Gawthrop Greenwood welcomed Salvia Yi as an associate attorney practicing in civil litigation and criminal defense.

Yi’s practice focuses on commercial disputes. She handles arbitrations, appeals and hearings with cases centered on landlord-tenant disputes.

Yi serves on the arbitration panel for Delaware County. She is a member of the Chester County Bar Association, as well as a member of the Delaware County Bar Association, Delaware County young lawyers’ section, American Bar Association and Temple Law Alumni Association.


McNees Wallace & Nurick is set to hold its 29th annual Labor & Employment Seminar from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. June 6.

Some of this year’s seminar topics include: Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board update and predictions; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission update and #MeToo; Supreme Court update and the employment docket; employee benefits in 2019; medical marijuana; and crisis preparedness and active shooter training.


The Pennsylvania Bar Association gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights committee is slated to present its 2019 David M. Rosenblum GLBT Public Policy Award to PBA immediate past president Sharon R. López, a partner in Lancaster’s Triquetra Law.

López is scheduled to receive the award during a May 16 reception.

The award honors individuals who have effected change resulting in a positive impact for the LGBT community and who have used his or her position of leadership to inspire others to act and promote civil rights and equality. López is being honored for being a vocal supporter of the LGBT community and being an advocate for equality.

In addition to being a member of the PBA GLBT rights committee, López is a co-chair of the PBA minority bar committee, former co-chair of the PBA membership development and civil and equal rights committees and a member of the Commission on Women in the Profession.


The Pennsylvania Bar Association administrative law section is scheduled to present its James S. Bowman Award to Harrisburg-based Kristen W. Brown, prothonotary of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, at the association’s annual meeting in Lancaster on May 16.

The award honors a lawyer who makes an impact on the practice of administrative law and demonstrates leadership in mentoring administrative law practitioners.

Brown writes on a variety of legal issues, including working as an author on a multivolume analysis of state court jurisdiction and the Rules of Appellate Procedure.

She also participates in a variety of continuing legal education programs and speaking engagements.

Brown is a member of the PBA administrative law section and its workers’ compensation law section.