Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Benefit for Attorney Bill Rice -- Hope You Can Help Out

Friends of Attorney Bill Rice and his family will be hosting a benefit chicken barbecue at the Greeley Fire Department in Pike County, Pennsylvania on Sunday September 19, 2010 from 1PM–5 PM.

Bill has been battling Leukemia for over two years. He is a law school classmate of mine at the Dickinson School of Law (Class of 1993) and is also the guy who saved me from a career in retail selling shirts and ties ("You want ties with that?") when he convinced Judge Thomson of the Pike County Court of Common Pleas to hire me as an additional law clerk in 1995. I am forever grateful to both Bill and Judge Thomson for kick-starting my legal career.

Bill was the Senior Law Clerk in Pike County and I was under his wing as the Junior Law Clerk. I credit him with teaching me how to assist the Judge in writing legal opinions and for fine-tuning my legal writing abilities and style. He is an excellent writer and lawyer in his own right and I look forward to the day he returns to the practice of law as a worthy adversary.

He is truly a gentleman, a scholar, and a true professional with a great sense of humor. Here is a link to his bio on his firm's webpage: http://www.wskllawfirm.com/content/rice.php

Bill has been a long time resident of Pike County and worked in Milford since the mid-1990s. Bill and his wife Janet have been active community for many years. Most importantly, Bill and Janet are the proud parents of four daughters.

Bill's battle against this illness over the past few years has been a great burden on the family but they continue to fight a courageous battle. In this time of need, they could use a hand from their friends and fellow professionals.

I have been advised that an account has been opened at the Honesdale National Bank and contributions to help the family with medical expenses and other family expenses can be mailed directly to:

The Honesdale National Bank
P O Box 192
Lackawaxen, PA 18435

Checks should be made out to: “Bill Rice Benefit”

Tickets to the Barbeque are $10 per adult $5 per child and will be on sale at the Honesdale National Bank offices at Lackawaxen and at the Lake Wallenpaupack Branch.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling Harry Kessler at 570-685-7394 or Frank Impastato at 570-685-4940.

Thanks for your time and consideration of this request on behalf my friend--I appreciate it and I know Bill and his family appreciate your consideration as well.

Anyone wishing to contact Bill directly to give him support may contact me at dancummins@comcast.net for his contact info.

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