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November 17, 2016

Jay G. Ochroch and Manny D. Pokotilow to Be Honored Dec. 7

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The PNC Achievement Award will be presented to both Jay G. Ochroch, partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, and Manny D. Pokotilow, senior counsel at Caesar Rivise, PC, on Wednesday, Dec. 7. at the Annual Meeting Luncheon, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Hyatt at The Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets. Click here for tickets.

The PNC Achievement Award honors significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice.

Jay G. Ochroch is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. Since 1998, he has represented 113 individuals, all within the poverty guidelines, unable to afford legal counsel and the high costs of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. These pro bono clients face financial challenges arising from unanticipated catastrophic life events.

Manny D. Pokotilow was a founding member of and served on the committee that began the mediation program for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In its first three years alone, the program saved the court thousands of trial hours. Pokotilow also founded the annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K in 1979. Since its first run in 1980, the race has raised approximately $2,000,000 and averages 1,500 runners each year.

Earlier this year, members of the Philadelphia Bar Association approved online voting for its Annual Election of officers and members of the Board of Governors.

Ballots will be emailed Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 to members in good standing and the deadline to vote online is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Last day to join/renew membership and receive an emailed ballot is Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

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For questions regarding the Philadelphia Bar Association online election, contact Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administration Susan Knight at 215-238-6325 or

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