Civil Procedural Rules Committee
The Civil Procedural Rules Committee was established by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1937. It is the oldest of the Supreme Court’s rules committees.
The committee assists the Supreme Court in the preparation, revision, publication and administration of the rules of civil procedure. This work includes the entire spectrum of civil matters in the Courts of Common Pleas except matters relating to Orphans' Court and family court divisions of those courts.
Committee appointments are for three years with possible reappointment for a second three-year term. In special circumstances the Supreme Court may extend or reduce the term of an appointment. Members of this committee are appointed by the Supreme Court and are knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and are experienced in state civil practice in Pennsylvania. The Civil Procedural Rules Committee has 13 voting members. There is also one ex-officio member who is identified by, and is a member of, the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management.
David L. Kwass, Esq., Chair
Johanna L. Gelb, Esq., Vice Chair
Honorable Daniel J. Anders
Kathleen D. Bruder, Esq.
Francis P. Burns, III, Esq.
David J. Caputo, Esq.
Kristen M. Del Sole, Esq.
Patrick J. Doyle, Jr., Esq.
John J. Hare, Esq.
Joseph R. Podraza, Jr., Esq.
Dominic J. Rossi, Esq., ex officio
David S. Senoff, Esq.
Stanley M. Stein, Esq.
Honorable Christine A. Ward
Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., member emeritus
Karla M. Shultz, Counsel
Elizabeth J. Knott, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 430, 1018.1 and 1064||October 19, 2018|
|Proposed Rescission of Pa.R.C.P. No 401(c)||October 19, 2018|
|Rules 205.6, 229.2, 240, and 2028 are amended||July 01, 2018|
|Rule 205.6 is adopted and Rules 229.2, 240, 1018, and 2028 are amended||January 06, 2018|
|Rules 1063 and 1093 are amended||October 01, 2017|
|Rules 1653 and 1656 are amended||October 01, 2017|