Resources & Program Recordings

On July 30, 2020, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts partnered with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law to hold a One-Day Law School for Journalists™.

This program included a presentation on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted family law and family court procedures, with a specific focus

A pandemic resource from CCJ/COSCA

Each year more than 83 million cases are filed in the nation's courts. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in almost all cases, tens of millions of court users had no choice about whether to visit a courthouse to resolve their case; they were required to appear in

One-Day Law School for Journalists presented by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and The Philadelphia Inquirer

Keynote Presentation - Judge Cynthia M. Rufe, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

July 16, 2020

Thank you to Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, Penn Law, and the Philadelphia Inquirer

On June 24, 2020, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts hosted a One-Day Law School for Journalists™ in partnership with Penn State Law and Penn State Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

The virtual program concluded with a panel discussion on The Tension Between a Fair Trial and an

Jessica Rizzo, Winner of PMC's 2020 Law Student Writing Competition

Judges opine for a living. Proffering the rationale for a decision she has made is among the judge's most significant duties. Judicial opinions "declare the uncodified law and interpret the codified law."2 At the trial court

On May 7, 2019, PMC and the Philadelphia Bar Association held a 90-minute forum with candidates for Pennsylvania's Superior Court at The Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkways Central Library.
In partnership with Focus on Renewal and Magisterial District Judge Bruce Boni, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts held this Housing Court 101 workshop. This presentation will help build knowledge and confidence by guiding you through the process. It will cover how a case gets to court, courtroom etiquette, what happens in the courtroom and the physical set-up of the court.
In partnership with the Hill District Consensus Group and Magisterial District Judge Oscar J. Petite, Jr., Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts presented this Housing Court 101 workshop.

As a part of our mission to educate the public on all Pennsylvania judicial matters, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts monitored and provided information on judicial candidates running in the 2019 cycle. Our primary focus included, but was not limited to, Appellate Court and Court of Common Pleas

Around the world, the idea that a judge could be elected seems rather perplexing. Typically, most nations utilize an appointment system that is akin to the procedures used in selecting federal judges in the United States.