AND NOW, this 4th day of June, 1998, to provide an alternative procedure for disposition of Uncontested or By Agreement Discovery Motions, the following protocol is adopted.
Effective immediately, attorneys who have Discovery Court motions which are either uncontested or by agreement need not personally appear before the assigned Discovery Court Judge at the listed hearing date but may, in the alternative, comply with the following procedure:
1. All discovery motions, by agreement or uncontested, may be presented to the Discovery Unit (Room 287) on the day immediately before or the morning of the listed hearing date with the attached signed letter (See Exhibit "A").
2. The Discovery Court Manager will screen all such motions for conflicts with the Case Management Order, a copy of which shall be furnished.
3. The assigned judge will review and sign the proposed Orders after the scheduled court session.
4. The signed Orders must be picked up from the Discovery Unit (Room 287) within
five (5) business days, photocopied and served on other interested counsel or the Orders will not be docketed and will be deemed invalid.
|DATE:||JOHN W. HERRON|
This Administrative Docket is promulgated in accordance with the April 11, 1987 Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District, No. 55, Judicial Administration, Docket No. 1, Phila. Civ. 51 and Pa. R.C.P. 239, and shall become effective immediately. As required by Pa. R.C.P. 239, the original Administrative Docket shall be filed with the Prothonotary in a docket maintained for Administrative Dockets issued by the Administrative Judge of the Trial Division and copies shall be submitted to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the Legislative Reference Bureau and the Civil Procedural Rules Committee. Copies of the Administrative Docket shall also be submitted to Legal Communications, Ltd., The Legal Intelligencer, Jenkins Memorial Law Library and the Law Library for the First Judicial District.