Resources & Program Recordings

This session was recorded for the Fall 2021 JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. In this video, our presenters discuss the importance of independent, informed coverage of the courts to the independence of the judiciary.

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This workshop illuminates the organization and procedures of the Pennsylvania Judicial System with the goal of bringing Pennsylvanians awareness of and confidence in their courts. Our presenters discuss the different subject matters of each court, knowing your way around the courtroom, how judges

This presentation covers the basics of probating an estate. Our presenter identifies important terms, walks through the basic steps, and answers questions about the process. It includes topics such as Guardianship, Wills and Disputes relating to Estates, Trusts, and Charities.

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In 2019, PMC published the Handbook on Rules and Procedures for Landlord-Tenant Relations in the Fifth Judicial District - Allegheny County, with the support of the Pittsburgh Foundation. 

This three-page document is intended to be used as a supplement to the handbook. It defines some major terms

As the demand for Protection From Abuse orders has skyrocketed, more than ever it is important that the residents of Allegheny County have the legal information they will need to navigate legal processes and seek support if they experience domestic abuse. This workshop will cover topics such as

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts' Judicial Independence Benefit was held virtually on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 5:30 PM.

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PMC presented the Judge Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. Award to Robert C. Heim. Bob is one of the co-founders of PMC and chair

When taken to court, criminal matters involve very high stakes for anyone involved. Therefore, developing knowledge of the criminal process is vital for an individual’s ability to advocate for themselves and for others in their community. This presentation provides a comprehensive look at Criminal

When it comes to the sensitive topic of parents and children going to court, better knowledge of the court system and your rights can help you prepare for the justice system and for any of its outcomes. This workshop covers Dependency, Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support. Dependency refers to

Going to court can be an overwhelming experience for both landlords and tenants. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process in Allegheny County. The Rent Moratorium is also covered during this program.

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On September 20, 2021, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and the Free Library of Philadelphia hosted this virtual forum with the candidates for all of Pennsylvania's appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court. This event included all of the candidates on the