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Magisterial District Court Case Records
Search Magisterial District Court case records by citation number, date filed, docket number, name, and other criteria. Additional search options include date of birth, county, court office, docket type, and case status. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Some future docket events will be included.
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Magisterial District Court Calendars
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Berks County Adult Probation
View information about adult probation in Berks County, including DUI Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, Second Time Offender Program, Alcohol Safe Driving School, and Intermediate Punishment Program.
Berks County Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Berks County Bar Association offers an alternative dispute resolution which includes arbitration and mediation, to help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Forms and a list of arbitrators and mediators are included.
Berks County Law Library
View information about the Berks County Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, and a searchable online catalog.
Search Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure (General and Orphans' Court), Rules of Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Rules, and Minor Court Civil Rules (Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court) by keyword, or browse by table of contents. Court Rules are part the Pennsylvania Code, a compilation of administrative rules. Court Rules are found in titles 225 through 246, the last titles in the compilation.
Domestic Violence Resources
View information about domestic violence, find links to state and national resources, learn about domestic violence by topic or from a downloadable publication, and find local shelters and other domestic violence services by county.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Pennsylvania, including local housing counseling agencies, emergency mortgage assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
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Legal Information and Publications
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers consumer information pamphlets on a variety of legal topics, public information campaign links, answers to frequently asked questions about working with a lawyer, and a legal guide for senior citizens.
Legal Issues Pamphlets
MidPenn Legal Services offers pamphlets in English and Spanish on a variety of legal issues, including consumer, education, employment, family, housing, benefits, and a guide to going to court.
Local Court Rules
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View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Click "Find a Mediator" to search for Pennsylvania mediators by specialty and county.
Official Pennsylvania Statutes, Laws, and Constitution
Search the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or citation, or browse by table of contents. Search the Unconsolidated Statutes by keyword or act number, or browse by act name. Browse the Constitution by table of contents.
Pennsylvania Unofficial Statutes
Search the unofficial version of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or statute number, or browse by table of contents. Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (P.S.) are an unofficial compilation of laws that have not been consolidated by the legislature into the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
Restoration of Driving Privileges
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, licensing, restoration of licenses, and other motor vehicle issues.
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Attorney Information and Status
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Pennsylvania by name, attorney ID, city, and county. Results include attorney status and whether and attorney has been subject to discipline.
Berks County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Berks County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, with instructions for filing a report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, required forms, and a link to online filing.
Berks County Lawyer Referral
The Berks County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone. Contact information for legal aid providers is also available.
Berks County Public Defender
View information about the Berks County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation to indigent parties in criminal, mental health commitment, and juvenile delinquency cases.
Berks County Victim/Witness Help
The Berks County District Attorney's Office offers information about its services to crime victims and witnesses, including an explanation of the criminal justice process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with restitution and victims' compensation applications. Click "Victim/Witness" in the left column for more information about rights, restitution, and procedure. Click links in the right column for more information about victims' compensation, protection from abuse, and a detailed Berks County Victims Website.
Complaints Against Attorneys
View instructions for filing a complaint against an attorney with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. A link to the complaint form is included.
Complaints Against Judges
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection offers information about its services, including legal action based on complaints, a mediated restitution program, a specialized Health Care Section, and links to complaint forms and brochures.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
Find Free Legal Assistance
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Free Civil Legal Help for Central Pennyslvania
MidPenn Legal Services provides free civil legal advice, counseling, and representation for income-eligible residents of some central Pennsylvania counties. Some offices offer legal advice by telephone as well as in-person assistance. Click "Staff/Locations" in the left column for a directory of local offices
Free Legal Help Locations
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Legal Help
The Women's Resource Center offers low-cost legal consultations with family law attorneys for issues including divorce, custody, and child support in Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
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Consumer Complaint Forms
The Pennsylvania Attorney General offers online and printable complaint forms including consumer, do not call, spam and junk mail, health care, insurance fraud, elder abuse, civil rights, and charity.
Forms and Instructions
View and download various civil, criminal, expungement, landlord-tenant, record request, protection from abuse, Orphans' Court, dependency, and other forms for use in Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court. Some form instructions are included.
Online fine payments
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court Fines, Costs, and Restitution
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court fines, costs, and restitution online by citation number, payment plan number, docket number, or name. Additional search options include court type, offense date, year filed, date of birth, case type, case number, county, and court office. A convenience fee applies.