Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee
The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee reviews current rules governing statewide practice and procedure in the Orphans’ Court and recommends new rules as necessary.
Committee appointments are typically for six-year terms. In special circumstances the Supreme Court may extend or reduce the term of an appointment. Committee members are appointed by the Supreme Court and are knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania orphans' court rules and experienced in orphans' court practice in Pennsylvania. The Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee has one ex-officio member who is identified by, and is a member of, the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management.
Kenneth G. Potter, Esq., Chair
Honorable Emil A. Giordano, Vice Chair
Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., Esq.
Julian E. Gray, Esq.
Dianne C. Magee, Esq.
Kendra D. McGuire, Esq.
Hon. Lawrence J. O’Toole, Jr.
Honorable Stanley R. Ott
Shabrei M. Parker, Esq.
Christy Donofrio, Esq., ex officio
Pamela Walker, Counsel
Tricia D. Carbaugh, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Note to Rule 2.4 is amended and Rule 5.50 is adopted||October 01, 2020|
|Rule 1.40 is adopted and the note to rule 14.8 is amended||April 01, 2020|
|Rules 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, 3.5, 3.7, 4.3, 4.6, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 7.1, 10.1, 10.5 and the Index to Appendix of the Pennsylvania Orphans Court Rules are amended and select forms are modified||January 01, 2020|