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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the restrictions regarding what can be brought into the courthouse?
    The entrances to the United States District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania are guarded for your safety and protection. Cameras, recording equipment, weapons, pepper spray and sharp objects, and anything that can be construed as a weapon are prohibited. Please leave any of these types of items at home or in your vehicle.
  2. What should I wear to court?
    You must wear appropriate business attire for court. Shorts, tank tops, flip flops, tee shirts, etc. are examples of what not to wear. The Court asks that the rules of etiquette be followed in the courtroom.
  3. Where do I park?

    Convention Center Garage
    Penn Avenue & 10th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412 325-6144

    Grant Street Transportation Center
    (Greyhound Bus Station)
    11th and Liberty
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412 288-5569

    Smithfield/Liberty Garage
    Situated between Smithfield & Liberty
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412 391-1952

    BNY Mellon Center Garage
    500 Grant Street
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412 234-2741

    Mellon Square Parking Garage
    Sixth & Smithfield
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412 560-7217

    Manor Complex Garage
    564 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA
    412 255-6101

  4. Is smoking allowed in the courthouse?
    No. All federal courthouses located in the Western District of Pennsylvania’s jurisdiction are smoke-free facilities.
  5. Where do I report?
    You should report to the address listed on the subpoena:
    Joseph F. Weis, Jr.
    U.S. Courthouse
    700 Grant Street, Suite 4000
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  6. Can I bring my cell phone and/or laptop into the courthouse?
    Yes, but there are restrictions. All items must pass security clearance.
Updated February 9, 2018

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