New Rule allows Attorneys to be more persuasive and permits citing of Unpublished Appellate Decisions

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There is a New Rule of Appellate Procedure going into effect on May 1, 2019, that permits attorneys to cite non-precedential Superior Court and Commonwealth Court decisions for their persuasive value. This Rule applies only to unpublished Superior Court decisions filed after May 1, 2019, and unreported Memorandum opinions of the Commonwealth Court filed after January 15, 2018. This new Appellate Rule is an invaluable tool for family law attorneys to help persuade the lower court for positions the Superior Court has already considered and provided some direction on but were not previously permitted to be relied on.

New Rule:  http://tinyurl.com/yyu7lcnj

Order:  http://tinyurl.com/yyh5ov5u