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We'd like to share some news about the late Pete Macky - former Managing Attorney at NPLS' Sunbury office. Northumberland County President Judge Sayler announced today that their new pro bono award will be named the "Peter B. Macky Pro Bono Award". A memorial ceremony was held today in honor of Pete.

The 2015-16 Annual Report and donor/volunteer listings are posted for your information. Thank you for helping NPLS to go "green".  

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors, participants, competitors, and volunteers who supported NPLS' 5th annual Raise A Glass To Justice fundraiser at Top Cut.  Elizabeth Marcon was crowned the 2016 Lawyer Idol for her performance.  It was a close competition between her and Jackie Holmes.  Both of their talents shined through on Monday night.  Below is our list of sponsors who generously helped NPLS 'Raise A Glass To Justice'.  We're already making plans for 2017.  Check back soon for an update.

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NPLS is committed to access to justice for our clients, but we also want to be good stewards of the places where we all live and work. That means trying to maintain a small carbon footprint in how we work, and responsibly disposing of electronic waste. Here’s hoping that all of you try to minimize waste impact in your communities!

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - No-fault divorce waiting periods will be shorter in Pennsylvania, under a newly signed law.

Gov. Wolf signed legislation Wednesday that reduces the mandatory separation period to obtain a no-fault divorce from two years to one year in Pennsylvania.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Tara Toohil of Luzerne County, says the couple can start dividing assets and determining whether alimony is owed after that.

It takes effect in 60 days.

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