Commission Submits Second Round of Comments re Proposed Statewide Rules Governing Indigent Individuals’ Access to Pennsylvania Courts

On June 23, 2022, the Commission submitted a second round of formal comments to several Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Rules Committees, in response to their publication of new proposed amendments Continue ReadingCommission Submits Second Round of Comments re Proposed Statewide Rules Governing Indigent Individuals’ Access to Pennsylvania Courts

Commission Submits Letter to Court Proposing Expansions to, Aggregated Collection of Demographic Categories on State’s Juror Information Questionnaire

On June 21, 2022, the Commission submitted a letter to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, requesting amendment of PA Rule of Criminal Procedure 632 to explicitly permit judicial districts to Continue ReadingCommission Submits Letter to Court Proposing Expansions to, Aggregated Collection of Demographic Categories on State’s Juror Information Questionnaire

Commission Submits Comments to Court re Proposed State Criminal Procedural Rules Governing the Appointment of Counsel, the Purpose of Bail, and Others

On February 14, 2022, the Commission submitted formal comments to the PA Supreme Court Criminal Procedural Rules Committee, in response to its publication of proposed amendments to existing state court Continue ReadingCommission Submits Comments to Court re Proposed State Criminal Procedural Rules Governing the Appointment of Counsel, the Purpose of Bail, and Others

Commission Submits Comments to ACBA re Proposed Amendments to Local Rules Governing Bail, Probation and Incarceration

On February 2, 2022, the Commission submitted formal comments to the ACBA’s Administration of Justice Sub-Committee, in response to their publication of proposed amendments to the Allegheny County Rules of Continue ReadingCommission Submits Comments to ACBA re Proposed Amendments to Local Rules Governing Bail, Probation and Incarceration

Commission Distributes Letter, Infographic re Results of PA Juror Demographics Survey to Court Administrators

On January 27, 2022, the Committee distributed a letter and a one-page graphic summary containing the results of its survey on PA juror demographics to all Pennsylvania Judicial Court Administrators. Continue ReadingCommission Distributes Letter, Infographic re Results of PA Juror Demographics Survey to Court Administrators