Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee
The Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee is responsible for making formal recommendations to the court for refining and updating the rules of appellate procedure.
The Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee was created by order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on October 4, 1973. The committee’s name was changed by order of the Supreme Court on March 31, 1994.
Committee appointments are typically for six-year terms. In special circumstances the Supreme Court may extend or reduce the term of an appointment. This committee is appointed by the Supreme Court and its members are knowledgeable about the Rules of Appellate Procedure and experienced in state appellate practice in Pennsylvania. In addition, the chief clerk/prothonotary from each appellate court serves as an ex-officio member.
Honorable Patricia A. McCullough, Chair
Robert M. Palumbos, Esq., Vice Chair
Carrie L. Allman, Esq.
Irene Bizzoso, Esq., ex officio
Honorable Mary Jane Bowes
Kristen W. Brown, Esq.
J. Andrew Crompton, Esq.
Honorable Dale M. Fouse
Michael Krimmel, Esq., ex officio
Ruxandra M. Laidacker, Esq.
Honorable Anne E. Lazarus
James L. McMonagle, Jr., Esq.
Neil T. O'Donnell, Esq.
Teresa Ficken Sachs, Esq.
Joseph D. Seletyn, Esq., ex officio
Karla M. Shultz, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.J.A. Nos. 101 and 103, Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 51 and 129, Pa.R.C.P.M.D.J. No. 201, and Pa.O.C. Rule 1.1||November 15, 2019|
|Rules 905, 1922, 1925, and 1931 are amended||October 01, 2019|
|Rule 511 is amended||July 01, 2019|
|Rule 126 is amended||May 01, 2019|
|Rules 1732 and 1781 are amended||April 01, 2019|