MBA's COVID-19 Resource Center and Other Important Updates

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Volume 20, Issue No. 11

MBA's COVID-19 Resource Center and Other Important Updates
MBA

First of all, we hope that you and your family staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented and difficult time. We would like to remind you that the MBA has been working diligently to ensure that our operations have been uninterrupted and we are able to offer the same resources, support, and assistance that we’ve provided to our members and the community for 135 years. To that end, please note the following:

We’ve created a COVID-19 Resource Center to centralize important court orders and procedural changes, as well as other updates relevant to the practice of law in and around Montgomery County.

Please utilize the Unified Justice System of Pennsylvania's resource page, which includes state and county procedural updates.

MBA staff is working remotely and is available via phone and email. Please visit our staff directory for contact information.

Please utilize our committee and section listservs. They are valuable resource for communication with colleagues and to share important updates from the court. If you would like to sign up for any of our listservs please contact George Cardenas at george@montgomerybar.org.

The Pennsylvania CLE board has postponed the April 30th compliance deadline to August 31st. Please continue to utilize our convenient Online CLE Center to earn your distance learning credits.

Our Lawyer Referral Service continues to be a valuable resource for members of the community who are seeking legal assistance - now more than ever. If you would like to participate in the Lawyer Referral Service, please contact Sherry Sutton at sherry@montgomerybar.org.

Teleconferencing (both video and phone) is available to our members for remote committee meetings and other events. Please contact George Cardenas at george@montgomerybar.org.

Again, we sincerely hope you are staying safe and healthy and thank you for working with us as we navigate these uncharted waters.



Earn Your Distance Learning Credits Through our ONLINE CLE CENTER
Online CLE

In this time of remote working, we would like to remind our members that we've made available a curated selection of CLE seminars online and on-demand. Watch from your home, office, or on the go. Click the button below to explore our brand-new Online CLE Center.

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A Message from LawPay - an MBA Affinity Partner
LawPay

While the situation with COVID-19 evolves and you work through your own business continuity plans, we understand if you’re a bit unsettled by the uncertainty of current circumstances, as well as the possibility of missing out on cash flow. Our Affinity Partners at LawPay understand the critical role that electronic payments will play as this situation evolves, and that’s why they’re offering a $100 credit on processing fees if you want to get started with a new LawPay account. Their team is fully operational and here to support you however they can.

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USI Affinity | My Benefit Advisor Presents: Employee Furloughs, Terminations, COBRA and Other Situations Related to COVID-19
USI

As a benefit to Montgomery Bar Association members, USI Affinity | My Benefit Advisor is providing a recorded webiner entitled, "Employee Furloughs, Terminations, COBRA and Other Situations Related to COVID-19," free of charge. This hour-long program features discussion about new legislation from Washington as well as how employers can deal with temporary work stoppage, lay-offs, terminations, employee contributions, return to work situations, and shuttering a business. States are also issuing new guidelines to cope with the crisis. We will explain how FMLA, paid sick leave, paid family leave, disability, worker's compensation, and unemployment affects businesses and your employees.

Click on the button below to view the webinar using the following password: MBAWebex@2020

USI Affinity's Ray Keough would also like to remind members during this difficult time that he and his team are available to help you and your staffs deal with your evolving issues, and invites you to contact him at any time. Ray can be reached by phone at (610) 684-6932 or by email at Ray.Keough@mybenefitadvisor.com.

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Women in the Law Committee Announces the 19th Amendment Project
Annual Memorial Service

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, which granted women the right to vote.  The MBA plans to honor this momentous occasion during our annual Law Day Celebration on May 1, 2020 at the Montgomery County Courthouse*. 

In preparation for the celebration, we are asking members to submit a brief write-up about a woman who inspired you (and why)! We will share these submissions on our website, social media channels, and feature them during our Law Day celebration*. Please submit 1 paragraph, along with a photograph of the individual (if possible), to WILspotlight@montgomerybar.org.

*Please note that our Law Day Celebration, currently scheduled for May 1, 2020, is tentative due to the unfolding coronavirus outbreak.


More MBA Member Quick Tips
Quick Tips

Have you visited your Member Account Portal on www.montgomerybar.org lately? Through your online member portal, you can:

  • Read member notices;
  • Pay your membership dues;
  • See events/CLEs you've registered for or have attended;
  • Download content from CLEs and meetings you've attended (if available);
  • View and update status of LRS/MMLAP referrals;
  • See opportunities to volunteer;
  • Visit the Membership Directory (members-only);
  • Use our Lawyer-to-Lawyer Networking program (members-only);
  • Share your news;
  • and more!

Click Here to visit your MBA member account portal (login is required)


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