The Butler County Legal Journal

Designated as the Official Legal Periodical for Butler County, Pennsylvania

On July 16, 1959 by Order of President Judge Cylde S. Shumaker the Butler County Legal Journal was declared the official legal publication for Butler County. 

Owned and published by the Butler County Bar Association the Journal is published every Friday and serves to inform legal professionals and the public of the filings of lawsuits, openings of estates, terminations of parental rights, mortgage foreclosures, sheriff’s sales, delinquent tax sales, formations of business entities, and more.

Subscriptions are available in both printed and digital form. Subscription year 8/1 thru 7/31 published every Friday 52 weeks per year.

On July 16, 1959 by Order of President Judge Cylde S. Shumaker the Butler County Legal Journal was declared the official legal publication for Butler County. 

Owned and published by the Butler County Bar Association the Journal is published every Friday and serves to inform legal professionals and the public of the filings of lawsuits, openings of estates, terminations of parental rights, mortgage foreclosures, sheriff’s sales, delinquent tax sales, formations of business entities, and more.

Subscriptions are available in both printed and digital form. Subscription year 8/1 thru 7/31 published every Friday 52 weeks per year.

Hardcopy Subscriptions

$60/yr

(*Pro-rated hardcopy subscriptions available)

Digital Subscriptions

FREE for BCBA Members

$25/yr for non-members

Hardcopy Subscriptions

$60/yr

(*Pro-rated hardcopy subscriptions available)

Digital Subscriptions

FREE for BCBA Members

$25/yr for non-members

 

Need to place a legal ad?

 

The Butler County Legal Journal is published every Friday. The deadline for advertisements is the preceding Friday by noon, although holidays may alter this deadline. All notices must be prepaid.

How do I submit a notice for publication?

Email is the preferred method for submission of notices. Please email your request for publication along with your name, mailing address, and phone number to bclegaljournal@butlerbar.org. We do not accept notices by fax.

How much will my notice cost and when will it run?

Once your submission has been processed you will receive an invoice via email. Upon payment, your notice will run the next available publication date.

When will I receive my Proof of Publication?

All advertising rates include a notarized Proof of Publication that will be mailed after your notice has run.

How should my notice be written?

All legal notices must be submitted in typewritten form and are published exactly as submitted by the advertiser. The Butler County Legal Journal will not assume any responsibility to edit, make spelling corrections, eliminate errors in grammar or make any changes in content.

 For your convenience, templates are available below for some of the most common advertisements.

How do I submit a notice for publication?

Mailing Address and Payment information: Payment can be made online with credit card or by check payable to Butler County Legal Journal and mailed to:

Butler County Legal Journal
240 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

The Butler County Legal Journal is published every Friday. The deadline for advertisements is the preceding Friday by noon, although holidays may alter this deadline. All notices must be prepaid.

How do I submit a notice for publication?

Email is the preferred method for submission of notices. Please email your request for publication along with your name, mailing address, and phone number to bclegaljournal@butlerbar.org. We do not accept notices by fax.

How much will my notice cost and when will it run?

Once your submission has been processed you will receive an invoice via email. Upon payment, your notice will run the next available publication date.

When will I receive my Proof of Publication?

All advertising rates include a notarized Proof of Publication that will be mailed after your notice has run.

How should my notice be written?

All legal notices must be submitted in typewritten form and are published exactly as submitted by the advertiser. The Butler County Legal Journal will not assume any responsibility to edit, make spelling corrections, eliminate errors in grammar or make any changes in content.

 For your convenience, templates are available below for some of the most common advertisements.

How do I submit a notice for publication?

Mailing Address and Payment information: Payment can be made online with credit card or by check payable to Butler County Legal Journal and mailed to:

Butler County Legal Journal
240 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001

Still have questions?

Call 724.841.0130 or email bclegaljournal@butlerbar.org if you need further assistance.

Still have questions?

Call 724.841.0130 or email bclegaljournal@butlerbar.org if you need further assistance.

