Attorney Pasco L. Schiavo, Hazleton, was honored by the Pennsylvania General Assembly for his 50 years of membership and dedicated service to the legal profession. Schiavo has been engaged in the full-time practice of law in the Hazleton area since being admitted to the practice of law in 1962. He graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. He is admitted to practice before the Luzerne County Court, Pennsylvania Superior Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Federal Courts and United States Supreme Court. Schiavo has been listed in Who's Who in American Law; named Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters; and holds ‘AV' highest rating for lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Schiavo is the past president of Luzerne County Commission on Economic Opportunity. He is a former assistant district attorney of Luzerne County, a former member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and a former First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. He is a member of various regional and local civic organizations and the author of various legal articles published in American Bar Association Journal, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly and the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine. At the presentation of an official legislative proclamation, from left, are Pennsylvania Senator John T. Yudichak, Pennsylvania Representative Tarah C. Toohil and Schiavo.