The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession is set to present its annual Anne X. Alpern Award to Butler County Court of Common Pleas Judge Marilyn N. Horan and its Lynette Norton Award to lawyer Sarah C. Yerger of Harrisburg, Pa.

An awards ceremony is scheduled during the commission’s 21st annual conference, “Lean in, Lean on, Lean Forward,” on May 14 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.

Horan is the first female judge on the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.

A principal in Post & Schell’s commercial litigation practice group, Yerger represents the firm’s business partners in affirmative and defense commercial and constitutional litigation and trial practice, professional licensure law, regulatory compliance and litigation, and employment defense litigation and trial practice.


Mission Kids, a child advocacy center aimed at easing the criminal justice process for abused children in Montgomery County, Pa., was a featured presenter at the 30th National Symposium on Child Abuse.

Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County district attorney and co-founder of Mission Kids, joined by Abbie Newman, executive director of the child advocacy center, hosted a workshop during the conference, “Inside the Mind of a Prosecutor,” in which they discussed ways district attorneys and executive directors can best collaborate to protect children against abuse.


Duquesne University School of Law students Aleksandra Kocelko and David Leake garnered top honors at the National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition.

The event, held in late March at West Virginia University College of Law, highlighted emerging trends in energy law and recent developments in sustainable energy production.

Forty teams participated in the competition, which focused on the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.


Kenneth J. Warren, a founding partner of Warren Glass, participated in the “Hot Topics in Water Quality” panel at the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ 43rd spring conference in Salt Lake City.

Warren presented his paper, “Regulating Nutrients by the Numbers.”

His practice includes regulatory, litigation and transactional matters involving environmental compliance, permitting, environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, site remediations, sustainability and climate change, and alternative energy issues.


Daniel R. Bush, a partner at Lamb McErlane in West Chester, Pa., presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ seminar on “Litigating Sex Offenses in State Court: A Comprehensive Overview.”

Bush heads the criminal law section of Lamb McErlane’s litigation department.

In the criminal law arena, Bush has defended clients against allegations of all levels of felony and misdemeanor charges. •