• Committee board openings

    Apply now for openings on Supreme Court Committees and Boards

    The Supreme Court is aided by select boards, committees, commissions and councils consisting of more than 180 appointed volunteers — most, but not all, are lawyers and judges.

    The panels have a wide range of responsibilities and functions. Some make recommendations to the court for amendments, revisions or simplification of court procedural rules. Others regulate the practice of law, oversee continuing legal education for lawyers and administer funds to assist individuals unable to pay for legal services. Still others advise on keeping the courts free of bias and discrimination and on long-range planning.

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    Language access coordinators

    Language Access Coordinators oversee the provision of language access services in their judicial districts in compliance with all applicable laws and the district’s policy. Contact these individuals if you wish to request an interpreter for your case or need assistance obtaining information in your language about court services in that particular district.

    Coordinadores de acceso lingüístico

    Los coordinadores de acceso lingüístico supervisan la provisión de servicios de acceso lingüístico en sus distritos judiciales en conformidad con todas las leyes aplicables y la política del distrito. Comuníquese con estas personas si desea solicitar un intérprete para su caso o si necesita ayuda obteniendo información en su idioma sobre los servicios que ofrece el tribunal en ese distrito en particular. 

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  • PAePay

    Got a Traffic Ticket? Pay it Online

    Pay court-ordered fines, fees, costs or restitution from the comfort of your own home or office.

    The state court system offers an increasingly popular way to safely and securely pay money owed to the Common Pleas and magisterial district courts — PAePay. Using the online feature saves time and adds convenience for citizens and court staff. 

    Payments may be made using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or ATM card. A non-refundable fee of $2.75 is assessed on each transaction. Those owing money can pay up to $1,000 per transaction.

    Attorney fees, appellate court filing fees and parole supervisory costs also can be paid through PAePay.

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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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  • Help Yourself to the forms and resources on our self-representation page

    Help Yourself to resources on our self-representation page

    The judicial system of Pennsylvania embraces the idea that access to the Courts is a fundamental right of all Pennsylvanians.

    Through its long history, the judicial system in Pennsylvania has been, and continues to be, committed to dispensing justice for all Pennsylvanians. Some litigants, for any number of reasons, may find it necessary to represent themselves pro se before the Court. 

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  • Veterans courts

    Veterans Courts

    Veterans Courts assist veterans charged with crimes who are struggling with addiction, mental illness or co-occurring disorders and come in contact with the criminal justice system.

    Utilizing the successful drug court model, participants come before judges on a regular basis, receive support and guidance from veteran mentors, are supervised by specialized probation officers and receive treatment and support from the Veterans Administration to address underlying problems often caused by post-traumatic stress disorders. Pennsylvania's first veterans court opened in Lackawanna County in November 2009. With nearly one million veterans, Pennsylvania has the fifth largest population of veterans in the country.

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News

PA Supreme Court institutes new continuing education requirements for judges and justices

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted continuing judicial education requirements for judges serving the Supreme, Commonwealth and Superior courts, as well as the Courts of Common Pleas, the Philadelphia Municipal Court and certified senior judges of each.

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Selecting jurors in a Pennsylvania trial

The right to trial by jury in criminal cases, and some civil cases, is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and Pennsylvania state law. But how many Pennsylvanians serve as jurors in a given year?

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How do the Pennsylvania courts operate?

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