In the spring of 2011, Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) marked 45 years of service that has ensured access to civil legal assistance for more than a million poor and vulnerable residents of our region. During that same period, more than fifty members of the NLSA “family” have achieved “honorable” status as jurists, government leaders, legislators, and other public officials at local, state, federal and international levels. These are truly remarkable milestones.
To celebrate, NLSA recognized its “honorable alumni” at an invitation-only reception in their honor on May 16, 2011 at the August Wilson Center. At the event, which was planned by the past presidents of NLSA’s Board, NLSA also released a commemorative tribute book to its honorees. Members of that esteemed group included The Honorable Cynthia Baldwin, who is both a former NLSA staffer and a former Justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; The Honorable Dick Thornburgh, whose titles include NLSA incorporator and former Board member as well as Governor of Pennsylvania, U.S. Attorney General and Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations; and The Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., Senior Judge in the Allegheny Court of Common Pleas and Executive Director of NLSA from 1969 to 1976. All graciously consented to speak at the reception. A full list of all of NLSA’s Honorable Alumni is available here. A list of the sponsors for the anniversary event are also available here.