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Paul Titus and Arleigh Helfer Receive Advocacy Award

04/28/2017

The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers honored Schnader’s Paul H. Titus and Arleigh P. Helfer III, along with attorney Peter Goldberger, with the 2017 Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual conference in Harrisburg on April 28. Paul, Arleigh, and Peter are being recognized for their work on an amicus brief for PACDL in the case Kuren v. Luzerne County. In Kuren, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that claims for anticipated Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel violations may proceed against counties that underfund public defenders.

“We are delighted that Paul and Arleigh will be honored by PACDL. This matter of substantial public interest demonstrates the importance of Schnader’s commitment to pro bono work,” said Nicholas J. LePore, III, managing partner of the firm.

In the brief, Paul, Arleigh and Peter relied in part on the work of The Constitution Project’s National Right to Counsel Committee’s 2009 report Justice Denied. Schnader’s Honorable Timothy K. Lewis, a Constitution Project board member, worked on the report and serves as co-chair of the Committee.