Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania


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General Information
Description of Agency<u><b>Judicial Administration</B></u>

Led by the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court supervises and administers Pennsylvania’s judicial branch of government.

To assist it, the Supreme Court appoints the court administrator of Pennsylvania, a position established in Pennsylvania’s Constitution. The court administrator is responsible for the prompt and proper disposition of the business of all courts and leads the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). A detailed list of the court administrator’s and AOPC’s responsibilities may be found in the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration 501-506. With principal offices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, significant responsibilities of the AOPC include:<ul><li>Ensuring accessible and safe courts for all citizens,</li><li>Recommending court system improvements and program innovations directly or collaboratively,</li><li>Representing the court system to citizens, at all government levels, and with the media and providing all with reliable information,</li><li>Reviewing operations, providing policy guidance and assisting 60 president judges and district court administrators in local court management,</li><li>Developing and maintaining information technology, such as case, financial and administrative management systems,</li><li>Providing legal services and, when appropriate, legal representation to system personnel,</li><li>Managing administrative functions, including finance and human resources,</li><li>Conducting statewide continuing education programs for judges and staff.</li></ul>The court administrator of Pennsylvania is assisted by the deputy court administrator, the assistant court administrator and various administrative directors.

AOPC Harrisburg
601 Commonwealth Ave.
Suite 1500
P.O. Box 61260
Harrisburg, PA 17106
p. 717-231-3300

AOPC Philadelphia
1515 Market St.
Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
p. 215-560-6300
LocationDauphin
Geographic AreaPennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland , Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1601 Commonwealth Avenue
Physical Site Address 2Suite 1500
Physical Site City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17106
Mailing Address 1PO Box 61260
Mailing City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17106
Main Phone717-231-3300
Web Addresswww.pacourts.us
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Affiliated Programs: Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Administration
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division Adult Probation
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Department of Court Records - Civil/Family Division
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas - Domestic Relations
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division-Adult Section
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division-Juvenile Section
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Orphans Court
Allegheny County Family Court Paternity Test Information
Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se Program
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Magisterial District Courts
Affiliated Services: Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Administration
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Administration - Domestic Relations
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil/Family Division
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division - Central
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division Main Adult Probation
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division McKeesport Adult Probation
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division South Hills Adult Probation
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division Wilkinsburg Adult Probation
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division - Adult Section
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division - Juvenile Section
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Orphans Court
Allegheny County Family Court, Paternity Test Information
Allegheny County Family Court Pro Se Program
Pennsylvania Traffic Courts
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Magisterial District Courts
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Magisterial District Courts - Filing a Small Claims Action