Rule 1137. Public Discussion by Court Personnel of Pending Matters.
All court personnel including, among others, court clerks, bailiffs, tipstaffs, sheriffs, and court stenographers, are prohibited from disclosing to any person, without authorization from the court, information relating to a pending dependency case that is not part of the court record otherwise available to the public or not part of the record in an open proceeding. This rule specifically prohibits the divulgence of information concerning arguments and proceedings that are closed proceedings, held in chambers, or otherwise outside the presence of the public.
Rule 1130 adopted August 21, 2006, effective February 1, 2007. Renumbered Rule 1137 and amended April 21, 2011, effective July 1, 2011.
Committee Explanatory Reports:
Final Report explaining the provisions of Rule 1130 published with the Courts Order at 36 Pa.B. 5571 (September 2, 2006).
Final Report explaining the renumbering of 1130 to 1137 published with the Courts Order at 41 Pa.B. 2319 (May 7, 2011).
The provisions of this Rule 1137 renumbered from 1130 and amended April 21, 2011, effective July 1, 2011, 41 Pa.B. 2319.
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