Resources & Program Recordings

On May 9, 2023, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts hosted a virtual forum with candidates for Pennsylvania's appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court. This forum provides viewers with an opportunity to get to know the candidates before the primary election

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Anthony Jessel, Winner of PMC's 2023 Law Student Writing Competition


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Pennsylvania is one of only a handful of states still electing all of its judges in partisan political election. There is both a primary election on May 16th and a general election on Nov 7th. This presentation aims to inform the public about the candidates, elections, and the electoral process. 


This workshop will discuss the reasons why a contract is a legally enforceable promise and how to enforce or defend it if it is broken. We will also discuss the law with respect to tree issues – who is responsible for harm and damages. What actions can be taken and what elements need to be proven in

This course illuminates the organization and procedures of the Pennsylvania Judicial System with the goal of bringing Pennsylvanians awareness of and confidence in their courts. It discusses the different subject matters of each court, knowing your way around the courtroom, how judges are selected

This presentation navigates the process of expungement and clearing your record after a criminal incident, including a review of the documents required for completion and where to go to file documents.

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Presenter: Matt Olesh, Esq.

This workshop was

PMC's seventh annual Judicial Independence Benefit was held on November 16, 2022 using a hybrid format. The in-person location was The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and event was held simultaneously on Zoom.

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The event's keynote speaker was Judge

In this presentation, we navigate the process of dealing with a relative’s estate and will after death, the process and many documents required for completion, and where to go to file documents. It includes topics such as Guardianship, Wills and Disputes relating to Estates, Trusts, and Charities.

This program discusses what legal papers you should have in your possession in case an unexpected event, such as illness, accident, or death occurs. These documents will help others take care of you properly if you are incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes.

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When it comes to the sensitive topic of parents and children going to court, better knowledge of the court system and your rights help prepare you for the justice system and for any of its outcomes. This program will cover three topics of Family Court: Dependency, Divorce, Child Custody, and Child