IN RE: ORDER ADOPTING NEW RULES 182 AND 1182 OF THE RULES OF JUVENILE COURT PROCEDURE
SUPREME COURT RULES DOCKET
AND NOW, this 11th day of September, 2014, upon the recommendation of the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee; the proposal having been published for public comment before adoption at 43 Pa.B. 2306 (April 27, 2013), in the Atlantic Reporter (Third Series Advance Sheets, Vol. 62, No. 3, May 3, 2013, and on the Supreme Court's web-page, and an Explanatory Report to be published with this ORDER:
IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that the adoption of new Rules 182 and 1182 of the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure are approved in the attached form.
This ORDER shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and the rules herein shall be effective October 1, 2016.
Additions to the rule are shown in bold and are underlined. Deletions from the rule are shown in bold and brackets.
Table of Rules
PART D MASTERS
182. Qualifications of Master
185. Appointment to Cases
187. Authority of Master
190. Admissions Before Master
191. Master's Findings and Recommendation to the Judge
192. Challenge to Master's Recommendation
RULE 182. QUALIFICATIONS OF MASTER
A. Education, Experience, and Training. To be eligible to be appointed as a master to preside over cases governed by the Juvenile Act, 42 Pa.C.S. § 6301 et seq., an individual shall:
1) be a member, in good standing, of the bar of this Commonwealth;
2) have been licensed to practice law for at least five consecutive years; and
3) have completed six hours of instruction, approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board prior to hearing cases, which specifically addresses all of the following topics:
a) the Juvenile Act;
b) the Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court ...