About PMC

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to ensure that all Pennsylvanians can come to our courts for justice with confidence that the most qualified, fair, and impartial judges will preside over their cases. Read More>>


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  • March 24, 2015

    Seventeen new panelists were sworn in to Luzerne County’s Youth Aid Panel program this week, which was designed to divert first-time juvenile offenders charged with minor crimes.

  • March 20, 2015

    On Friday former Washington County Common Pleas Judge Paul Pozonsky admitted to stealing cocaine evidence, pleading guilty to three misdemeanor charges. Pozonsky, 59, pleaded guilty to theft, obstruction of administration of law, and misapplication of entrusted property.

  • March 20, 2015

    On March 19th, former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary was sentenced to 20 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release. Singletary was initially investigated along with three other Traffic Court judges. All were cleared of the underlying fraud charges, but convicted of perjury. Singletary was also convicted of making false statements to the FBI.

  • March 19, 2015

    On Wednesday, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the proposed 2015-16 budget for the Unified Judicial System, requesting $347.4 million in state funds to contribute to its total budget of about $460 million. Governor Tom Wolf has allocated $317.4 million to the courts, the amount granted in the last two budgets.


Using the Courts

Being in court can be confusing and overwhelming. PMC provides information and resources to help you better understand and navigate the court system.
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Choosing Judges

Only the most qualified individuals – based on legal skill, experience, temperament and reputation for fairness, impartiality and independence – should become judges. The process of selecting judges is extremely important in ensuring that such people reach the bench. PMC works to bring Pennsylvania a judicial selection system that can achieve this goal.
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The Jury System

The jury is the cornerstone of the American Justice System. PMC works to keep the jury system strong, by increasing the numbers of citizens who serve, expanding the diversity of our jury pools and working with the courts to make jury duty a satisfying experience.
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Eliminating Bias

Bias in the justice system remains a persistent problem. PMC works with local, state and national partners to eliminate all forms of bias from our courts.
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