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Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.
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David Trevaskis

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services
Harrisburg, PA
David Keller Trevaskis, Esquire, is an attorney and former third grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. Trevaskis is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), responsible for helping local bar associations, legal aid programs, and other groups who offer legal services across the Commonwealth improve access to justice for the neediest among us.

Trevaskis’ work in poverty law is extensive, as the PBA’s Pro Bono Office processes nearly 6000 requests for help each year through the PBA Legal Services to the Public Committee, and helps organize and run clinics on a variety of subjects from expungements to elder law issues. Trevaskis also staffs the PBA’s Immigration Law Committee, and presents on immigration issues to a variety of audiences. He supports the Wills for Heroes Program of the PBA’s Young Lawyer Division, which has provided at no cost first responders and veterans with wills and other estate planning documents. Trevaskis is proud of his work supporting veterans and active duty personnel with civil legal aid through the PBA’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. He is also proud that his namesake, nephew David Trevaskis, serves in the United States Army.

Trevaskis has long been a champion of non-violence, having been the designer of and original trainer for Project PEACE (Peaceful Endings through Authorities, Children and Educators), a peer mediation, anti-bullying, and youth court program jointly sponsored by the PBA and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. A co-author of the 2018 updated text, School Law: Legal Framework, Guiding Principles, and Litigated Areas, David is an expert on school law and school crisis. He teaches in the classroom and online at Community College of Philadelphia, Gratz College, Arcadia University, and the University of New England.
Trevaskis has won more awards than any one man deserves, but he is excited to be honored with Kelly J. Gastley, Managing Attorney at Philadelphia VIP, as co-recipient of the 2020 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award honored this coming October. Trevaskis wants you to know he was honored as a Shepherd of Peace by the Good Shepherd Mediation Program in October 2018, and he and Project PEACE were honored by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg in September 2019 with the Peacemaker In Our Midst Award. Trevaskis was delighted to receive the American Bar Association Isadore Starr Award in 2015 for outstanding achievements in teaching about the law in the elementary and secondary grades. Dr. Starr, a lawyer/educator who passed away last year at 106 years young, personally saluted David when David was given his award, which made it even more special.

Trevaskis is married with two children and two grandsons. In the current era of the virus, late May 2020, he virtually conducted a rehearing of the Masterpiece Cake Supreme Court decision with students from The Philadelphia School under the auspices of the Rendell Center.
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