F. Disposition. After all briefs are filed the Prothonotary shall deliver the file to the assigned judge for disposition. G. Oral Argument. Any party may request oral argument by filing a praecipe, at the time of the filing of their brief. Oral argument shall be at the discretion of the judge.
RULE 1301. Compulsory Arbitration. Scope A. All civil suits or actions and landlord tenant disputes, where the amount in controversy is $50,000.00 or less, when at issue, shall first be submitted to arbitration. In all landlord tenant disputes where the amount of alleged damages in controversy is $50,000 or less, the arbitrators may award possession of the property in addition to any damages proven. B. This Rule shall not apply to cases involving title to real estate, cases which have been consolidated for trial with cases involving more than $50,000.00 or cases requiring equitable or declaratory relief. C. A case is at issue 120 days after the filing of the answer. D. When the case is at issue, the Prothonotary shall notify the District Court RULE 1302. List of Arbitrators. Appointment to Board The President Judge shall appoint attorneys to serve as arbitrators and as chairpersons of boards of arbitrators. The District Court Administrator shall maintain the lists of attorneys so appointed and shall assign the attorneys to serve from those lists. RULE 1303. Hearing. Notice The District Court Administrator shall fix the date, time and place of the hearing, assign the arbitrators and give notice to the parties not less than sixty days before the hearing. Administrator. Revised 7-12-17 Effective 10-30-17