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Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

Two Penn Center
1500 JFK Bouelvard, Suite 1140
Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-569-1150 (phone)
215-569-9153 (fax)
  • 215-569-1150
  • PMC functions as a court watchdog, identifying and speaking out on issues that impact the public’s confidence in our courts, and then working proactively, constructively and cooperatively to reform and modernize the judiciary. We serve as a highly respected information hub for the public, policymakers, the legal community, the courts and the media. And we are a champion of the elimination of bias in Pennsylvania’s courts in all its forms.
  • Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) is an available resource to individuals and organizations on a variety of issues concerning the courts and their administration. PMC does not provide direct legal services.
  • PMC hears from Pennsylvanians through our website, mail, phone calls and at speaking engagements about a variety of issues, from problems with judges and the court system to juror experiences, to confusion with the judicial selection system.
  • PMC specializes in the areas of judicial discipline, court financing, judicial selection reform, jury system improvement, and bias in courts.
  • Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts seeks to improve and strengthen the justice system in Pennsylvania by reforming the judicial selection and judicial discipline processes; seeking systemic improvements in court administration, court funding, and the jury system; eliminating bias from and increasing fairness in the courts; educating the public, and assisting individuals, including litigants, jurors, or witnesses, who have questions or concerns about the courts.

    PMC in the Community™ is a multi-faceted program which aims to guide individuals confronted by the often intimidating and unfamiliar rules and processes of the court system. The program is intended to create new points of entry for citizens to learn about the judicial system on their time and in areas of their interest. It consist of PMC Shares™ Community Outreach, PMC Listens™ Helpline, and PMC Watches™ Citizen Court Monitoring program.
  • Deborah R. Gross
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