BERKS COUNTY COURT SYSTEM CORONAVIRUS RELATED COURT HEARING POSTPONEMENTS
Updated 4/29/2020 at 9:00 AM The Pa. Supreme Court has declared a Judicial Emergency for the following time period: March 17, 2020 to June 1, 2020.
In an effort to further restrict potential COVID-19 exposure within the courts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered that all Pennsylvania courts – including trial and intermediate appellate courts – closed to the public for non-essential functions through June 1, 2020. The statewide limited court closure includes the Berks County Court of Common Pleas and magisterial district courts. The Pa. Supreme Court has however authorized the use of advanced communication technology to conduct limited court proceedings.
Additionally, PA Governor Tom Wolf has ordered that all legal service providers in Pennsylvania close their physical office locations until further notice. Accordingly, POLYAK LAW OFFICE physical office is now closed. However, clients continue to have telephone access to the Office during regular business hours. Restricted access to the Office and by attorneys, staff, and clients is permitted to the degree necessary to allow attorneys to participate in court functions deemed essential or appropriate by a President Judge per the Pa. Supreme Court’s orders of March 18, 2020 and April 28, 2020, so long as social distancing and other mitigation measures are employed for the protection of lawyers, staff, and clients. Pursuant to the Governor’s order, all other business must be conducted remotely.