Local district judges recertified for service
Magisterial District Judges Gene Ricciardi and Richard King were again certified for service as members of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal work.
Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the educational program for magisterial district judges is held in Harrisburg.
The week-long instructional program is designed to ensure magisterial district judges remain current in a variety of legal topics and management techniques required to fairly adjudicate cases and effectively supervise a district court office.
Included in this year's curriculum are updates on Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code; Civil Law/Blighted Property; Bail; Bankruptcy; Accommodations of Litigants in Court; ADA; Employment Law; FM
Continuing education course work is required by statute of each of the more than 500 Pennsylvania Magisterial District Judges, with approximately 50 Magisterial District Judges attending one of 13 such classes at some time during each academic year.