Complying with state and federal orders, the Lackawanna Bar Association's (LBA) offices are closed until the Governor lifts the COVID-19 restrictions. Staff will still answer email, publish the weekly Jurist, and return telephone calls. All events at the Lackawanna Bar Association are cancelled until further notice including CLEs. The Lackawanna Bar Association regularly posts court notices about COVID-19 closures or changes at the courts and Lackawanna Bar Association updates in the News Section to alert the public, members, and legal community.
The Lackawanna Bar Association, a professional membership organization, is active in community service and provides legal education for attorneys designed to improve the practice of law and promote the administration of justice. The LBA operates a legal referral service, publishes a weekly legal journal, and engages in other matters related to the practice of law.
Governor Wolf mandated that all “non-essential” businesses close by midnight on March 16, 2020. This includes the Lackawanna Bar Association (LBA). Complying with Governor Wolf’s directive, the staff of the LBA will work from home effective March 17, 2020, and until the Governor lifts the COVID-19 restrictions. At that time, the LBA will revisit the matter based on then current government guidance/mandate(s) and then current medical factors related to COVID-19.
We expect LBA work to continue without much interruption. Phone calls and emails will be returned and we will continue to publish the Jurist electronically. All legal notices should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and all payments can be made through the LBA Website. As we are all learning, these are unexpected and unpredictable times and I thank you all for your support, patience and understanding.