Monthly Archives: November 2012

Deport or Court? Defendants Seek to Take Back Criminal Pleas Based on Bad Immigration Advice | The Wenatchee World | 11/27/12

With recent Washington Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions on their side, all three petitioned Chelan County Superior Court to vacate their pleas and re-try their cases, saying their defense attorneys didn’t properly inform them that their inform them … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Barristers’ Expungement Clinic on Dec. 1, 2012 |

Barristers’ Expungement Clinic When: Sat, December 1, 9am – 12pm Where: St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 1000 Wallace Street, Philadelphia, PA (map) Description: Volunteer attorneys will assist eligible persons seeking expungement. For more information, to volunteer or to seek expungement of … Continue reading

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New Diversionary Court Unit

Originally posted on Philly DA:
November 19, 2012:  In an effort to better coordinate the growing number of pre-trial diversionary programs offered by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Seth Williams has created a new “Diversion Courts Unit”.  The…

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Philadelphia Court Fines Request for Miscellaneous Relief Form – Deferring & Modifying Payments | Community Legal Services | Rebecca Vallas | 11/15/12

Courtesy of the FJD’s Office of Court Compliance, please find attached new forms and an update on how to help your clients modify payment arrangements and/or get their payments deferred if they lost GA and have no income. Any defendant may seek … Continue reading

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Pa. Court Tosses Ban on ‘Wrongful Birth’ Lawsuits | York Dispatch | Associated Press | MARK SCOLFORO | 11/14/12

HARRISBURG, Pa.—A lawsuit based on a claim that doctors did not warn a pregnant woman she might give birth to a baby with severe defects can proceed because the Legislature violated the state constitution when it passed a law banning … Continue reading

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