- Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Denny Shupe has been selected to receive the Jeffrey A. Ernico Award of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The Ernico Award is “an occasional award of the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee that is to be given to such individuals and groups as the committee, from time to time, determines have provided unique service that has resulted in significant improvement in the provision of legal services to the neediest among us.”
Shupe is being recognized for his service as an excellent model for leadership in pro bono and public interest legal service. Shupe, an Air Force Academy graduate and retired Air Force officer and command pilot, currently chairs the Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee (U.S.) for the American College of Trial Lawyers. Shupe is one of the leaders in the ACTL’s nationwide effort to develop and implement a groundbreaking project to address the national problem of the Veteran Administration’s over four year backlog in processing and deciding disability award appeals for our country’s military veterans, delays that deny constitutional due process and can deny veterans the financial resources they need for daily living.