59th Judicial District

"The judge is forced for the most part to reach his audience through the medium of the press whose reporting of judicial decisions is all too often inaccurate and superficial.
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Irving R. Kaufman

 

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Magisterial District 59-3-01
     
Cameron County
               
Boroughs of Driftwood and Emporium
               
Townships of Gibson, Grove, Lumber, Portage, and Shippen
     
                             District Judge Barry D. Brown, II
                            
20 East 5th Street
                             Emporium, PA 15834
                             (814) 486-9346
                             (814) 486-1965 (fax)

Magisterial District 59-3-02
     
Elk County
                Boroughs of Johnsonburg and Ridgway
                Townships of Highland, Horton, Jones, Millstone, Ridgway, and Spring Creek

                              District Judge George A. King
                             
409-G Center Street
                              Johnsonburg, PA 15845
                              (814) 965-2663
                              (814) 965-3355 (fax)

Magisterial District 59-3-03
     
Elk County
                City of St. Marys
                Townships of Benezette, Fox, and Jay

                               District Judge Mark S. Jacob
                              
808 South Michael Street
                               St. Marys, PA 15857
                             
 (814) 781-6995
                               (814) 834-6622 (fax)
 

 


District Judges are elected officials who serve six-year terms.  In addition to being accessible to the public on one-on-one basis, District Judges perform notary assignments, marriages, and administer oaths. 

District Judges are required to attend classes on the judicial system and pass a written examination prior to being seated on the bench.  They must also attend continuing education programs each year.  District Courts accept civil and criminal complaints, which are filed by law enforcement officers or private citizens.

Their duties include processing all criminal complaints filed before their court, such as homicides, felonies, and misdemeanors.  Complaints of this nature require preliminary hearings to establish a prima facie case.

They must process all summary offenses, including private complaints and non-traffic citations.  The district judge has full jurisdiction at a summary trial.  Additionally, they set bond and accept bail for the release of individuals charged with a crime or violation of a summary offense.

 

 

 


 

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