News & Notes

Joe Walsh Appointed to the Federal Bar Association’s Access to Justice Task Force

October 2020

The Honorable Joseph P. Walsh was recently appointed as a member of the Access to Justice Task Force by W. West Allen, President of the Federal Bar Association.

Joe Walsh will serve for a term ending September 30, 2021.

The focus of the task force will examine ways in which the Federal Bar Association can increase access to justice in the federal courts for all litigants.

The task force was created by the Honorable Michael J. Newman in 2017. “Access to justice, put simply, means that all litigants have equal access to the federal courts, and that barriers to such access are removed,” said Judge Newman when he announced the task force.

Joe Walsh is grateful to have been selected by the President Allen and looks forward to working with all members of the Committee.

Joe Walsh Appointed to Access to Justice Task Force for the Federal Bar Association

October 2019

In October, the Honorable Joseph Walsh was appointed to the newly formed Access to Justice Task Force of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). The task force is composed of a group of attorneys, judges, and other members of the legal profession who will work to promote justice throughout the federal courts and system. In addition to serving on the FBA’s task force, Joe will continue to serve as the proud chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee.

The attorneys at Walsh Pancio remain committed to serving their communities in order to ensure that justice is dispensed efficiently, effectively, and with the utmost equality.

Joe Walsh Presents Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar on Closing Argument for the Trial Lawyers’ Section of the Montgomery Bar Association

September 2019

On September 18, 2019, the Honorable Joseph P Walsh served as a panelist for a special presentation and continuing legal education (CLE) seminar for the Montgomery Bar Association‘s (MBA) Trial Lawyers Section. Judge Walsh, along with fellow MBA member and Lansdale attorney Marc Steinberg, Esq., presented a comprehensive discussion of tips, strategies, and procedures to use (and not to use) during closing argument in civil and criminal trials.

Walsh Pancio is proud of its long partnership with the MBA, and Judge Walsh, as a past President of the Trial Lawyers’ Section, was particularly excited to have been asked to be a panelist for this panel. The presentation was extremely well-attended.

The program has now been available by the MBA for online CLE credit and download. A link to preview Joe’s presentation, and to purchase it for CLE credit, is here.

Mike Lyon is Appointed to the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

March 2019

In March of 2019, Mike Lyon was privileged to be appointed as a Zone 9 Delegate to the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA). The House of Delegates is the PBA’s primary policy-making body, and controls and adopts the PBA’s official position on a wide range of issues affecting the law, statute, and legal issues throughout Pennsylvania. Only a limited number of attorneys are appointed from Montgomery County each year as delegates. Mike joins Bruce Pancio as firm representatives from Montgomery County, continuing the firm’s proud tradition of remaining active in bar associations and professional organization.

Mike Lyon elected chair of the young lawyers’ section of the Montgomery Bar Association

January 2019

At the annual business meeting of Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) on January 11, 2019, Mike Lyon was elected as the Chair of the MBA’s Young Lawyers’ Section and will serve in that role for 2019. The Young Lawyers’ Section is comprised of any MBA member under the age of 35 years old, as well as any member who has been in practice for less than five years. As Chair of the Section, Mike will coordinate the Sections’ activities throughout the year and will promote the involvement of younger lawyers in professional, networking, and business development activities within the MBA. He will also represent the Section on the MBA’s Board of Directors for 2019.

Chelsea Dearden appointed young lawyers’ section liaison to the women in the law committee of the Montgomery Bar Association

January 2019

At the annual business meeting of Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) on January 11, 2019, Chelsea Dearden was appointed as the liaison for MBA’s Young Lawyers’ Section to the MBA’s Women in the Law Committee and will serve in that role for 2019. The Women in the Law Committee actively addresses professional and personal issues affecting women who practice law and are members within the MBA. In her role, Chelsea will assist the Committee in planning programs and events for its members, and will represent the Young Lawyers’ Section’s interests and ideas in advocating to the Committee.

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