Erie County Law Foundation

Formed in 1989, the Erie County Law Foundation is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Its purposes include, but are not limited to, promoting education generally, granting scholarships and providing legal services to the poor.

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The Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund

The Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund annually provides a scholarship to a first-year law school student who is a resident of Erie, Pa attending an ABA-approved law school. If grades are maintained, the student is eligible for renewal of the scholarship for his or her second and third years.

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Erie County Court House Projects Fund

Erie County Court House Projects Fund grants are considered when in connection with historic Courtroom H. Funds may be requested to pay for the continued maintenance of this historic Courtroom, on-going restoration needs, improvements and technological improvements.

Attorneys & Kids Together (AKT)

This program, started in 2000, is the Erie County Bar Association's signature community project.  Its purpose is to support the educational needs of students living in homeless situations.

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Wills for Heroes

Wills for Heroes is a nationally-based program that assists first responders and military veterans by ensuring that their legal affairs are in order should tragedy ever strike. Each year, attorneys with the Erie County Bar Association volunteer to meet individually with first responders and military veterans to prepare the documents for registered participants.

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Contributions to the Foundation are needed, especially to continue growing the Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship Fund principal. We hope you will remember the Foundation with memorials and other donations.

Memorials and donations may be made through our online donation site or sent directly to the Erie County Law Foundation, 302 West Ninth Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16502.

Questions? Contact Julie Kresge, Executive Director at 814/459-3111 or

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