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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1098



Re:  Promulgation of Pike County Local Rule of Civil Procedure 205.2(a); No. 1146-2009-Civil

[39 Pa.B. 3040]
[Saturday, June 20, 2009]


   And Now, this 4th day of June, 2009, the Court Orders the following:

   1.  Local Rule of Civil Procedure 205.2(a) is hereby adopted effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

   2.  The Court Administrator of the 60th Judicial District is hereby Ordered to do the following:

   a.  File seven (7) certified copies of this Order and the pertinent Rules with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts;

   b.  File two (2) certified copies and a computer diskette containing this Order and the pertinent Rule with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

   c.  File one (1) certified copy of this Order and the pertinent Rule with the Civil Procedural Committee;

   d.  Provide one (1) copy of this Order and the Local Rule to each member of the Pike County Bar Association who maintain an active practice in Pike County; and

   e.  Keep continuously available for public inspection, copies of this Order and the Local Rules.

By the Court

President Judge

Local Rule 205.2(a).  Filing Pleadings and Other Legal Papers with the Prothonotary.

   (1)  Filing of Documents:

   (i)  All documents filed in the office of the Prothonotary or Clerk of Courts or Clerk of the Orphans Court shall be endorsed with the day and exact time of filing, which endorsement, in the absence of fraud, accident, or mistake shall be conclusive evidence of such date and time of filing.

   (ii)  A proposed order shall accompany all motions or other requests for relief requiring action from a Judge.

   (iii)  No original documents shall be faxed to the office of the Prothonotary or Clerk of Courts or Clerk of the Orphans Court. Facsimiles will not be accepted as original filings, absent specific permission of the Court Administrator's Office.

   (2)  Form:

   (i)  All pleading, legal papers, affidavits, or other documents shall be printed in double space on single sided white paper size 8 1/2 by 11 inches and secured by an appropriate metal fastener. The use of a gummed or taped substance is not permitted. All exhibits attached shall be tabbed and labeled.

   (ii)  No paper shall be filed in any the office of the Prothonotary or Clerk of Courts or Clerk of the Orphans Court unless it is written in ink, clearly legible, printed or typewritten in print no smaller than typewriting with lines (except quotations) not closer than typewriting double spacing; contains the caption of the proceeding, including the name and division of the Court, identifying case number, the names of the parties, the title of the proceeding, and the name of the paper.

   (iii)  All papers filed shall be endorsed with the name, address, telephone number, original signature and I.D. number of the attorney filing it or the name, address, original signature and telephone number of the party if there is no attorney.

   (iv)  While the use of backers is not required, it is strongly encouraged as a means to assist the Court in readily identifying and reviewing filed documents.

   (v)  All exhibits, papers and other documents attached to original pleadings shall be securely affixed at the top.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1098. Filed for public inspection June 19, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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