COURT RULES

Rules of each appellate court can be found in PA Rules of Court; PA Code; 42 Pa.C.S.A.;

1. Passage of rules of civil, criminal, appellate procedure, evidence, and district magistrate rules

2. General sources

a. Pennsylvania Rules of Court (West) State/Federal

b. Purdon's Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes Annotated, Title 42 Pa.C.S.

3. Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d series, 39 vols. general encyclopedia in 165 chapters covering all topics under PA procedural law.

4. Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure

a. Cases: annotated ed. in bound volume with Evidence and District Magistrate Rules as part of Title 42 Pa.C.S.A.

b. Digest: West key number system

c. Treatises: Darlington, Pennsylvania Appellate Practice (Lawyers Coop)

5. Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure

a. Cases annotated in 42 Pa.C.S.--3 bound vols.

b. Digest: West key number system

c. Annotated eds.: Goodrich-Amram Procedural Rules With Forms (Lawyers Coop);Anderson Pennsylvania Civil Practice (West) (older set up to date to 1991); both multivolume sets arranged by Rule number.

d. Treatises: Hess, Pennsylvania Civil Procedure (3d ed. LEXIS); Feldman, Pennsylvania Trial Guide: Civil (Bisel); Nordenberg, Sell, & Byer, Modern Pennsylvania Civil Practice (Bisel); Meyer & Shapiro, A Handbook of Civil Practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania (Bisel)

6. Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure

a. Cases annotated in 42 Pa.C.S.A., 2 bound volumes.

b. Digest: Criminal Trial Manual (Hanford Pr.); Burkoff, Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Pennsylvania (Harrison);

c. Treatises: Evangelista, Pennsylvania Trial Manual: Criminal (Bisel); Harper, Pennsylvania Arrests, Searches & Seizures (Harrison); Macintyre and Evangelista, Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Criminal Law (Bisel); Ranney, Pennsylvania Criminal Law (Bender); Toll, Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Criminal Law (West Group); Wasserbly, Pennsylvania Criminal Practice (West Group)

7. Pennsylvania District Justice Rules--In bound volume with Appellate and Evidence Rules as part of Title 42 Pa.C.S.A.

8. Pennsylvania Evidence Rules--In bound volume with Appellate and Evidence Rules as part of Title 42 Pa.C.S.A.

a. Cases annotated in 42 Pa.C.S.A., 1 bound volume.

b. Digest: See West's Pennsylvania Digest 2d.

c. Treatises include Brown on Pennsylvania Evidence (Bisel); Fisanick, Pennsylvania Evidence (Harrison) and Admissibility of Evidence (Harrison); Packel & Poulin, Pennsylvania Evidence (West); Feldman, vol. 3 of Pennsylvania Trial Guide.