ECBA In The Community

Atty. McClure Receives the Anne X. Alpern Award

Posted on June 9th, 2022 at 9:31 AM

ECBA member, Christine McClure received the prestigious Anne X. Alpern Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Women in the Profession Division on May 11. 

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Essay Contest for 5th and 6th Graders

Posted on January 25th, 2022 at 9:41 AM

News from the Third Judicial Circuit

The Courts, Community, and Rule of Law Committee of the Judicial Council of the Third Circuit announced today that it is hosting an essay contest for 5th and 6th grade classes focused on civics, citizenship, and the concept of the “Rule of Law.” The essay prompt is: “What does the Rule of Law mean to you and to our country?”

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Opposition to House Bill 38

Posted on January 12th, 2022 at 10:10 AM

The ECBA’s Board of Directors has been following House Bill 38, possing an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution that would create judicial districts for the purpose of electing judges and justices to Pennsylvania’s appellate courts.

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Current Situation at the US Capital - A Message from ECBA Board President Nick Pagliari

Posted on January 7th, 2021 at 12:28 PM

The Erie County Bar Association condemns the conduct of those who stormed the United States Capitol yesterday afternoon.  The right to assemble and peacefully protest is one of the bedrocks of our American democracy, but what occurred at the Capitol was neither civil nor peaceful. 


Although we may not always agree with one another or like the results of an election, we cannot let our disagreements manifest themselves in violence.  Such violence is antithetical to our democracy, in which it is the province of the courts to resolve disputes.  Violence in response to the result of an election undermines our democratic institutions, including our judiciary, and must be condemned.  Ideas and policies are developed through civil discourse, and not through violent acts that put people in harm’s way. 

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Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order

Posted on December 21st, 2020 at 3:42 PM

Please view the attached Administrative Order issued today, December 21st, from Presdient Judge John Trucilla.

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Pandemic Preparedness: When Your Home is at Risk

Posted on September 28th, 2020 at 8:44 AM

The Erie County Bar Association is partnering with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Community and Public Relations Committee during its October 2020 public education campaign “Pandemic Preparedness: Is Your Home at Risk?” developed to increase the public’s understanding of their rights when renting or owning a home, with a special focus on the impact of an emergency or major disaster declaration.  The public education campaign will run throughout October.

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Criminal Jury Trials Resume

Posted on July 17th, 2020 at 7:45 AM
Number of trials will be limited, Erie County President Judge Trucilla said. He halted jury trials in March due to virus.  The local courts will resume holding criminal jury trials on Aug. 18, five months after the COVID-19 outbreak halted such proceedings.

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Ask-a-Lawyer Helpline, April 6 through 9

Ask-a-Lawyer Helpline, April 6 through 9

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 at 9:11 AM

Erie County residents can receive free bankruptcy legal advice on Monday, April 6th through Thursday, April 9th, by participating in the COVID-19 ‘Ask-a-Lawyer’ Helpline call-in program, presented by the Erie County Bar Association and WICU.

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Save the Date for Our Annual Law Day Luncheon!

Posted on March 26th, 2020 at 2:05 PM

The Erie County Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Luncheon will feature Amy Walter as the Keynote Speaker. Erie’s extraordinary Bayfront Convention Center will host the event on Thursday, September 24th at noon.

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