DIEGO---Courthouse Facility Dog
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation (CCBF) is the proud owner of Cumberland County’s
first Courthouse Facility Dog. Named Diego, he is a sweet two year old black male currently
in training under the Susquehanna Services Dog (SSD) program. His main handler will be
Lindsay Dare Baird. Lindsay and Diego start their training on June 6th and should be ready to
work in the courthouse around June 20th. As we watch Diego’s progress in the courthouse, the
CCBF will have a meet and greet reception for members to get to know Diego and officially turn
him over to the Commissioners as the official Courthouse Facility Dog. The ongoing expenses
for Diego will be raised by the CCBF through donations from our members and others, local
veterinarians, animal food suppliers, etc. All CCBA members/animal lovers - please remember
to make donations! Associated project costs will span Diego’s lifetime.
The CCBF is excited to bring this new program to the Courthouse.
Tony DeLuca, CCBF Chair
JANUARY 26, 2016 MARKED THE CCBA'S 115th YEAR
The Cumberland County Bar Association was formed on January 26, 1901, and later incorporated on December 29, 1994. Its purpose is to promote education, fellowship, and ethics among local lawyers and to foster public awareness of the legal system and the individual's rights and responsibilities under our system.
HUBERT X. GILROY, President of the Cumberland County Bar Association
Hubert X. Gilroy, Esquire was installed as President of the Cumberland County Bar Association for the year 2016 at the Cumberland County Bar Association's Annual Meeting held January 21, 2016. Attorney Gilroy, of the Martson Law Office has more than 36 years of legal experience in the Midstate. In 2009 he was the initial recipient of the Cumberland County Bar Associations's Stuart Award which recognizes outstanding dedication to the county, region and community.
Hon. Albert H. Masland - 2016 CCBA Stuart Award
At the 2016 CCBA Annual Meeting held January 21, 2016 the Honorable Albert H. Masland was presented the CCBA Stuart Award. The Stuart Award was named in memory of George and Henry Stuart. The membership and Board of Directors of the Cumberland County Bar Association bestow this Award to a member of the CCBA who has given time, energy, talent to efforts aimed at developing or securing educational, cultural, and social resources in the community at large.
Anthony L. DeLuca - 2016 Distinguished Member Award
Anthony (Tony) DeLuca, Esquire was presented the CCBA's Distinguished Member Award at the 2016 Annual Meeting. The Distinguished Member Award was created to recognize and honor a CCBA member whose life exemplifies the qualitiies we most value and aspire to in a colleague, a leader and a friend. The award acknowledges those who consistently and conscientiously volunteer their time, talent and energy to enhancing the organized bar and bettering our legal community.
Cumberland Law Journal Rate Increase eff. 1/1/16
At the Cumberland County Bar Association Board of Directors' meeting on December 8, 2015, the Directors voted to increase the advertising rates as of JANUARY 1, 2016. The rate adjustment basic cost for legal ads is $90 on the first 35 published lines and $2.50 per line thereafter. The rate information is on the attached file.
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6th Annual Adopt-a-Family Program 2015
This year the Young Lawyers Division helped make the Holiday a little brighter at Safe Harbour and the Domestic Violence Shelter of Cumberland/Perry Counties by providing holiday gifts to families residing in the shelters. See the attached flyer.
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CCBF 40-50-60 Years of Service Reception
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation hosted the 40-50-60 Years of Service Reception on November 5, 2015 at the West Shore County Club. Attending the reception were all five 60 Year honorees (pictured): Louis F. Del Duca, Roger B. Irwin, Robert M. Frey, John E. Slike, and Charles H. Stone. Also honored were nine 50 Years of Service members and twenty-four 40 Years of Service members.
Dedication of Judge and Juror Chairs
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation celebrated the re-dedication of the newly restored judge and juror chairs on September 9, 2015 in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Old Cumberland County Courthouse. The historic chairs were purchased from I.W. Wisler & Son of Philadelphia in 1880. Roy Lindstrom of Carlisle performed the work on the antique walnut Eastlake chairs, even seeking the help of an antique pistol maker and making some of his own tools. The project was made possible from a matching contribution grant from the Shearer Family Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities on behalf of R. Scott Shearer and by generous contributions from members and friends of the Cumberland County Bar Association.
