Led by the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court supervises and administers Pennsylvania’s judicial branch of government.
To assist it, the Supreme Court appoints the court administrator of Pennsylvania, a position established in Pennsylvania’s Constitution. The court administrator is responsible for the prompt and proper disposition of the business of all courts and leads the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). A detailed list of the court administrator’s and AOPC’s responsibilities may be found in the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration 501-506. With principal offices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, significant responsibilities of the AOPC include:
The court administrator of Pennsylvania is assisted by the deputy court administrator, the assistant court administrator and various administrative directors.