License Renewal Deadline Extended

Court Administrator Patricia Gabel issued a Memo to the Bar on June 30 linked HERE, referencing an emergency order linked HERE amending Section 2 of AO 41. The amendment extends the deadline for renewing licenses from July 1 to August 17, 2021. “For those attorneys required to renew their license for the 2021-2023 reporting period,…

Calling All Procrastinators!

  Procrastinators. We all resemble that word, don’t we?  Well, procrastinators and early birds alike will want to join us the week of June 21st!  Procrastinators’ Week has got everything you need and more. For your Diversity and Inclusion credit, we will be offering Questioning the Computer: Racial Bias and Civil Rights Violations in Algorithms…

Odyssey Court Users Group Reinstated

An “Odyssey Court Users Group” was created last summer in response to Act 120, to meet with the Judiciary about Odyssey concerns in order to report to the Legislature last October. The Group included bar representatives from each of the dockets and different court user groups. One of the recommendations in the Act 120 report…

May 3-7 Is Lawyer Well-Being Week

Don’t forget that next week, starting May 3, 2021 is Well-Being in Law Week! Started a few years ago in recognition of the record numbers of lawyers suffering from depression, addiction, burnout and debilitating stress, this dedicated week gives us tools and ideas to assist us in focusing our attention on our own wellness. Not…

Per Filing E-Filing Fee Eliminated

We are pleased to report that the Judiciary and Tyler Technology have negotiated a modification of their contract to eliminate the “per envelope” e-filing fee effective April 1, 2021. In its place, a one-time “per filing party” e-filing fee of $14.00 will be implemented, also effective April 1, 2021. The “per filing party” fee will…

A Time to Blog

  Where did 2020 go? I’m sure most of us can agree that it was, impossibly so, both the fastest year and the slowest year in memory.  Stuck at home for months on end, the days and weeks can drag monotonously without events, trips or gatherings to look forward to but somehow, at the same…

Lawyer Well-Being Week

For those of you not following us on Facebook or Twitter, we wanted to repost some of our Lawyer Well-Being Week messages here. This week is Lawyer Well-Being Week, with each day’s work week theme focusing on a different aspect of well-being. Our VBA COVID-19 Resource Page has a link to the full package of…