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Pa Disciplinary Board Member Elected as Pennsylvania Bar Association Treasurer Court Of Pennsylvania

(Lemoyne, Pa.) - The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced that one of the members of the Board was elected treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) in early June. Francis X. O'Connor, Esq., an attorney and sole practitioner from Great Bend, is a former member of the PBA Board of Governors, past chair of the PBA Membership Committee, and past president of the Conference of County Bar Leaders. Additionally, he is secretary/treasurer of the Susquehanna County Bar Association.

As a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, originally appointed in 2003, O'Connor is one of 16 members, of which 14 are attorneys and two are non-lawyers from across the state. The Disciplinary Board 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.

O'Connor has spoken widely on lawyer discipline and legal ethics and authored numerous articles on both topics. A graduate of the University of Scranton, O'Connor received his law degree from the St. Louis University Law School.

An active community member, the Susquehanna County resident works with the Boy Scouts of America, serves as solicitor for the Great Bend Fire Company and as a member/attendant for the Great Bend/Hallstead Volunteer Ambulance Company.

About the Disciplinary Board

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 the conduct and assure the 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 news release, please contact Rick Dapp at 717-975-2148 or rdapp@hersheyphilbin.com.