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2015

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Superior Court to Hold Special Session in Washington County

— The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Washington County. The ses...

Apr 16

Commission on Judicial Independence Turns 10 and Welcomes New Members

The Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence (PCJI) was established in 2005 by the state Supreme Court amid growing conc...

Apr 14

Chief Justice Saylor Reminds Lawyers of Need to Provide Public Service

Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor has asked lawyers to support the Commonwealth’s civil legal aid programs by providing pro b...

Apr 13

‘Court Website Madness’ Crowns PA Champs

Duke isn’t the only Final Four team celebrating a championship. The Pennsylvania Judiciary won the FindLaw Court Madness...

Apr 07

Superior Court to Hold Special Session in Pottsville

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session in Pottsville on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15, 2015. Th...

Apr 06

PA Courts Distribute $462 million in 2014

Pennsylvania courts collected more than $462 million in fees, fines, costs and restitution in 2014, $7 million more than the pre...

Mar 16

PA Criminal Case Data Now Interactive and Available Online

Pennsylvania’s judiciary today unveiled criminal caseload “dashboards,” the latest in a series of interactive,...

Mar 12

Supreme Court launches pilot program to enhance the availability of legal aid

A pilot program that links lawyers who want to volunteer their services with clients unable to afford legal help was created tod...

Mar 05

AOPC Publishes revised guide to assist state trial judges in handling sex crime cases

A just-released, third edition Benchbook on Crimes of Sexual Violence in Pennsylvania will help the state’s trial judges c...

Mar 04

Online court payments increased by 23 percent in 2014

More than $77 million in traffic fines and other court-ordered fines, fees, costs and restitution was collected last year throug...

Feb 18

AOPC seeks input on public access policy for appellate and trial court case records

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is seeking comment on a proposed public access policy concerning case re...

Feb 06

Pennsylvania’s problem-solving courts surpass century mark

Pennsylvania now has more than 100 problem-solving courts across the Commonwealth — and counting. During the first few d...

Jan 09

Thomas G. Saylor becomes 56th Chief Justice of Pennsylvania

Thomas G. Saylor of Camp Hill was inducted as Pennsylvania’s 56th chief justice of the Supreme Court. As chief justice, he...

Jan 09