First published in 1959, The Adams County Legal Journal
is formatted as a pamphlet and designated a newspaper of record for distributing
Court and other legal notices. It is published weekly on Fridays by the Adams
County Bar Association and is available free online. (It is also available at palegalads.org,
which has all issues back to and including 2009.) See the two links on the
right. The top one offers a short tutorial on how to utilize the site to the
fullest; because the display may not be the most user friendly, the tutorial is
well worth your time. The digital graphcompubs.com site preserves issues back
to May 23, 2008.
All issues from May 2008 to 1959 will eventually be
digitized and posted at the “Old Issues” link. Contents will include both Court
Opinions as well as legal ads.
TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR PLACEMENT OF A LEGAL AD IN THE JOURNAL:
The cost of legal ads is determined either by “line charge”
or by a flat fee of $50. All prices include the cost of a notarized proof of
publication sent to you for your legal records.
Examples of the $50 flat fee are: Estate (or Trust) notice, Fictitious
Name registration, Name change, Dissolution notice, Charter/Incorporation
Notice, Articles of Amendment, Sale of Property, Admission to Bar, Notice of
Filing of Petition, Vehicle Title Search, and Replevin or Replevin Hearing.
It is better to contact the Business Manager Dr. B. Bohleke
during business hours (M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 717-337-9812 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the cost of ads that are billed via line charge. The line charge is dependent upon the
length of the final draft for your ad.
Ads can be brought to Room 305 in person, sent via the email
address above, or by U.S. mail to:
Because credit/debit cards cannot be accepted at this time, bring
or mail a check made out to the “Adams County Bar Association” to the Law
Library address. You may send the ad via email and the check by U.S. mail, or
send them together in the U.S. mail.
REMEMBER to include your mailing address and phone number in
your communications so Dr. B knows where to send the proof of publication and
whom to call if your email address does not work properly.
Free templates are available if you are unsure how to phrase
The Business Manager cannot dispense legal advice.
For those who need to publish a legal ad in a second
newspaper of record in Adams county, contact Ms Carolyn Schreiber at the Gettysburg
Times by sending the ad to email@example.com.
She will get back to you about the cost to place the ad, which will approximate
the line charge of the Legal Journal.