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March 14, 2020

Philadelphia Bar Association Statement on Temporary Hold Order

In response to the temporary hold order involving real property in response to COVID-19, Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) issued the following statement:

“The Philadelphia Bar Association commends and applauds the action of the President Judge and the Administrative Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District of Philadelphia in ordering a temporary hold on certain actions involving the involuntary sale of real property in consideration of public health and safety issues relative to controlling the spread of COVID-19. While speedy access to the Courts is a fundamental requirement of our system, the safety of the public must always take precedence. We thank the Court for its leadership in taking this action.”

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