2000 NEWS ARCHIVE

December 28, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2001 in observance of New Year's Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

December 28, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of December 31, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

December 21, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2000 in observance of Christmas Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

December 21, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of December 24, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

December 15, 2000
First Judicial District
NOTICE TO THE BAR

In Commonwealth v. Williams, 715 A.2d. 1101 (1998), the Supreme Court restated the requirement that appellant's counsel order the relevant portions of notes of testimony for submission to the appellate court. Failure to do so, may result in the dismissal of the appeal.

December 15, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of December 17, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

December 13, 2000
First Judicial District
NOTICE TO THE BAR

The First Judicial District has unveiled the Online Criminal Court Listing System: an on-line listing of all criminal cases listed commencing on the day of the inquiry up to six working days thereafter.

December 8, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of December 10, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

December 4, 2000
First Judicial District
Municipal Court

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 2000-01
Re: Automation Fees for the Municipal Court Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

December 1, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

ADMINISTRATIVE DOCKET No. 02 of 2000
Re: Scheduling Civil Trials Involving State Prisoners Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 30, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of December 03, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 22, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2000 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

November 22, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of November 26, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 17, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of November 19, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 10, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of November 12, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 9, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

Notice
Re: By Order dated November 6, 2000, Philadelphia Orphans’ Court Rule 6.10.A and 7.1.A have been repealed and new rules governing the procedure in filing objections and exceptions have been adopted. The use of backers has been discontinued. The changes will become effective on December 4, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 9, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
President Judge Administrative Docket 003-2000
Re: Repeal and Amendment of Philadelphia Orphans’ Court Rules Documents are in Adobe PDF Format
11-26 Case Initiation Cover Sheet Form
11-27 Interested Parties Form
11-28 Petition/Pleading Cover Sheet Form

November 9, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division

Ruling of Judge Legrome Davis on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Miriam White Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

November 2, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of November 2, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

October 30, 2000
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
NOTICE: Zygmont A. Pines Appointed State Court Administrator Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

October 27, 2000
First Judicial District
Administrative Governing Board

NOTICE: In re: Designating an Agent for Purpose of Accepting Service of Process.Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

October 27, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of October 29, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

October 13, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of October 15, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

October 5, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2000 in observance of Columbus Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

October 5, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of October 8, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 29, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of October 1, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 28, 2000
First Judicial District
The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Architectural and Engineering Design Services. Bids are due 11/1/2000. Click here for the RFP. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 26, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

NOTICE TO THE BAR: CIVIL DIVISION STATUTORY APPEALS ASSIGNMENT
Effective immediately and continuing through December 31, 2000, the Statutory Appeals assignment will be handled jointly by the Honorable Stephen E. Levin and the Honorable Flora Barth Wolf. Judges Wolf and Levin will preside on alternating weeks with Judge Wolf sitting the week of September 18, 2000 and Judge Levin the week of September 25, 2000 and continuing in that fashion. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 25, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
Family Division

Administrative Regulation No. 00-04
Re: Continuance Policy - Domestic Relations Division Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 22, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of September 24, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 19, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Orphans' Court Division

NOTICE: President Judge Alex Bonavitacola has directed the revision of several Orphans' Court forms. The following forms are available on-line (and the applicable fields can be completed on line if the user has downloaded the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Form 11-2 Certificate of Guardian or Trustee (Adobe PDF Format)
Form 11-6 Citation with notice (Adobe PDF Format)
Form 11-21 Subpoena (Adobe PDF Format)

September 15, 2000
First Judicial District
NOTICE: The Administrative Governing Board has revised the Criminal Subpoena forms as attached. Effective Monday, October 2, 2000, the attached forms must be used. Alex Bonavitacola, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Chair, Administrative Governing Board. The applicable fields can be completed on-line if the user has downloaded the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Form 01-12 Subpoena (Adobe PDF Format)
Form 01-10 Subpoena Duces Tecum (Adobe PDF Format)

September 14, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of September 17, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 8, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

ELECTION COURT JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS for the 2000 Primary Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 8, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of September 10, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

September 5, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

NOTICE To aid the public in obtaining up-to-date case specific information, effective Tuesday, September 5, 2000, the Court will provide free public access through the Internet to Trial Division - Civil listings.

