The Pennsylvania Courts have launched an outreach campaign to help stop abuse. The goal of the campaign is to help victims more easily navigate the process of filing protection orders. To view the stop abuse campaign, visit the PA courts Facebook page or visit pacourts.us/learn.
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 Carol L. Van Horn, President Judge
The Honorable Shawn Meyers, Judge
The Honorable Angela Krom, Judge
The Honorable Jeremiah D. Zook, Judge
The Honorable Todd M. Sponseller, Judge
The Honorable John R. Walker, Senior Judge
The Honorable Douglas W. Herman, Senior Judge
Mark Singer, Court Administrator
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