The Rules and Practice
Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the
Philadelphia Bar Association offers this revised and
expanded edition of the "Register of Wills of Philadelphia
County Manual" first published in 1987.
The Manual, known as "The
Blue Book," is intended for the primary use of
attorneys who do not regularly handle probate and estate
matters. It offers basic instruction on forms, procedures
and general starting points. The Manual does not attempt
to cover all aspects of the practice and refers practitioners
to more extensive treatises set forth in the first section
of the Manual. A thorough review of the applicable statutes
and rules of Court in effect from time to time is essential.
The Committee expresses
its thanks to the Office of the Register of Wills for
its cooperation in the publication of this Manual.