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Pro bono attorneys
are needed for PFA
hearings in Doylestown
Volunteer attorneys are needed for Bucks
County's Protection from Abuse (PFA)
hearings, which take place Wednesdays
at the Bucks County Justice Center. PFA
hearings have continued throughout the
pandemic, and the need for pro bono
attorneys remains high.
To volunteer with Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP),
please contact Jennifer Pierce, LASP VOCA Supervising
Attorney and Bucks County Pro Bono Coordinator, at
610-756-7264 or jpierce@lasp.org, or Randi Riefner,
Paralegal and Bucks County Assistant Pro Bono Coordinator,
at rriefner@lasp.org or 215-770-4067.

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105 Raider Boulevard, Suite 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 | 908-874-7500

To volunteer with PFA defense, please contact Kristen
Norcross at the Bucks County Bar Association at 215-3489413 x100, or kristen.norcross@bucksbar.org.

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In January, Bucks County PFA court implemented multiple
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New procedures include:
*	 Plaintiffs/defendants are not required to appear when
defendants are facing criminal charges;

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*	 Plaintiffs/defendants are not required to appear if they
intend to withdraw their petitions;
*	 Plaintiff/defendant does not need to appear if service has
not been made upon the defendant. Pro bono counsel
can request a continuance of the temporary order if
there is one in place.
*	 If defendant is represented by private counsel and the
parties, through counsel, have reached an agreement
in regard to the PFA, neither party needs to appear (just
counsel appears to put the agreement on record).

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