The Conference of County Legal Journals (CCLJ) is the representative organization for the official Legal Journals of the Commonwealth of PA and has been in existence for over 30 years.
What is a Legal Journal?
Legal Journals in some counties are called Law Journals, Legal Bulletins, Law Reporters, Legal Registers and by other similar titles.
Information about Legal Journals and legal advertisements can be found in Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes, Title 45 Pa.C.S.A. Legal Notices.
"Advertisement." A printed public notice, relating to any matter, authorized by any person, which is published for a valuable consideration in a publication, and which may be required by law, rule, order, or decree of court, or resolution of any corporation, or unincorporated association, or by action of any government unit.
"Journal." A newspaper, class newspaper, periodical, or magazine.
"Law." A statute, a home rule charter, or an enactment entitled an ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation of any government unit.
"Legal advertisement." A notice, advertisement, publication, statement, or abstract of a notice, advertisement, publication, or statement, required by resolution of a corporation, unincorporated association, or government unit, or ordinance of a political subdivision, or by law, or by rule, order, or decree of court, to be published, for a valuable consideration, in either a newspaper of general circulation, a legal newspaper or an official newspaper.
"Legal newspaper." A newspaper which is a "legal periodical," "official legal newspaper," or "official legal periodical," publishing legal intelligence, as designated by general rule or rule of court for the publication of legal advertisements and notices required by law, rule, order, or decree of court, to be published in a legal newspaper, legal periodical, official legal newspaper, or official legal periodical, so designated by general rule or rule of court.
"Legal notice." When required to be printed or published, either a legal advertisement, a legal notice, an official advertisement, or an official legal notice.