Adjective Law: Civil Procedure

18 Pages Posted: 28 May 2009 Last revised: 24 Jun 2009

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Ruggero J. Aldisert

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Date Written: 1966


Overview and discussion of the evolution of Pennsylvania procedural jurisprudence over the previous decade (1955-1965), and examination of where procedural law developments are likely to take us in the future. Highlights "bold new concepts of civil procedure" and the the move away from technicalities of pleadings and procedures in multiple areas of state procedural law (including joinder, causes of action, discovery, judicial administration, and jurisdiction). Notes the difficulty of reforms to simplify and standardize methods and procedures, as "much of the adjective law is as deeply entrenched as is the substantive law."

Keywords: procedure, civil procedure, judicial process, state courts, state procedure, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania procedure, Court of Common Pleas, Aldisert, court reform, judges, judging, courts, court administration, judicial efficiency

Suggested Citation

Aldisert, Ruggero J., Adjective Law: Civil Procedure (1966). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 491, 1966, Available at SSRN:

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