The Lehigh County Paralegals Association (LCPA) is a section of the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Download LCPA by laws here: Paralegal By Laws.
Debbie McClellan, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Catlin, email@example.com
Suzanne McKenna, firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Gentile, jag513@Lehigh.edu
Sandra Bosak, email@example.com
Heather Rivera, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Sandone, email@example.com
Cyndi Dieter-Kocher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Schwoyer, Secretary, email@example.com
BALC Attorney Liaison, Sarah Murray, Esq.
Membership applications are being accepted. Download here: Membership Application.
Lehigh County Family Court Practice
We are pleased to present the Honorable Melissa T. Pavlack, Family Court Administrative Judge and Attorney Richard P. Focht, Family Court Administrator to share their insight on the following Family Court topics:
Practice tips for custody, divorce, support and PFA cases
Drug and alcohol screening options and procedures
Custody service providers and resources
Compilation and presentation of electronic evidence (social media, texting, recordings, etc.) from a judge’s perspective
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case treatment
Ways in which paralegals can assist family law lawyers
The Honorable Melissa T. Pavlack received her Doctor of Laws degree from Widener University School of Law in 1989 and was admitted to the Bar of the Pennsylvania Courts in November of 1989. She has been an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lehigh County Bar Association and served as President of the Lehigh County Family Law Section for two years. Judge Pavlack was elected Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas in November 2017. She is the Administrative Judge of Family Court.
Attorney Richard P. Focht is the Family Court Administrator and a Custody Hearing Officer for the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County. Prior to working in the Family Court Office, he was in private practice for many years. Atty. Focht is a cum laude graduate of the Widener University School of Law and a graduate of Kutztown University. He taught the Family Law course in the Paralegal Program at the Lehigh Carbon Community College for several years. Attorney Focht is a past President of the Bar Association of Lehigh County and a past President and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Conference of Churches.
Thursday 11/2/23 at 12:00pm
Where: Bar Association of Lehigh County
1114 W. Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
No charge for LCPA members, $25 for guests, and $10 for students.
Please RSVP to Judy Gentile by January 26, 2023
This presentation is approved by the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations for one (1) Ethics Paralegal CLE credit
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