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Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts honored Paul H. Titus at its Spring into Action benefit on April 17. Paul Titus was presented with the Judge Justin Morris Johnson Award for his commitment to the improvement of the Pennsylvania court system. Members from Pittsburgh's law community, judicial system,...
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.

Through PMC Shares™, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts goes into communities to hold workshops on a variety of court-related issues. The first step in increasing access to justice is helping people understand how the courts function.

This workshop on Court Basics was held at Chestnut Hill College

All of Pennsylvania's courts are part of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. There are three basic levels to the Pennsylvania Court System: minor courts, Courts of Common Pleas, and statewide intermediate appellate courts, which are called the Commonwealth Court and the Superior Court. The

What is the difference between state court and federal court?

Pennsylvania's state courts decide cases involving child custody, divorce, most crimes, contract disputes, and traffic violations just to name a few! These courts can also hear cases that are appeals from state or local agencies.

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