Statement of Financial Interest for Judicial Officers
Click here to access the sign in
page for filing your Online Statement of Financial Interest. You must have a PA Courts
Online Services account in order to file your Statement online. To obtain
an Online Services account, contact the ASAP Help Desk. The
court order regarding financial disclosure and reporting requirements for judicial officers
can be found here.
For those judicial officers who prefer to file a paper form instead of the online form,
to access a "pdf" form that can be filled out and printed but must then be signed and submitted
to the AOPC's Judicial Services unit via traditional mail.
Instructions are included.
NOTE: This PDF version of the form does NOT pre-populate the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a source of income on 9B. Also note, the instructions for 9(B) have changed.
Codes of Conduct:
Code of Judicial Conduct
Rules Governing Standards of Conduct of Magisterial District Judges
Instructions and navigation tips for completing the Statement of Financial Interest Form
Why haven’t I received an enrollment email?
Why am I getting a message saying that my password is invalid?
How do I Copy and Paste my system generated password?
What are the password requirements for my new password?
How do I change my online services email address?
Can I send an attachment with my Statement of Financial Interest?
Is there a limit to the number of entries for Direct or Indirect Sources of Income?
Why doesn’t a pop-up window display when I click on the item number on the Instructions page?
How do I sign the online Financial Interest form?
How do I view and print my online form?
Why am I not able to review or view my Financial Interest form?
What do I need to do to amend my submitted form?
- As you click the link for each item number, a new "pop-up" window will open on
top of the instruction page for you to provide, correct, update, or simply confirm
the information requested for that item. If you filed online last year, this year's
form will be pre-populated with last year's data. Note: For calendar year 2014
submissions, due to extensive changes to the form, only items 1 - 5 will prepopulate.
Work on only one item at a time. Either print a copy of the instructions page using your browser's print
button or move the pop-up box, by dragging it by its title bar, so the instructions
for that item are visible.
- Click the SAVE button to save your entry and to close the pop-up window for that
item before moving on to another item. You will need to click SAVE to complete the
item even if you made no changes. You will see
[ COMPLETE ] beside the number of
the item you just completed if it was saved properly.
- You can review your statement prior to submitting it by clicking the review
link in the last paragraph. This will open the statement full-screen in another
window as a report in Adobe Reader PDF format. To get back to the form--which still
needs to be submitted--you can close the previewed statement by clicking the X in
the top-right corner of the report window, or simply alt-tab back to the form.
- After completing all items and reviewing your statement, click the Submit button at the
bottom of the form to transmit your statement to AOPC's Judicial Services unit. Your
statement can only be submitted after all items are saved and marked as
[ COMPLETE ]. If the submission
was successful, you will immediately see a confirmation screen and, shortly thereafter,
receive a confirmation email from AOPC Auto Services.
Once you have submitted your statement, if you determine that you need to file an amended form,
you will need to contact Judicial Services
After your form has been reopened by Judicial Services, remember you will have to save each item in order to submit your amended form.
We must have a valid email address in order to send a Financial Disclosure enrollment
email. Please contact the ASAP Help Desk to determine that we have your valid email
address and/or to have your enrollment email resent to you. You may also have a
SPAM filter that is blocking the enrollment email from AOPC Auto Services. Please
reference your email editor’s SPAM policy for allowing acceptance of AOPC Auto Services
The system generated password is case sensitive. Since it is capitalized, you must
type in capital letters. We also suggest that you copy it and paste it directly
from your email making sure that you don’t include any additional spaces. See below
for copy and paste instructions.
Select and highlight the system generated password in your email (making sure that
you don’t include any additional spaces) and either select Edit/Copy from your email
editor toolbar, or select Copy from your mouse right-click menu. Click in the Password
field on the PA Courts Online Services Sign In page and either select Edit/Paste from your
internet browser toolbar or select Paste from your mouse right-click menu. The system
will prompt you to change the password and you can paste the system generated password
in the Current Password field on the Change Password page by again selecting Edit/Paste
from your internet browser toolbar or selecting Paste from your mouse right-click
Your password must be 8 to 12 characters and include at least one character that
is a letter and at least one character that is a number. Special characters can
be included within the password but are not required. The password is case sensitive.
Your online services email address may be changed through the PA Courts Online Services web
site, or by contacting the
ASAP Help Desk
To change your email address through PA Courts Online Services, log in with your current email
address and password. Click the link that says "Change Your Online Services Email
Address." Enter the new email address and click Submit. You will see the following
message: "Your Online Services email address has been saved successfully." When
a change is made to your Online Services Email Address, an email confirming the
change will be sent to your new email address.
Currently, you cannot send an attachment with your online Statement of Financial
Interest. You can, however mail the attachment to Judicial Services to be filed.
for Judicial Services.
No, there isn’t a limit to the number of entries that the online form will accept.
The online form expands to accept the entries.
Clicking on an item number on the Instructions page should cause a pop-up window
to “pop-up” in front of all other open windows. When you click on an item number
and nothing seems to happen, you can usually find the pop-up window behind the active
window. Minimize the active window by clicking on the Minimize button on the right-hand
side of the Title bar or by clicking on the representation of the active window
in your task bar. Alternatively, you could alt-tab to the pop-up window by holding
down the Alt key on your keyboard and pressing the Tab key one tap at a time until
you get to the correct window. You can prevent the pop-up window from opening behind
the active window by closing each pop-up window you view before clicking on the
next item number.
Your online submission of your Financial Interest form serves as your signature.
Your name and current date list on the completed form that is electronically transmitted
to Judicial Services. The Supreme Court Order that includes the provisions for electronic
filing of statements of Financial Interest can be found
Sign into PA Courts Online Services. On the Home page, click on the Statements of
Financial Interest button. To view your submitted statement, click the appropriate filing year from the View
Prior Statements listing. Your submitted form displays within Adobe Reader. To print
the form, click the Print Icon within the Adobe toolbar. The Printer Dialog window
appears. Select the printer and click OK. Your Statement of Financial Interest prints
to the selected printer. You can sign in and view and/or print your prior statement
at any time after filing.
You must have Adobe Reader installed in order to review or view your Online Financial
Interest form. You can install or upgrade to the newest version of Adobe at http://www.adobe.com
by clicking the Get Adobe Reader button. If you have Adobe Reader installed,
and are still unable to view your Online Financial Interest form, your browser may have blocked the pop-up window in which it opens. Please
reference your web browser’s help for directions regarding how to allow this web site to open pop-up windows.
If you need to add, remove, or change information on your Statement of Financial
Interest after you have submitted the form,
contact the Judicial Services Unit
They will "re-open" your form, which will enable you to complete the form online
again. As you click on each item in Part A and Part B on the Instructions form,
you will notice that all of your previously entered information is still there,
and you will be able to add, edit and update, or remove entries as needed. The important
thing to remember is that you must click the Save button in each pop-up window again,
even for those items that require no change. The submit button will only be activated
after every item once again has [ COMPLETE ]