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Happy New Year!

 


The crew of the Berks County Bar Association, on behalf of Your Community of Lawyers, wishes all a holiday season filled with happiness and good cheer.

As 2016 comes to an end and we look with anticipation the 2017 ship setting sail, may your dreams for the new year’s cruise be realized.  The attorneys of the Berks County Bar Association stand ready to help.  If you are facing a troubling legal issue and are having difficulty finding the right legal counsel for you, please consult our Lawyer Referral Service.  Information about the service can be found here.

For those feeling economic pressure and have a need for an attorney but  fear not being able to afford one, please consult with MidPenn Legal Services to determine if you are eligible for free representation or at a reduced fee.  While we are not always successful, the Berks County Bar Association strives to provide access to justice for all.

Maybe you are already actually engaged in litigation, and your hope for the new year is that the matter be resolved.  Our Alternative Dispute Resolution Program is equipped to help parties in litigation realize just such a dream through private arbitration or mediation.  Information on the program can be found here. Bringing closure through compromise lessens stress and is more cost-effective, thus, usually making it the right approach.

Your Community of Lawyers wants to help you achieve your dreams when legal counseling is required to do so.

Our crew’s hope for you is that 2017 will be a year of sailing with peace and prosperity.


Looking for a Lawyer?

Have you just been served with a complaint seeking to foreclose on your home or to change the child custody arrangement or to evict you from your apartment?  Or are you considering bankruptcy?

You need to consult with an attorney.  Our members are skilled attorneys who can fight for your rights, draft valid legal documents and stand by you in the courtroom.  Don’t be misled by television ads for online legal forms.  Notaries and petition preparers cannot give legal advice or accompany you to court.  And “do-it-yourself” law is a fast lane to disaster.   Our members know Pennsylvania law, are available for personal consultations and are accountable to you. 

If you feel overwhelmed looking for the attorney right for you, go here for more information on what the Berks County Bar Association can do for you.

 

Foreclosure Mediation Program Continues

The Berks County Bar Association, in conjunction with the Berks County Courts and Neighborhood Housing Services, have created a program by which those threatened with the loss of their home can seek relief. The program began January 1 and is continuing.  Those served with a complaint in a consumer debt or home mortgage case may take advantage of the program.

Read More› for a description of the program.

The program is also explained on a recent "Ask a Lawyer" television show. Go here to view the program. As of July 16, 216 cases have requested to participate. Go here for a detailed update.

provided by the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF LAW

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