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Guardianship Tracking System Online Workshops: Winter 2023 (12/20/2022)

The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is offering a series of online workshops that show court-appointed guardians how to use the new Guardianship Tracking System (GTS). The GTS makes it possible for guardians of adult incapacitated persons to file inventory and annual reports online from any internet-accessible computer.

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Franklin County Bar Association Presents Attorney Thomas B. Steiger, Jr. with 2022 Edmund C. Wingerd, Jr. Award (12/2/2022)

Attorney Thomas B. Steiger, Jr. (“Tom”) was honored with the 2022 Edmund C. Wingerd, Jr. Award during the annual admission ceremony of the Franklin County Bar Association (FCBA) held on December 2, 2022 at the Franklin County Courthouse in Chambersburg.

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FCBA Admits Six New Members (12/2/2022)

6 new members were admitted to our Bar on December 2nd in a ceremony held in the Historic Courthouse. Please join us in welcoming Allison Marie Freeman, Karli M. Huber of Griffie & Associates, P.C., Nicole S. Miller of Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey, LLP, Rachel M. Hepp of Salzmann Hughes, P.C., and John F. Enterline & Michael D. Wikoff of Franklin County Legal Services.

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George Glen Received PBA Pro Bono Award (11/17/2022)

On November 16th, David Trevaskis, Pro Bono Coordinator of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, awarded George Glen with the 2022 Pro Bono Award in recognition of his service to our community. Mr. Glen was nominated by FCBA’s pro bono committee, Franklin County Legal Services, MidPenn Legal Services, and the Law Offices of Women in Need.

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FCBA Young Lawyers Division hosts Wills for Heroes Event for local Veterans (11/14/2022)

On November 11th FCBA YLD hosted its first Veterans Day WFH event. Franklin County veterans and their spouses were invited to the FCBA office to work with attorney volunteers and our WFH cooridinator Alexandra Sipe to obtain essential documents: a Will, Living Will, and Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney (or any combination thereof). This event was co-sponsored by Bybel Rutledge LLP and the FCBA YLD.

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39th Judicial District Celebrates 300th Anniversary of the PA Judiciary (5/20/2022)

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022 a ceremony was held in Courtroom 1 of the Franklin County Judicial Center.

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Young Lawyers Division Host Law Day (5/16/2022)

On May 6th the FCBA YLD celebrated Law Day via zoom. Watch the video here.

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FCBA Presents Martha Baum Walker with 2020 Edmund C. Wingerd Jr. Award (1/1/2022)

Attorney Martha Baum “Marty” Walker was belatedly honored with the 2020 Edmund C. Wingerd Jr. Award during the annual Admissions Ceremony of the Franklin County Bar Association (FCBA) held on December 3rd 2021. Last year’s annual meeting was held remotely due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, and the FCBA determined that it was appropriate to belatedly honor Ms. Walker in person.

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FCBA Admits Six New Members at Admission Ceremony (1/1/2022)

The Franklin County Bar Association admitted 6 new members at its Admission Ceremony held on Friday, December 3, 2021.

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Lauren Sulcove Receives 2021 Pro Bono Award (11/15/2021)

The Franklin County Bar Association celebrated the services of attorneys who donate their time providing civil legal services to low income individuals and families in Franklin County on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. 

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39th Judicial District COVID-19 Information (6/25/2021)

Please see below for a list of press release, orders, and other information regarding the 39th Judicial District and COVID-19. (more…)

FCBA Hosts Cybersecurity Seminar (5/18/2021)

On April 16th the FCBA hosted a CLE via zoom with presenter Mike Cermak, Jr., of Cermak Technologies, Inc. 

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Scholarship Opportunity for Law Students – Deadline Extended to July 15th (6/30/2020)

Know a student in a 3-year J.D. Program in Pennsylvania who is a permanent resident of Franklin County? Share this scholarship opportunity with them today!  (more…)

Franklin County Law Library Reopens May 29th (5/29/2020)

The Franklin County Law Library is open and available by appointment. (more…)

*POSTPONED* 36th Annual Book Sale to Benefit Legal Services (2/11/2020)

    

Due to COVID-19, the Book Sale is indefinitely postponed. (more…)

FCBA Young Lawyers Division host blanket drive (1/6/2020)

We are suspending our blanket drive until further notice. If you have blankets to donate, please keep them until we resume the drive. The blanket making days, scheduled on March 25th & 26th have been cancelled.

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Franklin County Bar Association Admits Eight New Members at Admission Ceremony (12/19/2019)

The Franklin County Bar Association is pleased to announce a total of eight new attorneys joined its membership. (more…)

Franklin County Bar Association and the 39th Judicial District Welcomes New President Judge (12/19/2019)

FCBA member, the Honorable Shawn D. Meyers was sworn in as President Judge of the 39th Judicial District on Friday, December 6th. (more…)

Franklin County Bar Association Celebrates PA Pro Bono Week with Luncheon and Award (11/1/2019)

The Franklin County Bar Association celebrated the services of attorneys who donate their time providing civil legal services to low income individuals and families in Franklin County on Friday, October 25, 2019. (more…)

Majority of Franklin County Bar Association members polled support judges’ retention (10/17/2019)

A majority of members of the Franklin County Bar Association (FCBA) who participated in a poll this month support the retention of Judge Shawn Meyers and Judge Angela Krom to an additional 10-year term on the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District. (more…)

GOVERNOR WOLF RECOGNIZES PIATT’S PUBLIC SERVICE (6/18/2019)

Criminal Prosecution and Defense of Pennsylvania State Police Sets Record (more…)

FCBA Member Alexandra Sipe Honored with PBA Trailblazer Award for Estate Planning (5/17/2019)

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section presented its inaugural Trailblazer Award to Franklin County attorney Alexandra M. Sipe, Maxwell Sipe Law Offices LLC in Waynesboro, at an awards breakfast on May 17 during the association’s Annual Meeting in Lancaster. (more…)

YLD Host Franklin County 8th Graders for Law Day (5/14/2019)

The FCBA YLD hosted Law Day on Friday, May 3rd at the Franklin County Courthouse. Our Law Day event was attended by 140 8th grade students (more…)

FRANKLIN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION EVALUATES JUDICIAL CANDIDATES (4/9/2019)

CHAMBERSBURG – The bylaws of the Franklin County Bar Association require us to evaluate the candidates running for Common Pleas Court Judge for the 39th Judicial District. (more…)

FCBA PRESENTS FOREST MYERS WITH 2018 EDMUND C. WINGERD JR. AWARD (12/7/2018)

Forest Myers was honored with the Edmund C. Wingerd Jr. Award during the annual Admissions Ceremony of the Franklin County Bar Association held on December 7, 2018. (more…)

FCBA ADMITS TEN NEW MEMBERS (12/7/2018)

The Franklin County Bar Association admitted 10 new members at its Admission Ceremony held on Friday, December 7, 2018. (more…)

FCBA YLD DONATES 40 BLANKETS TO PROJECT LINUS (12/1/2018)

The FCBA YLD hosted a handmade blanket drive from October 8th – December 7th, 2018. Over the 2 month period, our YLD collected blankets and made blankets from donated materials and kits. (more…)

PRESIDENT JUDGE VAN HORN (11/10/2018)

President Judge Van Horn has confirmed that she will not be seeking retention for a third ten-year term as Judge. President Judge Van Judge will continue to serve until the end of 2019. (more…)