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Lackawanna County DA Mark Powell Named to PA Continuing Legal Education Board

SCRANTON – Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell has been appointed by the state Supreme Court to a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board, which oversees accreditation of all CLE programs and the awarding of credits that attorneys in the state are required to earn annually to maintain their law licenses. “Having been active my entire career in

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PDAA Supports Greater Use of Fentanyl Test Strips to Save Lives

HARRISBURG – Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo, PDAA’s legislative chair, today testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of efforts to ensure the lawful use of fentanyl test strips. “We support such legislation for one simple reason: It will literally save lives,” Chardo said. Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin. It also is inexpensive to manufacture. Chardo said the

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Guidance Provided to Counties on Investigating Child Abuse Cases

HARRISBURG  – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI), and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Pennsylvania (PennCAC) are pleased to jointly announce the updated release of the Model Set of Standards for Pennsylvania’s Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams (MDITs). The standards provide counties with standardized guidance and best practices on how to investigate child abuse cases,

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Lehigh County Chief Deputy DA appointed to PA Supreme Court Committee

(ALLENTOWN) – Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin today announced that Heather F. Gallagher, the District Attorney’s Office Chief of Administration and Chief of Appeals, has been named to a prestigious Supreme Court of Pennsylvania committee.  Gallagher was named a member of the court’s Criminal Procedural Rules Committee for a term of seven years beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The appointment was

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