Elected and Appointed

Michael C. Nines of Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox was promoted to a senior technical consultant.

He is a licensed professional engineer and is also a LEED-accredited professional.

Nines joined the firm in 2005 as an in-house technical consultant and brought more than a decade of environmental engineering experience gained through previous employment in the manufacturing sector, environmental consulting, and with an international chemical manufacturing trade association.

Mark P. Thompson, a partner in Lamb McErlane’s municipal law department, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the West Chester Downtown Foundation.

The West Chester Downtown Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes community interest in the vitality, culture and livability of downtown West Chester, Pa., through education, historic preservation and collaboration.

At Lamb McErlane, Thompson concentrates his practice on municipal, land use, environmental law and property tax assessment matters.

Additions

Buckley, Brion, McGuire & Morris added Christine S. Kimmel as a partner.

Kimmel’s practice focuses on real estate, financing and commercial transactions.

Before joining the firm, Kimmel was of counsel at Pepper Hamilton.

Pittsburgh-based Meyer, Unkovic & Scott announced that Kathryn Angliss and Stephen Chesney joined the firm as associate attorneys.

Angliss is a member of the litigation and dispute resolution group.

Prior to joining Meyer Unkovic, Angliss served as a law clerk to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christine A. Ward in the Commerce and Complex Division.

Chesney is a member of the employment law and employee benefits group and the construction law and litigation group.

Prior to joining the firm, Chesney worked in the construction industry as a journeyman insulator.

Events

Members of the elder law committee of the Delaware County Bar Association volunteered at the Chester City Hall for an outreach program in March to assist approximately 50 seniors.

Attendees had the opportunity to listen to a presentation on the importance of having a power of attorney, a living will and a simple will.

Attorneys were available to meet with each attendee and educate them on how to prepare these documents on site.

Eligibility for other services, such as the Medicare Savings Program, the Extra Help Program and Apprise, a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare, were highlighted.

The event was sponsored by the County Office of Services for the Aging and was joined by the County Assistance Office.

Altoona Area High School won the 31st annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition, which took place March 28 and 29 at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa.

The Altoona Area High School Mock Trial Team is set to represent Pennsylvania in the National High School Mock Trial Championship to be held May 8 to 10 in Madison, Wis.

The team is composed of Jacob Foose, Blanca Gates, Juan Gil, Chelsea Keller, Rachel McIntosh, Michael Scott, Haley Smith and Haley Walker.

The teacher coaches are James Lowe and Jennifer Lowe. The attorney adviser is David Andrews.

Speakers

Gross McGinley attorney Malcolm J. Gross lectured on his book “Two Mayors and a Lawyer” on April 10 at Kalmbach Memorial Park in Macungie, Pa.

He provided anecdotes from his book that chronicles the city of Allentown’s political history from the 1920s through the 1960s.