Every attorney admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania will be required to electronically file their annual registration form beginning with the 2016-2017 assessment year.
Although civil forfeiture claimants are not entitled to court-appointed counsel, they must be notified of their right to obtain counsel, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Com. v. Real Property and Improvements at 2338 N. Beechwood St.
By order dated March 17, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Rule of Disciplinary Enforcement 219 pertaining to annual registration of attorneys.
An attorney’s prior experience as a prosecutor is relevant to his or her qualification to represent a capital case defendant, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced in a recent order amending the official Comment to Rule of Criminal Procedure 801.
An attorney suspended from the practice of law could serve as the claimant’s representative at an unemployment referee’s hearing, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decided in Powell v. Unemployment Compensation Bd. of Review