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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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    Virtual Elder Abuse Town Hall Events

    In Pennsylvania, statewide reports of elder abuse have increased by 80 percent over the past five years. This abuse can be experienced through neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse and financial abuse. Isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to making older Pennsylvanians vulnerable to abuse.

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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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Stacy Wallace Sworn in as Newest Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge

During a ceremonial session today, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court welcomed its newest judge as Stacy Wallace was sworn-in by the Honorable P. Kevin Brobson, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

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Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Creates New Judicial Ethics Advisory Board

Committed to ensuring the continued integrity and public trust of Pennsylvania’s judiciary, the Supreme Court has announced the creation of a new judicial ethics advisory board.

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York County Courts Announce Proposed Plan to Reestablish and Realign Magisterial District Courts

Having taken into account the recent historical caseload and workload trends of each magisterial district, President Judge Maria Musti Cook is considering the proposed plan outlined below that would realign several districts in York County.

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