Commission Submits Second Round of Comments re Proposed Statewide Rules Governing Indigent Individuals’ Access to Pennsylvania Courts

On June 23, 2022, the Commission submitted a second round of formal comments to several Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Rules Committees, in response to their publication of new proposed amendments to statewide rules governing the procedures and forms to determine eligibility for In Forma Pauperis (“IFP”) status. In its comments, the Commission commended the Committees for their responsiveness to stakeholders’ initial input, granting speedier and more comprehensive access to Pennsylvania’s courts to indigent individuals. The Commission also suggested several additional modifications to the proposed rules to strengthen such access.