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PA criminal case data now interactive and available online

Data dashboards identify court trends and serve as valuable resource for court management

HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania’s judiciary today unveiled criminal caseload “dashboards,” the latest in a series of interactive, web-based data visuals that allow the public, court staff and researchers to quickly analyze and interpret data related to criminal cases.

The new dashboards provide a detailed look at statewide criminal caseloads, and an overview of each county’s criminal case activity over the course of a calendar year.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

NOTICE: President Judge McCormick, Jr. will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, April 10, 2015. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

NOTICE: President Judge McCormick, Jr. and Judge Regoli will not be hearing civil and orphans’ court motions on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

AOPC Seeks Input on Public Access Policy for Appellate and Trial Court Case Records

From the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

HARRISBURG — The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is seeking comment on a proposed public access policy concerning case records of the appellate and trial courts.

Supreme Court enhances protection of client funds invested by attorneys

From the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

HARRISBURG — Attorneys investing funds for clients will be subject to stricter standards of accountability under new rules adopted today by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The changes, which enhance accountability when attorneys invest client funds, take effect in 60 days.

“The integrity of our legal system depends a great deal on the professionalism and accountability of attorneys,” said Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille. “These new rules serve as a reminder that attorneys are obligated to live up to the trust people put in them by working diligently and honestly or face serious consequences.”

New REV-1500 form

From Sherry Magretti Hamilton, Esq/MBA, Chief Deputy Register of Wills

As some of you may know, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has updated the “REV-1500” form. The revisions are expected to increase the department’s efficiency in processing the inheritance tax returns. Click here for the outline of changes provided by the state. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Thank you.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

President Judge McCormick, Jr., Judge Marsili, and Judge Regoli will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, December 26, 2014. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

New rules adopted to enhance court reporting services

From the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

HARRISBURG — The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has adopted a comprehensive set of new rules governing court reporting operations to standardize services provided to judges, lawyers and citizens in each of the Commonwealth’s 60 judicial districts.

The move to replace an existing set of standards that were in place since 1981 was driven as much by technological advancements as a desire to unify a sometimes confusing mix of court reporting processes in districts across the state. The new rules bring greater clarity to the uniform production, ownership and fees for official transcripts of court hearings and other proceedings.

Notice on civil/orphans' court motions

Judge Regoli will not be hearing civil or orphans’ court motions on Friday, November 7, 2014. Counsel should make arrangements to present motions on a prior or subsequent Friday.

Vacancy: District Court Administrator

Starting salary $61,399 - $81,865. Interested parties are asked to please link to the following for the vacancy announcement and application procedures: http://www.pacourts.us/judicial-administration/human-resources/job-openi...

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