Coordinates and oversees the diocesan court of law

The Judicial Vicar coordinates and oversees the diocesan court of law or Tribunal, and normally serves as presiding judge in all trials.

He is also presiding judge of the diocesan Court of Equity, a law court of limited jurisdiction dealing with matters of diocesan statute or policy which remain disputed after Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has been attempted. The Very Rev. Paul M. Clark, J.C.L., has served in the Tribunal since 2007 and was appointed Judicial Vicar in 2015. He supervises all aspects of diocesan administration and services which are concerned with the application and practice of canon law throughout the Diocese of Harrisburg.


Very Rev Paul M Clark JCL

Judicial Vicar

Office: 717-657-4804 x304