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2014

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Treatment Courts Eyed as Weapon in War on Drugs

State lawmakers looking for ways to curb drug-related crime heard representatives of the Pennsylvania court system offer possibl...

Apr 03

Looking for your case? We've got 27 million court records online

Search court case information using the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s Web Portal. Anyone can find and view t...

Apr 02

Chief Justice Castille Asks Lawyers to Support Access to Justice for All

During his final year on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille is making his last for...

Apr 02

Superior Court to Hold Special Session at Penn State Dickinson School of Law

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law, University Park ca...

Mar 26

PA Courts Distribute $455 Million in 2013

Pennsylvania’s courts distributed more than $455 million in fees, fines, costs and restitution in 2013. Most of the money...

Feb 21

Chief Justice to Serve on National Institute of Justice Workgroup

EDITOR'S NOTE: Informational graphics regarding this topic are available on the Judiciary's media resources page. Chie...

Feb 10

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board Announces Increases in Ethics Requirement and Distance Learning Options

The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has announced changes in rules and regulations that will permit more credits t...

Feb 05

Civics Essay Contest for Elementary School Students

The National Center for State Courts is offering prizes to elementary school children for the best written essays on the importa...

Jan 27

New Code of Judicial Conduct Strengthens and Clarifies Rules for Judicial Behavior

Nepotism and service on commercial boards addressed The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has approved a new Code of Judicial Cond...

Jan 08

Susan Peikes Gantman Elected President Judge of Pennsylvania Superior Court

The Pennsylvania Superior Court, meeting in Pittsburgh today, has elected Judge Susan Peikes Gantman to be its new president jud...

Jan 07

Sizing up the Judiciary

Talks are underway to assess the number of trial judges needed. The statewide “right sizing” effort follows similar...

Jan 06