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 Children’s Rights Committee.

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.

April 8, 10 a.m.

My Benefit Advisor’s guest John M. Blackstock, deputy district director, Small Business Administration, will provide insight on financial assistance available to small businesses as part of the CARES Act. Click here to register; enter PBA in the MBA Account Manager field.

Pa. allows remote notarization of some documents during crisis

The Pa. Department of State has received a temporary limited suspension of the Pa. statute that requires the physical presence of notaries for all notarial acts relating to various documents essential to health care, incapacitation and end-of-life decisions. The PBA advocated for remote notarization during the COVID-19 emergency. Read the statement and guidance to notaries.

Clio is committing $1 million to help lawyers navigate situations surrounding COVID-19. If your firm is in need, visit the Clio website to learn more. Click here to apply for Clio’s $1M COVID-19 Legal Relief Initiative.

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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