PMC Shares Workshop: Court Basics - Allegheny County

Judge Michael Thatcher and Thomas Bailey

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 are selected, and how you can be a more knowledgeable citizen.

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  • Judge Michael W. Thatcher, Magisterial District Judge | Magisterial District 05-2-16
  • Thomas Bailey, Community Legal Information Program Coordinator | Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

PMC's 2022 Court Basics workshops are sponsored by Comcast. This program was hosted by the South Park Township Library.