The court also has directed that administrative orders issued by the intermediate appellate courts, as well as local emergency orders and directives, including those affecting time calculations and deadlines, remain in full force and effect until they expire or are rescinded. President judges are permitted to extend or declare local judicial emergencies. Read the news release.
The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation selected Philadelphia lawyers Stephen P. Chawaga of Episcopal Legal Aid, and Wesley R. Payne IV of White and Williams LLP, for 2020 Louis J. Goffman Awards. Read the news release.
Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Thomas G. Saylor joined with PBA Immediate Past President Anne John to ask that all lawyers make a commitment to provide pro bono service through direct representation and financial support. Read the letter directed to nearly 70,000 Pennsylvania registered lawyers. Learn more about PBA Pro Bono Services.
During 2020, all required CLE credits can be earned by distance learning education, according to a Pa. Supreme Court order issued April 15. The PBA advocated with the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for this modification of CLE requirements. The Court also issued an order extending the April 30 compliance period to Aug. 31; other compliance periods are unchanged.
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.