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Superior court sessions to be held in Carbon Co.

Published September 10. 2010 05:00PM

Carbon County will be getting a visit from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania later this month.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Roberta L. Brewster, district court administrator, announced that a special panel session of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania will take place at the Carbon County Courthouse on Sept. 21 and 22, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom 1. The purpose of the special session is to give the public the opportunity to hear oral arguments on high court appeals. The Superior Court is normally located in Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

Brewster said President Judge Roger Nanovic II invited the court to come to Carbon County and they agreed.

During the two sessions, the public will be able to watch as the Superior Court panel, made up of judges Mary Jane Bowers; Christine Donohue, a native of Carbon County; and Judith Ference Olsen, hear oral arguments on civil, criminal, and family law cases. During that time, attorneys for both sides of the case will present arguments for their clients.

Brewster noted that some of the attorneys that will be taking part in these cases will be local attorneys.

She added that everyone is welcome to attend these two-day sessions to see how higher court cases are handled, as well as to learn about the court system.

For more information or questions, contact Brewster at (570) 325-8556, ext. 3200.

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