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NOTICE: Effective August 12, 2021 all FJD employees, Judiciary, Justice Partners, and members of the general public will be required to wear a mask when inside FJD facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Policy

The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires that all court services and facilities be as reasonably accessible to persons with disabilities as those without disabilities.

If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations to file a claim, participate in a court proceeding, or use any service provided by The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form and return it to the ADA Coordinator(s) for the applicable Court, Division or Department. A current copy of the ADA Coordinator list is available on this page. Please call 215-683-6950 if you cannot determine the name of your ADA Coordinator.

Requests for reasonable accommodation must be made at least three business days in advance of the court activity. Because some accommodations require additional time, as much notice as possible is requested. On occasion, the court activity may be postponed until an accommodation is provided.

If you believe that there has been a violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the provision of services, programs, or activities by the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, you may file a Grievance utilizing the Grievance Form below.

Forms

ADA Coordinators

Peter Divon

Director
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division, Civil
Room 691 City Hall
215-686-7914
 

Margaret Fenerty

Director
or Carlos Jackson, Court Administrative Officer
Municipal Court, Traffic Division
800 Spring Garden Street
215-686-1570

Michael Lanzalotti

Court Administrative Officer IV
Courtroom Operations, Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division, Criminal
Room 401 The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
215-683-7095

Martha Fisher, Esquire

Lead ADA Coordinator
Legal Services
Room 369, City Hall
215-683-6955

Joseph McGill, Esq.

Chief
Family Court
1501 Arch Street - 14th Floor
215-686-9203
 

Steve Austin

Director
Adult Probation & Parole Department
714 Market Street, 6th Floor
215-683-1277
 

Albert Hall

Court Administrative Officer V
Office of Judicial Records - Civil
Room 264 City Hall
215-686-6661

Frank Figaniak

Legal Clerk
or Karen Quick, Legal Clerk
Municipal Court, Civil Division
Widener Building, 10th Floor
215-686-7573

Elizabeth Zemczak

Executive Secretary
Office of Judicial Records - Criminal
Room 310, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice
215-683-7745

William J. Wichert, III

Director, Courtroom Operations
Municipal Court - Criminal Division
Room 401, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice
215-683-7272

Patricia A. Foster

Legal Clerk III
Jury Selection Commission
Room 204, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice
215-683-7179

Elizabeth Morales

Court Administrative Officer IV
Court Administration
Office of the Court Administrator
Room 236, City Hall

Melissa Copestake

Court Administrative Officer IV
Court Reporters
100 S. Broad Street - 2nd Floor
215-683-8075
 

Mary Ann Glackin

Executive Secretary
Pre-Trial Services Department
714 Market Street, 6th Floor
215-683-1266

For general Court information, contact (215) 686-7000.

Contact

Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed