Supreme Court justices are elected for ten year terms, which begin the January following the election and end in January ten years later. If a justice wishes to run for retention for another ten year term, the retention election would be held in the November preceding the expiration of the justice's term. Justices must retire at the end of the year in which they reach age 70.
Appellate judges are elected for ten year terms, which begin the January following the election and end in January ten years later.
To find out about your local judges, use our county courthouse locator to find the website for your local courthouse. These sites usually include information about the county’s judges – both for the Common Pleas courts and the municipal or magisterial district justice courts.
To find information about your local judges, use our county court information link to research your local court.
The question of judicial compensation in Pennsylvania has a complicated history. PMC offers a historical perspective on the ongoing issues surrounding the compensation of Pennsylvania judges and a chart outlining the current salaries of judges at all levels of the Pennsylvania court system.