HARRISBURG - Magisterial District Judge Hugh A. Jones, Mount Carmel, was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion of continuing legal education work, conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the educational program for magisterial district judges in Harrisburg.

The week-long instructional program is designed to ensure that magisterial district judges remain current in a variety of legal topics and management techniques required to fairly adjudicate cases and effectively supervise a district court office.

Included in the curriculum were updates on civil law, landlord tenant law, criminal law update, motor vehicle code update, ethics, elder law and search warrants, among other topics.

Continuing educated course work is required by statute of each of the more than 500 magisterial district judges in Pennsylvania. Approximately 50 magisterial district judges attend one of 13 such classes at some time each academic year.