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2015

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court unseals seven filings related to Kathleen Kane

The Supreme Court has unsealed documents in seven grand jury filings related to Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The documents we...

Aug 26

Pennsylvania Supreme Court unseals orders

In light of public statements made last week by Attorney General Kane, the Court is releasing two previously sealed orders for p...

Aug 18

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

Finding public court information is easier than ever with PAeDocket – including results about cases, such as charges, cou...

Aug 04

Comfort Dogs Have Dramatic Impact in Dependency Court: New video highlights benefits of placing dogs in the courts

Approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s 60 judicial districts report that they either use comfort dogs in dependency cou...

Jul 27

PA Courts reaches 4,000 Twitter followers

The Pennsylvania Judiciary’s Twitter feed has reached a milestone, climbing to 4,000 followers. Since its launch in Octo...

Jun 24

Kinship Foster Care Parents on the Rise in Pennsylvania

Since 2012, 24 percent more children have been placed in “kinship” foster care, according to 2014 data collected by...

May 28

PA Court System Puts Focus on Helping Veterans

Want to help former servicemen and servicewomen who come into contact with the criminal justice system? Pennsylvania’s j...

May 22

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 Pe...

May 21

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 provid...

May 12

Medical Malpractice Case Filings Reach 14-Year Low

The number of medical malpractice case filings dipped last year to the lowest point since statewide tracking began in 2000. Th...

May 08

Delaware County to host Commonwealth Court session

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session in Media, PA, at 9 a.m. on May 8 in Courtroom 1 of the Delawa...

May 04

Supreme Court announces AOPC leadership changes

Zygmont A. Pines, Esq. will step down July 31, 2015 as Court Administrator of Pennsylvania and be succeeded by Deputy Court Admi...

Apr 29

2,121 Pennsylvania Drivers Cited for “Distracted Driving” in 2014

Pennsylvania drivers were cited 1,410 times in 2014 for texting while driving and 711 times for using headphones while driving,...

Apr 28

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