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Welcome to the Court of Common Pleas 43rd Judicial District​



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

​The Court of Common Pleas, minor courts and all Court offices of the 43rd Judicial District are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM.  Upcoming Holidays where the Court will be closed:

Monday June 20, 2022 (Juneteenth)

Monday, July 4, 2022 (Independence Day)


 The Courts’ email has now been restored. Please note: the Court was without email from Monday, May 9, 2022 through Wednesday, May 11, 2022. If you emailed any Court employee or Court filing office email address during that time, please resend your correspondence


JOB OPENINGS ​

For current employment openings within the Court offices of the 43rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Court Administration, Court Recording/Reporting, Custody, Jury Management Law Library/Self Help Center, Law Clerks and Magisterial District Courts), please visit the Monroe County Human Resource Employment Opportunity Page:

http://www.monroecountypa.gov/Dept/HR/Pages/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx

  

For the Monroe County Job Application, please click here:

http://www.monroecountypa.gov/Dept/HR/Documents/MCJobApplication.pdf​


The following Orders of Court were issued on March 11, 2022 and May 27,2022.  These are the latest orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

Virtual COPE classes are now available via a web-based platform; please go to our Custody Department link for the registration form and more details.

 
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 All Courts of the 43rd Judicial District, Monroe County, including Magisterial District Courts and the Court of Common Pleas, have been and shall remain fully open for business. 


The Court continues to monitor COVID-19 data and guidelines as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and local health care providers.  As of this time, and as per Admin Order 111 AD 2020 (issued 05/27/2022):


1. Any person entering any Court Facility, which includes 701 Main Street and the Sherman Theater, regardless of vaccination status, shall wear a facial covering which covers the nose and mouth while in all public spaces including, but not limited to, corridors, restrooms, courtrooms, hearing rooms, deliberation rooms, elevators, stairways, entranceways, and all Court offices, except when an employee is in his or her own cubicle or private office, or directed by the Court. 


2. All persons in all Court Facilities shall maintain physical distancing of a minimum of 3 feet of separation, where feasible, unless otherwise directed by the Court. 


3. All persons entering any Court Facility shall be screened using the COVID-19 questionnaire approved by the Court. Any person not meeting the health questionnaire criteria may be denied access to any Court facility and alternative accommodations for access to court proceedings and offices will be made. The Sheriff’s staff will continue to act as the “gatekeeper” in accordance with these procedures.


4. Any person who meets one or more of the below criteria may be prohibited from entering the Court Facility:

  • is currently directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home for COVID-19 by any doctor, hospital or health agency; or
  • has been diagnosed with (and has not been medically cleared from isolation), or has had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 (within the last ten (10) days); or
  • has flulike symptoms or a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit; or is not wearing a facial covering in accordance with paragraph 1 above


Please continue to check http://www.monroepacourts.us/ for updates. As always, please reference the "Calendar" link on this page to see scheduled proceedings for criminal cases for the Court of Common Pleas.​

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For those at risk for homelessness as a result of COVID-19, please see the following:

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) provides assistance to households that have experienced financial hardship and may be at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19. ERAP provides tenant households assistance with rental and utility costs to include arrearages and other related housing expenses. Eligible households can receive up to fifteen (15) months of rental and utility assistance, including payment on arrears dating back to March 13, 2020, and there are no caps on the amounts that can be paid. Interested tenants or landlords can apply online, and Monroe County residents can call Pocono Mountains United Way's ERAP team at 570-243-6677 for more information.​​



COVID-19 Questions? Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)
If you are sick, please stay home and contact your health care professional for assistance/direction.
 
Updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) can be found at
 
 Links to local health care providers:
 
      Lehigh Valley Health Network –
            https://www.lvhn.org/
 
      St. Luke’s University Health Network
            https://www.slhn.org/
 

 
 
 
Mission: The Courts of the 43rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania, as an independent branch of government, are dedicated to the administration of justice in a fair, impartial and timely manner in accordance with the rule of law and the constitutions of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Court of Common Pleas of the 43rd Judicial District is a state trial court of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. It encompasses the County of Monroe. The Court hears civil cases with a significant amount in controversy and trials for serious crimes. The Court has original jurisdiction over all cases not exclusively assigned to another court and appellate jurisdiction over judgments from the minor courts. The Court also hears appeals from certain state and most local government agencies. The courts are established by Article V, Section 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution: "There shall be one court of common pleas for each judicial district (a) having such divisions and consisting of such number of judges as shall be provided by law, one of whom shall be the president judge; and (b) having unlimited original jurisdiction in all cases except as may otherwise be provided by law." The Court of Common Pleas of the 43rd Judicial District has 7 judges. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.
 
 
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Upcoming Jury Selection Dates

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022


(please refer to your juror summons for more information):

 


 
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