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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-991




Amendments to Local Rule of Civil Procedure L208.3(a); 2023-1851

[53 Pa.B. 3968]
[Saturday, July 29, 2023]

And Now, this 18th day of July, 2023, the Court hereby Approves, Adopts and Promulgates the following Amendments to Mercer County Local Rules L208.3(a) regarding Motion Procedures.

It Is Further Ordered and Directed that the Court Administrator of Mercer County shall file one (1) certified copy of the Amendments with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts and furnish two (2) certified copies to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

It Is Further Order and Directed that these Amendments shall be kept continuously available for public inspection and copying in the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Mercer County and the Office of the Prothonotary of Mercer County. This Order shall be published in the Mercer County Law Journal.

By the Court

President Judge


 A. Local Rules L208.3(a)(1) and L208.3(a)(2) shall be deleted and replaced with the following:

 (1) The scheduling of all motions or other matters will depend on whether a judge has issued a case management order in the case pursuant to Local Rule L317(C).

 (a) If a judge has not issued a case management order pursuant to Rule L317(C) when the motion or other matter is filed, the Court Administrator shall assign the motion or other matter to a judge on a rotating basis.

 (b) If a judge has issued a case management order pursuant to Rule L317(C) prior to the filing of the motion or other matter, the Court Administrator shall assign the motion or other matter to the judge attached to the case by virtue of the case management order.

 (2) All motions or other matters shall contain a scheduling order, a proposed order, and a certification that notice of the hearing has been given to opposing counsel or the opposing party. The certification shall also set forth the manner of notice given. All proposed orders shall list the names of counsel of record and the party represented by each counsel. All motions and other matters shall first be filed in the proper row office and then delivered to the Court Administrator for scheduling.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-991. Filed for public inspection July 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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