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The top story this morning is the First Judicial District leaders deciding not to change the FJD’s foreclosure program. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, the leadership had planned to put time limits on mandatory conciliation in cases of a Philadelphia homeowner facing mortgage foreclosure. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judges John W. Herron and Allan L. Tereshko said in a notice to the bar Tuesday that they were not going to change the widely praised residential mortgage foreclosure diversion program.
Below the fold on Page 1, Amaris Elliott-Engel writes that a second witness testified that he reported alleged abuse to Monsignor William J. Lynn. The witness, M.B., was the second to say he was abused by defrocked priest Stanley Gana and reported it to Lynn when Lynn was the secretary of clergy from 1992 to 2004 and was in charge of priests’ assignments.
U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy responded to The Legal’s questionnaire for the attorney general candidates. His responses are available here.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Gina Passarella writes that an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler has won workers’ compensation benefits but not attorney fees, because he went on to play for other pro teams and was therefore not disabled.
In a Legal Marketing column on Page 5, Adrian Dayton of Legal affiliate The National Law Journal writes about building better lawyer bios to give potential clients the information they want.
In a Young Lawyer column on Page 7, Ellie Austin writes the last part in her series, “Making the Leap,” about leaving her first legal job and entering back into the uncertain world of job hunting.
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