A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

News from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

AOPC seeks input on proposed changes in policy on electronic case records


Supreme Court accredits first Drug Court

Legislative Schedule
The House meets Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate will hold budget hearings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Bill Moving
False ID: Senate Bill 117 (D.White-R-Indiana) further providing for the offense of carrying a false identification card was passed by the Senate on February 6 by 48-1. A summary and Senate Fiscal Note are available. The bill now goes to the House for action.

Public Hearing on Bill to abolish deadline in filing PCRA Petitions in case of “miscarriage of justice”
Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 1153 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing for post-trial matters and jurisdiction and proceedings relating to miscarriages of justice. March 30, 10 a.m., Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St.

The Free Student Research Center is now OPEN. It will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9AM to 3PM. The Free Student Research Center is available for use by attorneys who are current members of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and who are court-appointed to the case for which they seek research (either state or CJA!).

The Free Student Research Center is located in the Jack Myers Memorial Lounge on the Third Floor of the CJC. You may make a research request in person or via the Criminal Justice Section website at http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/CJResearch

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