The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania

  • Coronavirus 2020

    Coronavirus Information

    The Pennsylvania Judiciary continues to monitor developments on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on court operations. 

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  • Clean slate law 2019

    Wiping the slate clean

    Clean Slate is a new law in Pennsylvania designed to automatically seal certain criminal history information. The new law goes into effect June 28.

    Under the Law, criminal history information pertaining to eligible “non-violent” criminal and summary records and non-conviction records will be automatically shielded from public view.

    Pennsylvania is proud to be a national leader in these efforts.

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    Pa Courts Launches Android Version of PAeDocket – First State-level Mobile App for Finding Court Dockets

    Pennsylvania courts recently launched the Android version of PAeDocket – a free app that provides a quick and simple search of court cases or dockets.

    Utilizing mobile apps provides a valuable service for the public, including lawyers, law enforcement, consumers, victims and victims’ families.

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News

Pennsylvania Courts Look at Protection from Abuse Orders During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Over 39,000 new protection from Abuse (PFA) orders were filed statewide in 2019. A PFA is a civil court order that protects victims of domestic violence, providing relief from abuse by an intimate partner, family or household member.

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PA Supreme Court Advisory Council Develops Guidance for Judges Handling Guardianship Cases

In an effort to help judges navigate the complex issues involved in guardianship cases, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts has published the first edition of the Pennsylvania Guardianship Bench Book.

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