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.
Honorable Bonnie L. Carney District Number 22-03-1: Maintains a monthly satellite office in Lehigh and Salem Township buildings. Jurisdiction includes:
Honorable Kay Bates, District Number 22-03-2: Maintains a satellite office in Waymart Borough building. Jurisdiction includes: