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Meet the staff of the Erie County Bar Association.


Sandra Brydon Smith

Executive Director
P: 814-459-3111 ext. 102 • F: 814-455-0788

Sandy began her career with the Erie County Bar Association (ECBA) in 1981, becoming Executive Director in 1982. She is responsible for managing the daily and long-term operations and resources of the ECBA, overseeing staff, and ensuring that the policies and directives of the Board are implemented.   She is passionate about the ECBA and thrives on the constantly changing and challenging environment in which she works.

She is an Erie native, having graduated from East High School in 1974.  She obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Russian Language and Area Studies (1979) after attending Arizona State University, University of Toronto, and Edinboro University.

When not working on ECBA business, Sandy enjoys watching Independent, Foreign, and Documentary films  (and most other movies), the challenge of staying awake while reading books recommended by good friends, wine, good food, traveling, and hanging out with her two terrific grown children - often in some combination!


Paula J. Gregory

Administrator of Accounting and Lawyer Referral
P: 814-459-3111 ext. 103 • F: 814-455-0788

Paula, originally from Albion, Pennsylvania, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies from Gannon University and her Associate of Science in Accounting from Gannon University (1993.) She has been on staff at the Erie County Bar Association for close to 25 years. Her duties currently include all accounting responsibilities for the Association and Foundation. Paula also oversees the Lawyer Referral Service and the Publications of the ECBA. She is staff liaison to the Civil Litigation, Municipal and Real Estate Sections and the Women's, In-House Counsel  and Young Lawyers Divisions. She works closely with the Committees charged with implementing the annual Mock Trial Competition and Law Day 5K Run/Walk. She is also a member of the Gannon University Advisory Board for the Legal Studies Program.

Paula's primary outside interest is music. She is a professional vocalist in the Cathedral of St. Paul Choir in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a member of the Cathedral Choir, she has had the opportunity to travel abroad to sing in residence at Canterbury Cathedral as well as services at Chichester Cathedral,  the American Cathedral in Paris and at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Paula is also a member of the Erie Renaissance Singers.


Nancy R. Theuerkauf

Administrative Assistant, CLE Liaison
P: 814-459-3111 ext. 101 • F: 814-455-0788

Nancy earned her Associates Degree in Specialized Business from Erie Business Center (1999) and thereafter worked as a paralegal for several attorneys in both Erie and Meadville. She joined the ECBA staff early in 2014. Nancy supports the Association’s many Continuing Legal Education programs, its Attorneys & Kids Together (AKT) community project, the Foundation's Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts Scholarship process, and assists callers to the ECBA's Lawyer Referral & Information Service. She is also responsible for a large variety of administrative assistant duties.

When she isn’t in the office, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family and anything that involves being outdoors.  She and her two dogs, Frankie and Riley, and are frequent visitors to Presque Isle,  often joined by her daughter and her dog, Sheldon.


Larry J. Klick

Communications Coordinator
P: 814-459-3111 • F: 814-455-0788

Larry, an Erie native, earned his Bachelor of Arts from Thiel College in 2005. After a lengthy stint of employment with International Sound Corporation at Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Larry and his wife Kristy moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as the Communications Director for a multi-million dollar Country Club. Upon realizing that extreme heat, dense population, and large bugs weren’t his thing, Larry gladly accepted his current position with the ECBA in April of 2017. His day to day activities include website maintenance, creation and distribution of collateral materials, e-mail marketing campaigns, and social media coordination.

Larry is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, and is an Adobe Certified Expert in Premiere Pro. Currently, there are only 5 people with such certification in the entire state of Pennsylvania!

When he’s not at the office, Larry enjoys hiking and photography with his wife as well as golf, bowling, working out, craft beer, and boutique wines.


Megan E. Black

Managing Editor - Erie County Legal Journal
P: 814-459-3111 • F: 814-455-0788

Megan earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2002.   She joined the ECBA staff in June 2017 and oversees the weekly publication of the Erie County Legal Journal and the Crawford County Legal Journal, assists with the Lawyer Referral Service, and works with various practice Sections.

When Megan is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family and has a love for the great outdoors, art and animals (especially dogs).