- Monday, May 15, 2017
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers honored Schnader’s Paul H. Titus and Arleigh P. Helfer III, along with attorney Peter Goldberger, with the 2017 Alan Jay Josel Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual conference in Harrisburg on April 28. Paul, Arleigh, and Peter were recognized for their work on an amicus brief for PACDL in the case Kuren v. Luzerne County. In Kuren, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that claims for anticipated Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel violations may proceed against counties that underfund public defenders. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Paul is a seasoned trial lawyer and appellate advocate. He has represented judicial agencies, various courts, members of the judiciary, local governmental bodies, and elected and appointed officials. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Judicature Society and a founding member of the American Inns of Court Pittsburgh Chapter.