Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 in observance of PRESIDENTS' DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

ADA Policy, Forms and Coordinators

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 at 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act (TITLE II)

First Judicial District ADA Coordinators:

Peter Divon, Court Administrative Officer 4
Trial Division, Civil
Room 691 City Hall
Margaret Fenerty, Director
Carlos Jackson, Legal Clerk 4
Traffic Division
800 Spring Garden Street
Michelle Arlene, Chief, Courtroom Operations
Trial Division, Criminal
Room 401 The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Valerie Jowett, EEO Officer and HR Generalist
Office of Human Resources
Room 668 City Hall
Joseph McGill, Esq., Director
Family Court
1501 Arch Street - 14th Floort
Steve Austin, Director
Adult Probation
1401 Arch Street, (10th Floor)
Albert Hall, Court Administravive Officer 3
Office of Judicial Records
Room 264 City Hall
Margaret Meehan, Court Admin. Officer 4
Paul Miller, Legal Clerk 3
Civil, Municipal Court
Widener Building, 10th Floor
Elizabeth Zemczak, Admin. Secretary
Office of Judicial Records
Room 310, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Maria Pugliese, Director
Criminal, Municipal Court
Room 401, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Patricia A. Foster, Clerical Assistant II
Jury Selection Commission
Room 204, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Elizabeth Morales, executive Secretary
Active Criminal Records
Room 203, The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout
Center for Criminal Justice

Melissa Copestake, Admin. Tech 3
Court Reporters
100 S. Broad Street - 2nd Floor
Mary Ann Glackin, Admin. Secretary
Pre-Trial Services
1401 Arch Street, 10th Floor


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