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Statement from the Executive Board of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association in response to the recent Superior Court decision in Trigg v. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

A core mission of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association is to promote, improve and advance the right to a trial by jury.  One of the most essential elements of a jury trial is a fair and impartial jury.  This impartiality is protected through the voir dire process where potential jurors are vetted to discern actual bias or the appearance of partiality or bias.   Last year our Supreme Court, in the case of Shinal v. Toms, 162 A.2d 429 (Pa. 2017), noted that the discretion afforded to a  trial judge in granting or denying challenges for cause was directly

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Colin A. Morgan

Julian Gray Associates 954 Greentree Road Pittsburgh, PA 15220 P: (412) 458-6000 F: (412) 458-6015 colin@grayelderlaw.com grayelderlaw.com Allegheny County

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Bradley E. Holuta

Supinka & Supinka, PC 983 Philadelphia Street Indiana, PA 15701 P: (724) 349-6768 F: (724) 349-6721 brad@supinka.com supinka.com Indiana County

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G. Clinton Kelley

Law Office of G. Clinton Kelley 304 Ross Street, 7th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 P: (412) 454-5599 F: (412) 712-9749 gckesq@gmail.com gckesq.com Allegheny County

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Past Presidents Dinner

30th Jan 2018 5:30 pm Please join us at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, as we recognize and celebrate our Past Presidents.  Board of Governors meeting will be held prior to the event. Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30.

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Escape Room Event

Escape Room Event at The Great Escape Room Pittsburgh 15th Feb 2018 5:00 pm Our annual event where we welcome our Junior Members to attend.  Event begins promptly at 5:00 p.m.    

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Westmoreland Dinner and CLE

Dinner and CLE  at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree 21st Mar 2018 5:30 pm A Westmoreland County event with cocktails, dinner and a one-hour CLE.  The CLE will be a round table discussion among members of the bar of Westmoreland County.  A Board of Governors Meeting will precede the event.   This event has been cancelled due to weather.  Check back for a rescheduled date.    

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Members Only Election Dinner Meeting

Membership Meeting at Carmody’s Grille on Neville Island in Pittsburgh 17th Apr 2018 5:30 pm Our annual membership meeting where we’ll elect the Officers, Board of Governors and LAWPAC Trustee for the 2018-2019 year. Board of Governors Meeting will precede the event.  

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Sam Mack

Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George, P.C. 315 N Mercer St New Castle, PA  16101 P: (724) 658-8535 F: (724) 6588013 smack@lgkg.com lgkg.com Lawrence County

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Elaine Specter

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Attorney at Law 8665 Bay Colony Dr, #1003 Naples, FL 34108 P: (239) 592-9122 elaine627@aol.com Collier County

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