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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1935


Title 255—LOCAL


Adoption of Rule of Judicial Administration L101 Regarding Confidential Case Documents Public Access Policy; No. 2017-1917

[47 Pa.B. 7185]
[Saturday, November 25, 2017]

Order of Court

Now, October 25, 2017, in compliance with Section 7 of the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, It Is Ordered and Decreed that the Court hereby adopts the following Rule of Judicial Administration L101 regarding public access to confidential information, which becomes effective January 6, 2018.

 The District Court Administrator is hereby ordered to:

 1. File one certified copy of this Order with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts to;

 2. Submit two paper copies of this Order to the Legislative Reference Bureau and one electronic copy in Micro- soft Word format only to for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

 3. Provide one copy of this Order to the members of the Elk County Bar Association and the Cameron County Bar Association;

 4. Incorporate the rule into the set of Local Rules within 30 days of publication of the local rule in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and publish the rules on the Court's website at

 5. File this order in the Prothonotary's Offices of Elk County and Cameron County.

Rule of Judicial Administration L101. Confidential Information. Public Access Policy for the Court of Common Pleas.

 In both the Cameron County and the Elk County Branches of the 59th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, the following information is confidential and shall not be included in any document filed with a court or custodian, except on a Confidential Information Form filed contemporaneously with the document:

 1. Social Security Numbers;

 2. Financial Account Numbers, except an active financial account number may be identified by the last four digits when the financial account is the subject of the case and cannot otherwise be identified;

 3. Driver License Numbers;

 4. State Identification (SID) Numbers;

 5. Minors' names and dates of birth except when a minor is charged as a defendant in a criminal matter (see 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6355); and

 6. Abuse victim's address and other contact information, including employer's name, address and work schedule, in family court actions as defined by Pa.R.C.P. No. 1931(a), except for victim's name.

 This section is not applicable to cases that are sealed or exempted from public access pursuant to applicable authority.

 Parties and their attorneys shall be solely responsible for complying with the provisions of this section and shall certify their compliance to the court. The certification that shall accompany each filing shall be substantially in the following form: ''I certify that this filing complies with the provisions of the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Case Records of the Appellate and Trial Courts that require filing confidential information and documents differently than non-confidential information and documents.''

Fee Schedule:

 Photocopying/printing of scanned document: $0.25 per page

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1935. Filed for public inspection November 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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