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    Pa. Supreme Court Celebrating 300 Years

    To commemorate its 300th anniversary, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hold a special argument session in Old City Hall, Philadelphia, in the Independence National Historical Park on May 18, followed by a two-day symposium on May 19 and 20 at the National Constitution Center.

    The symposium will review key aspects of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's jurisprudence, use the Court's tricentennial to explore broader issues in our republican form of government, and expound on the role of today's Supreme Court as the administrator of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System.

    Additional information is available here and via Facebook @PennsylvaniaCourts and Twitter @PACourts.

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    Coronavirus Information

    The Pennsylvania Judiciary continues to monitor developments on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on court operations. 

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    Multilingual Landlord/Tenant Forms Available in 12 Languages

    Landlord/tenant forms are available in English and 12 foreign languages most frequently used in Pennsylvania on the Forms for the Public page and on the Bilingual Forms page. The Pennsylvania courts stand committed to translating frequently used court forms into a number of different languages to ensure access for all court users. For more information about language access in the Unified Judicial System, Click here.

    Formularios Multilingües de Desahucio Disponibles en 12 Idiomas

    Formularios de desahucio están disponibles en inglés y los 12 idiomas extranjeros utilizados con mayor frecuencia en Pennsylvania en la página de Formularios para el Público y la página de Formularios Bilingües. Los tribunales de Pennsylvania están comprometidos a traducir los formularios más frecuentemente utilizados a diferentes idiomas para asegurar acceso a los tribunales para todos los usuarios. Para más información sobre acceso lingüístico en el Unified Judicial System, pulse aquí.

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    Pa. Courts Launch Civics Education Toolkit

    As one of the three branches of government, the judiciary reflects the core values of American democracy while acting as one of its essential pillars. Created by the Pa. Supreme Court, the Commission on Judicial Independence is charged with fostering a greater public understanding about the role of the courts and explaining the essential need of an independent judiciary.

     

    As part of their efforts, a comprehensive civics education toolkit was developed as a resource for teachers, students and the public to learn more about the work, role and structure of the state’s courts.

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    AOPC/IT: A Retrospective

    The primary function of AOPC/IT is to develop and maintain statewide case management systems for Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System (UJS), while providing other court-related applications and technology services and support to the UJS and its 60 judicial districts.

    To learn more, view AOPC/IT: A Retrospective.

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Pennsylvania Court Interpreters – Removing Language Barriers

Pennsylvania Courts facilitated 36,140 statewide requests for interpreters in 2021 – 88 percent of which were for Spanish-speaking individuals. The infographic highlights key court data including the top 10 counties for language access and interpreter expenses as well as the top 10 languages requested

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Back-to-School is just around the corner -- Beware of school zone safety and traffic citations

In Pennsylvania, two school zone traffic laws have been cited more than 26,671 times over the past five years (2017-2021). The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus.

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How prevalent is animal abuse in Pennsylvania?

Libre’s Law, the anti-cruelty law (Act 10) that strengthened the protection of animals, went into effect in late August of 2017. Since then, over 35,000 animal abuse offenses have been filed statewide –  57 percent of which were for neglect of an animal.

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