Future Leaders  participate in Progressive Summit

By Joe Chapman, Esq.

Harrisburg – March 2, 2013 -- PAJ Future Leaders attended the PA Progressive Summit last Saturday at the Harrisburg Hilton. The Summit attracted more than 500 people representing Pennsylvania labor and trade unions, campaign workers, and progressive groups. It presented our volunteers with a tremendous opportunity to talk to prospective jurors about civil justice issues and inform them about our End Distracted Driving project. Anyone who completed our advocacy contact form received a copy of “Hot Coffee”. 

The Summit featured workshops on advocacy and drew speakers from around the country. Our President, Scott Cooper, and PAJ member Matt Monroe of Philadelphia participated on a panel program with state Rep. Brandon Neuman (Washington Co.) on holding corporations accountable. This is the second year that PAJ has participated as a Summit Organizer.

Ethan Stone and Adam Reedy   Tony Cosentino and Jessica Kurtz
Matt Monroe, Jon Acklen & Lara Antonuk   Josh Autry
At the workshop with Rep. Neuman (center), Matt and Scott discussed the potential impact of HB 23, which would force mandatory arbitration in cases of abuse and negligence.    

Thank you to our Future Leader Volunteers: With a full agenda and energized Summit crowd, the time went quickly. I would like to thank PAJ Future Leaders Jon Acklen, Josh Autry, Ryan Bates, Tony Cosentino, Jessica Kurtz, Matt Monroe, Adam Reedy, Kristen Sinsi, and Ethan Stone. Plus a special thank you to Lara Antonuk, a law student at Widener who saw Scott’s presentation on “Hot Coffee” last year and is now interning at our law firm.

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