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This #TakeActionPhilly forum featured experts from local public interest legal organizations, Villanova, the University of Pennsylvania and the NAACP.

Click here to watch the forum.

2021 is critical for our political future: state and federal legislative districts will be redrawn, and the

Apratim Vidyarthi, Winner of PMC's 2021 Law Student Writing Competition

“The law school, the proving ground for legal learning and practice, cannot be effective in isolation from the individuals and institutions with which the law interacts. Few students and no one who has practiced law would

Click here to watch the Commonwealth Court Candidates' forum. 

During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court answered questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Commonwealth Court.

This forum was co-sponsored by PMC, the Pennsylvania

Better Civics has developed a toolkit to help inform Philadelphia voters about judicial elections. The toolkit can be found here

Every two years (odd numbers) Philadelphia voters cast ballots to elect and retain judges from local and statewide courts. The reality is that most voters have no

Click here to watch the Superior Court Candidates' forum.

During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania's Superior Court answered questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Superior Court. 

This forum was co-sponsored by PMC, the Pennsylvania Bar

Click here to watch the Supreme Court Candidates' Forum.

During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania's Supreme Court answered questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Supreme Court. 

This forum was co-sponsored by PMC, the Pennsylvania Bar Association

On February 22, 2021, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts was asked to speak to the Young Democrats of Allegheny County about the structure of Pennsylvania's courts, and Pennsylvania's judicial election system. The presentation was led by Superior Court Judge Carolyn Nichols, Allegheny County

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts' fifth annual Judicial Independence Benefit was held as a virtual event on Thursday, November 19th. 

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR, was the event's keynote speaker. PMC also presented the Judge Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. Award to Jeffrey Rosen

Throughout the summer, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts spotlighted many of Pennsylvania's Black judges to celebrate their accomplishments and bring attention to the need for more racial diversity in our judiciary. 

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will highlight some of Pennsylvania

In recognition of the countless contributions of Pennsylvania's Black judges to our judicial system, PMC will spotlight them on our website and social media accounts. By showcasing these individuals, we strive to celebrate their accomplishments, their dedication to justice and how they strengthened