Duties of the Prothonotary
The Prothonotary is the elected civil clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and is responsible for recording all civil procedures before the court. This official signs and seals all writs and processes numerous other documents of the Court of Common Pleas.
The Office of Prothonotary is responsible for the recording and filing of legal papers of a widely diversified character such as:
This office also processes passport applications.
Origin of Prothonotary
The word Prothonotary is a Latin word meaning “first, chief or highest administrator” and the title dates back to the Court of Rome.
Prothonotary Levy's Newsletter, Progress in 2015
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