Erie County’s court system represents the judicial branch of county government, operating independently of the legislative branch (County Council) and the executive branch (the County Executive).
Court Administrator Peter Freed manages the day-to-day operations of the Erie County Court of Common Pleas, which is overseen by President Judge John J. Trucilla.
The Court Administrator oversees all departments in the court system, including court reporters, jury coordinators, the courts’ computer bureau, and the law library. Currently, 69 county employees work in Court Administration.
The county’s offices of Domestic Relations, as well as Adult Probation and Juvenile Probation, also operate under the oversight of the Court Administrator.
Did you know? County judges, magisterial district judges, the court administrator and deputy court administrators are all state employees, not county employees.