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The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania has provided the following materials to help individuals represent themselves, pro se, in some legal proceedings. Pro se is a Latin term meaning to represent yourself in a court proceeding without the assistance of an attorney. The information in these materials is not a substitute for professional legal advice.

For additional information on representing yourself in a divorce processing, you may visit http://www.pacourts.us/learn/representing-yourself/divorce-proceedings.

Law Library staff, Court staff and Filing Office staff (Prothonotary Office, Clerk of Courts Office, Domestic Relations Section, Court Administration) cannot provide you legal advice or assist you in completing self-help forms. The Court assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these materials, including reliance on their contents. You can view "Attorneys Available for Consultation on Completing Self-help Packets" for possible assistance. You may also call the Adams County Court Administrator's Office at the phone number provided on this page to request information regarding obtaining legal services.

If you want to obtain the services of an attorney but do not know whom to contact, please call the Pennsylvania Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-692-7375.

NOTE: On certain Notice forms, you are required to enter information regarding where the person being served can receive information about obtaining an attorney to assist the individual. Please enter the following information in those fields:

Adams County Court Administrator's Office
Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-9846

Step 1:  Print out the Following:

Step 2: Using the instructions as a guide, type and complete the following fielded forms and once complete, print the forms:

Step 3: File the completed forms at the Adams County Prothonotary's Office, 117 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325:

Filings related to Custody, Divorce, Paternity and Protection from Abuse are to be filed at the Adams County Prothonotary's Office. More information about the Prothonotary's Office View Details.

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Adams County
Court Administration

Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street, 4th Floor
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8817 (Fax) 

Court Administration Staff

Donald Fennimore
District Court Administrator

Donna Cassatt
Deputy District Court Administrator

Laura Rowland
Deputy District Court Administrator

Roy A. Keefer
Chief Tipstaff

Corrie Ondrizek 
Chief Court Reporter

Court Services

Court of Common Pleas Calendar

All Criminal Court convenes at 8:30 A.M. unless otherwise noted by Court Order.