First Judicial District's Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center

The Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center (the “Center”) is a court-operated resource center located in City Hall. The Center provides assistance for all Philadelphians in civil court matters, with a focus on serving individuals 60 and older and self represented litigants. Managed by the First Judicial District Office of Judicial Records, Civil Division, the Center offers the following assistance:

  • Provides information on court processes and procedures
  • Refers seniors and self-represented litigants to legal service providers and services
  • Connects individuals with volunteer attorney and law student programs that provide legal advice and consultations (by appointment only and subject to availability)
  • Guides beginners through Civil and Orphans’ Court e-filing systems
  • Assists newly appointed guardians with annual and inventory report filing
  • Shares forms and information on topics of interest to elders and self-represented litigants

If you are a Pennsylvania Attorney in good standing and are interested in volunteering with the Elder Justice & Civil Resource Center please call 215-686-7027 or email for more information.

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Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30am to 4:30pm