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Effective August 1, 2016, the promulgation of all local rules is governed by Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration 103. The term "local rule" includes every rule (and any amendment of a local rule), administrative order, regulation, directive, policy, custom, usage, form, or order of general application, however labeled or promulgated, which is adopted or enforced by a court of the unified judicial system to govern judicial administration.
Rule 103 requires that:
Rule 103 also requires that the compiled local rules be continuously available for public inspection and copying in the various filing offices, and on the court's website.
In accordance with the requirements of Rule 103, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania will continue to post the individually issued General Court Regulations and Administrative Orders which promulgate Philadelphia County's Local Rules on its Order and Regulations page (www.philacourts.us/regs) and will maintain the complete set of compiled local rules on this page, www.philacourts.us/LocalRules.
For ease of review and revision by subject matter, the compiled Philadelphia County Local Rules will be divided in the following sections:
To view the compiled rules for each of the above subject matter, click on its link.
Honorable Idee Fox, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
Honorable Lisette Shirdan-Harris, Administrative Judge, Trial Division, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
Honorable Margaret T. Murphy, Administrative Judge, Family Division, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper, Administrative Judge, Orphans' Court Division, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
Honorable Patrick F. Dugan, President Judge, Philadelphia Municipal Court
Honorable Joffie C. Pittman, III, Administrative Judge, Philadelphia Municipal Court Traffic Division