Research guides

Pennsylvania Cases - Trial Level

Onsite Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, available in the library, include select Pennsylvania Trial Level decisions. The number and selection of decisions they have may differ. See below for more details.

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

Lexis

Pennsylvania State Cases, Combined
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Includes Pennsylvania District and County Reports (1918 - present) and the Philadelphia County Reporter (1977-1998). Primary source is the Pennsylvania District and County Reports. Additional coverage from individual counties varies.

Westlaw

Pennsylvania Trial Court Cases
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Court of Common Pleas coverage begins with 1870. Includes select cases from Pennsylvania District and County Reports.

Pennsylvania Trial Court Orders
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Includes selected civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court orders from Pennsylvania state and federal trial courts. Coverage begins with 2000. A limited number of documents for earlier years are available.

Bloomberg Law

Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers.
Coverage begins with 1921. Includes Pennsylvania District and County Reports. Select unpublished decisions from 1999 - present is also included.

Minor Courts
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers.
Coverage begins with 1921. Decisions issued by minor courts in Pennsylvania including the Court of Common Pleas. Also includes selected Court of Common Pleas cases from 1781-1790. Includes Pennsylvania District and County Reports.