As the charitable arm of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation focuses on community and public service. The Fellows Program was started in 1996 to recognize and honor attorneys who have shown a commitment to excellence in charitable, community, professional and/or public service activities. This group of dedicated lawyers fosters new and innovative programs as they aid in the Bar’s ongoing challenge to fund public service activities.
The Fellows Grand Reception, held at the LeMont on September 17, paid tribute to those who best signify the highest level of professional distinction in the legal community. This select group of young attorneys has exhibited a dedication to the charitable activities by playing a leading role in various pro bono and public service initiatives.
Elizabeth Warner Altman is a graduate of Ohio University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is an attorney at Goehring, Rutter & Boehm, where she maintains Family Law and Estate Planning and Administration practices. She is active in the Allegheny County Bar Association, with particular involvement in the Family Bar Association and Public Service Committee. Elizabeth currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Family Law Section Pro Bono Committee, and is an active member of the Young Lawyers Division, serving on their Public Service and Member Services Committees. She currently coordinates the NLSA Pro Bono Attorney Phone Clinic and provides pro bono services to the Allegheny County Adult Family Division pro se clinic and to the NLSA Protection From Abuse program. In addition to her legal work, Elizabeth is an Associate Board member of HEARTH, a non-profit organization providing transitional housing and services to homeless women and children.
Jessica L. Crown is a graduate of Elmira College and earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is an attorney at Goehring, Rutter & Boehm where she maintains an active Family Law and School/Municipal Law practice. She is also experienced in the areas of Real Estate Litigation and Business Law. She is actively involved in the Allegheny County Bar Association, currently serving in the Women in the Law Division (since 2007), just began a three-year term on the Bar Foundation Board of Trustees in July and chairs the Young Lawyers Division Public Service Committee “Fairy Tales” Project. For three years, she served as Chair of the YLD Public Service Committee. She is a Pro Bono Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services and recently served as a Coordinator of the National Wills for Heroes Program, as well as a Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.