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 144 - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.A.P. 302||February 18, 2020|
|Recommendation 145 - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.A.P. 1925||February 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|Rules 102, 120, 121, 907, 1112, 1113, 1311, 1701, 2315, 2321, 2323 are amended and Rule 3304 is rescinded||May 01, 2020|
|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|