Consolidated Rules of Court; No. 87 Misc. 2001
[32 Pa.B. 14]
And Now, this 10th day of December, 2001, it is hereby Ordered:
1. Paragraph A. of Som.R.Crim.P. 600.1, Criminal Trial Scheduling, is amended to read as follows (consisting of paragraphs A. through C.), effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
2. Som.R.J.A. 1032, Call Of Criminal Trial List, is amended to read in its entirety as reflected in revised Som.R.J.A. 1032, attached hereto, effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
3. The Somerset County Court Administrator is directed to:
A. File seven (7) certified copies of this Order and the attached Rules with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
B. Distribute two (2) certified copies of this Order to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
C. File one (1) certified copy of this Order and attached Rules with the Pennsylvania Criminal Procedural Rules Committee.
D. File proof of compliance with this Order in the docket for these Rules, which shall include a copy of each transmittal letter.
By the Court
EUGENE E. FIKE, II,
Som. R.Crim.P. 600.1. Criminal Trial Scheduling.
A. The call of the criminal trial list shall be held on the second Tuesday preceding the beginning of the trial session, or at such other time established by the court.
B. At the call of the criminal trial list, all trial counsel must, unless excused by the court for cause, be present to report readiness for trial, and all defendants who have not previously pleaded to all charges shall be present for that purpose, unless the court grants, or has granted, leave to plead on another date.
C. At the call of the list, the report of readiness for trial means that: All parties, witnesses, and counsel will (barring unexpected subsequent causes) be available, prepared and present for trial, on the scheduled trial date and throughout the trial session until the case is called and trial completed. The readiness report is a professional commitment to the court and to all others in the case as above defined. Therefore, the readiness report certifies that reporting counsel has made the necessary recent inquiries of parties and witnesses in advance so that the readiness report will be informed and dependable.
Accordingly, if readiness is qualified in any way for any reason, the court must be informed thereof at the time of the call of the list, and facts which existed and should have been discovered before the readiness report are not cause for later continuance.
Som. R.J.A. 1032. Call Of Criminal Trial List.
The call of the criminal trial list shall be held on the second Tuesday preceding the beginning of the trial session, or at such other time established by the court.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-7. Filed for public inspection January 4, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]
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