– For her work on issues relating to family law, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA).
Toohil received the PBA award during the association’s family law section winter meeting at the Hotel Hershey on Jan. 18. It read, “In recognition of your exceptional contributions to family law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
“I am humbled by this award from my peers and thank the association for the recognition,” said Toohil. “Since my election to the House of Representatives, my top priority has been to improve the lives of Pennsylvania’s children and families, either as vice chairman of the Children and Youth Committee or as the sponsor of effective legislation. I am extremely gratified that our work is making a difference.”
Toohil was the prime sponsor of Act 102 of 2016
, which shortened the length of the separation period that is required in Pennsylvania prior to entering into a no-fault divorce from two years to one year in order to lessen the traumatic impact on any children involved.
Toohil is also an attorney. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2008.
Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
From the left, Anne John, PBA president; Michael Bertin, PBA family law section chairman; and Representative Toohil.