Please review the attached Revised Administrative Court Order from the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.
Since March 13, 2020, the US District Court, Western District, has issued a series of orders suspending all jury trials in light of public-health concerns associated with COVID-19. At the point that the Court authorizes the resumption of jury trials and based on extant public-health conditions, trials likely will occur on a limited basis—i.e., the Court intends to hold no more than one jury trial in each of its courthouses at a given time, and criminal trials will be given priority over civil trials.
Please see the notice on the Court’s website regarding the general procedures in place for all jury trials until public-health conditions permit the Court to modify these procedures.
Attached for your reference is the Order that was just entered making the requisite findings for continuation of our CARES Act video/audio Order.
Please see the pdf attached for the latest Administrative Order for the United States District Court for Western District of Pennsylvania.
Please read the Administrative Order issued by President Judge Walsh today, February 1, 2021.
Please see attached for an Administrative Order President Judge Walsh and Administrative Judge Mead have issued for Erie County today, January 8, 2021.
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.
Ethical Issues with COVID Waivers document is attached.