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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1160




Rules of the Court of Common Pleas; No. 96-1335 Civil Term

[26 Pa.B. 3434]

Order of Court

   And Now, this 24th day of June, 1996, the following Rules of the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, are hereby promulgated and adopted for use, effective August 1, 1996, or thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   Pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. 239, the Prothonotary is directed to forward seven (7) certified copies of this order to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, two (2) certified copies to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin together with a diskette, formatted in MS DOS reflecting the text in the hard copy version, one (1) copy to the Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee and/or the Supreme Court Domestic Relations Committee, and one (1) copy to the Cumberland Law Journal.

By the Court

President Judge

Petitions and Answers

   Rule 205-1.  Hybrid Representation. Where a litigant is represented by any attorney before the court and the litigant submits for filing a motion, petition, brief or any other type of pleading in the matter, it shall not be acted upon by the Judge, but forwarded to the counsel of record for such purposes as counsel may deem appropriate on behalf of his or her client.

   Adopted May 28, 1996; effective August 1, 1996

Non-Jury Trials

   Rule 215-1.  At any time a civil non-jury case is at issue and is above the arbitration limit, any party may file a praecipe with the Prothonotary to assign the case to a trial judge. The Prothonotary shall immediately forward the praecipe to the Court Administrator who shall assign the case. A trial and or pretrial conference shall then be scheduled by the Judge.

   Adopted May 28, 1996; effective August 1, 1996

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1160. Filed for public inspection July 19, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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