The Civil Division Calendar Control Office is located on the seventh floor of the City-County Building. Calendar Control is charged with the scheduling of all General Trial matters not specifically assigned to a Judge. Below you will find calendars, lists, and other important dates which are updated regularly and many of which are published in the Pittsburgh Legal Journal.
Civil Court Annual Calendar
This calendar lists the trial terms, pre-trial weeks, argument days, Court Holidays, and non-jury trial days.
For the full list of daily Court events. You may view the Civil Court Calendar.
The following rules will be applied to all cases published:
- When the list of cases is first published each firm must ascertain the readiness of its cases as to bills, reports, etc., and the availability of witnesses, doctors, experts, etc., involved in the case.
- When it is ascertained that any person necessary for the trial of the case may not be available during the trial term, the deposition of that person for use at trial must be taken forthwith.
- Continuances may not be granted to accommodate counsel, clients, or witnesses for business trips, vacations, or any absence during trial terms or for failure to comply with any of the trial policy rules. Counsel, as listed for the case, must be available and ready to try the case at the time it is called.
- If listed counsel is not available, absent compelling reasons, substitute counsel must be available. A law firm not having sufficient trial counsel must obtain substitute trial counsel.
- If listed counsel is not available and substitute counsel is not provided, the case will proceed without counsel.
- When called to select a jury, counsel must appear within 30 minutes. If counsel is not present when called, a clerk will select the jury and the case will be ordered to trial without counsel. The trial policy rules will be applied regardless of the directions or desires of clients.
All motions relating to discovery and the amendments of pleadings will be heard as set forth in notices in the Pittsburgh Legal Journal.
Verdict Disposition Reports