PA Supreme Court Order 3-18-20 – Closure of Courts Statewide

By order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, all Pennsylvania Courts are generally closed to the public, beginning at the close of business March 19, 2020, and lasting through at least April 3, 2020, subject to general and specific directives and exceptions in the order.

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Lackawanna County Emergency Court Orders

Lackawanna County Emergency Court Orders On March 13, 2020, the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas issued a number of important orders related to Lackawanna County Court closures, special directions for criminal defendants including ARD defendants, pre-trial hearings, preliminary hearings, evictions, magisterial court matters, and most other court-related activity.

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Announcement from Lackawanna County Court re: COVID-19

All of the pretrials scheduled for: March 23, 2020; March 27, 2020; April 3, 2020; April 8, 2020 will be continued and rescheduled at a later date. Order from the Court…

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Announcement re: COVID-19

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT from LACKAWANNA BAR ASSOCIATION and LACKAWANNA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Dear Member,  On behalf of the Lackawanna Bar Association, I participated in a conference call on Friday, March 13, 2020, with President Judge Michael Barrasse, Court…

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New Lackawanna Bar Website Launched in September 2018

On September 14, 2018, the Lackawanna Bar Association launched a major revision to its website. The new website focuses on simplicity, usability, information delivery, and mobile device accessibility. Major features include: a CLE calendar an events calendar bar association, past events, & local legal news a…

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Congratulations—Longest Serving District Judge in US History

August 2018—The Honorable District Judge William J. Nealon is now the longest serving federal district judge in the history of the Federal Judiciary of the United States. President John F. Kennedy appointed Judge Nealon to the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1962. Judge Nealon spent more time in one appointment…

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2018 Affidavit of Death Certificate Notice

The Lackawanna County Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan’s Court announced a fee schedule change effective September 1, 2018. As of September 1, 2018, an Affidavit of Death costs $75.00. PDF Copy of Official Notice 2018-09-01 Affidavit of Death Cost Increase Clerk of Court Notice…

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