Russell, Krafft & Gruber’s team is committed not just to helping our clients but to supporting the health of the entire legal community. We thank these folks for stepping up to the plate through the Lancaster Bar Association (LBA) for 2021:
- Nichole Baer and Julie Vanasse – LBA Foundation Board Members
- Brandon Harter – LBA Civil Litigation Section Vice-Chair
- Lindsay Schoeneberger – LBA Estate Planning and Probate Law Section Chair
- Aaron Zeamer – LBA Board of Directors; Chair of the Law Review Committee
The LBA is a great example of how vibrant a legal community can be. It provides more than just a place for lawyers to organize. It affords a chance to give back through reduced-cost services, funding important programs like CASA, and free services to first responders (and teachers!) who need to plan for end-of-life situations.
And no, the “bar association” is not the name of a professional association of lawyers because of our proclivity towards alcohol. The name comes from the traditional practice of dividing a court with a wooden railing, i.e., the “bar,” marking off the area around the judge’s seat. When a practitioner is admitted to the bar after passing the bar exam, it symbolically empowers them to move beyond the bar to the area where lawyers and judges practice law.
Thank you to the RKG team members listed above for committing to help improve Lancaster County’s legal community! And thank you to all of our team members who teach CLEs, provide pro bono legal services, and find other ways to benefit our community.