The General Assembly is in recess. The House returns to session on September 26. The Senate returns to session on September 19.
Governor Corbett signed 46 bills last week including:
Act 30 which brings court fees in line with the increase in civil jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Municipal Court to $12,000.
Act 66 which provides for immunity from prosecution for liquor offenses for persons making 911 emergency calls in help of another person.
The Criminal Justice Section Student Research Center is open to help you in your court appointed and CJA cases. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The SRC, located in Room 303 of the Criminal Justice Center (The Jack Meyer’s lawyer’s lounge), offers free case law research for court appointed and CJA counsel. The research is provided by law students from local area law schools. Attorneys wishing to request research assistance on a court appointed case can do so either by visiting the lawyer’s lounge directly and meeting with a law student in person or they may submit a research request online at http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/CJResearch?appNum=1. To make sure a law student will be available for your project, first contact the lounge at 3-7538 or 3-7539 (CJC internal only) or firstname.lastname@example.org to check student availability.