Jacquelyn Pfursich took office on
January 4, 2016. Since taking office as
the Lancaster County Clerk of Courts, Jacquelyn has modernized the criminal
court filing system by implementing an electronic filing system.The PacFile electronic filing system allows
attorneys and case participants to file documents electronically as well as to
access case documents at any time of day from their own computers.In addition, the Clerk of Courts budget has
consistently been reduced during her tenure and unnecessary positions
eliminated thus reducing the size of government.
Jacquelyn began her legal career as an
assistant attorney for the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel, Department
of Labor and Industry, where she prosecuted violations of the Commonwealth’s
various labor laws.She then became a
prosecuting attorney for the Pennsylvania Department of State, where she was
the sole prosecutor of the Department of State’s charity fraud division.She also prosecuted violations of licensure
laws before the state Real Estate Commission, Dental Board, Nurse Board,
Cosmetology Board and Certified Real Estate Appraiser Board.
In 2012, Jacquelyn became the
Assistant County Solicitor for Lancaster County.Having worked with the Clerk of Courts Office
as the County’s Bail Solicitor and as a County Children and Youth Solicitor, in
2015 Jacquelyn decided to seek election as the Lancaster County Clerk of Courts.
She resides in East Hempfield with
her husband Ed, and children Ella, Nathan, and Tyler.Jacquelyn grew up on a working beef cattle
farm before obtaining a B.A. from Juniata College.From there, she attended law school at
Widener University School of Law where she graduated cum laude.