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A Power of Attorney allows an individual to appoint someone else to act on his or her behalf.  The person signing the Power of Attorney is known as the “Principal” and the individual who is given the power to act is referred to as the “Agent.”   A Power of Attorney can be either limited…

On Thursday, October 19, Attorneys J.T. Herber and Ashley Securda, presented a workshop titled, ”Facebook Firings” to members of the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce. In their presentation they highlighted that employees today share gripes and gossip online, as they used to around a water cooler. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has long protected employees…

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Attorney J.T. Herber, III presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class in Philadelphia.  The course was entitled “Discovery Tactics: the Good, the Bad, and the Outrageous” and was held at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) Philadelphia Conference Facility.  The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is the educational division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association….

There have been many recent discussions on social media about drug problems in various parts of Schuylkill County.  One topic frequently being discussed involves situations where drugs are being sold out of various apartment buildings and rental homes.  There is a little known, but very powerful law, known as the Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers…

Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and self-neglect. Signs of abuse can include unexplained bruises, burns or broken bones, lack of basic hygiene, access to adequate food, clean or appropriate clothing, unexplained weight loss, social isolation, changes in banking habits, or giving away assets…

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is currently administering a tax amnesty program to allow individuals and businesses to pay past-due taxes, with the Commonwealth waiving all penalties and half of the interest. This amnesty period runs from April 21, 2017  through June 19, 2017. For more information call our office at: (570) 622-5933   The…

WF&J’s Tamaqua office is currently running a “Walk-in Wednesday” promotion. Have a legal question but don’t feel like making an appointment? This is the perfect opportunity for you! Every Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., our Tamaqua, PA office will be open for walk-ins and you will be able to speak directly to an…

A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has expanded the ability of law enforcement officers to search motor vehicles without obtaining a search warrant.  The Court’s decision adopts the Federal Automobile Exception Rule to the search warrant requirement.  In the case of the Commonwealth v. Gary, 26 EAP 2012, the Court adopted an exception…

In Pennsylvania, the requirement for a zoning permit is decided by local government.  Each municipality, whether it be a township, a borough, or a city, has the right to adopt a zoning ordinance in accordance with Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.  There are as many versions of zoning ordinances as there are municipalities, so the requirements…

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press recently released the Pennsylvania Ethics Handbook, 4th Edition. This work is a useful guide regarding the professional responsibility obligations of every practicing lawyer in Pennsylvania. Chester C. Corse, Jr. of the law firm of Williamson, Friedberg & Jones, LLC is a contributing author for this Handbook. His section of the…

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