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    April 25 and 26, 2019

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    April 25, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.
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Seeking Award Nominations. 

Nominations are still open for four prestigious awards to PACDL members.  The awards are made annually for outstanding contributions.  Award recipients are announced on Friday, April 25 at the 2019 Joint Annual Conference. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 1, 2019. A nomination form can be found on PACDL's website.  The four awards are:
The Liberty Award: Presented to an individual, group or organization in recognition of a continuing commitment to the principles of liberty and equal justice under the law.
The Charles P. Gelso President's Award: Presented to a member for outstanding contributions to the Association.
President's and Directors' Commendation(s):  Presented to a member in recognition of special contributions to the Association during the previous year.
The Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award: Presented to a member in recognition of extraordinary advocacy in one or more cases, causes or issues during the previous year

2019 Joint Annual Conference Scholarships Available

Two scholarships to attend the 2019 Joint Annual Conference are available to PACDL New Lawyer members.  These scholarships are provided by Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia and The Law Offices of Arthur T. Donato in Media.  The scholarships will be directly applied to the conference registration fees.  Travel costs remain the responsibility of the applicant.  Please submit your letter of interest indicating your experience and interest in the field of criminal defense to pacdl@pacdl.org.  The deadline is March 15, 2019.