It is important that procedural rules be consolidated in one volume for use by those who appear before the Court. This compilation is intended to benefit Northampton County attorneys, attorneys from other counties, and the public.
Rules of Procedure ought to be designed to secure the speedy, just, and inexpensive determination of litigation as mandated by Pa. R.C.P. 126. Changes in substantive law require new procedures for implementation. To accomplish these goals, the rules adopted by this Court strive for simplified and uniform procedures while rejecting obsolete and unduly complex practices. Adherence to these local rules benefits litigants, witnesses, the Bar, the Bench, and the public.
Special acknowledgment is due Lisa A. Mann, Law Librarian, who has maintained and updated the current compilation.
STEPHEN G. BARATTA, P.J.