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Pennsylvania Justice - Understanding The Pennsylvania Courts (Video)

Authored By: Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

Pennsylvania Justice – Understanding the Courts, is a fast-paced, animated video that describes the role and work of the courts.

Developed and produced by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the four-minute video is aimed at a broad audience including high-school students, potential jurors or anyone looking for a greater understanding of the Pennsylvania judiciary.

The video 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.

Using animated graphics and case examples, the video highlights each level of Pennsylvania’s court system including:

  1. Supreme Court 
  2. Superior Court
  3. Commonwealth Court
  4. Court of Common Pleas
  5. Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court

The video simplifies the seemingly intricate organization of Pennsylvania’s judiciary and its appeals process.