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.
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: email@example.com
Michael T. Winters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawnee Strasko: email@example.com
Julia Parrish: firstname.lastname@example.org
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JUDICIAL EMERGENCY EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31, 2020
On August 14, 2020, the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas extended the existing Judicial Emergency until October 31, 2020, or until further Order of the Court.
Highlights of the August 14, 2020 Order are found below.
- The Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas and Lancaster County Magisterial Courts are open to conduct all court business subject to protocols and procedures that limit, as much as possible, all in-person access and proceedings.
- While Court facilities will to conduct all judicial services, Court facilities re still closed to the public as more fully set forth on the Court’s website.
- Criminal jury trials are continued until September 30, 2020. Thereafter, trials will be held, provided they can be conducted safely and consistent with prevailing health and safety norms.
- Each presiding Magisterial District (MDJ) Court may conduct business as it determines to be appropriate and feasible. Current protocol for MDJ Courts may be found online by clicking here.
- Face masks are required to be worn to enter any court facility and must remain on while in court. Bring your own mask.
- Individuals entering any court facility shall be required to follow the PA Department of Health guidelines, including appropriate social distancing, wearing protective face masks in common areas, and complying with safety directives provided by the Court or County staff.
- Detailed protocols for handling of cases and copies of all Court Orders may be found on the Court’s website, which is frequently updated.
The link to the Court’s website is: https://court.co.lancaster.pa.us
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.