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August 15, 2001

Philadelphia Bar Association Elected to 2001 Associations Advance America Honor Roll

The Philadelphia Bar Association has been elected to the 2001 Associations Advance America Honor Roll, a national awards competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives, Washington, DC.
The Philadelphia Bar Association received the award for its Principals of Professionalism and Code of Civility Campaign initiated in 2000 by then Chancellor Doreen S. Davis.  The campaign, which has also been honored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, was instrumental in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent adoption of a statewide code of civility.  In announcing the new code, Supreme Court Chief Justice John P. Flaherty commended the Association for "making the subject of professionalism a priority."
Now in its eleventh year, the Associations Advance America Awards program recognizes associations that propel America forward -- with innovative projects in education, skills training, standards-setting, business and social innovation, knowledge creation, citizenship, and community service.  Although association activities have a powerful impact on everyday life, they often go unnoticed by the general public.  This marks the third time that the Philadelphia Bar Association has been elected to the ASAE Honor Roll.
"The Philadelphia Bar Association's program truly embodies the spirit of the Associations Advance America campaign.  It is an honor and an inspiration to showcase this activity as an example of the many contributions associations are making to advance American society," remarked ASAE President Michael S. Olson, CAE.
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