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The 8th Annual Holiday Benefit Luncheon

hosted by the Law Foundation of Berks County and the PICPA, Reading Chapter, was a big success with more than 440 people in attendance.  As part of the festivities, Law Foundation President John J. Speicher, Esquire (L), presented Christopher E. Pruitt, CPA, President of East Penn Manufacturing with the Sidney D. Kline Award for Outstanding Community Service.

 

A highlight of the program was the “conversation” with Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame second baseman, and Brian C. Engelhardt, Esquire, baseball connoisseur (L), and Mark S. Caltagirone, CPA, (R) chair of the event.


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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.

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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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