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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-2055



Adoption of New Local Rules of Court--2002; No. CP-03-AD-0000189-2002

[36 Pa.B. 6376]
[Saturday, October 21, 2006]


   And Now, this 3rd day of October, 2006, it is hereby Ordered that subsection (a) of Local Rule of Civil Procedure No. 1301 be amended to read as follows:

(a)  All cases, except those involving title to real estate, shall be referred for hearing before and decision by a Board of Arbitrators, when the amount in controversy, exclusive of interest and costs, is $50,000 or less. When the amount in controversy exceeds said limit, it shall be referred to the Board upon agreement of all parties.

   It is further Ordered that Local Rule of Civil Procedure No. 1302 be supplemented by the inclusion of subsection (c), which shall read as follows:

(c)  A fee of $20.00 shall be paid to the Prothonotary at the time of the filing of a praecipe directing appointment of a Board of Arbitration. The Prothonotary shall subsequently pay the sum of $20.00 to the duly appointed chairperson immediately after the appointment. Upon any appeal of the decision of the Board of Arbitration, the appellant shall be credited for such payment toward the costs payable as a result of the appeal.

   It is further Ordered that subsection (a) of Local Rule of Civil Procedure No. 1302 be amended to read as follows:

(a)  A Board of Arbitration shall be composed of three members of the Bar of Armstrong County, at least one of whom shall have been admitted to the practice of law for at least five (5) years. Upon praecipe, the Prothonotary shall appoint the arbitrators from a list of lawyers who are qualified to act, and they shall be chosen in alphabetical order. No more than one lawyer from a single law firm shall be appointed to the same Board. The first arbitrator so appointed who has been admitted to the practice of law for at least five (5) years shall serve as chairperson. If an appointed member becomes unable to serve, the chairperson shall ask the Prothonotary to appoint a replacement, whereupon the Prothonotary shall do so.

   It is further Ordered that the Court Administrator take all steps required by Pa.R.C.P. No. 239 for the publication, distribution and dissemination of the amendments and supplements provided for herein.

   It is lastly Ordered that the amendments and supplements provided for herein shall be effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-2055. Filed for public inspection October 20, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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