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.
John J. Hare, Esq., Chair
Honorable Christine A. Ward, Vice Chair
Honorable Daniel J. Anders
Benjamin J. Baer, Esq.
Kathleen D. Bruder, Esq.
Scott B. Cooper, Esq.
Casey A. Coyle, Esq.
Patrick J. Doyle, Jr., Esq.
Maureen M. McBride, Esq.
Terrence R. Nealon, Jr., Esq.
Clifford A. Reiders, Esq.
Stanley M. Stein, Esq.
Denise Vicario, Esq., ex officio
Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., member emeritus
Karla M. Shultz, Counsel
Suzanne M. Creavey, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Rec 278 - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.C.P. No. 401(b)(2)||September 25, 2020|
|Rec 279 Publication - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.C.P. No. 400||September 25, 2020|
|Rec 280 Publication - Proposed Adoption of Pa.R.C.P. No. 202.1||September 25, 2020|
|Rec 281 - Proposed Amendment of Pa.R.C.P. No. 240 and Proposed Adoption of Pa.R.J.A. No. 1990||October 09, 2020|
|Rule 237.3 is amended||April 01, 2020|
|Rules 401 and 1008 are amended||April 01, 2020|