Schmidt Kramer law firm in Harrisburg, Pa is proud to announce partner Scott Cooper has been designated as the next vice-chair of the Civil Procedural Rules Committee. This committee, informally known as the CRPC, was established in 1937 and falls under the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. It is the oldest of the Supreme Court’s seven procedural rules committees.
Members of the CRPC are judges and attorneys that have been appointed by the Supreme Court. Committee members are not paid for their services and commonly serve a term of up to six years. However, the Supreme Court may sometimes extend or reduce a member’s term.
What Does the CRPC Do?
Rules committees help the Supreme Court in several ways. For instance, the CRPC keeps an eye on what is happening in the federal courts, as well as in courts across the nation. The CRPC regularly reviews and assesses how developing issues could have an impact on court procedures in Pennsylvania.
Committee members also review and examine other legal issues in Pennsylvania that affect the public. This includes issues presented by the Supreme Court, members of various branches of government, judges, attorneys, Unified Judicial System employees, and even citizens.
Can Members of the Public Attend CRPC Meetings?
The committee meetings are not open to attendance or viewing by the public. That said, any member of the public may review both approved and proposed CRPC rules and may even submit comments in writing. You can also join the official Twitter account, @SCOPARules to stay informed about Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules committees.
In addition to this latest designation, Scott Cooper remains an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ). He has also been selected for distinction by many other associations, including Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® – he has been honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2006.
Already an active committee member of the CRPC, Scott Cooper will commence in his role as Vice-Chair beginning July 1, 2023.
Congratulations Scott Cooper on Being Designated the Next Vice Chair of the CRPC!