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Kick off the holiday season at this very special luncheon.


The Law Foundation of Berks County and the PICPA Reading Chapter have joined together for an annual event held on the fist Friday in December. Network with other professionals in the area, bring your clients or your staff, and help make this event a memorable and successful fundraiser for the Children’s Home of Reading and other children’s programs.

Registration, Networking and Open Bar
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Speaker
12:00 p.m.

Presentation of the Sidney D. Kline, Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service to Ann and Chris G. Kraras (left)

Jamie Moyer, key member of the 2008 World Championship Team and current Phillies broadcaster, will present the keynote address

Registration form›› and additional information

 

Looking for a Lawyer?

Have you just been served with a complaint seeking to foreclose on your home or to change the child custody arrangement or to evict you from your apartment?  Or are you considering bankruptcy?

You need to consult with an attorney.  Our members are skilled attorneys who can fight for your rights, draft valid legal documents and stand by you in the courtroom.  Don’t be misled by television ads for online legal forms.  Notaries and petition preparers cannot give legal advice or accompany you to court.  And “do-it-yourself” law is a fast lane to disaster.   Our members know Pennsylvania law, are available for personal consultations and are accountable to you. 

If you feel overwhelmed looking for the attorney right for you, go here for more information on what the Berks County Bar Association can do for you.

Foreclosure Mediation Program Continues

The Berks County Bar Association, in conjunction with the Berks County Courts and Neighborhood Housing Services, have created a program by which those threatened with the loss of their home can seek relief. The program began January 1 and is continuing.  Those served with a complaint in a consumer debt or home mortgage case may take advantage of the program.

Read More› for a description of the program.

The program is also explained on a recent "Ask a Lawyer" television show. Go here to view the program. As of July 16, 216 cases have requested to participate. Go here for a detailed update.

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