This morning, the Lancaster County Commissioners honored staff members of the Prothonotary’s Office and Sheriff’s Office for their actions in assisting Gary G. Krafft during a medical emergency he sustained while at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

The training and life-saving techniques utilized by the staff from both offices ensured a prompt response from emergency medical

You don’t have to be an expert to see that over the past two decades, our lives have been slowly taken over by technology. At home, your FitBit tracks your steps, heartbeat and other health information, your personal photos and documents are stored in the cloud, and any number of home appliances are getting “smarter” and increasingly connected. Technology has also shaped the office and what it means to be at work, allowing work from nearly anywhere with mobile devices and the rise of email, video conferencing and high speed cellular connections. Technology has changed the way we work, play, and even raise our children.
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Brandon_HarterBrandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorneys.

Brandon joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP in 2016 after several years with the former Lancaster firm of Hartman, Underhill & Brubaker where he began his career in private practice.  Prior to that, Brandon served as

As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.

Leadership Lancaster Graduation

Last week I “walked” at our Leadership Lancaster Core Class of

On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

 1. Teens Sue For Right to Vote. As the fields narrow for Democrats and Republicans to determine their nominees for the 2016 Presidential Election, a group of 17 year olds have sued the Ohio Secretary of State to restore their right to vote in the primary since they will turn 18 in time to vote in the general election.

Interested in an overview of the development of voting laws in the United States? MassVOTE, a nonprofit organization with a mission of  promoting a culture of active political participation has a comprehensive timeline available here.
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On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

 1.  Emotionally Supportive Pythons. A Council Bluffs, Iowa woman is at odds with a local ordinance that prevents owning snakes, because she wants

On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

 1.  Drone Deadline. If you have an unmanned aircraft system (commonly known as a drone) that weighs between 0.55 lbs. and 55 lbs.

On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

  1. The People Vs. O. J. Simpson. One of the first national news events I can recall is the verdict from the O. J.