Judge Profile

Robert O. Baldi

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, Appointed and Elected, 2009 to December 01, 2019

Staff:

  • Elizabeth Schecter, Judicial Secretary

Rules/Procedures:

  • Do you have any special rules governing courtroom decorum (e.g., addressing the court, dealing with opposing counsel and witnesses, proper attire, etc.)? There should be a heightened sense of civility in a courtoom at all times. I expect all attorneys to be civil to eachother and to all parties and witnesses. Attorneys should refer to each other, in front of a jury, by their last name only (Mr. Jones; Ms. Smith)

  • Describe motions practice in your court. Are there any local practices that attorneys should be aware of? Follow the local court rules.

  • Are there any special practices or procedures lawyers appearing before you should know about? Counsel should not correspond with the Court concerning pending matters, unless or until they have first communicated with opposing counsel and confirmed with opposing counsel that they intend to contact the Court. Copies of letters should be sent to opposing counsel before they are sent to the Court. Requests for continuances should first be made to opposing counsel (seeking an agreement). If no agreement is reached, opposing counsel and/or the opposing party, should receive a copy of the continuance request with sufficient time to respond to same.

  • Any suggestions, admonitions or recommendations you would make to lawyers appearing before you? Communications with the Court, concerning pending matters, should either be by formal pleadings (petitions and motions) or with agreement of all counsel and/or parties. There should be a purpose for the communication other than to complain generally about the other attorney's lack of cooperation or failure to do something. The Judge's staff screens correspondence and does not present letters to the Court which are ex parte, inappropriate communications. Correspondence to the Court should confirm that the communication is being done with the knowledge of the other attorneys and/or parties. When the parties agree to conference a matter with the Court, the Court will do everything in its power to accommodate the parties with personal conferences and phone conferences. If the parties have a disagreement which they believe can be resolved by a phone conference, or a short personal conference and they all agree to proceed in that fashion, the Court will accommodate the parties.

  • Can the court be contacted by fax? Yes

  • Does the court accept filings by e-mail? The Court will accept communications by fax, provided the other party has had an opportunity to review same and respond.