John F. DiSalle, President Judge

Motions Court Practice

  • Until further order, all motions, including Criminal & Orphans’ Court, shall be handled remotely via email, fax, or mail to chambers.  
  • The filing party must notify all necessary parties that a motion is being filed and if motion is contested.  
  • Contested motions shall include a scheduling order.  
  • Motions for Modification of Bail or Release from Probation must be circulated first to Probation/Pretrial Services & DA’s Office for acknowledgement of objection or consent.
  • An advance copy of any Orphan’s Court motion shall be sent to the Audit Attorney or Guardianship Clerk, where applicable.

Case Assignments

President Judge DiSalle presides over the following:

  • Problem-Solving Courts, including:
    • Veterans Court
    • Mental Health Treatment Court
    • Drug Treatment Court
    • DUI Treatment Court
  • Orphans' Court (excluding Private Termination of Parental Rights cases and Private Adoptions).
  • Criminal – DUI cases (Felony-grade)
  • Capital Cases, as assigned
  • Administrative Duties

Orphans' Court Account Audit Dates - 2023

See the Court Calendar or Administrative Regulations for further information.

  • January 13
  • March 17
  • May 12
  • July 14
  • September 15
  • November 17