Please Note the Following Updates to FJD Operations:

Unless counsel are notified specifically to the contrary, all in person criminal, civil, orphans' court, municipal court and traffic court trials, hearings, and conferences scheduled through July 6, 2020 are administratively cancelled and shall be rescheduled. However, services and court proceedings shall be expanded as set forth in President Judge Order No. 33

ALL Jury Trials are cancelled through September 8, 2020. Jurors summoned before September 8, 2020 DO NOT need to report for jury duty.

While Family Court services and court proceedings shall be expanded as set forth in President Judge Order No. 34, the Philadelphia Family Court BUILDING shall REMAIN GENERALLY CLOSED to the public.

If you are a homeowner facing mortgage or tax foreclosure and need help, please call the SaveYourHomePhilly hotline at (215)-334-4663.

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The First Judicial District Pro Bono Roll of Honor

The 2019 First Judicial District Pro Bono Publico Awards will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in the Justice McDermott Ceremonial Courtroom, Room 653, City Hall. Please mark your calendars to attend this important event!

The First Judicial District recognizes the importance of performing pro bono work in order to ensure justice for the citizens of Philadelphia. It is also important to the First Judicial District to recognize the tremendous effort that many attorneys expend in providing pro bono services to litigants in the Court of Common Pleas or Municipal Court.

We urge you to submit your name for recognition on the 2019 Pro Bono Roll of Honor, using the Nomination form listed below.

The completed applications must be received by September 27, 2019 to be eligible for consideration. Nomination forms must be completed with all required information and returned to:

Teresa Dugan
Office of the President Judge
Room 383, City Hall

Lynda Hardy
Room 390, City Hall

The Roll of Honor was created under the auspices of the FJD's Pro Bono Committee, which includes members of the bench, bar and pro bono service providers.

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