ACBA Court Capsules
Rule Amendments and Court Opinions of Interest to ACBA Members

As a member benefit, the ACBA gathers information regarding court rule amendments and important court opinions, then publishes this information and relevant links on this web page, under the appropriate court heading. When new information is added, the ACBA will share this news on Twitter and Facebook. Also look for summaries every Tuesday in the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. ACBA Court Capsules are presented by bit-x-bit.

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US Supreme Court

US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

April 12, 2019 | There is a proposed amendment of Pa.R.J.C.P. 231. Read more here.

April 11, 2019 | There is a proposed amendment of Pa.R.J.C.P. 191. Read more here.

Pennsylvania Superior Court

April 9, 2019 | The Minor Court Rules Committee is considering proposing to the Pa. Supreme Court the amendment of Pa.R.C.P.M.D.J. Nos. 1208, 1209,1210, and 1211 governing denials of petitions for emergency protection from abuse and sexual violence or intimidation. Read more here.

April 4, 2019 | Court amends Pa.R.D.E. 208(d) regarding rights to oral argument before disciplinary board. Read the new rule here.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

April 16, 2019 | The 4/12 PLJ Opinions is available and contains cases on criminal appeals. Read it here.