 

Legal Journal Advertising Rates & Forms

 
 

Legal Journal Advertising Rates & Forms

 
  • Estate $85

    In Butler County our Register of Wills collects this fee when opening an estate. Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Trust $85

    Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Corporation / LLC / Ficticious $90

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Conservatorship Notice $95

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Estate $85

    In Butler County our Register of Wills collects this fee when opening an estate. Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Trust $85

    Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Corporation / LLC / Ficticious $90

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Conservatorship Notice $95

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Name Change $55

    Must run 20 days prior to hearing date. Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Name Change $55

    Must run 20 days prior to hearing date. Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Sheriff Sale $250 Base rate

    Base rate up to 135 lines. $1.85 per line over 135 lines /per week. Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Per Line Rate $1.85

    Per line rate is calculated as follows: 8/9 Arial (60 lines per column / 2 columns per page)

  • Duplicate Proof of Publication $8.00

    $3.00 POP + $5.00 Notary Fee

  • CLE Advertising Rate $75.00
  • Estate $85

    In Butler County our Register of Wills collects this fee when opening an estate. Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Trust $85

    Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Corporation / LLC / Ficticious $90

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Conservatorship Notice $95

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Estate $85

    In Butler County our Register of Wills collects this fee when opening an estate. Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Trust $85

    Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Corporation / LLC / Ficticious $90

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Conservatorship Notice $95

    Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Name Change $55

    Must run 20 days prior to hearing date. Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Name Change $55

    Must run 20 days prior to hearing date. Runs 1 times includes 1 Proof of Publication. Choose the appropriate form below.

  • Sheriff Sale $250 Base rate / $1.85 per line over 135

    Base rate up to 135 lines. $1.85 per line over 135 lines /per week. Runs 3 times includes 1 Proof of Publication.

  • Per Line Rate $1.85

    Per line rate is calculated as follows: 8/9 Arial (60 lines per column / 2 columns per page)

  • Duplicate Proof of Publication $8.00

    $3.00 POP + $5.00 Notary Fee

  • CLE Advertising Rate $75.00
 

Notice to Defend

 

You may review and download a copy of the local rules, including the Civil Division Local Rules regarding the Notice to Defend a Butler County Court of Common Pleas website: www.butlercountypa.gov

RULE L1018.1 NOTICE TO DEFEND.

(a) The organization to be named in the Notice to Defend to find out where legal help may be obtained:

Office of Prothonotary, Butler County

Butler County Government Center
124 West Diamond Street
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 284-5214

Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 841-0130

(Adopted 2009; Amended 2021)

You may review and download a copy of the local rules, including the Civil Division Local Rules regarding the Notice to Defend a Butler County Court of Common Pleas website: www.butlercountypa.gov

RULE L1018.1 NOTICE TO DEFEND.

(a) The organization to be named in the Notice to Defend to find out where legal help may be obtained:

Office of Prothonotary, Butler County

Butler County Government Center
124 West Diamond Street
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 284-5214

Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 841-0130

(Adopted 2009; Amended 2021)

You may review and download a copy of the local rules, including the Civil Division Local Rules regarding the Notice to Defend a Butler County Court of Common Pleas website: www.butlercountypa.gov

RULE L1018.1 NOTICE TO DEFEND.

(a) The organization to be named in the Notice to Defend to find out where legal help may be obtained:

Office of Prothonotary, Butler County

Butler County Government Center
124 West Diamond Street
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 284-5214

Butler County Bar Association
240 S. Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 841-0130

(Adopted 2009; Amended 2021)

 

PA Legal Ads

 

Statewide access to the official Legal Journals published in Pennsylvania can be found online at www.palegalads.org. 

NOTE: digital copies of legal journals and the notices published therein are provided for information purposes only and should not be construed as providing legal notice. The printed copy of the legal journal is the sole authoritative version.

Statewide access to the official Legal Journals published in Pennsylvania can be found online at www.palegalads.org. 

NOTE: digital copies of legal journals and the notices published therein are provided for information purposes only and should not be construed as providing legal notice. The printed copy of the legal journal is the sole authoritative version.