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.
Wayne M. Pecht, Esq., Chair
Charles J. Avalli, Esq., Vice Chair
Lori J. Cerato, Esq.
Thomas J. Dempsey, Jr., Esq.
Honorable Kathleen A. Durkin
Honorable Emil A. Giordano
Julian E. Gray, Esq.
Rhona G. Nagelberg, Esq., ex officio
Honorable Stanley R. Ott
Kenneth G. Potter, Esq.
Pamela Walker, Counsel
Elizabeth J. Knott, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Publication Notice - Proposed Adoption of Pa. O.C. Rule 5.50||March 04, 2019|
|Custody of Exhibits Workgroup PROPOSAL||April 08, 2019|
|Rules 1.99, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10, 3.3–3.6, 3.9–3.11, 3.14, 7.2–7.4, and 8.2 are amended||July 01, 2018|
|Rescinding and replacing rules 14.1 through 14.5 and forms G-01 through G-04, and amending rules 1.5, 5.10 through 5.12, and index to appendix of the Pennsynvania orphans' court rules||June 01, 2018|
|Review and vacatur of local orphans' court rules||June 01, 2018|