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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Civil Litigation Matters in Lackawanna County (Statewide Judicial Emergency)

In Re Civil Litigation Matters in Lackawanna County (Statewide Judicial Emergency)(4-13-20)…

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April 2, 2020 Notice RE: Remote Notarization of Some Documents During Coronavirus Emergency

Pennsylvania Allows Remote Notarization of Some Documents During Coronavirus Emergency  The Pennsylvania Department of State has received a temporary limited suspension of the Pennsylvania statute that requires the physical presence of notaries for all notarial acts relating to various documents essential to healthcare, incapacitation and end-of-life decisions. The Pennsylvania Bar…

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