Rule 1932. Retention of Record in Lower Court.
(a) Temporary retention.Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 1931 (transmission of the record), on praecipe of a party the clerk of the lower court shall temporarily retain the record for use by the parties in preparing appellate papers. In that event, the clerk of the lower court shall nevertheless cause the record to be filed within the time fixed or allowed for transmission of the record by transmitting to the prothonotary of the appellate court a partial record in the form of a copy of the docket entries, accompanied by a certificate, reciting that the record, including the transcript or parts thereof designated for inclusion and all necessary exhibits, is complete for purposes of the appeal. The filing of a partial record under this rule shall constitute the filing of the record for the purposes of Rule 2185 (time for serving and filing briefs) and Rule 2186 (time for serving and filing reproduced record). Upon receipt of the brief of the appellee, or at such earlier time as the parties may agree or the court may order, the appellant shall request the clerk of the lower court to transmit the record.
(b) Retention by order of court.
(1) The appellate court may provide by order that a certified copy of the docket entries shall be transmitted in lieu of the entire record, subject to the right of any party to request at any time during the pendency of the appeal that designated parts of the record be transmitted.
(2) If the record or any part thereof is required in the lower court for use there pending the appeal, the lower court may make an order to that effect, and the clerk of the lower court shall retain the record or parts thereof subject to the request of the appellate court, and shall transmit a copy of the order and of the docket entries together with such parts of the original record as the lower court shall allow and copies of such parts as the parties may designate.
(c) Stipulation of parties that parts of the record be retained in the lower court.The parties may agree by written stipulation filed in the lower court that designated parts of the record shall be retained in the lower court unless thereafter the appellate court shall order or any party shall request their transmittal. The parts thus designated shall nevertheless be a part of the record on appeal for all purposes.
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