About Jacquelyn E. Pfursich

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.