Philly courts are slowly opening back up amidst the coronavirus pandemic. As of the end of July, some civil bench trials can start taking place, but civil juries are still pretty far down the road.
Of course, this is all subject to change, pending the status of the coronavirus pandemic and its infection rates throughout the area.
Below is a notice to the bar which was released by the Court:
FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
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:
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
As attorneys, we cannot wait to get back into the courtroom, fighting for our clients. As trial attorneys, is what we are trained to do and it is what we wake up every day for. Nonetheless, our advocacy continues behind the scenes, on paper, and in limited fashion in Philly courts and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Do you or someone you love have a legal issue in the Philly Courts system? Let us know. We would be happy to review your case and provide you with a free consultation about your options. Contact us any time by calling or texting (215) 423-5500 or by visiting our Contact page.