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Pennsylvania Justice - Understanding The Pennsylvania Courts (Video)

This is a fast-paced, animated video that describes the role and work of the courts. It details the role of the courts in a democracy, the structure of the Pennsylvania court system including jury service and how various types of cases advance through the system.

Pennsylvania's Judicial System: How the Courts Operate

Information from the Pennsylvania Courts website about the operation of the Judicial System in Pennsylvania.

Bedford County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Bedford County Court of Common Pleas.

Blair County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Blair County Court of Common Pleas.

Fulton County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas.

McKean County Law Library

Library serving McKean County

Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Northumberland County Court of Common Pleas.

Potter County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Potter County Court of Common Pleas.

Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas.

Tioga County Law Library

The Law Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. It is open to the public.

Wayne County Court of Common Pleas

Information on the Court of Common Pleas and related offices.

Warren County Magisterial District Judges

Information on Magisterial District Judges in Warren County.

Wayne County District Magistrates

Information on Wayne County District Magistrates.

Adams County Law Library

The Adams County Law Library is intended as a legal research facility for the use of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas, County officials, County attorneys and the general public. The focus of the collection is Pennsylvania law.

Alex Bonavitacola Law Library of the First Judicial District of PA

The Law Library is located in Room 600 in Philadelphia's City Hall. The Library is open to the public for reference.

Allegheny County Law Library

The Allegheny County Law Library is a free, public law library open to the public.

Armstrong County Law Library

County law library for Armstrong County

Beaver County Law Library

Beaver County Law Library is primarily Pennsylvania specific with the basics for non-Pennsylvania legal research. We offer pro se custody froms, both at the library and on our Website. These links are authorative and Pennsylvania specific.

Bedford County Law Library

Library serving Bedford County.

Berks County Law Library

The Law Library serves the judges of the Court, the members of the bar, County departmental staff, and the public.

Blair County Law Library

Library serving Blair County.

Bradford County Law Library

Library serving Bradford County.

Bucks County Law Library

The Law Library is the County's primary source of reference material on federal, state and local law serving the Courts, Bar, County offices and the general public.

Butler County Law Library

The Butler County Law Library is designed to assist the Court, Butler County Bar Association attorneys and County employees in obtaining access to legal information. The public may use the facilities; however, they may not borrow materials.

Cambria County Law Library

Library serving Cambria County

Carbon County Law Library

The Carbon County Law Library serves the legal research needs of the court, government agencies, members of the bar and the general public

Centre County Law Library

Library serving Centre County.

Chester County Law Library

The library has state & federal statutes, codes, rules and cases as well as all local ordinances.

Clarion County Law Library

Library serving Clarion County.

Clearfield County Law Library

Clearfield County Courthouse has an extensive computerized law library system with a public access workstation located in the law library.

Clinton County Law Library

Library serving Clinton County

Columbia County Law Library

Library serving Columbia County.

Crawford County Law Library

Library serving Crawford County.

Cumberland County Law Library

Library serving Cumberland County.

Dauphin County Law Library

The library provides free, equal access and quality service to judges, attorneys, students, government employees, paralegals, and the residents of Dauphin County.

Davis Law Library (Greene County)

Library Serving Greene County

Erie County Law Library

Library serving Erie County

Fayette County Law Library

The Fayette County Law Library contanins federal laws and Pennsylvania statutes, case law reporters, digests, treatises on law, form books, practice guides as well as online databases and CD-Roms.

Forest County Law Library

Library serving Forest County

Francis J. Catania Law Library (Delaware County)

The Law Library provides legal information to the public, legal community and the departments of the County and Courts.

Franklin County Law Library

Library serving Franklin and Fulton counties. The Law Library is open daily Monday through Friday to the General Public. A librarian is on staff to assist as needed.

Huntingdon County Law Library

Library serving Huntingdon County

Indiana County Law Library

The Indiana County Law Library is a county-funded facility intended for use by the attorneys, the public and the Court.

Jefferson County Law Library

The Jefferson County Law Library is the only public legal research library in Jefferson County. The public is invited to use the Library during regular courthouse hours.

Jenkins Law Library

The Jenkins Law Library has been providing information to the Pennsylvania legal community for over 200 years, with a mission to continue to make legal information easy to find and affordable. The law library in Philadelphia has an extensive print and electronic collection which includes self-help law and legal form books.

Lackawanna County Law Library

Library serving Lackawanna County

Lancaster County Law Library

The Law Library is located on the third floor of the old courthouse. It is open to the public during the regular business hours of the courthouse.

Law Library for the 59th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas

Library serving the 59th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas covering Elk and Cameron counties.

Lawrence County Law Library

Library serving Lawrence County

Lebanon County Law Library

The Law Library is available for attorneys and the public for legal research.

Lehigh County Law Library

The public law library serving the Lehigh Valley community has an extensive print and electronic collection focused on Pennsylvania law.

Lycoming County Law Library

The James V. Brown Library is the home of the Lycoming County Law Library. It has a Pennsylvania-based collection of print materials for attorneys and individuals.

Max Rosenn Memorial Law Library of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association

The Max Rosenn Memorial Law Library of the Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association is located on the second floor of the Luzerne County Courthouse on River Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Dedicated and Named for Judge Max Rosenn in 2006, the law library dates back to 1855 and is the oldest law library in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

McKean County Law Library

Library serving McKean County

Mercer County Law Library

The Mercer County Law Library is maintained and operated as a research facility for use by the Court, County Officials, the Bar, and the Public. The public is invited to take advantage of these facilities for in-library research during office hours.

Mifflin County Law Library

Library serving Mifflin County.

Monroe County Law Library

Library serving Monroe County.

Montgomery County Law Library

The county law library for Montgomery County has a extensive print and electronic collection which includes self-help law books and CDs, as well as legal forms and all current ordinances from the Townships and Boroughs of Montgomery County

Montour County Law Library

Library serving Montour County.

Northampton County Law Library

The Northampton County Law Library is a mandatory, court related county-funded resource maintained under statute for use by the public, the bar and the Court to advance the Court’s processes.

Northumberland County Law Library

Library serving Northumberland County.

Perry County Law Library

Library serving Perry and Juniata Counties

Pike County Law Library

Library serving Pike County.

Potter County Law Library

Library serving Potter County.

Schuylkill County Law Library

Library serving Schuylkill County.

Snyder County Law Library

Library serving Snyder County.

Somerset County Law Library

The Somerset County Law Library is for the use of the court, county officials, members of the county bar association, as well as the public.

State Library of Pennsylvania

The State Library of Pennsylvania serves the information and research needs of all branches of State Government with a collection emphasis on materials for, by and about Pennsylvania. As a statewide resource center and law library, the State Library provides residents with Pennsylvania State and U.S. Government Documents, print materials, digitized collections, online reference services and automated resources.

Sullivan County Law Library

Library serving Sullivan County.

Susquehanna County Law Library

Library serving Susquehanna County.

Tioga County Law Library

The Law Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse. It is open to the public.

Union County Law Library

Library serving Union County.

Venango County Law Library

Library serving Venango County.

Warren County Law Library

Library serving Warren County.

Washington County Law Library

Providing legal resources for use by the bench, bar and public

Wayne County Law Library

Library serving Wayne County.

Westmoreland County Law Library

The County Law Library for Westmoreland County, has a collection of law books and electronic resources with particular emphasis on Pennsylvania materials.

Wyoming County Law Library

Library serving Wyoming County.

York County Law Library

The Library is open to the public during the hours that the Court House is open; circulation is limited to members of the York County Bar.

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