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The Delaware County Bar Association enjoyed a very successful Bench Bar Conference last week at Skytop Lodge. Over 170 members were in attendance!



The DCBA celebrated its 45th Annual Bench Bar Conference at Skytop Lodge.  With over 170 members in attendance, the event was a great success.  One of the highlights of the conference is the presentation of awards at the Thursday evening President's Dinner.  This year's award recipients are:

  • The E. Wallace Chadwick Award , presented to an attorney  for his/her service to the legal profession in the furtherance of intra-professional development, communication, and education was given to Arthur T. Donato, Esquire.
  • The Nicholas Vadino, presented to a young lawyer who has made significant contributions to the organized bar, went to Michael J. Davey, Esquire.
  • The Donald J. Orlowsky Award, given to an individual who has fostered strong bench/bar relations, was awarded to the Honorable Spiros E. Angelos.
  • The Frank T. Hazel Award, given in Judge Hazel's honor to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the Bar and the Bench Bar Conference, was awarded to Colleen M. Neary, Esquire.
  • Special recognition awards from the Board of Judges and the DCBA were presented to the Honorable Chad F. Kenney for his exemplary service as President Judge for the last five years.

The DCBA would also like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Conference:

E. Wallace Chadwick Memorial Fund


George B. Lindsay Foundation





DCBA Family Law Section

Schoenfeld, Surkin, Chupein & DeMis

Guy G. deFuria Inn of Court





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