September 1, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2000 in observance of Labor Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

September 1, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of September 3, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

August 25, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of August 27, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

August 23, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS HOLDS JUROR SCOFFLAW COURT - On Wednesday, August 23, 2000, hearings were held for people who failed to respond to their jury notices. Over $1,200 was ordered paid to the Juror Appreciation Account and 40 hours of community service was ordered. For more information concerning Jury Duty, click here.

August 17, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

NOTICE - President Judge Alex Bonavitacola has been appointed to, and has assumed supervisory control of, the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas. His office address remains 386 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. The Honorable Anne E. Lazarus has been appointed to the Orphans' Court Division. Effective Monday, August 21, 2000, her new office address is 300 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107. She may be reached at (215)686-7328, and her fax number is (215)686-2633. The Honorable Edmund S. Pawelec continues to be assigned to the Orphans' Court Division. His office address remains 300 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

August 17, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of August 20, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

August 11, 2000
First Judicial District
Office of the Prothonotary

NOTICE - PROTHONOTARY IS AUTHORIZED TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR U.S. PASSPORTS. You may apply for a U.S. Passport in the Office of the Prothonotary, Room 260D City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 9:00 AM. and 3:00 PM. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

August 11, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of August 13, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

August 7, 2000
First Judicial District
The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for The Development of Two (2) Integrated Case Management, Document Management, and Electronic Filing Systems for the Philadelphia Municipal Court and the Civil Mental Health Program of the Court of Common Pleas . Bids are due 9/5/2000. Click here for the RFP. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format
Download Forms File 1 (24.6mb zip file)
Download Forms File 2 (3.5mb zip file)

August 4, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of August 6, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

July 26, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Judicial Schedules of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court for the week of 7/31/2000. (REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION) Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

July 21, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of July 23, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

July 13, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of July 16, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

July 7, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of July 9, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

June 29, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2000 in observance of Independence Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

June 29, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of July 2, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

June 22, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of June 25, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

June 15, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

NOTICE TO THE BAR - Non-Jury Program. Effective August 7, 2000 All notices of status/trial scheduling conferences in the above program will be mailed to all counsel and unrepresented parties. Therefore, the procedure of publishing the non-jury status conference list in the Legal Intelligencer will be discontinued. ( Adobe PDF format)

June 15, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of June 15, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

June 9, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of June 11, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

June 2, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of June 4, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

June 1, 2000
First Judicial District
The Civil Docket Access system is now available.

May 25, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of May 28, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 25, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

President Judge Joint General Court Regulation No. 2000-05
In re: Amendment or Recession of Phila.R.Civ.P.No. 51, 201, 206.1, 206.2, 206.3, 209, 212.1(A) and (B), 212.4 and 215.
Status of Local Civil Rules
With CHANGES ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF JUDGES ON 5/18/2000 Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 25, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2000 in observance of Memorial Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

May 19, 2000
First Judicial District
The Spring Issue of the Courterly is now available online. Click here now! Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 18, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of May 21, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 17, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

The 2000 Edition of the Trial Division - Civil Administration Manual is available on this website. This Manual provides information about various Civil Programs as well as related forms.

