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Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Records broken link ?
Search Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil/Family Division court records by standard case ID, non standard case ID, or date range. Search Wills/Orphans' Court Division records by name, case number, date, or real estate parcel. Registration and payment is required. Civil historical general judgment, ejectment, miscellaneous, and debtor indices from 1973 through 1994 are available without charge or registration.
Court of Common Pleas Case Records broken link ?
Search Court of Common Pleas civil and criminal case records by docket number, name, and other criteria. Additional search options include date of birth, county, docket type, case category, case status, and filing date range. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Some future docket events will be included. Some Philadelphia Municipal Court cases will be included when searching Philadelphia County.
Criminal Charge Information in Custody Cases broken link ?
A call-in system allows parties in child custody cases to learn if anyone involved in the case has been charged with certain crimes. Registration is required, but is free of charge.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Court of Common Pleas Calendars broken link ?
Search Court of Common Pleas calendars by date, name, attorney information, docket number, and other criteria. Additional search options include judicial district, court office, calendar event type, and room. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions broken link ?
View selected Pennsylvania Attorney General official opinions since 1994 by date.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section Opinions broken link ?
View selected recent opinions of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section.
Self help, legal research, general information
Allegheny County Domestic Violence Victim Services broken link ?
View information about services available to victims of domestic violence in Allegheny County, including shelters and court ordered protection from abuse.
Allegheny County Legal Information For Young Adults broken link ?
The Allegheny County Bar Association offers information on subjects of interest to young adults, including rent, purchases, contracts, DUI, social media, underage drinking, credit cards, rights, sexual harassment, controlled substances, texting and driving, and more. A link to lawyer referral services is included.
Allegheny County Legal Information broken link ?
The Allegheny County Bar Association offers free downloadable brochures including a Consumer's Guide to Pennsylvania Law, a guide for those turning 18, and a guide to probate and living trusts. It also offers links to legal resources including monthly "Legal Briefs" on a variety of topics, definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, a guide for families in medical crisis, monthly legal tips, and resources for military and veterans. Click the "Free Brochures" and "Legal Resources" menu items at the top of the page.
Allegheny County DUI Program broken link ?
View information about the Allegheny County DUI Alternative to Jail Program, which can set up treatment in lieu of jail for some DUI offenders.
Allegheny County Expungements broken link ?
View information about expungments of criminal records in Allegheny County, including types of records that can be expunged and instructions for starting the process.
Allegheny County Legal Information by Topic broken link ?
View information about a variety of legal topics and a glossary of legal terms.
Allegheny County District Attorney Information, Programs, and Services broken link ?
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office offers information about criminal procedure; domestic violence including internet safety, protection from abuse, and shelter locations; and programs and services including Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition for DUI offenders, restitution, victims' rights, Phoenix Docket plea deals, victims' compensation, and witness protection.
Allegheny County Local Criminal Court Rules broken link ?
View the local criminal rules of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Courts, and Pittsburgh Municipal Court.
State and Local Court of Common Pleas Rules broken link ?
Search local Court of Common Pleas rules and associated statewide Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure by state or local rule number, judicial district, county, rule type, date, title, and text.
Pennsylvania Unofficial Statutes broken link ?
Search the unofficial version of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or statute number, or browse by table of contents. Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (P.S.) are an unofficial compilation of laws that have not been consolidated by the legislature into the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
Legal Information and Legal Resources broken link ?
View legal information and resources by topic, including consumer, children and families, employment, health, housing, benefits, disability, education, elder law, immigrant and migrant issues, and veterans and military.
Glossary of Legal Terms broken link ?
View a glossary of legal terms used in the Pennsylvania courts.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources broken link ?
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Pennsylvania, including housing counseling, emergency mortgage assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
Domestic Violence Resources broken link ?
View information about domestic violence, find links to state and national resources, learn about domestic violence by topic or from a downloadable publication, and find local shelters and other domestic violence services by county.
Mediation Information broken link ?
View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Click "Find a Mediator" to search for Pennsylvania mediators by specialty and county.
Children and Families in the Courts broken link ?
Information for children and families involved in court proceedings, including interactive guides for children and information on parental rights.
Guide to Pennsylvania Court System broken link ?
View a guide to the court system in Pennsylvania, including how the courts are organized and what types of cases they hear.
Restoration of Driving Privileges broken link ?
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
Child Support Information broken link ?
View information for parties paying and receiving child support, including application instructions, payment estimates, paternity establishment, a glossary of terms, answers to frequently asked questions, a handbook, and forms. Searches for payment and docket information require registration.
Local Court Rules broken link ?
Search local Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court rules by county and adoption date range.
