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Rule 222*(A) Attorneys As Witnesses

Any attorney examined as a witness for a party he represents in a jury trial shall not be permitted to address the jury unless by leave of Court on cause shown.

Rule 223*(C)-*(G) Conduct Of Jury Trial

*(c) The time to be occupied in examining a witness and addressing the jury shall be regulated by the trial judge.

*(d) The trial judge in his discretion may limit the number of witnesses whose testimony is similar or cumulative.

*(e) In the interest of the public good, order or morals, the trial judge may regulate or exclude the public or persons not interested in the proceedings.

*(f) At the trial of any cause, the party having the affirmative of the issue on the pleadings, shall open the case and counsel for the defendant, at his option, may make his opening address before any testimony is taken on behalf of the plaintiff. This order shall be reversed in making closing arguments to the jury, except in cases where the defendant offers no evidence.

*(g) Not more than one attorney on each side will be permitted to examine or cross-examine a witness without leave of the Court.

Rule 227.1*(a) Motions for Post-Trial Relief

A copy of all motions for new trials, for judgment n.o.v., to take off non-suits and in arrest of judgment, together with the reasons therefor, shall be given to the trial judge, and to the official court reporter and the court administrator, and proof of such service shall be filed of record. The usual manner of documenting the fact of such service shall be by the endorsement of acceptances of service thereof by the trial judge and the official court reporter and the court administrator, respectively, noted upon the original motion before filing. Additional reasons in support of said motion may be filed within ten days after receipt of a copy of the stenographic transcript, and a copy thereof shall forthwith be served upon counsel of record for the adverse party or parties, or the adverse party himself if he has no counsel of record, and upon the trial judge. Unless the Court has directed that the trial record be transcribed at the cost of the County, each motion filed under this rule shall be accompanied by a deposit as required under Bucks County Rule of Civil Procedure 227.3*(c).

Rule 227.3*(a)-*(d) Payment for Transcript

*(a)The party requesting a transcript of the records or any portion thereof in a motion for post-trial relief shall pay the cost thereof.  Where any other party files an objection requesting that an additional portion of the record be transcribed, the trial judge, in the absence of agreement by the parties, shall in his/her discretion and to the extent this matter is not covered in the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration 4001 et seq., assign the cost of such additional transcribing to any or all parties or to the County.

*(b) The designation of the portion of the record to be transcribed required by Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 227.3 shall include the date the trial started and the courtroom where the trial was held. A copy of this designation shall be submitted contemporaneously with the filing of the motion for post-trial relief to the court reporter or reporters who took the notes in designation.

*(c) The party requesting the transcribing of the record or any part thereof shall pay a deposit in accordance with Bucks County Rule of Judicial Administration 4007(C), and certify that the same has been paid upon the designation notice aforesaid. Failure to pay the transcript deposit and to so certify on the designation notice may be a basis for refusal of the motions or dismissal of the exceptions for lack of a transcript.

*(d) The official court reporter shall transcribe and file the stenographic transcript of the trial and furnish copies thereof to the parties at the cost of the County only when ordered to do so specially in each particular case by the trial judge, either by direction dictated upon the stenographic record of the trial, by endorsement on the filed motion aforesaid or by separate written order. If the trial judge shall refuse to enter such order upon request, any party aggrieved thereby may request the President Judge to designate two other judges of this Court to constitute, with the trial judge, a Court en banc for the limited purpose of review of such refusal. The decision of the majority of the judges constituting such Court en banc shall be final on the question.