All courts shall be open; and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation shall have remedy by due course of law, without sale, denial or delay. – Pennsylvania Constitution

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Supreme Court Increases Loan Assistance to Expand Number of Attorneys Who Serve the Poor

In an effort to increase the pool of attorneys available to provide civil legal services to those who cannot afford them, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has increased support for a student debt loan program for attorneys who work for legal aid organizations.

 

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program is not funded by tax dollars, but instead by pro hac vice admission fees which are paid by out-of-state attorneys who are not licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, but appear in Pennsylvania’s courts for a particular legal proceeding. Pro hac vice fee revenue has been on a steady decline, jeopardizing the sustainability of the loan program.

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

Finding public court information is easier than ever with the launch of PAeDocket – a free iPhone and iPad app that provides a quick and simple search of court cases or dockets, Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin announced today.

The app provides results about cases, including charges, court dates, upcoming hearings and status of cases. PAeDocket offers a visually engaging and easy-to-use mobile experience.

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