The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) is pleased to announce that Marion Munley of Munley Law has been selected as the 2016 Lynette Norton Award Honoree. Attorney Munley will receive her award at the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession Annual Conference on May 11, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA.
The Lynette Norton Award honors and recognizes a female attorney who excels in litigation and is devoted to mentoring other women in the legal profession. The award is named for Lynette Norton, a founding member of the PBA’s Commission on Women in the Profession (WIP). Before her sudden passing in 2002, Norton was a mentor to young women attorneys, favored such causes as women’s rights and literacy, and fought discrimination against women in the profession.
For thirty years, Munley has been dedicated to the advancement of women in the legal profession. Munley currently serves as the First Vice Chair for the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, a group within the American Association for Justice (AAJ) that encourages female trial lawyers to network, learn from one another, overcome challenges, and become better leaders. Active in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice as well, she has served as the chair of the association’s Women Trial Lawyers Committee. She is the founder of the Association of Women Lawyers in Lackawanna County, which provides mentoring, networking, and scholarships to female lawyers.
She has been named:
- Best Lawyers in America
- Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996, the second woman in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to earn that distinction;
- Woman of Excellence Award Winner, as selected by the Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
- Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Magazine, 2013, 2015
A sought-after speaker, Munley is a member of the Melvin M. Belli Society, which is dedicated to the promotion of continuing legal education, and annually serves on the faculty of the nonprofit Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. She currently serves on the Board of Governors for both the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and is a proud member of the International Society of Barristers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.