A former York County employee who works in the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts will return to the county Monday as its new court administrator.

York County President Judge Stephen P. Linebaugh announced Thursday that Shrewsbury resident Paul Crouse has been appointed to the job.

Linebaugh appointed Crouse at the recommendation of the entire York County bench, which took a vote after interviews were conducted, said Acting Court Administrator Tom Roberts.

The recommendation was also approved by the state Supreme Court, where the chief justice recently authorized Linebaugh to make the appointment, Roberts said.

Roberts has been serving as acting court administrator for the past year, since around the time of the retirement of longtime court administrator Bob Chuk, and will revert back to his role as deputy on Monday.

Crouse worked for the county for 22 years, including 17 years as administrator of the District Attorney's office, before leaving in 2006.

He holds a bachelor's degree in the administration of justice, a certificate in paralegal studies and has completed all required coursework for an associate's degree in information sciences and technology. He attended Penn State University for all studies.

His most recent position was IT projects manager in the Department of Judicial Automation.


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As court administrator, he'll be responsible for managing court operations such as judicial and courtroom assignments, processing and disbursing paperwork for criminal, civil, and juvenile cases, scheduling and coordinating the use of hearing rooms and conference rooms, and oversight of the Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Domestic Relations, the Divorce Masters offices, as well as the 19 magisterial district courts.