Official Pennsylvania Statutes, Laws, and Constitution broken link ?
Search the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or citation, or browse by table of contents. Search the Unconsolidated Statutes by keyword or act number, or browse by act name. Browse the Constitution by table of contents.
Court Rules broken link ?
Search Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure (General and Orphans' Court), Rules of Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Rules, and Minor Court Civil Rules (Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court) by keyword, or browse by table of contents. Court Rules are part the Pennsylvania Code, a compilation of administrative rules. Court Rules are found in titles 225 through 246, the last titles in the compilation.
Problem Solving Court Information broken link ?
View information about Drug, Juvenile Drug, DUI, Mental Health, and Veterans Courts. These are specialized divisions of Courts of Common Pleas that can set up treatment and supervision in lieu of incarceration for some non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems. Scroll down the page for links to each type of Problem Solving Court; information includes maps of court locations for each type of court, a list of program coordinators by county, and a list of all courts by type.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, licensing, restoration of licenses, and other motor vehicle issues.
Legal Information and Publications broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers consumer information pamphlets on a variety of legal topics, public information campaign links, answers to frequently asked questions about working with a lawyer, and a legal guide for senior citizens.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section Local Rules broken link ?
View the local rules of Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section Court Manual broken link ?
View and download the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section manual of procedure including general information, support, divorce, and protection from abuse. Links to forms and a glossary of terms are included.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Pro Se Motions broken link ?
View instructions for preparing and presenting motions without an attorney ("pro se") in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division Adult Section cases. Links to current pro se calendars are provided.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Law Self-Help Assistance broken link ?
Volunteer attorneys help income-eligible self-represented parties prepare, serve, and present motions and petitions. Location, hours, and requirements are explained.
Allegheny County Public Defender broken link ?
View information about the Allegheny County Public Defender office, which provides criminal defense, mental health, and juvenile representation to income-eligible persons facing possible loss of liberty. See links in the left column for answers to frequently asked questions and other information for clients.
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Lawyer Referral broken link ?
View information about the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, which provides a search by area of law and location and a free initial consultation; and the Pittsburgh Lawyer Finder, which provides an online referral by area of law, information about the attorneys, and a guide to hiring an attorney.
Free Civil Legal Help for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties broken link ?
Neighborhood Legal Services provides free civil legal help for income-eligible residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties. Links to online legal resources are included.
Allegheny County Free Legal Help broken link ?
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Center provides links to free legal services by area of law, including family, civil rights, consumer, criminal, health, disaster, divorce, education, elder law, employment, entertainment, housing, immigration, military and veterans, arts and business, protection from abuse, benefits, taxes, and wills.
Free Legal Help Locations broken link ?
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Find Free Legal Assistance broken link ?
Search for providers of free legal services by location and legal issue, or view a directory of providers in alphabetical order.
Attorney Information and Status broken link ?
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Pennsylvania by name, attorney ID, city, and county. Results include attorney status and whether and attorney has been subject to discipline.
Lawyer Referral Services broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
Complaints Against Judges broken link ?
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
Senior Citizens Legal Assistance broken link ?
View information about legal assistance available to elder Pennsylvania residents.
Consumer Protection broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection offers information about its services, including legal action based on complaints, a mediated restitution program, a specialized Health Care Section, and links to complaint forms and brochures.
Complaints Against Attorneys broken link ?
View instructions for filing a complaint against an attorney with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. A link to the complaint form is included.
Forms and related information
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil and Family Division Forms broken link ?
View and download Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil and Family Division forms, including cover sheets, complaint, praecipe and notice.
Allegheny County Living Will and Power of Attorney Forms and Information broken link ?
The Allegheny County Bar Association offers downloadable living will and health care power of attorney forms and instructions. An online video is also provided, and instructional brochures may be ordered.
Forms and Instructions broken link ?
View and download various civil, criminal, expungement, landlord-tenant, record request, protection from abuse, Orphans' Court, dependency, and other forms for use in Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court. Some form instructions are included.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information broken link ?
View and download attorney complaint forms and instructions in English and Spanish from the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Child Support Forms broken link ?
View and download various forms for use in Pennsylvania child support actions.
Consumer Complaint Forms broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Attorney General offers online and printable complaint forms including consumer, do not call, spam and junk mail, health care, insurance fraud, elder abuse, civil rights, and charity.
Online fine payments
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court Fines, Costs, and Restitution broken link ?
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court fines, costs, and restitution online by citation number, payment plan number, docket number, or name. Additional search options include court type, offense date, year filed, date of birth, case type, case number, county, and court office. A convenience fee applies.