COVID-19 Resource Center


Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Please CLICK HERE to view the county's robust and informative website regarding COVID-19.


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.

Teleconferencing capabilities are available by request. Please contact George Cardenas at george@montgomerybar.org to schedule.

Members: Committee 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 jessica@montgomerybar.org 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 jack@montgomerybar.org.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

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

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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.

BUCKS COUNTY

Notice to the Bar from Judge Robert O. Baldi - March 17, 2020

Emergency Order No. 2020-03 - March 19, 2020

CHESTER COUNTY

Administrative Order No. 6-2020 - March 19, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT

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