Amendments to Local Rules; No. 19-1 Prothonotary

[49 Pa.B. 2912]
[Saturday, June 8, 2019]


And Now, this 15th day of May, 2019, the following amendments to Berks County Rules of Civil Procedure 1302(c) shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(d)(5)(iii).

 (New language is bold and underscored, and deleted language is shown bracketed and bold.)

 The District Court Administrator is Ordered and Directed to:

 1. Submit one (1) copy of this Order, including the amended rule, to the appropriate Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for review.

 2. Distribute two (2) copies of this Order, including the amended rule, and one (1) disk copy to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 3. File one (1) copy of this Order, including the amended rules, with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts contemporaneously with publishing the local rules in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 4. Compile the local rules within the complete set of local rules available on the Berks County Court website no later than 30 days following publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 5. Distribute one (1) copy of this Order, including the amended rule to the Berks County Prothonotary's Office so they can keep them continuously available for public inspection and copying.

President Judge

Rule 1302. Administration.

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 (c) Every attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania [with a primary office located] who primarily practices in Berks County shall file with Court Administration appropriate information on a form designated by Court Administration for this purpose, indicating whether or not said attorney is practicing alone, is a member of a firm, or is associated in some way with one or more other lawyers (either in private practice or as an employee of some public office such as the district attorney's office, public defender's office, legal aid, etc.). Said attorney shall also notify Court Administration on said form whether said attorney is willing to serve as an arbitrator, [the location of his/her primary office] whether he-she primarily practices in Berks County, whether he-she is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and any qualifications for chairperson as required in B.R.C.P. 1302.2. Any change in status in this regard shall immediately be reported to Court Administration.

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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-853. Filed for public inspection June 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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