- 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.
- 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.
- Where do I park?
Convention Center Garage
Penn Avenue & 10th Street
Grant Street Transportation Center
(Greyhound Bus Station)
11th and Liberty
Situated between Smithfield & Liberty
BNY Mellon Center Garage
500 Grant Street
Mellon Square Parking Garage
Sixth & Smithfield
Manor Complex Garage
564 Forbes Avenue
- Is smoking allowed in the courthouse?
No. All federal courthouses located in the Western District of Pennsylvania’s jurisdiction are smoke-free facilities.
- Where do I report?
You should report to the address listed on the subpoena:
Joseph F. Weis, Jr.
700 Grant Street, Suite 4000
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- Can I bring my cell phone and/or laptop into the courthouse?
Yes, but there are restrictions. All items must pass security clearance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Updated February 9, 2018