Clerk of Judicial Records

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Mauri B. Kelly – Clerk of Judicial Records

The Clerk of Judicial Records is the custodian of the documents for the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. It has maintained that function since 1878.The Clerk’s office has three divisions:

The Civil Division is located in the Lackawanna County Government Center, 123 Wyoming Avenue, and the Family Court Division is located at 123 Wyoming Ave, 1st Floor, Scranton, PA 18503.

The Civil Division maintains liens,  judgments,  and Civil and Equity files with a current caseload of approximately 8000 per year. It collects the filing fees, time-stamps, issues receipts, proofreads indexes, certifies court seals, exemplifies, notifies, copies, and communicates by mail or phone the legally mandated information.

The Criminal Division-the Clerk of Courts-with similar duties as the Civil Division, utilizes a state-wide system. It constantly upgrades and changes in terms of legal, technical, and economic constraints. The current caseload is approximately 5000 per year.

The Family Court Division, begun in 2008, maintains divorce actions, custody actions, family court documentation, PFA filings, collects filing fees, time stamps, issues receipts, certifies court seals, issues copies of divorce decree, and provides copies of documents for a fee. The Family Court Division also communicates by mail or phone the legally mandated information as requested. It also provides the record keeping for Juvenile Probation and Children and Youth Services. The current caseload is 4500 per year.

 

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The Lackawanna County Clerk of Judicial Records Policy for Operations While in the Pandemic – Effective June 10, 2020

Policies and Procedures Effective June 10, 2020 Until Further Notice are Detailed here


Emergency Judicial Order Dated April 20, 2020

The Judicial Emergency Declared in the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania Shall Continue to Exist Through May 31, 2020 due to the COVID – 19 Crisis.


Emergency Judicial Order Dated April 14, 2020

All Domestic Relations Conferences Scheduled between April 14, 2020 through May 31, 2020 are Encouraged to be Held via Teleconference


Emergency Judicial Order Dated April 14, 2020

All Support Hearings in front of Master Kathryn Karam between April 14, 2020 through May 31, 2020 shall be Held via Video Conference


Lackawanna County Public Defenders Office Establishes Free Legal Hotline

Staff attorneys from the Lackawanna County Public Defenders office are providing free legal advice in criminal matters over the phone for an initial consultation only during the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning Wednesday, April 8.

This “round-the-clock” assistance is being staffed by highly experienced staff. This service is being offered regardless of whether the client meets income guidelines, which typically determine eligibility for the office’s legal services.


Emergency Judicial Order Dated April 3, 2020

Important procedural changes for obtaining PFAs in light of the Judicial Emergency declared by this Court and by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on April 1, 2020, directing the closure of court facilities


Emergency Judicial Order Dated April 1, 2020

in accord with the Order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dated April 1, 2020 extending the declaration of the Judicial Emergency through April 30, 2020, it is hereby ordered and decreed that, the Judicial Emergency declared in the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania shall continue to exist through April 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis


Emergency Judicial Order Dated March 16, 2020

in accord with the Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania authorizing this Court to declare a Judicial Emergency in the 45th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, I do hereby declare that a Judicial Emergency exists in this Judicial District and shall continue to exist until April 14, 2020 on account of COVID-19


Emergency Custody Petitions

in light of the Judicial Emergency declared by this Court and by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on April 1, 2020, the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration and Stay at Home Order issude by Governor Tom Wof on March 27, 2020, requiring all Lackawanna County residents to to remain at home or at their place of residence to avoid spreading COVID-19, recognizing, however, that child custody transfers are permitted under the Order


Civil Division


570-963-6723
Lackawanna County Government Center
123 Wyoming Avenue, First Floor
Scranton, PA 18503


Criminal Division


570-963-6759
Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 N. Washington Ave.
Scranton, PA 18503


Family Court Division


570-963-5695
Lackawanna County Government Center
123 Wyoming Avenue, First Floor
Scranton, PA 18503


Fees


Judicial Records Fees Criminal Division

Judicial Records Fees Civil Division and Family Court Division


Forms


Clerk of Judicial Records Forms

Click on the link above to access all forms currently available online.


Administrative Contacts


Mauri B. Kelly
Clerk of Judicial Records
E-mail: [email protected]

Phone:
570-963-6723 (Civil Division)
570-963-5695 (Family Court Division)
570-963-6759 (Criminal Division)

Fax:
570-963-6387 (Civil Division)
570-963-5650 (Family Court Division)
570-963-6459 (Criminal Division)

Debbie Rotell
Deputy, Civil and Family Courts
Phone: 570-963-6723 Ext: 7501
E-mail: [email protected]

Jack Partyka
Deputy of the Criminal Office
Phone: 570-963-6759 Ext 7188
E-mail: [email protected]

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