In these rather anxious and uncertain times, you can rest assured that the lawyers and staff of McMahon Winters Strasko remain focused on providing you with excellent legal representation.
As you are no doubt aware, circumstances are fluid and subject to change as we all continue to move forward, and eventually beyond, this novel coronavirus outbreak.
We trust that our government leaders are working to keep us safe and that our courts are making changes on account of COVID-19.
Currently, we are completing most of our legal work remotely, pursuant to the Governor’s Directive.
We will access our physical offices to provide legal services that cannot be practically completed through the use of advanced communication technologies, services that are being rendered to comply with court directives or deadlines and services that meet needs that are critical to a client’s health or safety.
These services include, but are not limited to, matters of healthcare, incompetence, incapacitation, end-of-life decision making, government benefits necessary to sustain life and access healthcare and income, or legal functions necessary for the operation of government at all levels.
Lawyers and staff will adhere to all safety orders related to COVID-19 issued by the Secretary of Health.
WE WILL BE TEMPORARILY WAIVING ALL INITIAL CONSULTATION FEES.
IF YOU ARE A CLIENT or NEED LEGAL HELP, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
If you are a current client and your case is going to be affected by any of the changes made by our government leaders or the Court, we will communicate this to you, explain the circumstances, and answer your questions so you remain informed about your legal case and can focus on your health and the health of your loved ones.
If you are seeking representation, call or email us … we are here to help!
PLEASE CALL (717-696-6504) OR EMAIL US IF YOU WISH TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT or HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CASE.
Joseph P. McMahon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael T. Winters: email@example.com
Shawnee Strasko: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Parrish: email@example.com
Robert Wee: firstname.lastname@example.org
JUDICIAL EMERGENCY EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2020
On April 24, 2020, President Judge Ashworth issued an Administrative Order, extending the Judicial Emergency through May 31, 2020 in an effort to “take necessary action to provide for the … safety of court personnel, court users and the public.”
The stated purpose of the April 24th Administrative Order is “to begin the gradual re-opening of the Lancaster County Court system in a safe, efficient manner while adhering to CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines.”
However, to the extent that they are not in conflict with this new Order, all Order of April 1st and April 7th of 2020 remain in full effect.
- All Criminal Jury Trials scheduled for June 2020 are now continued to July 2020.
- Criminal nonjury trials may be scheduled with the permission of the President Judge.
- Additionally, each presiding judge or Magisterial District Court has now been given permission to conduct business as it determined to be “appropriate and feasible.” However, such business must be conducted “by advanced communication technology unless otherwise approved by the President Judge.”
We remain available and prepared to assist you with your case, whether it is by phone consultation or, if need be, by accessing our law offices and facilities to the degree necessary to allow us to participate in those court functions deemed “essential” by the President Judge.