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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 on this page. 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.


ADA Coordinators

Michelle Arlene

Chief, Courtroom Operations
Trial Division, Criminal
Room 401 Stout Center for Criminal Justice

Steve Austin

Adult Probation & Parole Department
1401 Arch Street, (10th Floor)

Melissa Copestake

Court Administrative Officer IV
Court Reporters
100 S. Broad Street - 2nd Floor

Peter Divon

Trial Division, Civil
Room 691 City Hall

Margaret Fenerty

Director II
or Carlos Jackson, Court Administrative Officer I
Traffic Division
800 Spring Garden Street

Patricia A. Foster

Legal Clerk III
Jury Selection Commission
Room 204, Stout Center for Criminal Justice

Mary Ann Glackin

Administrative Secretary II
Pre-Trial Services
1401 Arch Street, 10th Floor

Albert Hall

Court Administrative Officer V
Office of Judicial Records
Room 264 City Hall

Valerie Jowett PHR

Human Resources Manager
Office of Human Resources
Room 668 City Hall

Joseph McGill, Esq.

Chief II
Family Court
1501 Arch Street - 14th Floort

Margaret Meehan

Court Administrative Officer V
or Paul Miller, Legal Clerk
Municipal Court - Civil
Widener Building, 10th Floor

Elizabeth Morales

Executive Secretary
Court Administration
City Hall, Room 236

Maria Pugliese

Director II
Municipal Court - Criminal
Room 401, Stout Center for Criminal Justice

Elizabeth Zemczak

Executive Secretary
Office of Judicial Records
Room 310, Stout Center for Criminal Justice

For general Court information, contact (215) 686-7000.


Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed