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Former Traffic Court Administrator Hird Pleads Guilty in Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Scandal

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court administrator, William Hird, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and various counts of wire and mail fraud, as well as making false statements to the FBI.

January 28, 2014

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court administrator, William Hird, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and various counts of wire and mail fraud, as well as making false statements to the FBI.

Judge M. Teresa Sarmina Transferred to Civil Division

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina was transferred from the criminal division to the civil division after her request to be transferred to the civil division was approved by Judge John W. Herron, Administrative Judge of the court's civil trial division.

January 28, 2014

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina was transferred from the criminal division to the civil division after her request to be transferred to the civil division was approved by Judge John W.

Efforts to 'Right Size' Pa. Trial Judges Are on the Horizon

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, in partnership with the National Center for States Courts, has begun a comprehensive study of trial judge workloads to determine how best to deploy the court system’s limited resources.

January 24, 2014

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, in partnership with the National Center for States Courts, has begun a comprehensive study of trial judge workloads to determine how best to deploy the court system’s limited resources.

Pa. disciplinary panel orders reprimand for Erie judge who waved handgun at another motorist

The Court of Judicial Discipline has unanimously ordered a reprimand for Judge Thomas Carney in relation to a 2009 incident in which Carney waved a handgun at a fellow motorist.

January 24, 2014

The Court of Judicial Discipline has unanimously ordered a reprimand for Judge Thomas Carney in relation to a 2009 incident in which Carney waved a handgun at a fellow motorist.

Gantman Aims to Make Superior Court More Accessible as PJ

The election of Judge Susan Peikes Gantman as the Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge.

January 14, 2014

Judge Susan Peikes Gantman has been elected to become the new Pennsylvania Superior Court President Judge. Her election was received favorably as court officials consider her a strong advocate in granting greater public accessibility to the courts.

Join PCCP, Lynn Marks, and Judge Phyllis W. Beck for a discussion on the future of merit selection

The Philadelphia Committee on City Policy will host a discussion on the future of merit selection in Pennsylvania on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

January 15, 2014

The Philadelphia Committee on city Policy will host a discussion on the future of merit selection in Pennsylvania on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Supreme Court Adopts New Judicial Code of Conduct

The Supreme Court has adopted a newly updated Judicial Code of Conduct.

January 9, 2014

The Supreme Court has adopted a newly updated Judicial Code of Conduct. This is the first comprehensive update in nearly forty years and is the culmination of two years of study and deliberation by a commission chaired by Judge Anne Lazarus as well as a committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

First Judicial District to Implement Pilot Program for Courtroom Teleconferencing System

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is starting a pilot program to test a telephonic conference system that would allow attorneys to appear at court proceedings by telephone or video.

December 17, 2013

Judge Patricia H. Jenkins Confirmed for Superior Court

Judge Patricia H. Jenkins of Delaware County was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

December 11, 2013

Orie Melvin's Appeal Before the PA Superior Court

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is appealing her February conviction for political corruption related to judicial campaigning.

December 11, 2013