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Family/Civil

The Family/Civil Scheduling unit is responsible for the scheduling and processing of custody, divorce, protection, and

civil cases as well as various support, Orphans’ Court, Juvenile Dependency, and Juvenile Delinquency matters. Additional

duties include custody conference file preparation, assisting self-represented litigants during protection hearings, manag-

ing the Arbitration program, compiling civil case trial lists, notifying parties of scheduled events, and responding to inquir-

ies from the public and attorneys. This unit is comprised of two Custody Clerical Specialists, the Civil Case Coordinator,

and the Assistant District Court Administrator-Family/Civil.

HR, Fiscal, & Purchasing

The HR, Fiscal, & Purchasing unit of Court Administration is responsible for administrative work divided into human re-

sources, fiscal, and purchasing. The staff consists of the Assistant Court Administrator, Account Clerk, and Receptionist and

are responsible for the following:

Maintaining a liaison between the Court of Common Pleas and the County’s HR and the Controller’s department manag-

ing the changes in all court positions and personnel classifications. Directly responsible for Court Administration/Bail Ad-

ministration, Jury Services, Judicial Operations, and 19 Magisterial District Courts that include payroll entry, payment of

court-appointed attorneys, contractors, and re-occurring utility bills.

The oversight of the annual court budget and maintaining a liaison between the Court of Common Pleas and both the

County’s Purchasing and Budget departments, ensuring compliance with all established purchasing policies and proce-

dures.

A vital component of the HR, Fiscal, & Purchasing unit of the Court Administration Office is the receptionist. When visit-

ing or contacting the Court of Common Pleas, the receptionist is the “go to” person who serves as an expert by providing

direction.

Information Technology

The Court Technology unit of the District Court Administration Office oversees court and courtroom technology re-

source utilization, facilitates a strategic vision for improvements to court technology, and maintains a Court Continuity of

Operations Plan. Other responsibilities include maintaining security of court IT systems and data, providing project man-

agement for court technology projects, and administration of the Court website. The Court Technology unit also works in

conjunction with the County Information Technology Department to provide support to technology users, as well as to main-

tain technology equipment and peripherals located within the Court. This unit is comprised of the Court Technologist and

the Assistant District Court Administrator–Judicial Information Systems.