Allegheny County Court Update – May 25, 2021

The latest Order for local courts dated May 25, 2021 “extends its April 26, 2021 temporary amendment of its August 31, 2020 Emergency Operations Order with some modifications…effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021 through Friday, July 2, 2021:”

“All Court of Common Pleas facilities shall remain open to the public and open for case filings including, but not limited to:

  • The Criminal Division Miscellaneous Motions Counter, Room 534 for acceptance of filings;
  • The Formal Arraignment section, Room 519, for those defendants with a scheduled formal arraignment who have not waived their presence;
  • The Civil Division Housing Court Help Desk for assistance to landlords and tenants;
  • The Family Law Center for the filing of Petitions for Protection from Abuse (PFA) and entry of Temporary PFA Orders per the August 31, 2020 Emergency Operations Order.”

Family Division is impacted as follows:

“ICC Hearings for incarcerated individuals and certain support contempt matters designated by the Administrative Judge shall proceed as scheduled in the Family Division, with as many participants appearing by ACT as possible.

Delinquency adjudication hearings for juveniles who request an in-person hearing may proceed in person with as many participants appearing by ACT as possible.

Effective June 7, 2021, any other matters may proceed with the approval of the Administrative Judge, in-person or remotely via ACT (subject to Constitutional limitations). Matters previously scheduled as remote hearings shall proceed as remote hearings.”