Munley family to be honored at Lackawanna Pro Bono Fundraising Gala

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The family of the late Robert W. Munley will be recognized at this year’s Lackawanna Pro Bono Fundraising Gala on November 5 at 7.30pm. They will be presented with the Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award for demonstrating exceptional service to the community.

Scranton, PA, October 2, 2020 – The family of the late Robert W. Munley are among the honorees who will be recognized at this year’s Lackawanna Pro Bono Fundraising Gala on November 5. Each year, Lackawanna Pro Bono presents the Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award to members of the community who have demonstrated exceptional service to the community.

This year’s event will be held virtually from 7:30PM to 8:30PM. The purchase of a ticket includes curbside pick-up from Constantino’s Catering to enjoy at home. All ticket holders will also be entered into a drawing to win a week’s vacation at the Audi family vacation home on Lake Harmony, PA. Funds raised will support Lackawanna Pro Bono’s mission to provide free legal representation to residents who are faced with serious civil legal problems but do not have the means to hire a lawyer.

Robert W. Munley, Esq. founded Munley Law in 1959 with the conviction that all people should have equal access to the justice system, regardless of wealth or income. His partnership with Lackawanna Pro Bono was a natural fit. Knowing how easily the loss of a job or loved one can send families into poverty, Bob believed that economic hardship should never prevent people from getting the legal help they need.

Apart from his law practice, Bob Munley’s life was marked by a love for his community and a commitment to helping those in need. That was the philosophy of compassion he passed on to his children. “Our father was the kind of person who led by example,” Daniel Munley said. “The way he conducted himself, not just as a lawyer but as a friend and as a person, was an inspiration. He always believed that for an act to be truly charitable, it had to be anonymous.” Following his example, Bob’s family continued the tradition of involvement in the community, partnering with charitable causes, and promoting the work of Lackawanna Pro Bono.

What many people don’t know about Bob is that he had a lifelong fascination with the American Revolution and the founding fathers, and a love for the ideals of equality and justice that our country was founded on. Working with Lackawanna Pro Bono was a way for him to honor those ideals and help to create a more equal and just world.

Inspired by Bob, the Munley family continues to live up to the ideals he held so close and the example he set in working for equal access to justice for all. Bob and his wife Bernadine shared six children and thirteen grandchildren.

The Distinguished Service Award is named after Attorney Robert W. Munley in recognition of his service to the community and his support for pro bono representation. A founder of the law firm, Munley Law, Attorney Munley practiced law for over 50 years. He was the past president of the Lackawanna Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers and served on the Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association. A veteran of the Korean War, Attorney Munley graduated from the University of Scranton and Temple University School of Law.

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Address: 227 Penn Ave, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503, United States
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