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Pennsylvania Court Rules - State


"Court rules are designed to guide and regulate the conduct of judicial business. They range from procedural details . . . to matters of substantial importance." Kent C. Olson et al., Principles of Legal Research § 13.1 (3rd ed. 2020).

When participating in a court case, it is important to follow the correct set of court rules. This guide will lead Jenkins' members to where they can find Pennsylvania State Court Rules, including the Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules of Evidence.

The Pennsylvania Court Rules are available online from the Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin, on the library's Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law computers, and in print.

Local court rules should be used in conjunction with the state court rules. See the Pennsylvania Court Rules - County guide for how to access the county court rules.