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LETTERS TO THE HERALD

First hand experience with district attorney

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As a member of the Bucks County Bar Association who regularly provides pro bono (volunteer) legal representation to victims of domestic abuse, I have learned first hand about the suffering and vulnerability of these individuals. In Bucks County, victims of domestic abuse of all ages, gender and socio-economic status have powerful allies and champions like our district attorney, Matt Weintraub.
The District Attorney’s Office, together with the brave professionals in law enforcement and the esteemed, knowledgeable, and fair judges of the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, serve a critical role in ensuring the success and effectiveness of the Protection from Abuse system that safeguards the well-being of a multitude of victims.
I know that it is close to Matt’s heart because he told me about it a few years ago. I didn’t know him then, but I heard him speak at an event and asked about volunteer legal opportunities.
He told me about Protection From Abuse Court and encouraged me to volunteer to represent victims.

I began representing victims seeking orders of protection and other relief from the court. I represent individuals who are some of the most vulnerable people, including people of limited means, people who don’t speak English, and people from minority communities who are often overlooked.
It was Matt Weintraub who inspired me to join in this mission to help these victims. Moreover, it is his leadership and role in the PFA enforcement process that is truly critical in protecting these otherwise helpless people. I have observed District Attorney Matt Weintraub serve our community in many ways. I am proud to endorse him for reelection as our District Attorney and urge others to support this man who cares so much.
Morris J. Kaplan, Newtown


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