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