Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Scranton Courthouses Added to Pennsylvania Courthouses Photo Album

Lackawanna County and Middle District of Pennsylvania
I had a worker's comp hearing in Scranton a couple weeks ago, and guess what? I grabbed some pictures for the Pennsylvania Courthouses Photo Album. In a Lawffice Space first, I got a two-for-one... the Lackawanna County Courthouse and the Middle District of Pennsylvania federal courthouse in the same shot!

Both buildings are huge. The Lackawanna County Courthouse looks like a castle, although one side has some modern flair with a glass enclosure. The County Courthouse sits alone on a full block with some nice green space and plenty of statues to go around. One such statue is of John Mitchell - "Champion of Labor".

You may have two questions about the Middle District Courthouse:

1. Didn't you tell us it was in Williamsport?
Yes. The Middle District actually has four different courthouses.

2. If Scranton (allll the way over by Pennsylvania's eastern border) is the "Middle" District... where the heck is the Eastern District?
The Eastern District encompasses only the southeast corner of Pennsylvania. An interesting tidbit: the Middle District Courthouse in Scranton is actually east of the Eastern District Courthouse in Reading.

Two more impressive Pennsylvania Courthouses in the books.

Posted by Philip Miles, an attorney with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania in the firm's civil litigation and labor and employment law practice groups.