By order dated November 13, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has authorized the electronic filing, transmission and remand of records on appeal through the PACFile appellate court electronic filing system.
By order dated March 5, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court established a pilot program to provide pro bono appellate representation to indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants who have a right to appointed counsel (such as an individual facing involuntary termination of parental rights).
Recent amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 1115 and 1116 will impose word count limits on petitions for allowance of appeal and answers by adverse parties.
Recent amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 1513 have changed the requirements for the contents of an appellate jurisdiction petition for review.