Whether you are a seasoned litigator, a newly admitted attorney, or a paralegal, you will want to own this benchmark reference book on civil practice in Philadelphia County. The manual offers you a wealth of valuable “how-to” information. Updated by members of the court, key court personnel, and experienced litigators, the manual guides you from first filings through post-trial motions and execution of judgments. The manual contains a directory of civil judges and court personnel, guidelines and procedures for electronic filing, judges’ preferences, and over 200 forms, organizational and judicial assignment charts, checklists, and court notices essential to practice in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Summary of Contents
- Civil Administration
- First Filings
- Service of Process, Default Judgment, and Judgment of Non Pros
- Defendant’s First Filing
- Preliminary Relief
- Motion Practice
- Major Jury Cases
- Complex Litigation Center (Mass Tort, Major Non-jury, and Appeals from Arbitration)
- Commerce Court
- Class Actions
- Compulsory Arbitration
- Trials and Evidence
- Post-trial Matters
- Execution Practice
- Mechanics’ Liens
- General Court Regulations and Administrative Orders
- Forms for Use in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County
- Updated Procedures Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic
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