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With everything changing so quickly related to the pandemic, make sure to check out the Philadelphia Court's Coronavirus Information page . This site provides information on Court operations during the pandemic and offers a complete list of relevant orders. See, for example, Administrative Docket...
The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts is working on a multi-year project to update the Unified Judicial System Web Portal . The goal is to streamline the experience for users. They have simplified navigation and consolidated docket sheet and case calendar information into one easy to...
Earlier this year, the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) launched a new subscription feature that allows attorneys, members of the public, and the media to sign up for email updates on court news and information. According to a February 17th press release , the new feature is...
Need help to understand the basic structure of the Pennsylvania Court System? Check out the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's video, Pennsylvania Justice: Understanding the Courts . This video uses graphics and examples to explain the differences between the Magisterial District Courts, the...
Earlier this summer, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a standing order regarding the possession and use of electronic devices in the courthouse . This order specifically addresses the use of cameras and other recording devices, including cell phones,...
Last year Pennsylvania's General Assembly was the first state in the U.S. to pass a clean slate law. Governor Wolf signed the bill into law on June 28, 2018 . The law created an automated process to seal certain criminal and non-conviction records. It also expanded the number of misdemeanor...
If you’ve been seeing PACER in the news a lot lately (see this NYT Editorial , ABA Journal article , or The New Republic article for starters) and you’re wondering what all the buzz is about, read on for a summary of current events surrounding the federal courts’ electronic docketing system,...
Check out the video series the Pennsylvania Courts released on the new Appellate and Trial Court Case Records Policy . These videos help attorneys and other interested parties understand how to file confidential documents, how to protect confidential information such as social security numbers, and...
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's new policy that provides uniform standards regarding the public's access to case records for all appellate and trial courts in Pennsylvania goes into effect January 6, 2018. The Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Case Records of the...
"[T]he courts are constantly considering issues regarding the need for openness and transparency and the concern for personal privacy and security." (Explanatory Report, Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Case Records of the Appellate and Trial Courts, 47 Pa.B.301...