11th Annual Lackawanna Pro Bono Golf Tournament

Lackawanna Pro Bono will host the 11th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. A Continuing Legal Education program on Ethics will be presented at 11 a.m. CLE presenters will be Attorneys Kevin M. and James J. Conaboy. Registration and lunch begins at Noon. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The event will conclude following dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the golf tournament will support Lackawanna Pro Bono’s mission, which is to provide free legal representation to Lackawanna county residents who are faced with serious civil legal problems, but do not have the means to hire a lawyer.

Golf tournament participants will enjoy a variety of contests, in addition to 18 holes of play. $10,000 is up for grabs in the hole-in-one competition. Other activities will include men’s and women’s longest drive contests and closest to the pin contests.

“The annual golf tournament is a fun and important event to support Lackawanna Pro Bono,” said Executive Director Sylvia Hahn. “Thanks to pro bono attorneys and the generous support of sponsors and community members, we are able to make a significant difference in the lives of so many who would not have access to justice otherwise.”

Attorney Joseph G. Price, President of Lackawanna Pro Bono’s board of directors, and chairperson of the 11th Annual Golf Tournament said, “Providing free legal representation to those without the means to hire a lawyer is fundamental to fairness under law. The event also provides an  opportunity for members of the community to network and enjoy a day out of the office.”

The tournament will be captain and crew format. Registration is open to the public. Individuals without teams will be paired with other players. The “early bird” entrance fee is $135 for golfers registered on or before May 5th.  After May 5th the entrance fee is $150. Fee includes the CLE, 18 holes of golf, cart rental, green fees, lunch, beverages, cocktail hour and dinner.

Sponsorships are available. Please visit www.lackawannaprobono.com, or call 570-961-2714.

Lackawanna Pro Bono was established in 1997 to address the unmet need for pro bono legal services in Lackawanna County. Approximately 200 Lackawanna County attorneys volunteer their professional services through the organization. Since 1997, Lackawanna Pro Bono has matched pro bono attorneys to its clients in more than 3,000 legal matters, serving over 7,000 people. To qualify for services, a person’s household income must be less than 125 per cent of the federal poverty guidelines. Types of cases handled include landlord/tenant, unemployment compensation, mortgage foreclosures, debtor/creditor matters, child custody and visitation and protection from abuse.