Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The county reorganized its Court of Common Pleas judges.
Tuesday, January 15
It's time to pack it up and move. Judges in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas were realigned to allow for the judges to hear a wider variety of cases. According to an article in the Pottstown Mercury, the judges make the change every three years. "A spokeswoman for President Judge William J. Furber Jr. said that it is a normal sequence of events for the judges to rotate roles," said the article. The article says the changes are done "in an effort to broaden the scope of the law each hears in various arms of the court." The new appointments are as follows: Family Court Judges Criminal Court Judges Civil Court Judges Juvenile Offenders (County Youth Center)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The competition features 32 teams of students from high schools all over the county.
According to a release issued by the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA), students from Norristown Area High School will join over 30 teams from other Montgomery County high schools to compete for the district crown in Pennsylvania's mock trial program at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Now in its 28th year, Pennsylvania’s statewide Mock Trial Competition (sponsored by MBA’s Young Lawyers Section and Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division) includes over 280 high schools from across the Commonwealth, making it one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. According to Seth D. Wilson, Esq., chair of the MBA’s 2012 Young Lawyers Section, over 100 Montgomery County judges, teachers and lawyers will volunteer their time …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The popular program returns this year with mock trials and trips to the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Monday, October 24, 2011
According to a release issued by the Montgomery County Bar Association, lawyers and judges from throughout the county are teaming up to bring civics education to Norristown area middle schools. Now in its second year, the Montgomery Bar Association’s volunteer-based Liberty & Law program aims to help area youth understand the justice system, appreciate the Constitution and understand the rights and laws that affect their daily lives. Throughout the school year, 15 teams comprised of one judge and two attorneys conduct six sessions of varying topics to all sixth-grade public school students in the Norristown Area School District. Each lesson is presented in a way that makes the topics fun and relatable to the students. The first session of …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Local lawyers and judges will face off in the Montgomery Bar Association’s annual "Old Lawyers vs. Young Lawyers" softball game at Norristown Area High School on Tuesday.
Patrick Kurtas didn’t predict the outcome of a softball game other than to say it will be competitive, fun and the old guys will probably win. Again. Kurtas, an attorney at Prince & Kurtas in Pottstown, will play in the Montgomery Bar Association’s annual "Old Lawyers vs. Young Lawyers" softball game at Norristown Area High School on Tuesday, Aug 2. Players will take the field at 5:15 p.m. The event will include local lawyers and judges in a legal community tradition that dates back to 1956. At that time, young lawyers of the Montgomery Bar competed against local teams including the Norristown Police Department, Norristown Post Office, Pennsylvania State Police and bar associations from neighboring counties, according to Jack Costello, …