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Harrisburg Attorney Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pa., (September 13, 2012) – The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announces the appointment of attorney Jane G. Penny to serve on the Board for a three-year term. Penny previously served as a Hearing Committee member.

Jane G. Penny
Jane G. Penny

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, consisting of thirteen members: eleven attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the Commonwealth. It assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies and board administrative matters.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,” said Penny. “All of the members take their responsibility to the Supreme Court, Pennsylvania attorneys and the public very seriously, and I will work hard to match their level of dedicated service.”

Penny, who started Penny Legal Group, LLC in 2010, a Woman Business Enterprise, is a defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience in private practice. She concentrates her practice in defending clients during federal and state grand jury proceedings and Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigations and enforcement proceedings. Prior to her private practice experience, Penny also served a one-year stint as a Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County.

Since 2005, she has been a member of Pennsylvania’s Commission on Judicial Independence, and previously served for six years as a member of Pennsylvania’s Board of Law Examiners. Penny also is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Energy Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association.

In addition to her admission to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penny also is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Penny earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1974. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 1977.

About the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PA

The Disciplinary Board's goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit www.padb.us.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Rebecca Porterfield at Rebecca@suasion.us or 717-432-2468.