Research guides

Pennsylvania Cases - Trial Level

Free Online Resources

Some counties publish select opinions on their court's websites. Below are a sampling of the Pennsylvania counties that do so.

Some county bar associations, like the Dauphin County Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and the York County Bar Association, make their county reporters freely available on their websites. These reporters may include select county opinions. Check the individual bar association's website for more information.

Please note that not all opinions will be available online and the other resources in this guide should be consulted. In many cases, the opinion will have to be obtained from the court.

Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Courts: Opinions
Coverage begins in 1998.

Allegheny

Carbon

Carbon County Court Judge's Opinions
2002-present. Opinions from the Carbon County Law Journal.

Columbia

Columbia County Court of Common Pleas
Court Opinions (Civil)
Court Opinions (Criminal)

Cumberland

Cumberland County: Public Records & Documents Online
See "Judicial Opinions". Organized by Judge. Opinions begin with 1998.

Lycoming

Lycoming County Opinions
Coverage begins in 1999.

Northampton

Northampton County Court Opinions
Coverage begins October 1, 2008.