The PBA COVID-19 Task Force resources guide contains information for lawyers, including links to the courts, federal and state information to assist small businesses, mental health support services, CLE resources, articles, and legislation and governmental orders. New information has been added by the Probate Division of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.

In an effort to help you manage your costs during coronavirus-related office closures, PBI is offering all on-demand CLE programs and webinars, including resources designed to help you and your firm deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, at a 35% discount, through Aug. 31. Use code ONLINE35 at checkout.

PBA is advocating for lawyers

The PBA is advocating for you in these extraordinary circumstances, including providing information issued by the executive, judicial and legislative branches. Read the Supreme Court’s recent per curiam order and concurring and dissenting statement. Read the Pa. Dept. of State’s statement regarding in-person requirement suspension for court reporters.

PBA dues waiver period extended until June 30

In light of the coronavirus and the likelihood that members will experience financial, medical and other hardships, the PBA Board of Governors has extended the dues waiver request period for unpaid 2020 dues until June 30. Get the form.

Join the ABA & Clio for an Innovate Legal Virtual Meetup to learn best practices and tools for working efficiently and effectively from home. Get more information and register. Click here to apply for Clio’s $1M COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative.

The window to apply for a business closure exemption in Pennsylvania closes April 3. See the exemption form available through the Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development.

Latest COVID-19-related operating information from the Pennsylvania courts

On April 1, the Pa. Supreme Court issued a supplemental order extending the statewide judicial emergency until April 30 and providing guidance to legal professionals. Click here for the UJS resource page. View the Superior Court administrative docket. Check the Third Circuit and district court websites.

The PBA has been informed that, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pa. Supreme Court has extended the April 30 compliance period to Aug. 31, 2020. At this time, the court has left other compliance periods unchanged. Check back for additional information. Read the order.

LCL Pa. offers free resources to help manage mental health, recovery, and professional challenges during the pandemic. Call the LCL helpline 24/7/365 at 888-999-1941 or visit the LCL website for resources. Read the statement from Executive Director Laurie Besden.

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