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Next week, on October 1, 2019, an order amending Chapter 1920 (Actions of Divorce or For Annulment of Marriage) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will go into effect ( 49 Pa.B. 3059 ; June 15, 2019). The Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee recommended revisions to Rules 1920.14...
The PA Supreme Court has adopted a new rule , effective May 1, 2019 that allows parties to cite unpublished opinions in the intermediate appellate courts for persuasive authority. The provision to Rule 126 allows parties to rely on unpublished non-precedential memorandum decisions of the Superior...
The PA Supreme Court adopted new rules concerning custody that went into effect 3/1/2019. The new rules relate to parenting coordinators and open the possibility of a judicial district implementing a parenting coordination program. These programs incorporate the concept of mediation to assist in...
Researching a court rule and looking for cases? Shepardize or Keycite the rule. Take as an example PARCP 402 which deals with manner and acceptance of service. When you pull up this rule on Westlaw, you get over 1,000 citing references: These citing references can then be filtered by cases,...
On December 1, 2017, an amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 902 will go into effect. Rule 902 focuses on "Evidence That Is Self-Authenticating", and the amendment will add subsections (13) "Certified Records Generated by an Electronic Process or System" and (14) "Certified Data Copied from an...
Looking for Pennsylvania Rules of Court online? Check out our Pennsylvania Court Rules - State research guide for quick access to the rules or use the links below to Pacode.com : Title 210: Rules of Appellate Procedure Title 231: Rules of Civil Procedure Title 234: Rules of Criminal Procedure Title...
Pennsylvania county court rules, including rules for Philadelphia Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, are now available online. Late last summer, Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration 103 was amended to include provisions that require, with regards to local court rules, the "adopting court or...
The new Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules go into effect on Thursday, September 1. The new rules, as well as the Order and the Committee Report, are available online from the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee . The new rules were proposed by the committee on April 13, 2013 ( 43 Pa.B. 2010...
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