Congratulations to Cumberland County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division
During the American Bar Association Annual Meeting held this past November in Boston, the Cumberland County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division (CCBA YLD) was recognized as one of the top three county bar YLD's in Pennsylvania. (Currently there are 52 county bar associations within Pennsylvania.) The CCBA YLD was specifically recognized for its Adopt-a-Family Program with the ABA noting the program benefited domestic violence victims that are homeless. The ABA suggested that this program be a benchmark used by the county bar associations throughout the United States. Also, the CCBA YLD was awarded recognition by the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the 49th Annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders in Lancaster for community outreach programs - Adopt-a-Family and Law Day.
MidPenn Legal Services -- IRS Representation
Beginning February, 2015 MidPenn Legal Services will provide free legal representation for low-income tax payers who need legal assistance to resolve disputes with the IRS. This is not a tax preparation site. To obtain services please check www.midpenn.org or call 844-675-7829.
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Frances H. DelDuca, Esquire, Bench Bar Service Award
The 10th Biennial Bench Bar Conference was held on Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle Campus. The first Bench-Bar Service Award was presented to Frances H. DelDuca, Esquire. This award is presented by the Cumberland County Bar Association to a member of the bench or bar, upon nomination, who has provided outstanding service to the legal profession; who brings credit to the manner in which justice is administered by effective contribution to the fostering of strong bench-bar relations. Congratulations to Attorney Frances H. DelDuca.
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2014 Clerk of Court's Fee Schedule
Open the attached file to access the 2014 Clerk of Court's Fee Schedule.
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PSU Dickinson School of Law Clinic has MOVED
As of July 21, 2014, the Penn State Dickinson School of Law Clinics
returned to their former location at 45 N. Pitt Street in Carlisle.
The Community Law Clinic will continue to provide free legal representation
for low income members of the community in the areas of family law
(custody, support, divorce, domestic violence, adoption, etc.), as well as social security and supplemental security income claims, guardianships, special
education, American with Disabilities Act claims, civil rights actions, etc.
The Children’s Advocacy Clinic has also moved back to the Pitt Street office. The Children’s
Advocacy Clinic receives court appointments to represent children in dependency cases.
The address for both law clinics is: 45 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.
The phone number for both clinics is: Phone: 717-243-2968. The Fax numbers are: Community Law Clinic Fax:
717-241-3596 and the Children’s Advocacy Clinic Fax:
Do you need an attorney?
The Cumberland County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service program has been serving the needs of the community since 1997. The Cumberland County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can connect you with an attorney’s office to schedule an initial consultation. Our attorneys are required to be licensed and actively engaged in the practice of law in Cumberland County (PA) and in good standing with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and act in compliance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. While our service does not directly employ attorneys or provide free legal advice, we would be pleased to match you with an attorney who is conveniently located and qualified to handle your specific legal matter.
If you would like a referral to a Cumberland County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service lawyer, call the Cumberland County Bar Association office at : (717) 249-3166 or PA toll free 1-800 990-9108 (Extension 102) between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and ask for the Lawyer Referral Service.
See the Lawyer Referral Services tab on the left for additional information.
CCBA Pro Bono Program Fundraiser
The Cumberland County Bar Foundation has available for sale a Thermo-O-Tote that keeps food HOT or COLD; it can be used for grocery shopping, travel, work, parties, sports events or at the beach. The cost is $10.00. See the attached order form. All proceeds will support the CCBA Pro Bono Program. The Cumberland County Bar Foundation is a Not For Profit 501C3 organization.
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Know your Credit Rights Campaign
The Cumberland County Bar Association (CCBA) along with the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)and 32 other counties have launched a new credit rights public education campaign. As part of the campaign, the associations are distributing a free “Know Your Credit Rights” brochure with information on the new federal rules designed to help protect credit card users. A copy of the brochure is available from the CCBA office or on the PBA’s website at http:/www.pabar.org/clips/knowyourcreditrights.pdf
For the PBA News Release on the Campaign go to on the web: