Judge Bayer recertified for service
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Magisterial District Judge Stephen J. Bayer
Magisterial District Judge Stephen J. Bayer has again been certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania's Courts, the educational program for Magisterial District Judges was held in Harrisburg. The week long instructional program is designed to ensure that Magisterial District Judges remain curent in a variety of legal topics and management techniques required to fairly adjudicate cases and effectively supervise a district court office. Included in this year's curriculum are updates on civil law, landlord/tenant law, criminal law, Pennsylvania motor vehicle code, Pennsylvania game code, Pennsylvania dog law, oversized vehicles and permitting, HUD and BOCA, Act 46 sales tax collection and compliance, litigation strategies, ethics, incurance fraud, truancy and updates on evidentiary law and search warrants, as well as updates pertaining to the MDJS rewrite, state and procedure audits and reports and a session on procedural fairness in the courts.