The Criminal Listing Department works to provide access to justice by the innovation and implementation of progressive case flow management daily. This department is responsible for the creation and coordination of calendar programs such as formal arraignment, majors, waiver, homicide, and domestic violence .They work closely with the judiciary, judicial staff, courtroom operations and other criminal justice partners to ensure effective management of all case inventory.
Criminal Listing Department
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Court of Common Pleas - Criminal Trial Division
206 The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Keith Smith, Director
Diana Martin, Administrative Secretary
Please select an office or department from the list below to view detailed information.
Phone:(215) 683-7010; 7011; 7012; 7013
Fax: (215) 683-7015
These individuals act in a para-judicial capacity and assist the criminal court judiciary by performing some administrative court functions and assignments. Trial commissioners preside in courtrooms in The Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice and conduct hearings via video for court or administrative proceedings including GAGNON I hearings, notice of indictment hearings, expungement status hearings and formal arraignments. In addition, they are responsible for conducting the review and assignment of criminal cases to judges. Trial commissioners are responsible for case management and performing administrative functions which assure the proper case flow in the Criminal Division.
Phone: (215) 683-7007; 7008; 7009
Fax: (215) 683-7511
The Appointment Unit is responsible for processing counsel appointments to assure that indigent defendants are represented at scheduled court events. Appointments are for homicide and non-homicide criminal cases and appeals and are processed in accordance with Local Rule 406, General Court Regulation No. 2012-02 and Pa.R.Crim.P 801. This Unit also maintains each Municipal and Common Pleas Court judges' list of certified court appointed attorneys for misdemeanors, felonies and homicide and non-homicide Appeals and PCRA. Appointments processed by this Unit are for cases heard in Common Pleas, Municipal and Family Court (Adult Preliminary Hearings in Juvenile Court). This Unit also processes relief of counsel due to conflicts and performs all CPCMS data entry and related clerical functions associated with the appointment process including close interaction with the City of Philadelphia Counsel Fee Unit, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Phone: (215) 683-7528; 7529; 7530; 7531
Fax: (215) 683-7511
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4:30pm
This Unit is responsible for the scheduling of Common Pleas Court and Municipal Court violation of probation hearings, GAGNON I and II hearings, sentencings and post-trial motions. These matters are scheduled in conjunction with the Probation/Parole Department, judges and judicial staff. This Unit is also responsible for the reassignment of cases where the sentence exceeded the tenure of the judicial authority.
Phone: (215) 683-7525
Fax: (215) 683-7507
All requests for post-conviction relief pursuant to the Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act (42 Pa.C.S.A. § 9541 et seq.) are processed and scheduled through the PCRA Unit who preliminarily reviews all PCRA petitions and identifies cases where there is a need for court appointed counsel. Staff attorneys in this Unit also prepare opinions and dispositional orders for second and subsequent petitions where the sentencing judge is no longer sitting.
Phone: (215) 683-7542
The Data Management Unit imposes stringent controls for records of new arrests, migration issues, participant identifiers, bench warrant hearings, and various other tasks as assigned and required. The Unit works closely with the District Attorney’s Office in the creation of Bills of Information. The unit also assists in the case flow management by recording pertinent data in several courtrooms such as the Smart Rooms within zone courtrooms, bench warrant hearings, motions court, formal arraignment court and the homicide pre-trial room.