Judicial Community Outreach - Judicial Ambassador Program

Judicial Community Outreach

Welcome to the Judicial Community Outreach-Judicial Ambassador Program. The First Judicial District has initiated a program where Judicial Ambassadors are available for speaking engagements. Please carefully review the information and protocols concerning the program before making a request. While we will not be able to honor all requests, we look forward to your submission for a speaker. All requests will be carefully considered.

Mission

The Judicial Community Outreach initiative seeks to make the work of the Court more transparent by interacting with the public to educate about the legal system and highlight the programs of the First Judicial District. We see this as an integral part of commitment to public service.

Vision

To achieve our goal of transparency through education of the public there are Judicial Ambassadors who are available to engage in diverse outreach activities. These activities include speaking at non-political community events, schools, religious organizations and senior centers about the court. Also, courtroom visitation is encouraged.

About Judicial Ambassadors

The Court of Common Pleas is divided into three divisions: Trial (Civil and Criminal), Family and Orphans Court. Many of our judges are already independently reaching out to the public, incorporating outreach activities into their schedules. Through the Judicial Ambassador Program the First Judicial District is engaging in a more coordinated effort where judges from the various divisions of the Court have volunteered to participate in this important outreach effort.

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How to Request a Judicial Ambassador

To request a speaker for your group a request must be received at least sixty (60) days prior to the event. Moreover, you must certify you have read and accept all the terms and conditions of the program. Please note, we are not able to guarantee that all request will be honored. A response will be sent to you within twenty (20) days.

Please follow these procedures to make a request:

      I. Review Terms and Conditions:

  1. Judicial speakers may not participate in any activity that is associated with fundraising, promotional activities or endorsements or any political activity either directly or indirectly.
  2. Judicial speakers may not participate in any activity or discussion of specific cases. Topics may be limited by issues or pending appellate cases. The suitability is at the sole discretion of the judicial speaker.
  3. Judicial speakers may not participate in any activity in which any group has been segregated or unequally treated on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age or sexual orientation.

II. Complete and submit the following

Judicial Ambassador Speaker Request Form and Certification

For Further Information

Send an e-mail to Community.Outreach@Courts.Phila.Gov You will receive a response in a timely manner.

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