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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Just in time for the 4th of July, the Pennsylvania State Police have issued some guidelines for the purchase and use of fireworks in our area.
Nothing says Independence Day like fireworks on the Fourth of July, but there are safety issues to consider when the average American wants to celebrate with some backyard pyrotechnics. According to the National Fire Prevention Association: Needless to say, there are laws governing the sale and use of fireworks and so the Pennsylvania State Police has released some information that every resident should know before they break out the bottle rockets. Here's a handy FAQ from the PSP: Q: Can I use fireworks in Pennsylvania? A: State law prohibits the use of Consumer and Display Fireworks in Pennsylvania without a permit. Items defined as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices,” “novelties” and “toy caps” in American Pyrotechnics …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The county's bar association will begin its fourth annual program on June 4 for students interested in a career in law.
From the Montgomery Bar Association: On June 4, 2012, the Montgomery Bar Association’s Diversity Committee will launch its fourth annual Summer 1L Internship Program, which provides paid internships to first year law students of diverse backgrounds. Participation and interest in the program has grown steadily from year to year. This summer, ten highly qualified students will be placed with law offices throughout Montgomery County. The program runs for eight weeks with each student receiving a stipend of $500 per week, paid for by the respective law office. In 2011, the MBA awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of the participating interns. Throughout the internship, the Diversity Committee sponsors a weekly event with a speaker. This …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Posts from Facebook are showing up more and more often in divorce and custody proceedings in Family Court.
According to a story in The Legal Intelligencer, instances of Facebook posts being used as evidence in family court are becoming more and more common. The law journal talked to several lawyers about the phenomenon, including some right here in Norristown. "By and large, we haven't had a custody case where something Facebook-related doesn't come up," Jonathan Hoffman, an attorney specializing in family law at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby in Norristown, told The Legal Intelligencer. Christian Badali, another lawyer with Weber Gallagher relayed the incident of a husband who created a fake Facebook page for his wife complete with racey photos and fake posts and updates. The ruse was uncovered in court and the wife walked …