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MONTGOMERY BAR ASSOCIATION
Serving the Profession and
the Community since 1885

2019 OFFICERS
Gregory R. Gifford, Esq., President
Patrick J. Kurtas, Esq., President-Elect
Jacqueline M. Reynolds, Esq., Vice President
Sarinia M. Feinman, Esq., Treasurer
Justin A. Bayer, Esq., Secretary

SIDEBAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Co-Chairs
Gary J. Friedlander, Esq.
Dennis R. Meakim, Esq.
Denise S. Vicario, Esq.
Robert R. Watson, Jr., Esq.
Regular Columnists:
Joel B. Bernbaum, Esq.
Jack Costello
Jim Mathias
Dennis R. Meakim, Esq.
Jules J. Mermelstein, Esq.
Denise S. Vicario, Esq.
Nancy Walsh
Robert R. Watson, Jr., Esq.

CONTENTS

In Every Issue & Short Features :
4

President's Message

12 A Word From USI Affinity

6

Report of the Autonomous Judiciary
Committee of the Montgomery Bar
Association for 2019 Election

14 Book Review

8

Young Lawyers Section

16 Legal Aid of Southeastern PA

9

Restaurant Review

17 Public Defender -
The Mental Health Procedures Act

11 Bits & Bytes

The SIDEBAR Committee invites articles and news
information of interest. Please send content to: MBA,
c/o SIDEBAR Committee, P.O. Box 268, Norristown, PA
19404-0268 or email: sidebar@montgomerybar.org.
The SIDEBAR Committee reserves the right to edit any
material submitted and/or to omit the same from publication.
Most articles are written by members for members.

15 Montgomery Bar Foundation

18 MCAP Update

Features :
Plus :

COVER:

28 2019 Leadership Academy Members
Launch First Reentry Day

MBA STAFF
Hazel Berguist
Accounting Manager
George Cardenas
Director of Information Technology
Jack Costello
Director of Operations and Communications
Jessica Gambone
Montgomery County Law Reporter
Desktop Publisher
Jim Mathias
Director of Marketing, Development
and Public Affairs
Nancy R. Paul
Executive Director
Sherry Sutton
Lawyer Referral Service Coordinator
Pattie Walker
Membership Coordinator
Nancy Walsh
Director of Engagement, Leadership and
Community Outreach
Megan Ware
Front Office, Event & CLE Coordinator
Sandy Whittington
Accounting

FALL 2019

30 Legal Aid Golf Classic
32 Old vs. Young Lawyers
Softball Game
34 Bench Bar '19
36 Member News
37 Upcoming MBA Events
22 Devote a Day to Your Profession:
Delaware Valley Legal Expo &
CLE Symposium

38 As Seen on Social Media
39 SIDEBAR Scramble

23 Pro Bono Month at the MBA
24 My Robert E. Slota, Jr.
1L Diversity Program Story
26 Summer 1L Closing and Diversity
Committee Awards Reception
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