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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-40


Title 255--LOCAL


Adopting Local Rule of Orphans' Court; L3.6A. Discovery; No. 1507-9999

[38 Pa.B. 223]
[Saturday, January 12, 2008]

Adopting Order

   Now this 19th day of December, 2007, it is hereby Ordered:

   1.  The following designated Chester County Orphans' Court Rule L3.6A Discovery, a copy of which follows, is hereby adopted as a Rule of this Court, effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin:

   2.  The Chester County Court Administrator is directed to:

   A.  File seven (7) certified copies of this Order and the following Rule with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

   B.  Distribute two (2) certified copies of this Order and the following Rule, along with a diskette or CD, to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   C.  File one (1) certified copy of the Order and the following Rule with the Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules Committee.

   D.  File proof of compliance with this Order in the docket for this Rule, which shall include a copy of each transmittal letter.

By the Court

President Judge


Rule L3.6A.  Discovery.

   In Orphans' Court cases where any or all of the parties are seeking discovery, Court approval must be obtained prior to the taking of depositions, perpetuating testimony, or compelling the production of documents.

   In matters where all parties are in agreement as to discovery, a written stipulation must be filed with the Court prior to the commencement of discovery. The stipulation must be signed by all parties or their counsel and must provide specific stipulations as to the nature and extent of the discovery as well as a timetable for completion of the discovery. The stipulation must be submitted for Court approval within a reasonable time prior to the proposed commencement of discovery.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-40. Filed for public inspection January 11, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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