If you believe that a tenant is going to contest an eviction, you may want to consider an alternative. You can try offering the tenant a financial incentive to move out of the leased premises.
Magisterial District Court Q&A
A Magisterial District Judge is a locally elected official who can decide small civil lawsuits such as landlord-tenant matters. The Magisterial District Judge used to be called a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace.