Court of Common Pleas - 39th Judicial District

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The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters.

The Common Pleas courts are organized into 60 judicial districts, most of which encompass a single county. Seven judicial districts, in lightly populated areas of the Commonwealth, include two counties. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.

The Honorable Shawn D. Meyers, President Judge
The Honorable Angela R. Krom, Judge
The Honorable Jeremiah D. Zook, Judge
The Honorable Todd M. Sponseller, Judge
The Honorable Mary Beth Shank, Judge
The Honorable Carol Van Horn, Senior Judge
The Honorable Douglas W. Herman, Senior Judge

Mark Singer, Court Administrator
(717) 261-3848

Adoption of Rules 4001 4007 4009
Magisterial District Reestablishment Plan - Revised Plan - 39th Judicial District
Court-Appointed Guardians of Medicaid Recipient Incapacitated Persons monthly fees increase
Amended Emergency Judicial Order - 39th Judicial District 05-14-2021
Amended Emergency Judicial Order - 39th Judicial District 04-01-2021
Amended Emergency Judicial Order 12-28-2020
12-28-2020 Press Release concerning COVID-19
Amended Emergency Judicial Order 12-21-2020
12-07-2020 Press Release concerning COVID-19
Emergency Judicial Order 12-07-2020
Request for Emergency Judicial Order 12-07-2020
Emergency Judicial Order 11-20-2020
Ninth Suplemental Emergency Judicial Order 08-31-2020
8th Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
7th Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
05-08-2020 Press Release Concerning COVID-19
05-01-2020 Press Release concerning COVID-19
6th Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
04-27-2020 Press Release concerning COVID-19
5th Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
03-30-2020 Press Release concerning COVID-19
Fourth Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
Third Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
Second Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order
Emergency Declaration Order - 39th Judicial District
03-12-2020 Press Release concerning COVID-19
Language Access Plan
Local Rules of Court for the 39th Judicial District, Franklin and Fulton County Branches
The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania - Common Pleas Court
Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) Policy (PDF)
Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) Policy (Microsoft Word)
Information for Victims of Domestic Violence
Rule 200 - Confidential Information and Documents
Confidential Information Form CIF
Confidential Document Form CDF
Transcript Request Form
Language Complaint Form
Open Records Request Form
VIDEO: Answering the Call for Jury Service
Interpreter Brochure