Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Please CLICK HERE to view the county's robust and informative website regarding COVID-19.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
Montgomery Bar Association - What We're Doing
The MBA Building, including the Burly Dove Bistro, will be closed to the public through April 30, 2020. All staff members will be working remotely, available via phone and email. Click here to view the staff directory.
All meetings and events will be postponed through April 30, 2020, including the Annual Memorial Service, Spring CLE Symposium, and Law Day.
Videoconferencing capabilities are available by request. Please contact George Cardenas at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Members: Committee & Section Listservs are a great resource to share pertinent updates. Please verify information before sending and keep it relevant to legal practice.
We strongly encourage any payment for Law Reporter advertising be paid via credit card. Please contact Jessica Gambone at email@example.com or by phone at 610-994-3661.
Please utilize our Online CLE Center for distance learning credit.
CLICK HERE to view an important message from our friends at USI Affinity / My Benefit Advisor with resources for members and employers to navigate these difficult times.
The Burly Dove Bistro is currently offering family style delivery packages in and around the King of Prussia area. CLICK HERE to for more information.
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) can help with stay-at-home-related issues. CLICK HERE to read an article from The Times Herald (March 27, 2020).
Court Procedure Updates
Montgomery County Court and Department operations will be available on a limited basis beginning Wednesday, March 18th. For more information, visit: www.montcopa.org.
As the situation develops rapidly, we will post the most current orders and procedural changes as they pertain to Montgomery County, as well as county, state, and federal courts. If you have an update that you would like to share with membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest updates are highlighted.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
NEW: Case Conference Protocol - April 8, 2020
NEW: Case Conference Request Form - April 8, 2020
Pennsylvania Allows Remote Notarization of Some Documents During Coronavirus Emergency (dated April 3, 2020)
Declaration Extending Judicial Emergency Orders to April 30, 2020 (dated March 31, 2020)
Update from the MBA Probate & Tax Section
Preliminary Hearings for Incarcerated Defendants Protocol- March 20, 2020
By Video Protocol - MDJ's Scopia IDs - How to install Scopia Client - How to install Scopia Phone/Tablets Client -
Judicial Emergency Order - March 19, 2020
Judicial Emergency Order - March 18, 2020
Judicial Emergency Order - March 17, 2020
Process for Filing Emergency Petitions/Motions During the Public Health Emergency - March 17, 2020
List of Emergency Matters for the Court of Common Pleas During the Public Health Emergency - March 17, 2020
Judicial Emergency Order - March 16, 2020
Domestic Relations - Application for Telephone Conference
Orphans Court Administrative Order - March 12, 2020
Prothonotary Update - March 12, 2020
Montgomery County Correctional Facility - Temporary Visitor Restriction
Prison Video Visitation Instructions
COMMONWEALTH OF PA - OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Regarding the Closure of All Businesses That Are Not Life Sustaining - March 19, 2020
Life Sustaining Business List- March 19, 2020
PENNSYLVANIA JUDICIARY AND OTHER COUNTY COURTS
CLICK HERE to view a comprehensive list of updates and orders from the PA Supreme Court, Superior Court, Commonwealth and individual counties.
Emergency Order No. 2020-08 - March 27, 2020
Notice to the Bar from Judge Robert O. Baldi - March 17, 2020
Emergency Order No. 2020-03 - March 19, 2020
Administrative Order No. 6-2020 - March 19, 2020
PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT
Second Supplemental Order (Courts Closed Through April 30, 2020) - Issued April 1, 2020
Order Suspending/Modifying Portions of Rules 205 and 213 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules - Issued March 27, 2020
Order Regarding Alternative Filing Procedure for Children's Fast Track Appeals - Issued March 27, 2020
Amended Order - March 24, 2020
Administrative Order - March 18, 2020
PENNSYLVANIA SUPERIOR COURT
Statewide Judicial Emergency Aministrative Order - March 17, 2020
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS - THIRD CIRCUIT
Notice Regarding Operations to Address to COVID-19 Pandemic
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT - EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Order - Temporary Closing of the James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse - March 25, 2020
Additional Adjustments to Court Proceedings Due to the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 - March 18, 2020
Courthouse Access During the Covid-19 Outbreak - March 17, 2020
Electronic Filing of Complaints in Civil Cases - March 17, 2020
Standing Order - Temporary Continuance of Civil and Criminal Jury Trials - March 13, 2020
UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
General Order Extending Certain Time Deadlines - March 18, 2020
Important Notice from the United State Trustee for Regions 3 and 9 Regarding 341 Meetings
Chapter 13 Trustee (William C. Miller) - Video Protocol