Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel.

We provide high quality legal advice and representation on litigation and transactional matters affecting the School District, Intermediate Unit 26, and the Board of Education. The Office is organized into nine units: charter school law, civil rights and tort litigation, claims, commercial litigation, labor and employment, open records (Right-to-Know law), school law, special education, and transactional.




This posting is notice that service of process and the corresponding acceptance of service form naming The School District of Philadelphia as a party can be served via email to Covid19Complaints@philasd.org between the normal business hours of 10am and 4pm.

Service documents sent to any other email address or via the USPS, Federal Express, courier services, facsimile, or other such means may not be read, processed, deemed served, or timely received.

The School District of Philadelphia expressly reserves the right to reject any attempted service and/or challenge any claims of proper service, should papers and documents be transmitted or delivered in any manner inconsistent with the rules of civil procedure or the electronic transmission protocol contained in this notice.

If you are seeking to serve any entity or individual other than The School District of Philadelphia (but for whom you believe service can be made upon serving the School District), please send an email to Covid19Complaints@philasd.org and provide the name of the parties whom you wish to serve and we will timely respond.