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
Irene Bizzoso, Esq., ex officio
Honorable Mary Jane Bowes
Kristen W. Brown, Esq.
Honorable J. Andrew Crompton
Honorable Dale M. Fouse
Brandon P. Ging, Esq.
Michael Krimmel, Esq., ex officio
Ruxandra M. Laidacker, Esq.
Hon. Maureen Lally-Green
Honorable Anne E. Lazarus
James L. McMonagle, Jr., Esq.
Neil T. O'Donnell, Esq.
Joseph D. Seletyn, Esq., ex officio
Karla M. Shultz, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Recommendation 151 - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.A.P. 1702||May 21, 2021|
|Rec 142 - second publication||May 28, 2021|
|Rec 152 - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.A.P. 102, 1926, 1931, 1951, 1952, 2132, and 2151||May 28, 2021|
|Recommendation 150 - Proposed Amendment of Pa R A P 120 and 121 with Correlative Amendment of Pa R A P 102 907 (B) 1112 (F) 1311 (D) 1514 (D) And 1602 (D) (Omitted)||May 28, 2021|
|Rules 311 and 341 are amended||July 01, 2021|
|Rule 904 and 907 is amended||January 01, 2021|
|Rule 302 is amended||October 07, 2020|
|Rule 2323 is amended||August 18, 2020|
|Petitions for Specialized Review (amended and adopted)||August 01, 2020|
|Rules 102, 120, 121, 907, 1112, 1113, 1311, 1701, 2315, 2321, 2323 are amended and Rule 3304 is rescinded||May 01, 2020|