Franklin County Bar Association Admits Eight New Members at Admission Ceremony

The Franklin County Bar Association is pleased to announce a total of eight new attorneys joined its membership. Seven attorneys were admitted at the Annual Admission Ceremony held Friday, December 6, 2019, and an additional attorney was admitted at a separate ceremony held on Monday, December 9, 2019.

December 2019 Admission Ceremony group photo

left to right: Molly Yingling, Paul Primrose, Steven Sess, William McGinnis, Jaime Keating, Nathan Boob, and Paul Edger

Attorneys Barnett and Kranz

Shannon Barnett presented Robert Kranz in a ceremony on Monday, December 9th

The new members admitted were Paul D. Edger, of MidPenn Legal Services; Nathan L. Boob, Jaime M. Keating, William F. McGinnis, Paul C. Primrose, and Steven M. Sess of the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office; Molly S. Yingling, of Salzmann Hughes, P.C.; and Robert L. Kranz, of the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office.


The ceremony, held in historic Courtroom One of the Franklin County Courthouse, included words of advice to the new admittees from the Honorable Carol L. Van Horn, Pennsylvania Bar Association President Anne N. John, Franklin County Bar Association President Kristen B. Hamilton and Young Lawyers Division Chair Victoria Beard. President Judge Van Horn spoke to the new attorneys about becoming involved in the Franklin County Bar Association and the community.


Kristen Hamilton, Franklin County Bar Association’s president said, “The formal ceremony admitting new members to the Franklin County Bar Association is a time of great excitement; seeing new faces become members and hopefully reenergizing those attorneys previously admitted, who are present for the admission ceremony. The registry of attorneys is as old as the FCBA itself, this year celebrating our 120th year. The commitment to our community, the practice of law and the overall betterment of our profession is deeply-rooted within those pages by and through the attorneys who have signed and served as members. It is always our hope all new admittees take the opportunity to continue in this tradition of service. It has been a privilege to serve as the President of the FCBA and I cannot wait to see what this year’s class brings to the table.”  


Victoria Beard, Chair of the Young Lawyers Division said, “The Franklin County Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is comprised of lawyers who have been admitted to the practice of law for 5 years or less or who are 40 years old or younger and are members of the Franklin County Bar Association.  The YLD is a professional organization with a mind to civic engagement and we encourage those who are eligible to come and participate.  Without new attorneys, the traditions of the past cannot be honored.”  She additionally encouraged those in attendance to continually strive to keep the profession honorable and to foster civility.