FREE Public Records Virtual Seminar scheduled for May 14, 2020

Please join Thomson Reuters for a Conversation with National Public Records Specialist, Mary Anne Manoles, to learn more about client due diligence in this ever-changing environment. In our changing environment where we no longer are having face-to-face conversations with our new clients, how are you conducting your client due…

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Further Guidance for Exception Permitting Attorneys to Access Their Offices

The PBA has been informed, in response to an official inquiry by a state representative, that Governor Tom Wolf’s office has clarified two aspects of the new exception regarding lawyers gaining access to their offices. The legal services exception was updated on April 27 in the Wolf Administration’s Industry…

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Supreme Court Order RE: Judicial Emergency 4/28/2020

Please find attached a copy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Order filed yesterday. It is a 12 page document detailing important information regarding the Judicial Emergency. Please note, this Order must be read in conjunction with our local Order dated April 20, 2020 signed by President Judge Barrasse which remains…

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Judicial Orders and Website Resources for Surrounding Counties

Covid-19 Informational Links Luzerne County Extension to Emergency Order – 4/27/2020 Monroe County Extension to Emergency Order – 4/22/2020 Monroe County – 2020 May Trial Term Canceled…

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New Statewide Partnership Focuses on Autism Awareness and Education in the Courts

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), is launching a statewide initiative focused on helping judges better understand and communicate with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). See News Release Here…

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Judicial Emergency Extended

On April 20, 2020 President Judge Barrasse signed and filed the Court Order below extending the Judicial Emergency in the 45th Judicial District, Lackawanna County, through May 31, 2020. ORDER…

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April 15, 2020 Order RE: CLE Requirements for 2020

Please be advised that on April 15, 2020, an Order was issued by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania stating that all CLE credits to satisfy 2020 compliance deadlines may be obtained through completion of distance learning programs consistent with the Rules and Regulations for Continuing Legal Education in Pennsylvania. This…

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