Court Administrator
Court Administrator

The office of the District Court Administrator was established in Lackawanna County to reduce the burden of administrative duties for the Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas. The responsibility of the District Court Administrator is to manage the non-judicial functions of the court. Judges are ultimately responsible for effective court management; however, the complexity of the modern court requires the delegation of administrative functions and responsibilities to the District Court Administrator. The District Court Administrator serves as an appointee of the entire court but is subject to the supervision and direction of the President Judge. The District Court Administrator must practice extensive managerial and administrative skills in order to serve effectively as the managerial arm of the court, and by doing so, increases the time that judges can spend in adjudication.

The Court Administrator’s Office advises and assists the President Judge of the Common Pleas Courts with management and administration of the courts. The Administrator’s Office is also responsible to the other eight Common Pleas Court judges, assuring that the Court staff carries out the specialized duties which are assigned to them. The Court Administrator’s Office is the administrative arm of the Court and is responsible for all support functions necessary to maintain the efficient and effective operation of both the Common Pleas Court and the Minor Judiciary. Responsibilities of this Office include, but are not limited to, juror usage, budget and fiscal operations, personnel, planning, scheduling court proceedings, information systems development, case flow management, and public information. The Lackawanna County Court Administrator’s office administers and supervises the Offices of the Magisterial District Judges, Central Court, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, and Domestic Relations in addition to the court reporters, law library and contract foreign language and sign language interpreters. The office works very closely with the Department of Children and Youth Services in all court related matters affecting the family. The Court Administrator is also responsible for overall personnel management and labor relations for the judicial branch.

The Office applies all of its skills and resources to the achievement of departmental goals as defined by law, and in accordance with policy established by the Court. It involves a close working, cooperative relationship, not only between the Court Administrator and Court-supervised departments, but with those County agencies which provide services to the Court, and other County agencies as well.

For more information and answers regarding State Courts, select this link www.courts.state.pa.us or ujsportal.pacourts.us to access the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System websites.

Office Hours 9:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday



Motion Court
Civil Motion Court is held daily, Monday thru Friday in the main Courthouse at 9:00 am.
Family Motion Court is held daily, Monday thru Friday in the Family Court Center, 123 Wyoming Avenue, First Floor, Scranton, PA 18503 at 9:00 am.
Orphans Court is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the main Courthouse at 9:00 am.
Discovery Motion Court is held on Monday and Thursday in the main Courthouse at 9:30 am.
Court en Banc is held the second and last Friday of each month in the main Courthouse, courtroom # 3 at 9:00 am.
All individuals bringing motions to any motion court are urged to be prompt as motion court closes when the last attorney or pro se litigant is heard.


Location 
Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 N. Washington Avenue, 1st floor
Scranton, PA 18503
Civil and Criminal Court Cases:
Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503

Phone: (570) 963-6773
FAX: (570) 963-6477
Family and Orphans’ Court Cases:
Family Court Center
123 Wyoming Avenue, First Floor
Scranton, PA 18503

Phone: (570) 963-5692
FAX: (570) 963-5693
Central Court:
Lackawanna County Criminal Justice Center
1360 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Phone 570-963-6436
Fax 570-963-6376



Administrative Contacts
Stacey Harris, Esq
Deputy Court Administrator
Phone: 570-963-6773 Ext: 6833
Fax: 570-963-6477
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Claire Czaykowski, Esquire
Family Court Administrator
Phone: 570-963-6773 Ext: 7123
Fax: 570-963-6477
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Julie Zaleski, Esq.
Special Courts Administrator
Phone: 570-963-6773 Ext: 7126
Fax: 570-963-6477
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