Pitt Law Professor Harry Gruener To Receive Eric Turner Memorial Award From The Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pitt Law Clinical Associate Professor Harry J. Gruener will receive the Eric Turner Memorial Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Family Law Section. The award will be presented during the Family Law Section Summer Meeting, July 9 - 11, at The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
According to the PBA, the Eric Turner Memorial Award honors a lawyer who is dedicated to the practice of family law and who serves as a mentor and teacher to fellow lawyers.
The PBA noted Gruener for participating in drafting amendments to the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, which became effective in 2005, and other significant family law legislation.
As a clinical associate professor, Gruener supervises the Pitt Law's Family Law Clinic, which serves indigent Allegheny County citizens dealing with family law legal issues in Family Court. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating law school classes in 2005 and 2012 and the Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award in 2013 for his work with the Family Law Clinic.