Rules of Civil Procedure; S-2471-1999
[30 Pa.B. 226]
And Now, this 20th day of December, 1999, at 10:45 a.m., the Court hereby amends Schuylkill County Civil Rule of Procedure No. 212.1 for use in the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (21st Judicial District). This rule shall be effective thirty days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
The Prothonotary of Schuylkill County is Ordered and Directed to do the following:
1) File ten (10) certified copies of this Order and Rule with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
2) File two (2) certified copies of this Order and Rule with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin together with a diskette reflecting the text in the hard copy version.
3) File one (1) certified copy of this Order and Rule with the Pennsylvania Civil Procedural Rules Committee.
4) Forward one (1) copy to the Schuylkill County Law Library for publication in the Schuylkill Legal Record.
5) Keep continuously available for public inspection copies of this Order and Rule.
By the Court
WILLIAM E. BALDWIN,
Rule 212.1 Pre-Trial List.
(a) When a case is at issue, counsel shall proceed to complete discovery where desired and shall hold settlement meetings at which serious attempt shall be made by counsel to resolve the issues raised by the pleadings.
Thereafter, any party may list the case for pre-trial by filing a certificate of readiness on Prothonotary form 212. The Prothonotary shall then promptly forward the certificate to the Court Administrator. Failure to complete each item of Prothonotary Form 212 shall be cause for striking the case from the pre-trial list. Misrepresentations in the completion of this form which would delay the court process may be subject to the contempt powers of the Court.
(b) A copy of Prothonotary Form 212 shall be served on all counsel contemporaneously with the filing thereof. Within 20 days after filing of the form, opposing counsel may file with the Prothonotary written objections thereto stating the reasons, and shall serve a copy thereof upon the Court Administrator and other counsel. The Court Administrator shall promptly deliver the certificate and objections to the President Judge who shall promptly dispose of said objections. Failure to file such objections constitutes a waiver of any objections to the certificate of readiness including, but not limited to, any claim that discovery has not be completed. If a summary judgment motion is contemplated by the non-moving party, that party must file objections to the certificate of readiness or the right to do so will be deemed waived.
(c) Each case on the pre-trial list shall be assigned by the President Judge to one of the Judges for pre-trial and trial proceedings. Thereupon, the Judge to whom a case is assigned shall summon the parties to a pre-trial conference.
(d) This rule shall be applicable to paternity cases where trial is demanded on the issue of paternity.
(e) The filing of a certificate of readiness and the failure to object thereto constitute an assertion that counsel will be available to try the case within the next two civil trial terms established by the official court calendar.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-57. Filed for public inspection January 7, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]
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