About the Department
The office of court administration for the Bradford County Courts is responsible for assisting the president judge in all duties necessary to effectively administer the judicial system and guide cases through our several courts.
The office of court administration for the Bradford County Courts is responsible for assisting the president judge in all duties necessary to effectively administer the judicial system and guide cases through our several courts. Court administration is also for the budget management, including procurement of supplies and services, human resource management, recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating and monitoring court employees. This office creates and maintains the annual court calendar which serves as a road map for all court proceedings. Many other responsibilities lie within the realm of this office, such as case flow management, implementing policies and rules set by the Supreme Court and supervision of magisterial district courts of Bradford County.
If you have questions about when your court case is scheduled, you can click on http://ujsportal.pacourts.us to view up-to-date public calendars. If you are unable to get this information from the court calendar link on this website, you can contact the office of court administration at the number below.
District Court Administrator
Mary Lou Vanderpool:
Appointed as Bradford County’s first full-time district court administrator in 1984, Mary Lou Vanderpool, with the approval of the President Judge Jeffrey A. Smith, has implemented many changes in the county’s court systems since that time. She is responsible for the administrative management of the court system. Included among these duties are management of the flow of cases through the court system, budgetary matters, personnel supervision -- both common pleas and magisterial district courts, and jury management
Mary Lou is a life long resident of Bradford County, graduating from Towanda High School and Keystone College with a degree in business. She has professional memberships in the National Association for Court Management, Mid-Atlantic Association of Court Management and Pennsylvania Association of Court Management. She has served as president of the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management and remains actively involved in this association.
She is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Towanda, and has served on its governing council as well as youth group director. Mary Lou is currently a member of the church’s choir and assists in worship services as needed. She has also been involved in the Winding River Players, a local community theatre group, as actor, costume assistant, and former member of the board of directors. Mary Lou and her family live near Franklindale.