Magisterial District Judges

Magisterial District Justices are authorized to preside over civil matters involving monetary disputes of up to $12,000 and criminal matters that carry possible punishments of up to one year imprisonment. Preside over traffic court and other non-traffic summary offenses, landlord tenant disputes. Conduct preliminary arraignments, set bail, and preliminary hearings. Magisterial district judges need not be attorneys but must successfully pass a course of instruction and be certified by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. MDJ’s are elected to a term of six (6) years.

Judges

  • Honorable Bonnie L. Carney District Number 22-03-1: Maintains a monthly satellite office in Lehigh and Salem Township buildings. Jurisdiction includes:
    • Hawley Borough
    • Dreher
    • Lehigh
    • Palmyra
    • Paupack
    • Lake
    • Salem Township
    • Sterling Township
  • Honorable Linus Myers District Number 22-03-2: Maintains a satellite office in Waymart Borough building. Jurisdiction includes:
    • Honesdale
    • Waymart Borough
    • Prompton Borough
    • Canaan
    • South Canaan
    • Cherry Ridge
    • Texas Townships
  • Honorable Ronald J. Edwards District Number 22-03-4: Maintains weekly satellite office in Damascus Township building. Jurisdiction includes:
    • Starrucca Borough
    • Bethany Borough
    • Dyberry
    • Clinton
    • Berlin
    • Buckingham
    • Damascus
    • Lebanon
    • Manchester
    • Oregon
    • Mount Pleasant
    • Preston Township
    • Scott Township