Rule 303. Board Complaints; Amendment and Consolidation.
(A) Amendments. Upon motion of the Board, the Conference Judge may, in his or her discretion, permit substantive amendments to a Board Complaint with the written consent of the Judicial Officer or after a hearing on the motion in open court.
(1) The Conference Judge may, for purposes of trial, upon his or her own motion, after notice to the Board and the Judicial Officer, or upon motion of the Board or the Judicial Officer, consolidate some or all of the charges against an individual Judicial Officer contained in separate Board Complaints filed pursuant to Rule 301(A).
(2) The Conference Judge may, on his or her own motion, and after notice to the Board and the Judicial Officer, consolidate two or more Board Complaints against an individual Judicial Officer for purposes of imposing sanctions pursuant to Rule 504.
(3) In matters pending before the Court which involve a common question of law or fact or which arise from the same transaction or occurrence, a Conference Judge may, for any purpose, upon his or her own motion, after notice to the Board and the Judicial Officers, or upon motion of the Board or a Judicial Officer, order the matters consolidated, and may make orders which avoid unnecessary costs or delay.
This rule is derived from former interim Rule 18.
The provisions of this Rule 303 adopted March 16, 1994; effective March 16, 1994; amended May 31, 1994, effective May 31, 1994; amended November 1, 1994, effective January 1, 1995; amended May 5, 1998, effective immediately, 28 Pa.B. 2283. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (228662).
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