WEST CHESTER, PA — Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, one of Chester County, Pennsylvania’s largest law firms, this week shared that Amanda Grant has been promoted to Chair of the Chester County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”). Amanda has served as an officer of the YLD since 2021, when she first served as Secretary/Treasurer.
The Chester County Bar Association YLD is responsible for organizing and promoting mock trial programs for local Chester County high schools. This year, under Amanda’s leadership, 14 Chester County high schools participated in mock trials spanning over four evenings at the Chester County Courthouse. Several Chester County Court of Common Pleas judges, one judge from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, and more than 80 legal professionals volunteered their time to help with the event. The winning team moves on to a regional mock trial competition.
In addition to the mock trial program, Amanda is passionate about developing a mentoring program between the YLD members and potential law school students. She encourages interested students to reach out to members of the YLD with questions they may have about college admissions, taking the LSATS, or with any other questions.
While the YLD technically includes lawyers up to age 40, currently the majority of active members are 35 years of age or older. Amanda hopes to reach out to Chester County attorneys under the age of 35 who may not be aware of the opportunities the YLD presents for networking and interacting with other young lawyers. Lunch meetings are held every other month where members have the opportunity to meet one another, and on alternate months a social activity is held.
Amanda’s practice for the last 10 years has focused on family law, general litigation, and creditor’s rights matters. She has been dedicated to public service her entire legal career. In addition to her YLD work, she serves on the Board of the Chester County Bar Association and the Chester County Bar Foundation (CCBF), the charitable affiliate of the Chester County Bar Association. Amanda is the 2021 recipient of the CCNA’s John McKenna Access to Justice Award and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2021 PBA Pro Bono Award.
A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University (B.S. 2008, cum laude), Amanda earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2011).
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