COVID-19 Updates

PMC Program/Event Updates

Amid the spread of COVID-19, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of everyone we serve. We are postponing some of our upcoming programs and events, in order to promote social distancing. 

The programs and events we have postponed are listed below. We will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in order to determine when it is safe to reschedule these programs.

  • PMC Shares Workshop at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library (Originally scheduled on March 19, 2020)
  • One-Day Law School for Journalists at Penn State Law (Originally scheduled on March 27, 2020)
  • One-Day Law School for Journalists at The Philadelphia Inquirer (Originally scheduled on April 7, 2020)
  • Spring into Action Benefit at The Tower at PNC Plaza (Originally scheduled on April 16, 2020)

Daily News Briefing

Each week PMC sends out a weekly electronic newsletter summarizing news that has impacted the courts in the past week. During the COVID-19 crisis, we will distribute daily news briefings, in order to ensure that our subscribers are up-to-date on the pandemic's impact on the courts. 

You can subscribe to our briefings here

Court Procedure/Closure Updates

Information on court closures and changes to court procedures due to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's website

3/25/2020 - The chief judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ordered Philadelphia's federal courthouse closed Wednesday afternoon after two attorneys who appeared in the building began showing symptoms of COVID-19. The courthouse is expected to open to the public again on Monday, March 30th. Read more.

Legal Aid Resources

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation has compiled a list of legal aid resources, in response to COVID-19. Those resources can be found here