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.
Duties of the District Court Administrator may include personnel and fiscal management, calendar or scheduling management, information systems management, facilities and equipment management, records control, public information, and jury management.
The District Court Administrator, Kerry R. Turtzo, and the Deputy District Court Administrator, John Sikora, are responsible for the supervision of all court-related departments of the Judiciary, to include Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Domestic Relations, Magisterial District Court personnel, the Law Library, the Court Transcription Unit, and court staff personnel.
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 455 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101-1614 • (610) 782-3000