Berks County Court of Common Pleas
 23rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania
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Mission Statement
The 23rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania, located in the County of Berks, shall administer justice according to the law equally to all people, while providing independent and accessible forums for the fair and prompt resolution of disputes. 
The Courts of Common Pleas are the general trial courts of Pennsylvania. They are organized into 60 judicial districts. Most districts follow the geographic boundaries of counties, but seven of the districts are comprised of two counties. Each district has from one to 93 judges and has a president judge and a court administrator.
Language Access and Interpreter Services
The Berks County Courts are committed to ensuring that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or who are deaf or hard of hearing, have equal access to the Courts and all available court services.  Interpreters are provided at all Court levels, if your appearance is required.  If you, or someone you know, requires the services of a Language Interpreter, please click here for further information.
MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING:  Effective Monday, October 6, 2014, all documents that can be electronically filed in the Berks County Prothonotary’s Office by attorneys will be required to be filed electronically through the Civil Electronic Filing System (EFS). Access the Civil eFiling system by clicking here or visit

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Berks County Court of Common Pleas

Mailing Address:

633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Main Phone:  610-478-6208
Main Fax: 610-478-6366
Hours of Operation: Open Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays

​Berks County Court of Common Pleas Judges

Board of Judges

President Judge Paul M. Yatron

Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher

Judge Scott E. Lash

Judge Mary Ann Ullman

Judge Thomas G. Parisi

Judge James M. Bucci

Judge Timothy J. Rowley

Judge Madelyn S. Fudeman

Judge M. Theresa Johnson

Judge James M. Lillis

Judge Eleni Dimitriou Geishauser

Judge Patrick T. Barrett

Judge Jill Gehman Koestel

Senior Judges

Senior Judge Arthur E. Grim

Judge Peter W. Schmehl

Senior Judge Scott D. Keller

Senior Judge Stephen B. Lieberman

Senior Judge John A. Boccabella

Pennsylvania Unified Judical System
Citizen's Guide.pdf