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    Default Opinion on CC at Arbitration Hearing

    My girlfriend is going into an arbitration hearing for a Med Mal case.

    The arbitration is being heard by a judge but held at the offices of the opposing council. She and the Dr will be sworn in.

    Is this a court? Can I CC? What makes a courtroom?

    I'd like to stay legal. I don't need to carry, but I'll be in Scranton!!!!!!!!

    PS: Please pray for a good outcome for my girl. This is one of those cases that slipped thru the cracks. Some people slip and fall and get a million dollars. She will get almost nothing even though she was surgically fuck up and almost died. She can expect hospitalizations now for the rest of her life. She has a go bag packed at all times. Thanks for your thoughts.
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    Default Re: Opinion on CC at Arbitration Hearing

    Legal definition of court facility, contained in the statute prohibiting weapons in same:

    "Court facility." The courtroom of a court of record; a courtroom of a community court; the courtroom of a magisterial district judge; a courtroom of the Philadelphia Municipal Court; a courtroom of the Pittsburgh Magistrates Court; a courtroom of the Traffic Court of Philadelphia; judge's chambers; witness rooms; jury deliberation rooms; attorney conference rooms; prisoner holding cells; offices of court clerks, the district attorney, the sheriff and probation and parole officers; and any adjoining corridors.
    While it is likely that the intent was to include conference rooms contained within the stereotypical 'courthouse', it does not explicitly say that. Strictly speaking, a conference room at a private legal office could be included.

    In my opinion. I am not a lawyer.

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    Default Re: Opinion on CC at Arbitration Hearing

    DO NOT CCW !

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    Default Re: Opinion on CC at Arbitration Hearing

    Why you throwing shade on Scranton like it's Chicago or something?

    What part of the “West Side” do you call home?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Democrat Gun Owner View Post
    Why you throwing shade on Scranton like it's Chicago or something?

    What part of the “West Side” do you call home?

    Sorry.. I meant no offense. I don't get to Scranton much so I shouldn't be so judgmental......

    I had hoped for more advise on this issue. I guess I'll play it safe and not CC there. Just habit to carry. My gut feeling however is that it would be legal to do so since it's in a lawyers office.
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    Court facility." The courtroom of a court of record; a courtroom of a community court; the courtroom of a magisterial district judge; a courtroom of the Philadelphia Municipal Court; a courtroom of the Pittsburgh Magistrates Court; a courtroom of the Traffic Court of Philadelphia; judge's chambers; witness rooms; jury deliberation rooms; attorney conference rooms; prisoner holding cells; offices of court clerks, the district attorney, the sheriff and probation and parole officers; and any adjoining corridors.
    I would have to say that all those rooms (in blue), or attached by that (in red).

    Why not OC, if there is no signage?
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    I wouldn't risk sabotaging the GF's case by doing anything that might alienate the arbitration judge, and that would include carrying a weapon, sporting a political badge, wearing facial piercings, dressing too informally, drinking a beer in the back of the room, or doing anything else that you might reasonably expect would incite opprobrium among those with prejudices.
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    Default Re: Opinion on CC at Arbitration Hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    I wouldn't risk sabotaging the GF's case by doing anything that might alienate the arbitration judge, and that would include carrying a weapon, sporting a political badge, wearing facial piercings, dressing too informally, drinking a beer in the back of the room, or doing anything else that you might reasonably expect would incite opprobrium among those with prejudices.
    I think I agree... The importance of this day to her is well above the importance of me CCing. I think I knew this but was looking for a little confirmation from my peers.

    I guess I'll take out my facial piercings and cover my "lock her up" tat on my neck......... Just kidding. I'm look about as conservative as one could be.

    Thanks GL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    I wouldn't risk sabotaging the GF's case by doing anything that might alienate the arbitration judge, and that would include carrying a weapon, sporting a political badge, wearing facial piercings, dressing too informally, drinking a beer in the back of the room, or doing anything else that you might reasonably expect would incite opprobrium among those with prejudices.
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    Default Re: Opinion on CC at Arbitration Hearing

    Quote Originally Posted by GunLawyer001 View Post
    I wouldn't risk sabotaging the GF's case by doing anything that might alienate the arbitration judge, and that would include carrying a weapon, sporting a political badge, wearing facial piercings, dressing too informally, drinking a beer in the back of the room, or doing anything else that you might reasonably expect would incite opprobrium among those with prejudices.
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