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How the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Operates

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the highest court in the Commonwealth and the oldest appellate court in North America. Justices serve 10-year terms, up to age 75 – and they receive and review over 2,000 requests for review annually.

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Pennsylvania courts release video series on new public access policy for appellate and trial court case records

Pennsylvania courts today released a series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and documents in public court filings with the trial and appellate courts.

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New Bench Cards Further Enhance Training for Jurists Handling Sex Crime Cases

New bench cards and instructional videos intended to enhance judicial education efforts will soon be provided to more than 450 trial jurists hearing cases involving sexual assault and violence statewide.  

The project, headed by Superior Court Judges Jack Panella and Victor Stabile and working with a subcommittee of trial judges, makes Pennsylvania the first state in the nation to employ dedicated educational resources like these to jurists. 

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