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March 16, 2020

Philadelphia Bar Association Releases Statement on Announced Court Closures Due to COVID-19

Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the nation’s oldest metropolitan Bar Association, issued the following statement in response to the announced court closures due to COVID-19:

“We are appreciative of the leadership of the Philadelphia’s First Judicial District which has just issued an Order effectuating a limited closure of the Courts. The Court’s action shows wisdom and consideration of the safety of all who would be called upon to enter the Courts of the First Judicial District.

“The President Judges, Judge Fox and Judge Dugan, along with the Administrative Judges are to be commended for taking decisive action in an ever-emerging health crisis.

“We are grateful for their action.”

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