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2017

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Pennsylvania’s Veterans Courts Make a Difference for Veterans

Pennsylvania’s veterans population ranks fourth in the U.S. with nearly 846,000 veterans as of 2016. Since 2009, Pennsylvani...

Nov 08

PA Supreme Court appoints new administrative judges in Allegheny County

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced the transition of administrative judges in Allegheny County. Effective Nov. 1, 2017,...

Oct 24

Pennsylvania protection from abuse data

Statewide and county-by-county protection from abuse (PFA) data from Pennsylvania courts is available via an interactive dashboard...

Oct 13

Commonwealth Court to Hold Special Session at Temple University

A three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session to hear arguments on appeal at 9:00 a.m....

Oct 11

Superior Court to Hold Special Session at Temple University

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 on the 7th floor of Alter Hall on the...

Oct 04

Underage Drinking Citations in Pennsylvania Declining

Underage drinking citations statewide have decreased by 45 percent between 2012 and 2016. In Pennsylvania an underage drinking cit...

Sep 27

Superior Court to Hold Special Session at Widener University

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Alumni Auditorium on the W...

Sep 14

Seven counties selected for new initiative to support abused and neglected children

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer today announced the selection of seven counties to participate in the launch of the P...

Sep 06

Pennsylvania communities receive valuable service from juvenile offenders

By completing 702,919 hours of community service, 14,220 juveniles contributed to $5.1 million worth of volunteer service in 2014...

Aug 28

PA Supreme Court forms task force to review operations of investigating grand juries and recommend updates

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has formed a task force to perform a comprehensive review of investigating grand juries.  &ld...

Jul 20

How are judges elected in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania judges are chosen in elections that occur in odd-numbered years. Some judges serve 10-year terms, while others serve...

Jun 19

A closer look at abused and neglected children in Pennsylvania under dependency court supervision

Pennsylvania court data shows that 20,458 children were under supervision of dependency court in 2015, with 43 percent of those ch...

May 15

ALERT: PA Supreme Court prothonotary’s office phone number is being used in consumer scam

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of the Prothonotary is warning people about a telephone scam being used to get money or pers...

May 11

Pennsylvania and Virginia students earn top honors in NCSC’s Civics Education Essay Contest

Two Pennsylvania students took top honors in a National Center for State Courts annual civics education essay contest. This year&...

Apr 26

Luzerne County to host Commonwealth Court session

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session on Thursday April 20 at the Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes...

Apr 13

Distracted driving citations continue to rise in Pennsylvania

Distracted driving citations increased by 52 percent statewide between 2014 and 2016 – with more men being cited (70 percent...

Apr 07

Commonwealth Court to Hold Special Session at Duquesne

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 4 in the McArdle Courtroom at Duquesne...

Mar 30

Supreme Court approves language access plan for courts

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted a comprehensive plan to improve access to justice for those with limited English pro...

Mar 28

Women in the Pennsylvania judiciary

March is National Women’s History Month, an ideal time to look at the history of women in the Pennsylvania judiciary as well...

Mar 10

Superior Court to Hold Special Session at Widener University

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hold a special session at 10 a.m. on March 14 in the Alumni Auditorium on the Widener Univ...

Mar 06

Chief Justice Saylor Reminds Lawyers of Need to Provide Public Service

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Thomas G. Saylor is asking lawyers to support the Commonwealth’s civil legal aid programs by p...

Feb 27

PA Courts Collect $462.1 million in 2016

Pennsylvania courts collected more than $462.1 million in fees, fines, costs and restitution in 2016, including a record $103 mill...

Feb 23

PA Courts infoShare in review

PA Courts InfoShare is created by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts to visually highlight interesting information a...

Feb 10

PA Supreme Court issues new public access policy for appellate and trial court case records

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted a new public access policy that, for the first time, establishes uniform standards for...

Jan 06