ABOUT THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas is one of sixty trial courts in Pennsylvania. Courts of Common Pleas hear all major criminal and civil cases, and appellate cases from minor courts and those not assigned to another court. The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas is comprised of 46 judges, who share a variety of responsibilities across four divisions: Civil, Criminal, Family and Orphans’. The Judges are elected to ten-year terms and are eligible for reelection on a yes-no basis.

CRIMINAL

FAMILY

CIVIL

ORPHANS'

conduct perceived as harmful to the propertyhealthsafety, and moral welfare of people

family matters and domestic relations

civil wrongs and quasi-contracts (e.g. property)

adoption and immigration, child welfare, and otherwise

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas deals with matters that have generational impact.

Therefore, judges must have depth and breadth of experience in both law AND how the outcome of each case impacts the society in which we live.

For more information about the courts, go to: https://www.alleghenycourts.us/Home/Default.aspx

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