Philadelphia Bar Foundation Receives Light of Liberty Honor

A congratulations for the Philadelphia Bar Foundation is in order! The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) is honoring the Bar Foundation with the Light of Liberty Award for Commitment to Justice for their continued support for vulnerable immigrants at the upcoming 2017 Light of Liberty Award reception scheduled for June 7, 2017. 

The Light of Liberty Award is given annually by the PIRC to recognize volunteers, attorneys, a law firm, and financial supporters who have gone above and beyond to assist their organization. PIRC is ecstatic to showcase the financial support the Bar Foundation has provided to their organization that has had meaningful impact in the lives of vulnerable immigrants. The Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s support changes lives.

At such a pivotal time in history, the Bar Foundation's commitment to access to justice is noteworthy and long-shared with PIRC. The  celeberation will be held at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York, Pennsylvania, with the keynote speaker being retired Immigration Judge Paul Wickham Schmidt. The award presentations will also honor a pro bono attorney, volunteer psychologist, volunteer interpreter, an individual committed to continued support, and the courageous voice award for a former client of PIRC.  Members of the local bar associations, supporters, and volunteers from the region, and court administrators will be in attendance.