Click here to read the Foreword to Volume 1 of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Reports and the History of the Commonwealth Court by Abraham Lipez, President Judge, 25th Judicial District.

Standing (L to R): Glenn E. Mencer, Alexander F. Barbieri, Harry A. Kramer, Roy Wilkinson, Louis Manderino

Seated (L to R): James C. Crumlish, Governor Raymond P. Shafer, James S. Bowman


CLICK HERE to download the April 15, 1970 Investiture of Judges of the Commonwealth Court program and transcript of proceedings

CLICK HERE to read a 2015 article by former Prothonotary Dan Schuckers entitled The Dauphin County Origins of the Commonwealth Court



The Commonwealth Court originally occupied the top floor of this building; the South Office Building (renamed the K. Leroy Irvis Office Building). The Court later also occupied the fifth floor and part of the fourth floor. In 2009, the Court moved one block north to the Pennsylvania Judicial Center on Commonwealth Avenue.



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