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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-718



In the Matter of the Adoption and Amendment of Local Rules of Civil Procedure; Misc. Doc. 2011-1625

[41 Pa.B. 2224]
[Saturday, April 30, 2011]


 April 14th, 2011, It Is Hereby Ordered that the following Rules of the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Franklin and Fulton County Branches, Civil Division, are amended, rescinded or adopted as indicated this date, to be effective upon publication on the Pennsylvania Judiciary's Web Application Portal:

 Local Rule of Civil Procedure 205.2(a) is amended and shall now read as follows.

It Is Further Ordered that The District Court Administrator shall

 1. Transmit a copy of this order and the foregoing rules to the Civil Procedural Rules Committee for transmittal to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) for publication on the Pennsylvania Judiciary's Web Application Portal.

 2. Distribute two (2) certified paper copies and one (1) computer diskette or CD-ROM copy to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 3. Provide one (1) certified copy of the Local Rule changes to the Franklin County Law Library and one (1) certified copy to the Fulton County Law Library.

 4. Keep such local rule changes, as well as all local civil rules, continuously available for public inspection and copying in the Office of the Prothonotary of Franklin County and the Office of the Prothonotary of Fulton County. Upon request and payment of reasonable costs of reproduction and mailing, the Prothonotary shall furnish to any person a copy of any local rule.

 5. Arrange to have the local rule changes published on the Franklin County Bar Association web site at

By the Court

President Judge

Local Rule 205.2(a). Physical Characteristics of Pleadings and Other Legal Papers; Assignment to Judge upon Filing of Complaint.

 Upon the filing of a complaint, the Prothonotary shall assign the case to a specific judge and shall indicate the name of the particular judge assigned in the caption. The name of the judge to whom the case is assigned shall be noted in the caption of each service copy of the complaint.

 (i) All pleadings and papers filed subsequent to the complaint shall have the name of the judge to whom the case is assigned noted in the caption.

 (ii) Subsequent to the filing of a complaint, motions and petitions shall be directed to the assigned judge for disposition unless such judge is unavailable.

(iii) Unless required by an applicable law or rule of court or unless so directed by the court, parties or their attorneys may include in documents filed of record only (a) the last four digits of a social security number or taxpayer identification number; (b) the month and year of a person's birth; and (c) the last four digits of financial account information. Responsibility for redacting personal identifiers rests solely with the parties and documents will not be reviewed by the Prothonotary or Clerk of Courts for compliance with this requirement.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-718. Filed for public inspection April 29, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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