the BCBA Pro Bono Program.
Unauthorized Practice of Law: Robert T. Repko, Chair – email@example.com
Will be the initial defender and advocate against the Unauthorized Practice of Law and CEASE AND DESIST letters, where appropriate, after appropriate investigation.
Veterans’ Affairs Committee: John Hart, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTIONS & CHAIRS 2021
Business Law: Jeffrey G. DiAmico, Chair – email@example.com
Civil Litigation: Linda Shick, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Law: Keith Bidlingmier, Chair – email@example.com
Federal Courts: Stuart Wilder, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
In-House & General Counsel: Stephanie Shortall, Chair –email@example.com
Intellectual Property: Douglas Ryder, Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Orphans’ Court/Estate Planning & Probate Law: John Benson, Chair – email@example.com
DIVISIONS & CHAIRS 2021
2021 WOMEN LAWYERS’ DIVISION
The Women Lawyers’ Division (WLD) provides an open forum to discuss issues facing women in the legal profession, sponsors programs that focus on topics relating to the careers and advancement of women who practice law in Bucks County, and WLD offers social, educational and professional networking opportunities. WLD is open to all members of the Bucks County Bar Association who are interested in helping us achieve our goals while getting support in achieving their own.
Mentor Program: The Mentor Program was developed to help newer attorneys succeed by pairing them with more experienced attorneys who can guide them through the channels of practicing law. More experienced attorneys provide newer attorneys with opportunities to learn and grow. The Mentor Program is administered by the WLD and is open to all members of the Bucks County Bar Association. This is a one-year commitment, although a mentor and mentee may extend this term to suit their needs. Apply to the Mentor Program.
For more information about the WLD, its mission and its programs, please contact the 2021 WLD Officers:
- Stephanie Shortall, Chair (SShortall@ammlaw.com)
- Melanie Wender, Vice Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Aimee Schnecker, Secretary (email@example.com)
2021 YOUNG LAWYER’S DIVISION
The Young Lawyers’ Division (YLD) of the Bucks County Bar Association prides itself as being one of the most active organizations within the Association. As an added benefit to membership in the BCBA, all lawyers who are under 38 years of age or who have been practicing law for less than five years receive membership in the division. All YLD members are encouraged to actively participate in the division.
The following persons accepted positions on the YLD 2021 Executive Board:
- Emma McGillin, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bianca A. Roberto, Chair Elect (email@example.com)
- Elaine T. Yandrisevits, Vice-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Christopher Mahoney, Secretary (email@example.com)
- Megan Brooks, Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
YLD Advisory Council:
- Josephine Lee Wolf
- Michael Shelton
- Will Oetinger
- Joseph Ramagli
- Aimee Schnecker
- Thomas Nolan
- John Uetz
- Gabe Montemuro
- Jennifer Pierce