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 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. 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 nine voting members and 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.
Lisa M. Rhode, Counsel
James F. Mannion, Deputy Counsel
Elizabeth J. Knott, Assistant
Proposed Rules for Public Comment
|Publication Notice - Proposed Amendment to the Index to Appendix to remove Form RW-01, Estate Information Sheet||March 23, 2018|
|Publication Notice - Proposed Amendment of Pa. O.C. Rule 1.8 & Pa. O.C. Rule 10.1||April 06, 2018|
|Publication Notice - Proposed Amendment to Pa. O.C. Rules 2.1, 4.6 and 7.1||April 06, 2018|
|Rule 1.99 is adopted in the attached form, and the Notes to Rules 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||January 06, 2018|