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July 2017
James J Gillotti attended the annual Elder Law Institute, a 2 day continuing legal education seminar conducted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Harrisburg. Several hundred attorneys attended this event to enhance their knowledge of subjects such as estate planning, special needs planning and protecting assets from nursing home costs. Topics that were discussed included recent developments in those areas of the law.

June 2017
The law firm was one of a group of local businesses serving as sponsors for 2017 summer concerts taking place each week at Hillside Park in Clarks Summit. These concerts, where admission is free, provide an opportunity for members of the community to enjoy music on Wednesday nights in an outdoor setting at the park.

April 2017
James J Gillotti gave a presentation to members of a support group for families of individuals having Alzheimer's disease. The presentation, which was given at Elan Gardens, a Senior living Center in Clarks Summit, included information about protecting assets from long-term care costs.

January 2017
James J Gillotti was recertified by the National Elder Law Foundation ("NELF") as a certified Elder Law Attorney ("CELA"). NELF is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in Elder Law. It is also the only entity authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to grant certification in elder law for lawyers in the Commonwealth. There are less than 60 CELAs in Pennsylvania and approximately 500 in the United States.

August 2016
James J Gillotti gave a presentation at the Peoples Law School, an annual event conducted by the Lackawanna Bar Association. It was attended by lawyers who received continuing legal education credit, and members of the general public. The topic was Crisis Nursing Home Planning. Various strategies available under the law to protect assets from the costs of long-term care were explained by Mr. Gillotti.

July 2016
James J Gillotti attended two events in Lancaster: 1. The semiannual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and 2. The annual Elder law Institute, a 2-day continuing legal education seminar conducted by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The latter event was attended by more than 300 lawyers from across the Commonwealth. It is regarded as one of the best yearly seminars on Elder Law in the United States.

June 2016
Attorney Jane Carlonas was appointed in June, 2016 to a three year term as a member of the Board of Directors of Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.

June 2016
James J. Gillotti gave a presentation to residents of Green Ridge Senior Apartments in Scranton. The topic was the Basics of Estate Planning - wills, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, trusts, Pennsylvania inheritance tax & the probate process.

May 2016
Joseph A. O’Brien gave a presentation regarding legal aspects of managing personnel to a group of executives of non-profit organizations. The presentation was given under the auspices of the Northeast Behavioral Health Care Consortium.

March 2016
Attorney Michael O'Brien has been named as Profile Editor of the Federal Bar Association Military and Veterans Law Newsletter.

January 20016
Joseph A. O’Brien was reappointed Solicitor for the North Pocono School District. He also serves as Solicitor for the following governmental entities: Roaring Brook Township, Fell Township, Elmhurst Township Zoning Board, and Clarks Summit Borough (Labor Solicitor).

December 2015
Oliver Price and Rhodes was one of 2 organizations to receive the 2015 Community Partner Award from the Scranton Area Foundation. The award was given at the Foundation's annual Community Celebration in Scranton.

December 2015
Atty. James J. Gillotti was the speaker at a continuing legal education seminar given to members of the Lackawanna Bar Association in Scranton. The topic was Ethical Issues in Estate Planning.

October 2015
Atty. James J Gillotti gave a presentation to members of the general public. The topic was Legal Issues for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease. He was one of several speakers at a day-long conference held at Marywood University in Scranton, which was conducted by the VNA Hospice and Home Health Organization

March 2015
Al Weinschenk was recently reappointed the Solicitor for Clarks Green Borough and the Roaring Brook Township Sewer Authority.

January 2015
January 19, 2015 Kimberly Kost Scanlon joined the faculty of Keystone College as an adjunct professor teaching Organization Development and Change in the Human Resources and Management department. 


James Reid named Library laureate.

Attorney James W. Reid, Glenburn Township, has been named the William W. Scranton Library laureate by the Lackawanna County Library System. Mr. Reid has received the award on Tuesday September 23, 2014. Mr. Reid has been active in the community throughout his life. He has served on boards of the Community Medical Center, Scranton Area Foundation, as well as serving as chair of the United Way of Lackawanna County Annual Campaign and the Waverly Community House Annual Fund.


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