Kathleen Kane to speak at OAW event on March 19

The Organization for the Advancement of Women (OAW) at Penn State College of Medicine, in recognition of Women’s History Month, presents its March event from 5 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in T2500 on the Penn State Hershey campus with keynote speaker Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s attorney general.

Attorney General Kane was sworn in on Jan. 15, 2013. Kane is a veteran prosecutor with experience that spans from the crime scene to the courtroom. As an assistant district attorney for Lackawanna County, she worked on cases involving child abuse, prosecuting white-collar criminals and protecting senior citizens, among other areas of the law. Recognized for her distinguished service, Kane was selected to head Lackawanna County's first Insurance Fraud Task Force. She also has contributed to pioneering law enforcement programs aimed at improving local communities. Prior to her role as assistant district attorney in Lackawanna County, Kane worked on civil litigation cases at Post & Schell, P.C. in Philadelphia.

She is a graduate of the University of Scranton and Temple University School of Law and lives with her husband Chris and two sons, Christopher and Zach.

The presentation of the OAW 3C (Committed, Community, Change) Award will be at 6 p.m.

Reservations are required. RSVP to Donna Harris at dharris1@hmc.psu.edu by March 14.

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Last Updated March 14, 2013