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Subseries 4. Allegheny County Bar Association, 1960-1969

Scope and Content Notes:

Thornburgh was a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He was Secretary of the Junior Bar Section and participated in the Public Defender Committee, and the Indigent and Public Service Committees. Materials here relate to events and appearances, information on the Allegheny Bar Association, Public Defender Committee, and the Public Service Committee. A speech and news release are available here online.

Section: Events and Appearances

Folder 8 "Law Day--Rule of Right, Not Might," St. George High School, Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 1963
Folder 9 "Legal Line," WJAS Radio, Pittsburgh, PA April 8, 1962
Folder 10 "Your 60 Second Counsel," KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh, PA April 26, 1962
Folder 11 Peabody High School Career Conference on Law, Pittsburgh, PA May 18, 1966
Folder 12 "Faith and Freedom," WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA June 2, 1966

Section: Allegheny County Bar Association: History and Correspondence

Folder 13 "History of Allegheny Bar Association," by Joseph A. Katarincic from the Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine December, 1960
Folder 14 "Junior Bar Section, Allegheny County Bar Association," by Jack W. Plowman, Chairman 1961
Folder 15 Correspondence regarding Thornburgh's Election as Secretary of Junior Bar Section of Allegheny County Bar Association February, 1962

Section: Public Defender Committee, 1964-1965

Folder 16 Public Defender Committee Correspondence 1964-1965
Folder 17 Public Defender Committee Minutes July, 1964-June, 1965
Folder 18 Public Defender Committee Notes, Drafts, and Acts 1964-1965
Folder 19 Thornburgh's Memorandum Regarding Counsel for Indigent Criminal Defendants--Activities of the Allegheny County Bar Association February 8, 1965
Folder 20 Indigents Committee Meeting Minutes May-June, 1966
Folder 21 Information regarding the "Criminal Justice Act of 1965" 1965

Section: Public Service Committee, 1964-1969

Folder 22 Handbook and Functions (annotated) Undated
Folder 23 Thornburgh, Chairman of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Public Service Committee, criticized First Assistant District Attorney Dunn for his denunciation of tax-supported legal aid agencies October 16, 1968
Folder 24 Correspondence 1965-1969
Folder 25 Precinct Observer Program June-August, 1969
Folder 26 Minutes 1966-1968
Folder 27 "Administration of Justice during Civil Disorders in Pittsburgh," A report by Public Service Committee May, 1968
Folder 28 Department of Health, Education and Welfare Legal Services Program 1968-1969
Folder 29 "Minority Loan Entrepreneur Program" 1968-1969
Folder 30 Thornburgh's Notes and Reports from Public Service Committee 1968
Folder 31 Notes and Correspondence regarding "Proposal for Expansion of the Public Defender's Office" 1967
Folder 32 Correspondence and Memorandum regarding Bail Bond Situation in Pittsburgh 1965-1966
Folder 33 Reports and Issues regarding Public Service Committee 1964-1966