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June 21, 2013

The Legal Intelligencer Celebrates 170th Anniversary with Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards, Arlen Specter Award in Philadelphia

The Legal Intelligencer Celebrates 170th Anniversary with Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards, Arlen Specter Award in Philadelphia

NEW YORK – June 21, 2013 – ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer, America’s oldest daily legal newspaper and the most trusted source of Pennsylvania legal news, information and analysis, is celebrating its 170th anniversary this month by hosting a unique awards dinner that will honor some of the most influential attorneys in Pennsylvania.

The “170th Anniversary/Lifetime Achievement Awards” will be held on June 27th, from 6 to 9 p.m., at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. For more information about the event, please go to

“The Pennsylvania legal community is home to some of the most accomplished attorneys and judges in the country,” said Hal Cohen, publisher of The Legal Intelligencer. “The professional achievements of these elite lawyers have often filled the pages of The Legal Intelligencer, which is proud as part of its 170th anniversary to honor all that they have accomplished over the course of their careers. As we celebrate our history, we’re thrilled to also recognize all that these distinguished lawyers and judges have done to advance the profession.”

Among The Legal Intelligencer’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winners are leaders of billion-dollar corporations, accomplished trial attorneys, civil rights advocates, promoters of judicial independence, leaders in government, founders of AmLaw 200 law firms, champions of diversity, protectors of children and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

The event will also feature the presentation of the “Arlen Specter Award,” a special award to be handed out for outstanding work done in the past 10 years to promote the law, profession or cause of justice in Pennsylvania. The three finalists for the Arlen Specter Award are:

* Marsha Levick, Juvenile Law Center
* Joe H. Tucker Jr., Tucker Law Group
* John M. Cleland, Pennsylvania Superior Court

The Legal Intelligencer helps keep Pennsylvania legal professionals up to date on the latest legal industry trends and developments with award-winning, in-depth editorial coverage as well as news on court decisions, verdicts and practice issues. The Legal Intelligencer also includes a weekly Pennsylvania Law Weekly section, with statewide legal news and analysis covering the courts, the legislature and case digests of every state appellate decision and key trial and federal court decisions.

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