Appellate Practice

Supreme Court Authorizes Electronic Filing and Transmission of Records

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 | December 4th, 2015|Categories: Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Authorizes Electronic Filing and Transmission of Records

Supreme Court Launches Pilot Program for Pro Bono Appellate Representation

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).

By | April 10th, 2015|Categories: Appellate Practice, Public Interest|Tags: , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Launches Pilot Program for Pro Bono Appellate Representation

New Word Count Limits for Appellate Filings

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.

By | February 24th, 2015|Categories: Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation|Tags: |Comments Off on New Word Count Limits for Appellate Filings

Recent Amendments to Appellate Rule 1513

Recent amendments to Pa.R.A.P. 1513 have changed the requirements for the contents of an appellate jurisdiction petition for review.

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Appellate Practice|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recent Amendments to Appellate Rule 1513