12/9/2020: COVID-19 Update:
THE FAYETTE COUNTY COURTS AND COURT RELATED OFFICES ARE OPEN AND FULLY OPERATIONAL.
The Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Courts, Adult Probation Office, Juvenile Probation Office, Domestic Relations Section, Child Custody Services, Problem Solving Courts, and the Administrative Office of Fayette County Courts are operating on a normal schedule from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Court users should confirm hearing dates, times, and manner of participation, whether in-person or by advanced communication technology, directly with the scheduling judge’s chambers. Social distancing and masks will be enforced.
Court related offices including the Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills, and Recorder of Deeds are also open and operational. Court users should call each filing office to confirm availability and operating procedures prior to appearing in person.
7/8/2020: COVID-19 Update: The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts has issued the AOPC Mask Memo regarding the wearing of masks in the courthouse, courtrooms and other court offices strongly recommending adherence to the July 1, 2020, Order of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health requiring all individuals (subject to limited exceptions) to wear face coverings when interacting with others outside their household. For the safety of all concerned, the FCBA encourages all members of the Bar to comply with the Secretary’s Order, as well as to maintain social distancing, while in the courthouse and in all judicial proceedings to the extent possible.
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Fayette Legal Journal
Find more information on the Fayette County Legal Journal, including rates, past issues, and online submissions here.
Find a Lawyer
The FCBA Find A Lawyer program is a lawyer referral service that refers callers to participating attorneys primarily located in Fayette County. There is no charge for contacting the FCBA lawyer referral service. The fee for an initial consultation of up to one half-hour with an attorney is only $25.
If you are looking for an attorney, please call the FCBA office at 724.437.7994 for a referral.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Struggling with emotional and/or mental health concerns or substance use problems? The LCL Helpline is confidential and is answered live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All services are 100% confidential, voluntary, and provided at no charge to Pennsylvania lawyers, judges, their family members, and law students. Details can be found on the LCL website.
Need guidance or have questions relating to your ethical obligations as a lawyer? Any PBA member with an ethical question concerning his or her own prospective conduct may call the PBA Ethics Hotline at 800-932-0311, ext. 2214, or submit a written request for an ethics opinion to Victoria.White@pabar.org. In addition, ethics opinions issued by the PBA Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee may be accessed by PBA members by clicking here to log in and access the ethics opinions.