Notice: All courts will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of GOOD FRIDAY , except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.
1. Judges. Initially, two judges shall be assigned by the Administrative Judge to the Commerce Program. The number of Commerce Program Judges may thereafter be adjusted by the Administrative Judge consistent with the caseload of the Program.
2. Filings & Listings. Upon consultation with the Administrative Judge and the Commerce Program Judges, with the goal of ease of access by the Commerce program Judges and their staff, the parties and the public, the Prothonotary shall establish procedures for maintenance of filings and listings in actions assigned to the Commerce Program.
Guidelines for Cases Assigned to Commerce Program
All subject actions shall be commenced as provided in Pa.R.C.P. 1007. Philadelphia Civil Rule *205.2 shall be followed. As noted above, in all cases, not just those designated into the Commerce Program, a copy of the Civil Cover Sheet, including any Commerce Program Addendum, shall be served with original process served on all parties.
All jury demands shall be perfected in accordance with Pa.R.C.P. 1007.1 and Phila.Civ. R. *1007.1.
A party seeking emergency relief immediately upon commencing an action subject to the Commerce Program shall follow the procedure set forth in part D.7 below (Rules to Show Cause and Emergency Motions and Petitions).
Rules to Show Cause and Emergency Motions and Petitions
Case Management Procedures
Settlement and PreTrial Conferences
Judges Pro Tempore & ADR
General Court Regulations relating to Commerce Cases
Commerce Program Opinions