PITTSBURGH, PA – July 7, 2020 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partner Sharon Barney was recently appointed to a one-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services. Barney’s term commenced on July 6.
The mission of the Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services is to help overcome some of the challenges experienced by courts, government offices and law firms in handling the remote practice of law, remote court proceedings and other legal processes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of the group is to ensure that Pennsylvania’s citizens and business community have access to the legal services they need at all times, particularly in a time of crisis. This working group will bring together representatives of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to develop recommendations to update processes and technology to enable the legal system to continue to operate under any similar emergency circumstances in the future.
Barney is a member of Leech Tishman’s Immigration and Family Law Groups. She is based in the firm’s State College office and focuses her practice in the area of immigration and family law matters. Barney regularly advises individuals and corporate clients on immigration issues and has a unique focus on the needs of international students, scholars, and research scientists. She guides corporate clients and foreign nationals on the process to obtain nonimmigrant visas, extend statuses, and ultimately permanent residence in the United States. Barney also has expertise working with entrepreneurs and start-up companies in the STEM fields and recognizes their unique challenges in hiring workers and exploring immigration and business options.
ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA BAR ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access of legal services; and serve the lawyer members of the state’s largest organized bar association.
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, cannabis, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment & labor, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage, intellectual property, internal investigations, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Sarasota, FL and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.