Welcome, Attorney Taylor M. Baublitz!
A York County native, Taylor grew up in a home that emphasized the value of education. Her parents taught her to think critically with reason, but also encouraged her creativity. At Lebanon Valley College, Taylor chose classes of great interest to her, which resulted in an Art History major with a Political Science and a Law and Society double minor. In her last year of undergraduate studies, Taylor interned for the Lebanon Valley Public Defender’s Office.
The Public Defender’s Office primarily represented indigent adult and juvenile defendants with misdemeanor or felony charges. She gained experience with clients facing mental health hearings, those violating county, and state probation or parole, persons charged with violating the Protection from Abuse Act (PFA’s), and those facing summary charges with potential incarceration. This experience of assisting attorneys and helping people who have led challenging lives profoundly affected her and inspired her to apply to Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.
Taylor enjoyed all her classes at Duquesne’s School of Law and joined the Appellate Moot Court Board, which allowed her to compete in appellate moot court competitions across the country. She became a Public Interest Law Association member, allowing her to work with organizations providing direct legal services to low-income clients. With a proclivity to Education Law, Taylor joined the Education Law and Policy Society, where she and her peers debated and addressed pertinent legal issues facing public school systems and institutions of higher learning. Taylor was recognized for her achievements in the study of Legal Research and Writing as well as courtroom advocacy.
For one summer, Taylor interned with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project in Pittsburgh, PA. The Innocence Project works to exonerate individuals convicted of crimes they did not commit and helps to prevent the innocent from being convicted. Taylor assisted the project’s legal staff and volunteer attorneys in researching innocence claims and pursuing judicial appeals. She gained interviewing, investigation, and legal writing skills. She also developed an understanding of the uses of scientific evidence (such as DNA) and state and federal rules governing admissibility. Taylor also worked as a certified legal intern for the Allegheny County Veteran’s Court. She completed almost 400 hours of pro bono public service at the end of law school. Taylor specialized in Education (school) Law at a mid-sized law firm for three years before joining the CGA Legal Team.
Committed to the community, Taylor is a member of the United Way Human Resources Committee for the York Bar Association, which focuses on building financially resilient families and thriving communities. She and the committee work hard to improve the health, education, and financial resilience of people in York County. Taylor serves as a volunteer for the York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL), a non-profit organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education and work-based experiences for students and educators in York County. She also devoted many hours to students at South Eastern School District as a Mock Trial Coach/Attorney Advisor. She enjoys teaching students to think critically, respond quickly, and prepare compelling court cases.
In her spare time, Taylor enjoys traveling with her husband to charming or quirky small towns throughout Pennsylvania, painting, and playing with her two cats (Neo and Boots).
Taylor is a highly-skilled and creative attorney. She is an excellent addition to the CGA Legal Team!
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