ABOUT THE COURT
In the upcoming election, there are THREE vacancies on the Court. Judicial terms run for ten years, which makes this election critical. Your support will make a vital difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors, and perhaps your friends and family, too. Below is a description of what a judge on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas is responsible for.
About the Court of Common Pleas in Bucks County
The decisions of a judge on the Court of Common Pleas have a very real, direct impact on the lives of Bucks County residents. Those decisions can be
The Bucks County Court of Common Pleas is a court of general jurisdiction that serves all of Bucks County. This means that it is often the first court residents appear in when encountering most legal issues. It is the trial court for all criminal cases, family law matters (custody, support, divorce
For the past 20 years, every new judge in Bucks County has been first assigned to Family Court. We have not had a new judge with any significant family law experience in the past 20 years. The Family Court division is currently so back-logged that there have been 2 judges visiting from other counties for the past year to help with the Family Court caseload. It is imperative to have new judges with significant family court experience for the Court.
The work that judges do deeply and intimately affects people’s lives, so the residents of Bucks deserve a judge who has 23 years of experience helping people in crisis and who can apply that experience to make thoughtful, practical decisions while treating people with respect, patience and empathy.
In the upcoming election, there are THREE vacancies on the Court. Judicial terms run for ten years, which makes the election critical. Your support will make a vital difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors, and perhaps your friends and family, too.