Who's our Judge?
The Brookline Area is served by
two District Justices, each elected to six-year terms. The 19th Ward
(Justice Motznik) comprises most of Brookline from the Highrise
Apartments near Breining St. westward to West Liberty Avenue. The 32nd
Ward (Justice King) includes East Brookline, which was once part of
Overbrook Borough. This area extends from Whited St. to Rt. 51, the
Fiat/Zimmerman Streets development, Ebenshire Village, and the Overbrook
area from Brookline Park up Breining St. through to Rt. 51.
It is important to note which
District Justice serves your particular portion of Brookline. If you are
ever in need of their services to file a complaint or suit, it is
necessary to do so at the appropriate office.
When Do I Need My District
vs. Common Pleas Court.
Informative Pamphlets Available From
Your District Justice's Office (from June 2000):
What Should I Know
About Protection From Abuse?
21 Under -
Know The Law.
Parent - How To Talk To Your Kids About Alcohol And
Slaughter: Keeping The Drinker From Driving.
Justice Program at Southwood.
School Bus Stopping Law.
Point System For Licensed Drivers.
Toy Ads On
TV - Facts For Consumers.
Options - Making The Right Choice.
Prevention and Home Security Tips.
Don't Be A
Dope - Get The Facts On Drugs.
UCAN - United
Citizens Against Narcotics.
- Rabies - People.
IMPORTANT NOTICE *
The District Justice Is NOT PERMITTED
To Give Legal Advice!
If you are in need of an
attorney, please contact The Lawyer Referral Service at 261-5555. The service is located at 920 City-County
Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.
The service is sponsored by
the Allegheny County Bar Association and will provide up to a 1/2 hour
conference with a private attorney for $30. Conferences are available
Monday through Friday from 9:00am-Noon and from 1:00pm-4:00pm. No
appointment is necessary.
The staff will speak with you and
if appropriate, refer you to an attorney who will discuss your particular
legal matter. The attorney to whom you are referred will provide the
half-hour $30 consultation.
The Lawyer Referral Service can
not provide free legal advice. If you need free criminal representation
you should contact the Public Defenders Office at 350-2401. If you are
low income and need free representation in a no-fault and no property
devision divorce you should contact the Indigent Divorce Program at
261-4001. In certain other cases, if you qualify, Neighborhood Legal
services at 255-6700 may be able to help you directly, or refer
Attorneys belonging to the Lawyer Referral Service pay to the ACBA a percentage of fees generated by
referrals. These attorneys have agreed NOT to increase the cost of legal
fees to their clients to cover this or any other fees paid to this
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