Before submitting a filing, make sure all requirements are met. Submitting a filing that does not comply with the rules of procedure may result in the dismissal of the appellate action.
For detailed instructions on how to submit a filing and what to include, review the Rules of Appellate Procedure (Title 201). Each submitted filing must be submitted to the appropriate location with the required number of copies and fees. The following resources are available to ensure that these filing requirements are met:
For information on how to obtain a certificate from the Supreme Court, choose one of the following:
It is the policy of the Unified Judicial System (UJS) to prohibit discrimination against any individual with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12131 et seq., in accessing or participating in judicial proceedings or other services, programs or activities of the Unified Judicial System.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity, should contact the ADA Coordinator or filing office to make a written request as soon as possible but no later than three days before the scheduled event.
PACFile is an application now available on the UJS Web Portal that provides a way to file Supreme Court cases electronically, safely and securely. PACFile is available to all members of the Pennsylvania Bar who register for a UJS Web Portal account and certain others such as pro se case participants, pro hac vice attorneys and persons designated as proxies by PACFile-registered attorneys. Registrants can access details and documents pertaining to their specific cases.
Screen-by-screen instructions are available to assist you, but if you have any technical questions about the PACFile website please contact the PACMS Help Desk at 717-795-2097 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any non-technical questions about specific filing matters should be directed to the Supreme Court filing office.