Announcement and Advisories
*** UJS Public Access Policy Effective 1-1-22 ***

The Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of PA has been amended effective January 1, 2022. Please review the Policy found here.

The major change of note is how to file documents containing confidential information.

All confidential information must be redacted from any document submitted for filing. Effective January 1, 2022, in lieu of submitting an un-redacted version of the document, a confidential information form containing the confidential information must be filed contemporaneously.

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Posted: November 19, 2021
**** FEE INCREASE NOTICE (Updated 11-22-21) ****
A surcharge shall be assessed on each fee collected by the sheriff upon acceptance for each service required for any complaint, summons, writ or other legal paper required to be served or posted by the sheriff. Surcharges shall be assessed as follows:
  1. Beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, the surcharge shall be $19.
  2. Beginning January 1, 2023, and thereafter, the surcharge shall be $21.
For more information view Senate Bill No. 1193.
Posted: December 23, 2020

Effective immediately, matters in the Non-Jury and Arbitration Appeal Programs will be scheduled for a Pre-Trial Settlement Conference in front of the Complex Litigation Center Settlement Conference Officer, Rebecca Grausam-Charamella, Esquire or designated Judge Pro Tempore. These conferences will be conducted remotely and are subject to the First Judicial District's "Policies and Protocols for Use of Advanced Communication Technology for Court Proceedings in Civil Matters," dated July 16, 2020.

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Posted: December 6, 2021

Effective August 12, 2021 all FJD employees, Judiciary, Justice Partners, and members of the general public are required to wear a mask when inside FJD facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Posted: August 20, 2021
Use of the Electronic Filing System constitutes an acknowledgment that the user has read the Electronic Filing Rules Pa.O.C.R. 1.3 and 4.7 and Phila.O.C.R. 4.7.A, Pa.R.C.P. 205.4, Phila.R.C.P. *205.4 and Phila.R.C.P. 204.1 and Phila.R.Crim.P.576 and agrees to comply with same.

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