Schmidt Kramer is proud to announce that Scott Cooper, partner at the law firm, has been re-appointed to the Pennsylvania Rule Committee on Appellate Procedure for the third year in a row.
Cooper will begin his three year term beginning July 23, 2015.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania established seven procedural rules committees, including the appellate procedure committee, to provide advice and recommendations on rules governing specific areas.
The committees are made up of attorneys and judges appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Participants are not paid for their work.
The Appellate Court Procedural Rules committee is in charge of making formal recommendations for refining and updating the rules of the appellate procedure, that is, the appeals process. For example, in late December of 2014, the committee approved the length of briefs such that a principal brief shall not exceed 14,000 words and a reply brief shall not exceed 7,000 words.
Fifteen committee members are currently part of the Appellate Court Procedural Rules committee in Pennsylvania.
Scott Cooper is an active member of several legal organizations is currently active in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice after serving as President from 2012-2013. He has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and was previously included in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
In March 2015, Cooper was invited to be a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers. In June, he was named a Local Legal Leader for his work in personal injury and auto accidents.
We are extremely proud of Cooper’s work and continual involvement in the legal community.
To learn more about Scott Cooper, visit his profile page online.