Asst. Prof. Kate Norton Honored by ACBF

Kate Norton, Director of Clinical and International Programs and Assistant Professor of Law has been selected by the Allegheny County Bar Association Foundation for the Edward G. O'Connor Fellows Award in recognition of her distinguished professional, charitable, and public service activities. She will be recognized at the Allegheny Country Bar Foundation (ACBF) Fall Foundation Reception on Wednesday, October 2, at the Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh where she will also be inducted as an honorary member of the Fellows Class of 2019.

Incorporated in 1980, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF), a public non-profit organization, provides educational programming, promotes public awareness of the legal and judicial systems, renders legal services to low-income clients and provides financial assistance and grants to legal related organizations. The foundation also spearheads various public service initiatives, including Attorneys Against Hunger (AAH).

Norton joins an impressive group of past recipients: Catherine Martin (NLSA), Paul O'Hanlon (Disabilities Rights Network), Daniel Haller (NLSA), Edward Van Stevenson, Jr. (NLSA), Tom Putinsky (NLSA), Donna Allen-Rosemond L'81 (NLSA), Lorraine Bittner (Women's Center & Shelter), David Spurgeon L'96 (DA's Office), Evalynn Welling (Community Justice Project), Joyce A. Gallagher Ramirez (Jewish Family & Children's Services), and Daniel Fitzsimmons (DA's Office).Katherine L.W. Norton joined the School of Law full-time in 2014 as an assistant clinical professor of law and the externship coordinator. Professor Norton serves as the supervising attorney for the Family Law Clinic and coordinates the externship programs.

Prior to accepting her current position, Professor Norton practiced in all areas of family law at both the Court of Common Pleas and Appellate levels. Professor Norton was previously in private practice with the law firms of Elliott & Davis, P.C. and Pollock, Begg, Komar, Glasser & Vertz, P.C. Super Lawyers magazine named her a "Rising Star" in the area of family law for the years 2010 through 2014.

She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Allegheny College. Professor Norton currently serves as co-chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Public Service Committee. Read more about her at

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