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February 5, 2021

In 2020, significant aspects of our personal and professional lives have changed. That includes the way in which elected officials and staff operate our local government entities. In Pennsylvania, the Sunshine Act, 65 Pa C.S.A. §701 et seq. (the “Act”), is still in full force and effect, despite the actual limitations on operating during the […]

January 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the United States. Even though we are still battling this virus, the good news is that there are already several vaccines being distributed and used throughout the United States. More vaccines will likely be approved in the coming weeks and months, thereby speeding up the process of vaccine distribution throughout […]

January 7, 2021

When people think of counties and cities, they often think that there are large numbers of staff to handle day-to-day activities. The reality is that many municipalities throughout Pennsylvania are relatively small and have a bare-bones staff. Often, municipalities hire outside counsel to assist them with drafting contracts or helping with ordinances, addressing employment issues, […]

December 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way that most people go about living their daily lives. What was once hoped to be a temporary situation, does not seem to be going anywhere soon. Compounding matters, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act is set to expire in weeks, with no clear indication as to how or […]

December 7, 2020

Private companies have long since used lawyers as advocates, counselors, and strategic partners in all aspects of the business. It is typical….expected.  Municipalities, particularly small to midsize governments are slower to embrace the full breadth of the support an attorney can provide.  There may be a number of reasons for this, including cost and the […]

August 17, 2020

The current national conversation on race should be a reminder to clean up our own workplace.  It should cause us to have a keener ear about the conversations occurring in our offices, shops, warehouses, and worksites.   It should cause us to review our policies and look at the last time the workforce was trained on […]