Judith A. Algeo, Esq. to Receive Jean Crowe Award from American Bar Association
Judith A. Algeo, Esq. will receive the Jean Crowe Award from the American Bar Association Family Law Section at their Annual Meeting on August 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
Jean Crowe was an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee for nearly 30 years where she changed the lives of low income abused spouses and their children by giving them the protection of the law and the courage to begin a new life. This prestigious, annual award is given to one attorney who has made significant contributions to family law clients on a pro bono basis in their community. A $1,500 cash prize is given to the pro bono or public service organization of the recipient’s choice.
The 2016 Jean Crowe Award is being presented to Ms. Algeo because of her dedication to representing and standing up for the underprivileged in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ms. Algeo is a Shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s family law practice. She represents individuals in all matters related to family law including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, alimony and matters of equitable distribution. Ms. Algeo is an experienced adoption attorney and handles both termination of parental rights matters and second parent adoptions.
Ms. Algeo is well-respected by her peers and has been an active member of the Bucks County Bar Association where she has served in various leadership positions for nearly 20 years. She was recently selected to become a member of the 2015-2017 Program Awards Committee of the American Inns of Court. This prominent committee shapes the programming of the American Inns of Court, a national organization dedicated to promoting the highest levels of professionalism in the practice of law. She is a member of the Board of Supervisors in Warwick Township, Bucks County where she and her colleagues are charged with overseeing the operation of the township. For 5 years, Ms. Algeo has served on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania (LASP) and currently serves as Vice-President of the Board. She routinely represents clients in Protection from Abuse proceedings.
“Judith is a talented and successful lawyer at Eastburn and Gray,” said D. Rodman Eastburn, President and Chief Operating Officer at Eastburn and Gray. “We are honored she is being recognized in such a positive way.”
Ms. Algeo has identified the Legal Aid Society of Southeastern Pennsylvania to be the beneficiary of the cash prize this notable award comes with. “I would like to think that Jean and her family are pleased knowing these award funds will be funneled to our local chapter of Legal Aid,” said Ms. Algeo. “I have enjoyed the work I do on a local level and am humbled that colleagues from across the nation appreciate these efforts.”
The mission of Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania is to provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, to empower them to solve problems without legal representation through legal education and increased access to the courts, and to change community practices and systems that cause or aggravate poverty. To learn more about the organization, please visit its website, www.lasp.org.