Superior Court to Hear Oral Arguments via Video Conference
May 15, 2020
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania will hear its first oral arguments via video conference next week on Mon. May 18, Wed. May 20 and Fri. May 22.
Panel A10 comprises Superior Court Judges Mary Jane Bowes, Jacqueline Shogan and Dan Pellegrini who will hear the Court’s 19 inaugural video oral arguments using WebEx, which will be live-streamed to the public via YouTube.
In response to COVID-19 and in adherence with public health guidelines, the Court issued an Order on May 7 stating that all judges and counsel will participate remotely. The full argument lists, public access call-in numbers and access codes for each argument session are all available here.
Mon. May 18 – https://youtu.be/RLo9WDO1LHE
Wed. May 20 – https://youtu.be/KuGX3Pn2iII
Fri. May 22 – https://youtu.be/jAoFgnui4B8
Created in 1895, the Superior Court assists the state Supreme Court in disposing of a burgeoning number of appeals in commonwealth. The Court exercises general jurisdiction, statewide, over all appeals from decisions of the state trial courts with the exception of death penalty appeals (heard by the Supreme Court) and cases brought against the commonwealth and its political subdivisions such as school districts and municipalities (heard by Commonwealth Court).
The Court typically hears arguments on appeal in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but occasionally visits other locations around Pennsylvania for special sessions. As one of the busiest appellate courts in the nations, the Court decides more than 8,000 individual appeals involving civil, criminal, domestic relations and orphans’ court claims annually.
More information about the Superior Court’s video oral arguments is available here. For continually-updated court information related to COVID-19, visit http://www.pacourts.us/ujs-coronavirus-information
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