Pennsylvania's Courts: Where Are They Now & Where Are They Going

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Program Description

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and Morgan Lewis & Bockius hosted this live webinar on August 24, 2022. The program discussed the Pennsylvania Court system's advancements during and as a result of COVID and where they are headed, as well as what limitations the Court system faces, including but not limited to funding.


Click here to watch the recording of the program.

Course Materials

  1. The Pandemic and the Practice of Law: PBA Joint Task Force on The Continuity of Delivery Legal Services (PowerPoint used by Judge Thomas Vanaskie during the program)
  2. Unified Judicial System Budget Overview (PowerPoint used by Geoff Moulton during the program)
  3. 2019 - 2020 Judicial Budget Request
  4. Guiding Principles for Post-Pandemic Court Technology: A pandemic resource from CCJ/COSCA - July 16, 2020 | Version 1
  5. How Court Programs Impact the Courts
  6. Judicial Computer System Financial Audit Committee Report of Findings and Recommendations - January 2022
  7. Most of Pa.'s Rules Committees Are Proposing Expanded Use of Technology in Courts by Aleeza Furman - The Legal Intelligencer
  8. PA Bar News - At Heart of Access to Justice: Pa. Needs Uniform Electronic Filing, Retrieval System
  9. Pennsylvania Bar Association Joint Task Force on the Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services - Report & Recommendations - February 26, 2021
  10. Remote Proceedings Task Force; Continued Use of Advanced Communication Technology (ACT) Following the Termination of Judicial Emergencies - Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts/Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges - Final Report June 2021


  • Carl Solano, Esq., Moderator, Retired PA Superior Court Judge
  • Laura Hughes McNally, Esq., Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Geoff Moulton, Esq., Former PA Superior Court Judge, PA State Court Administrator
  • Jay Silberblatt, Esq., Partner at Silberblatt Mermelstein, P.C., President, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Thomas Vanaskie, Esq., Retired Judge of the 3rd Circuit, Of Counsel at Stevens & Lee
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