Rule *1.2 Argument List.
(a) When Heard. The argument list will be heard at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month except July, August and September.
(b) Matters Heard. [Issues of law raised by petition and answers (when the pleadings are closed); preliminary objections; exceptions] Exceptions to adjudications, [to] supplemental adjudications, [to] opinions, [to] reports of Auditors or Masters appointed by other than an Auditing Judge or Hearing Judge, [to] or orders and decrees of a Judge hearing a certification of the record [or an appeal from judicial acts or proceedings of the Register]; and motions for new trial or for judgment n.o.v. in [issues tried by a] jury trials shall be heard on the argument list. [Issues of fact] Preliminary objections will not be heard on the argument list.
(c) Listing. All matters shall be placed on an argument list at the time filed, in the manner set forth in Rule *1.2(c)(1)[,] and (2) [and (3)]. Counsel for the petitioner[,] or exceptant [or party filing preliminary objections] shall forthwith send notice of the date of the argument list on which the matters has been placed to all counsel of record.
(1) Counsel for the petitioner or exceptant may select a particular argument list at the time of filing by informing the Clerk of the monthly list desired. An argument list may be selected no later than 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday preceding the call of that list. Counsel may not select a list which is later than the third argument list scheduled after the filing date.
(2) If counsel for the petitioner or exceptant does not select a particular argument list at the time of filing, the Clerk shall place the matter on the third argument list therefrom. The Clerk shall forthwith send notice of said placement to said counsel, who shall notify all counsel of record as provided above.
[(3) Preliminary objections which shall be accompanied by a brief conforming to paragraphs (d)(1)(i), (ii), (v), (vi), (viii) and (viii) of this rule shall be placed on the next argument list which is at least three weeks following the filing of the Preliminary Objections.]
(3) Counsel for any party in interest may [order] request a matter [other than preliminary objections] on an earlier argument list by filing a praecipe with the Clerk which designates the particular monthly list desired. Such praecipe may be filed not later than 3 p.m. on the seventh Wednesday preceding the call of the designated list, except that in the case of a praecipe filed by counsel for the petitioner or exceptant, such praecipe may not be filed later than 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday preceding the call of the designated list. If more than one such praecipe is filed, the matter shall be heard on the earliest argument list designated which complies with the time limitations state above. Counsel for the party [ordering] requesting a matter to be placed on an earlier argument list shall forthwith send notice to all counsel of record which specifies the date of the earlier list.
(1) [Six] Four copies of the brief for the petitioner or exceptant shall be filed with the Clerk not later than 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday preceding the call of the list. The briefs shall be typewritten or printed, with pages numbered consecutively, and shall contain, in the following order:
(i) an index;
(ii) a statement of the questions involved, as required by the rules of the Supreme Court, including the manner in which the question was disposed of by the Judge, Auditor or Master;
(iii) a copy of the adjudication or opinion of the Hearing Judge, or of the report of the Auditor or Master to which exceptions have been filed;
(iv) a copy of the exceptions;
(v) in cases begun by petition, copies of the pertinent docket entries and of the pleadings;
(vi) a copy of the will and codicils or trust instrument and any other relevant documents;
(vii) a history of the case; and
(viii) the argument.
(2) Other parties in interest shall file [six] four copies of their briefs, with the Clerk no later than 3 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the call of the list. The brief shall be typewritten or printed with pages numbered consecutively and shall contain an argument, preceded, if desired, by a counter-statement of the questions involved and a counter-history of the case.
(3) Copies of the briefs, filed with the Clerk shall be delivered forthwith to counsel of record for opposing parties.
(4) Typewriting-Typewriting shall be legible, and, except for quotations, shall be double spaced.
(5) Reproduction of Documents-Reproduction of documents and exhibits will not be accepted by the Court unless clearly legible.
(e) Absence of Counsel. The argument list will be called three times. On the third call, whether or not counsel be present, a case may, in the discretion of the Court, be disposed of finally or stricken from the list. A case which [hits] has been stricken from the list will not be placed on a subsequent list, except with the express permission of the Administrative Judge.
(f) Oral Argument. Oral argument shall not exceed 30 minutes per party except by special leave obtained from the Administrative Judge prior to the argument date.