L205.2(b)

Chapter II

BUSINESS OF COURTS

L205.1

FILING OF LEGAL PAPERS
The Prothonotary shall not accept for filing nor time-stamp any pleading or other legal paper unless the entire applicable filing fee, if any, is paid in full at the time the document is delivered or presented to the Prothonotary.
Rule L205.2 FILING REQUIREMENTS

(a) Identification Sheet

(1) The first page of any pleading or other filing shall be an identification sheet setting forth the items of information specified below and typed according to the format presented in Appendix A.

(2) It shall be printed on the front side of good quality white paper, 8½ inches x 11 inches in size.

(3) The side margins shall be one inch in width.

(4) The information required includes:
(i) Typed in capital letters from left to right “IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.”
(ii) Typed in capital letters on the left side of center the complete names of all parties; if the party filing the attached pleading has made a previous filing, an appropriate and obvious shortened caption may be used.
(iii) Typed in appropriate upper and lower case except where otherwise indicated, on the right side of center on separate lines: (A) The specific type of case, i.e., CIVIL, FAMILY, DOMESTIC RELATIONS, or ORPHAN’S COURT; (B) The docket number, if assigned; (C) The code and case classification as adopted and provided by the Prothonotary; (D) The name of the pleading; (E) The completed statement “Filed on behalf of ________ (party’s name, party’s relationship to case).”; and (F) The completed statement, “Counsel of Record: __________ (attorney’s name and Pa. identification number, firm name, firm number, address and telephone number).”

Rule L205.2(a) THE PLEADINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS
(1) Pleadings and other documents filed in any Court shall be prepared on one side of good quality white paper, 8½ inches x 11 inches in size.

(2) The lettering shall be printed in 12 point font and the typewritten lines shall be double-spaced except for quotations, which may be single-spaced.

(3) The side margins shall be one inch in width.

(4) All attachments, supporting documents and exhibits shall be on 8½ inch x 11 inch paper at the time of filing with the Prothonotary.
(i) A smaller document shall be reproduced, if possible, on 8½ inch x 11 paper.
(ii) A larger document shall be reduced and reproduced, if possible on 8½ inch x 11 inch paper.

Rule L205.2(b) COVER SHEET
(1) The first page of any pleading or other filing shall be an identification sheet setting forth the items of information specified below and typed according to the format presented in Appendix A.

(2) it shall be printed on the front side of good quality white paper, 8)4 inches x 11 inches in size.

(3) The side margins shall be one inch in width.

(4) The information required includes:
(i) Typed in capital letters from left to right
“IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA”.
(ii) Typed in capital letters on the left side of center the complete names of all parties; if the party filing the attached pleading has made a previous filing, an appropriate and obvious shortened caption may be used.
(iii) Typed in appropriate upper and lower case except where otherwise indicated, on the right side of center on separate lines:
(A) The specific type of case, i.e., civil FAMILY, DOMESTIC RELATIONS or ORPHANS COURT;
(B) The docket number, if assigned;
(C) The code and case classification as adopted and provided by the Prothonotary;
(D) The name of the pleading;
(E) The completed statement “Filed on behalf of ______ (party’s name, party’s relationship to case)”; and
(F) The completed statement, “Counsel of Record: ___________ (attorney’s name and PA. identification number, firm name, firm number, address and telephone number)”.

APPENDIX A

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
LAWRENCE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

 

JOHN SMITH, and
JANE SMITH, his wife

PLAINTIFFS

VS.

ABC CORPORATION

           DEFENDANT

CIVIL

NO. 12345 OF 2003, C.A.

Code: 876

Motion for Summary Judgment

Filed on behalf of ABC Corporation

Counsel of record for this party:

Allen Jacobs, Esq.
Pa. I.D.#12345
Jacobs & Johnson, P.C.
400 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101