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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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Court of Common Pleas of Erie County, Pennsylvania - Amended Emergency Judicial Order

Posted on April 1st, 2020 at 9:18 AM

The Sixth Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County has AMENDED the judicial emergency order dated March 16, 2020.

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CARES Administrative Order

Posted on March 30th, 2020 at 4:07 PM

The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has issued an Administrative Order Regarding the use of Video and Teleconferencing Technology in Certain Criminal Proceedings.

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Law Clerk Position Available

Posted on March 27th, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Judge of the Court of Common Pleas seeks a responsible attorney or law school graduate for a challenging clerk position.

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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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COVID-19 and Real Estate Transactions

Posted on March 26th, 2020 at 10:17 AM

The PA Department of State requests limited temporary suspension of 57 Pa.C.S. § 306, which requires physical presence of notaries. 

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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania General Statewide Judicial Emergency Supplemental Order

Posted on March 25th, 2020 at 1:11 PM

On March 24, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a supplement order to its March 18 order regarding the general statewide judicial emergency.

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Clerk of Records Operations Update

Posted on March 20th, 2020 at 12:17 PM

The Clerk of Records offices are closed to the public, except for matters that pertain and that are consistent with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order earlier this week.

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Public Covid-19 Update | March 20, 2020

Posted on March 20th, 2020 at 10:42 AM

The ECBA staff are telecommuting and the 429 West 6th Street facility is closed due to the COVID-19 virus/Gov. Tom Wolf order.  We are taking Friday, March 20th, to transition to home offices. Staff will be ready to work on Monday, March 23rd at 8:30 a.m.

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Clerk of Records Closed to the Public

Posted on March 19th, 2020 at 11:38 AM

In an effort to restrict potential covid-19 exposure within the courthouse,  and consistent with the Pennsylvania supreme court order dated march 18, 2020, all clerk of records offices (prothonotary, clerk of courts, register of wills/orphans’ court recorder of deeds) are closed to the public for non-essential functions through at least April 3, 2020.

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