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July 28, 2020

Fall Civil Jury Trials Postponed, Non-Jury Trials Held Remotely

All Philadelphia civil jury trials scheduled through January 4, 2021 are postponed and will be rescheduled, non-jury trials scheduled after September 6 will be heard using remote technology.

FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA COURT OF COMMON PLEAS


TRIAL DIVISION - CIVIL
NOTICE TO THE BAR

Commerce and Civil Trials
During the Covid-19 Emergency

Given the continued uncertainty of the Covid-19 Emergency and with the safety of the parties, attorneys, witnesses and jurors in mind, please take notice of the following:

  1. Civil Non-Jury Trials scheduled for trial subsequent to Sept. 6, 2020, shall be heard by use of remote technology. Counsel shall review the published protocols in preparation for trial.
  2. All Civil Jury Trials scheduled through Monday, January 4, 2021, are postponed and will be rescheduled by the Court.
  3. Counsel are encouraged to review their Civil Jury cases and, by agreement, have their case heard by a Judge sitting without a Jury. Counsel should file a Stipulation of record and contact the assigned Team Leader who will schedule the Non-Jury case for trial.

Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen
Administrative Judge, Trial Division

Honorable Arnold L. New
Supervising Judge, Trial Division - Civil

Honorable Gary S. Glazer
Supervising Judge, Trial Division - Commerce

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