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Allegheny County Bar Association Releases Legal Tips to Remember for the New Year

“Take preventive legal measures to protect you and your family in 2012”

Pittsburgh PennsylvaniaJanuary 3, 2012. The officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association today released legal tips that could come in handy for the new year. These tips are the sixth in a series of monthly briefs from the association on a timely legal issue. The legal tips are part of the association’s ramped-up marketing efforts to better inform the general public about the free legal information, assistance, and services available through the bar.

According to Howard J. Schulberg, President of the Allegheny County Bar Association, “While many of us make our resolutions for the new year, we tend to forget the measures to take to ensure that the new year does not begin with any legal issues that negatively impact both our financial and personal well-being.”

Schulberg said that several of this month’s legal tips could help almost everyone, while some may only impact a certain group of individuals, such as parents who have custody issues. “Experiencing a legal issue  can be a trying time for our Allegheny County residents and that is why we encourage taking preventive legal measures to ensure you and your loved ones are protected,” he said.

Future monthly tips will focus on such areas of the law as bankruptcy, wills and estates, collaborative law, divorce and custody issues, and teens and the law. The November 2011 monthly legal tips dealt with holiday shopping. For more information on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s monthly legal tips, visit the association’s For the Public website at

Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, The Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,500 member attorneys, judges, legal administrators, and paralegals.


Howard J. Schulberg
Allegheny County Bar Association

Tom Loftus
Director of Marketing/Media Relations
Allegheny County Bar Association

“Starting the new year off on the right foot (legally)”

January 3, 2012

This is the time of year when we begin cleaning out our closets and getting organized for the year to come. There’s also no better time to make sure all of your necessary legal documents are in order and make any changes necessary as well.

Below are some items to review and some helpful tips as well:

If you need a referral for an attorney, contact the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 412-261-5555.

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