A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

New Appellate Rules


Note from our friends and allies at the Appellate Courts Committee

Please note the following amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure:

—     New rules to address appeals arising under the Pa. Code of Military Justice —

Promulgating order:  http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/237aplt.pdf?cb=1.

Rules:  http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/237aplt-attach.pdf?cb=1.

—      Amendment of rule regarding discontinuance of appeals:

Promulgating order:  http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/238aplt.pdf?cb=1.

Rule:  http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/238aplt-attach.pdf?cb=1.

Please also note that amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure go into effect on December 1.  The full proposal can be found here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-113hdoc27/pdf/CDOC-113hdoc27.pdf.


Finally, a new fee schedule for the federal courts also takes effect on December 1.  The schedule, as published by the Third Circuit, is attached.


Carl Solano

Kimberly Boyer-Cohen

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