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January 29, 2009

Philadelphia Bar Association Elects New Treasurer to Board of Governors

The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors has appointed Joseph A. Prim Jr. as treasurer of the Board, replacing Jeffrey M. Lindy, who stepped down to seek election to public office in Montgomery County. Prim has already served two years as assistant treasurer.

Prim is a partner with Duca and Prim and a graduate of the Boston University School of Law. He served as co-chair of the Law Practice Management Division in 2008 and served as Workers’ Compensation Section representative to the Board of Governors in 2003. He was co-chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and co-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee in 1994.

A member of the State Civil Litigation Section, Prim served as treasurer of the Workers’ Compensation Section (1996 to 2008) and was a member of the Strategic Planning and the Long Range Planning Committees.

The Board of Governors also appointed Wesley R. Payne IV to assistant treasurer, filling the role vacated by Prim. Payne is currently a member of the Board of Governors and is chair of the Military Affairs Committee. He is a partner in the Litigation Department at White and Williams LLP and is a member of the Life, Health and Disability and Insurance Fraud Practice Groups. He is also chair of the Diversity Committee at White and Williams.

In addition, the Board also appointed Stacey A. Tees to fill the seat vacated by Payne. Tees is an associate at German, Gallagher & Murtagh, P.C. and a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law. She has been active in the Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section, having served as secretary (2005-2006) and co-chair in 2008. She was the Section’s representative to the Board of Governors in 2008.

All interested candidates had an opportunity to present before the Board. Results were tallied following a secret ballot.

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