May 16, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
President Judge Administrative Docket 001-2000
Re: Mental Health Procedures Act Designation of Hearing Site Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 15, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
Family Division

Administrative Regulation No. 00-02
Re: Procedure for obtaining in Forma Pauperis Status in Custody and Support Actions Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 15, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of May 14, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

May 4, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

Information on the new Commerce Program initiated by the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas is available on this website. It offers an overview of the policies and procedures of this program, as well as recent opinions and Commerce Program forms

May 4, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of May 7, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

April 28, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of April 30, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

April 27, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

Jury Appreciation Day
On May 4, 2000, Philadelphia will salute those who serve as jurors in the Court of Common Pleas. A press conference sponsored by the Court of Common Pleas and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts will be held at 8:00 a.m. sharp, in the The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert Street, Room 201. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

April 23, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of April 23, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

April 20, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Friday, April 21, 2000 in observance of Good Friday, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

April 18, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
Family Division

Administrative Regulation No. 00-01
Re: Review of Commitment Hearing Procedure Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

April 16, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of April 16, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

April 7, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of April 9, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 30, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
Attention Civil Docket Access System Users: The online Civil Docket Access system is now available. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

March 30, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of April 1, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 28, 2000
Court of Common Pleas
Attention Civil Docket Access System Users: The online Civil Docket Access system is currently down for maintenance. This only effects the Online Civil Docket Access System. Docket information can still be accessed via terminals at the Office of the Prothonotary, Room 262 City Hall.

March 23, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of March 26, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 16, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of March 19, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 13, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial and Orphans' Court Divisions

President Judge Joint General Court Regulation No. 2000-03
Re: Distribution of Business within the Court of Common Pleas Nonprofit Corporations. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 13, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial and Orphans' Court Divisions

President Judge Joint General Court Regulation No. 2000-02
Re: Procedure for the Appointment of a Guardian and Obtaining Approval to Provide Medical Treatment for Alleged Incapacitated Persons and Minors Subject to the Jurisdiction of the Orphans' Court Division. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 8, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of March 12, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 3, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

President Judge General Court Regulation No. 2000-01
Re: Amendment of Phila.R.Civ.P.No. 212.2, 1012, 1028, and 4007.1 Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 2, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of March 5, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 1, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

ADMINISTRATIVE DOCKET 01 OF 2000
Re: Commerce Case Management Program. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

March 1, 2000
First Judicial District
Municipal Court

Nuisance Night Court Dates from March through December, 2000 Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

February 28, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of February 27, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

February 17, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2000 in observance of President's Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

February 17, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of February 20, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

February 16, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

ELECTION COURT JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS for the 2000 Primary Election - Tuesday, April 4, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

February 10, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of February 13, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

February 7, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

NOTICE TO THE BAR - Counsel are advised that Phila.R.Civ.P. No. 1028 (B), was amended, effective January 31, 2000. A proposed Order must now be submitted with the Precipe requesting that the preliminary objections be overruled. The amended rule was published in the Legal Intelligencer on January 31, 2000. ( Adobe PDF format)

February 4, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas

NOTICE TO THE BAR
We are pleased to report that Civil Dockets are again available on the First Judicial District's Website (https://courts.phila.gov). Civil Dockets have been unavailable during the last two months due to important web server upgrades conducted by the Mayor's Office of Information Services (MOIS). Please note that previously bookmarked pages may not work and should be re-established. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

February 3, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of February 06, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

January 28, 2000
First Judicial District
The Millennium Issue of the Courterly is now available online. Click here now! Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

January 27, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of January 30, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

January 27, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

NOTICE TO THE BAR - Snow Closure Rescheduling.

January 26, 2000
First Judicial District
Due to inclement weather the Philadelphia Court System will be closed Wednesday, January 26, 2000.

January 25, 2000
First Judicial District
Due to inclement weather the Philadelphia Court System will be closed Tuesday, January 25, 2000.

January 20, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of January 23, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

January 20, 2000
First Judicial District
View the latest Job Opportunities within the First Judicial District.

January 18, 2000
First Judicial District
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Civil

View the Trial Division - Civil Programs for the Year 2000 and Court Room Assignments for the January through June Terms, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

January 13, 2000
First Judicial District
All courts will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2000 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

January 13, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of January 16, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

January 6, 2000
First Judicial District
View the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court and Traffic Court Judicial Schedules for the week of January 9, 2000. Documents are in Adobe PDF Format

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