Courting the Art winners congratulated at Montgomery Community College

The Fine Arts Center at Montgomery County Community College hosted a reception Monday for senior citizens who submitted their work to Courting the Art, a competition to find original artwork to adorn the Montgomery County Courthouse, Norristown. Seniors age 55 and older were invited to submit a work of art on the theme, “What I love about Montgomery County.” Grand prize went to Margaret Dawson for “Norristown Rooftops.” Frank Batson won first prize for “Airy and Swede, Norristown.” George M. Snyder took second prize for “Washington’s Headquarters,” and Suzanne B. Shank won third prize for “Sweet Face of Rolling Waters.” There were also 25 Awards of Excellence winners, and nine honorable mentions. Reproductions of the winning art will be displayed in the courthouse this summer. The competition was sponsored by the Community Outreach Committee of the Montgomery County Bar Association.

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PBA Commission on Women in the Profession releases 19th Annual Report Card – names High Swartz to 2013 Honor Roll of Legal Organizations Welcoming to Women

The PBA Commission on Women in the Profession’s 19th Annual Report Card has been completed. At this year’s Annual Conference, a brochure summarizing the report was distributed to all Conference registrants and luncheon attendees. These will also be available at upcoming WIP events. The full report can be found on the PBA website, linked below.Related Information:

High Swartz Attorney Alan W. Flenner Elected Chair of Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (May 23, 2013) – High Swartz LLP, a general practice law firm based in Norristown, Pa., announces that Alan W. Flenner was recently elected to serve as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section. In his role as chair, Flenner will be responsible for coordinating all Municipal Law Council efforts, including working with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute to conduct the biannual Municipal Law Colloquium, a two-day municipal law CLE program.Flenner concentrates his practice on environmental, land use and municipal law and has substantial experience representing municipalities, developers, commercial retailers, non-profit institutions and individuals involved in zoning, land development, environmental issues and building code matters. A professional engineer licensed in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and a registered environmental manager, he is uniquely qualified in the legal analysis of building construction, zoning and land development, and environmental issues. Flenner also serves as a captain in the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps Reserve Component where he is currently assigned as the assistant officer in charge of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Contingency Engineering Unit in Washington, D.C.Flenner earned his J.D., from The Dickinson School of Law, his M.S.C.E. in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois and his B.M.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware.Founded in 1914, High Swartz LLP is a general practice law firm with a rich history and tradition of excellence in serving clients in Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and the Mid-Atlantic. For more information, please visit www.highswartz.com. ###