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The National Organization Of Bar Counsel (NOBC) Elects Paul J. Burgoyne To Its Board Of Directors

Burgoyne to take on a two-year term as Director-at-Large

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The National Organization of Bar Counsel (NOBC) announced at their annual conference held in San Francisco this August that Paul J. Burgoyne, Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, has been elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term as Director-at-Large. In this position, Burgoyne will serve on the Board of Directors, which is responsible for managing the business affairs of the organization, adopting by-laws and conducting annual and mid-term meetings. Further, each Board Member may serve as a liaison to an American Bar Association (ABA) standing committee.

The NOBC is a non-profit organization of legal professionals whose members enforce ethics rules that regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice law in the United States, Canada and Australia. The NOBC seeks to advance the goals of attorney regulation by assisting each other and making contributions through the ABA and state bars, influencing rule making and speaking out on issues involving lawyer regulation and professionalism. The Board of Directors is comprised of the organization's officers and is elected by the NOBC members present at the annual meeting.

"It has always been my honor to be a member of NOBC. Over the years, NOBC has been in the front of many important efforts to improve the profession and protect the public," Burgoyne said. "It is my hope to spend two years as a Director-at-Large returning something to a group I admire and from which I have taken so much."

Burgoyne has served as Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel in Pennsylvania since 1993. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel investigates complaints against attorneys, and when appropriate, prosecutes. In his role, he has also been responsible for providing educational programs for attorneys and consumers.

Prior to becoming Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel, he was Counsel-in-Charge of the Philadelphia office from 1987-1993 where he had been a staff counsel since December 7, 1981. He spent five years in private practice limited to criminal law, and three years at Legal Aid of Chester County in West Chester Pa., where he tried civil cases in both state and federal courts.

Throughout his tenure, Burgoyne has been active in conducting seminars and participating in panels discussing legal ethics and professional responsibility before such groups as the NOBC, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the Conference of County Bar Leaders and the National Association of Legal Secretaries.

Burgoyne received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from LaSalle University in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate degree at Rutgers University Law in Camden, New Jersey in 1973.

About the Office of Disciplinary Counsel

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is responsible for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), which is the investigative and prosecutorial division of the disciplinary system. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel is administered by Chief Disciplinary Counsel. Each of the four District Offices has a Counsel-in-Charge, as well as a full staff of disciplinary counsel, investigators, and support staff. The primary mission of the ODC is protection of the public. The role of ODC is to investigate complaints against attorneys, and when appropriate, prosecute. ODC also provides educational programs for attorneys and consumers.

About the Disciplinary Board

The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board please visit www.padb.us .

About the NOBC

The NOBC is a non-profit organization of legal professionals whose members enforce ethics rules that regulate the professional conduct of lawyers who practice law in the United States, Canada and Australia.

For more information on this press release, please contact Jamie Fulginiti via email at jfulginiti@hersheyphilbin.com or by phone at 717.975.2148.