Rules Change: Only Cite to the National Reporter System (A.2d or A.3d, for Example)

Published on: April 21, 2014

By Order dated April 14, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court eliminated the requirement that briefs include parallel citations to the state court cites. From now on, you only need to cite to the National Reporter System. This means you only need to cite to A.2d or A.3d Reporters, and not to Pa. or Pa. Super. Ct. as in the past. Below are links to the Order and the revised Rule (Pa.R.A.P. 2119).

Order:  http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/242aplt.pdf?cb=1.

Rule:  http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/242aplt-attach.pdf?cb=1.

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