Court Administration

Notices

As per the amendment to Administrative Order 9-2020, all court functions of the Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts are being restored effective June 2, 2020.  The only exception to this order is the continued suspension of jury trials.  No jury trials shall begin sooner than August 3, 2020.  All coronavirus related safety precautions and protocols shall remain in effect.  This includes social distancing, the wearing of masks while in the Justice Center and the courts, staggered court proceedings and use of advanced communication technology when appropriate.


Please allow extra time for your timely arrival for scheduled proceedings.  EXPECT DELAYS.

  • Everyone entering the Justice Center must wear a mask.
  • In the Justice Center, your temperature will be taken by a sensor thermometer device after moving through the security checkpoint. Please follow the directions of Sheriff Deputies.
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • The number of people permitted in the Justice Center elevators is limited to 2. 
  • Public stairways are available for use
  • We strongly encourage limiting attendance at hearings to essential participants.
  • Anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.) or with a known recent exposure to COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the Justice Center or the Courts.
  • All employees and visitors are required to complete a symptom survey when entering the Justice Center. This survey can either be accessed through a QR code posted on the outside of the building or a paper copy can be requested. Once the survey is completed, you will be required to show the results to the Sheriff Deputies upon entry. Any person who does not "pass" the health screening at any time will be denied access to the building. 


Court Administration


Judges are ultimately responsible for effective court management. However, the complexity of the modern court requires the delegation of administrative functions and responsibilities to the Court Administrator's Office subject to the supervision and direction of the President Judge.
Court Administration must practice extensive managerial and administrative skills in order to serve effectively as the managerial arm of the court, and by doing so, increases the time that Judges can spend in adjudication. Duties of the Court Administrator's Office include personnel and fiscal management, calendar or scheduling management, information systems, space and equipment management, Protection from Abuse, public information, jury management and liaison functions to various groups and agencies.

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Civil Court Administration

Criminal Court Administration


Family Court Administration

Orphans Court Administration