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 typically for six-year terms. 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. 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.
David S. Senoff, Esq.
Stanley M. Stein, Esq.
Denise Vicario, Esq., ex officio
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 Adoption of Pa.R.C.P. No. 1065.1||January 18, 2019|
|Proposed Amendments of Pa.R.C.P. Nos. 1006, 2130, 2156 and 2179||February 22, 2019|
|Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.C.P. No. 237.3||March 22, 2019|
|Rules 205.6, 229.2, 240, and 2028 are amended||July 01, 2018|