Course Description

A review of issues related to Landlord Tenant practice during COVID.  Though some materials are specific to Franklin County, the general discussion of the CDC Eviction Moratorium and federal and state programs will be relevant to practitioners in any PA county.  Topics include:

  • CDC Eviction Moratorium
  • Effects of Moratorium
  • Who is covered by Moratorium
  • Magisterial Office perspective


This course includes video recorded from a CLE presentation via Zoom for the Franklin County Bar Association.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.  If you are taking this course for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed. 

Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video.  Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Landlord Tenant during COVID Panel

    Landlord Tenant during COVID Panel

    Brandon Copeland, Esq. is a staff attorney with MidPenn Legal Services based in the Chambersburg office. Most of his practice is based in Franklin and Fulton County but he also works in many other counties throughout the state. A significant portion of his practice involves representing tenants with various landlord tenant issues. As a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network he is plugged in to the state wide and national discussions related to the CDC eviction moratorium among many other issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Brandon obtained his law degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in 2012. He graduated undergrad in 2009, with a degree in History from Rider University.

    Matthew Stewart, Esq. graduated from the Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University in 2011, as a member of the Woolsack Honor Society. Matt did his undergraduate studies in history at Brigham Young University. He is admitted to practice law in the Pennsylvania state courts and has handled cases in numerous counties around Pennsylvania. During law school, Matt served as an editor on the Penn State Law Review and interned with the Honorable Thomas K. Kistler of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the Honorable Renee Cohn Jubelirer of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. Matt practices criminal law, family law, general civil litigation, unemployment compensation law, and landlord-tenant law. Matt is also a title agent for Center Square Real Estate Settlement Services, Inc., and serves as a mediator for Franklin County Dispute Resolution Center, Ltd.

    The Honorable Annie Gómez Shockey became a Magisterial District Judge in January of 2018 for Magisterial District 39-3-02. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Gómez Shockey was a partner at the law firm of Wertime & Gómez LLP handling family law, immigration, and various civil law matters. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. from Shepherd University in 2004.

    The Honorable Kristin Nicklas is a Magisterial District Judge for District Court 39-3-04 which encompasses Greene Township, Southampton Township, Orrstown Borough and Shippensburg Borough (West End). Prior to her judicial role, Judge Nicklas was a practicing attorney and Support Master for Franklin County. Judge Nicklas received her Juris Doctor from Widener School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. While in law school, Judge Nicklas was involved in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Law and Government Institute and a student mentor. Prior to law school, Judge Nicklas was a staff accountant at a regional accounting firm. Upon completion from law school, Judge Nicklas clerked for then-President Judge Douglas W. Herman. Judge Nicklas resides in Chambersburg with her husband, John, and their four children.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Course Materials (Printing and/or download optional) PowerPoint Presentation
    • Course Materials (Printing and/or download optional) Resource Packet
    • Course Materials (Printing and/or download optional) CDC Moratorium June 30th
    • Course Materials (Printing and/or download optional) CDC September 4th Order
    • Landlord Tenant During COVID Part One
    • Landlord Tenant During COVID Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)