The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is aided by select boards, committees, commissions and councils consisting of more than 180 appointed volunteers – most, but not all, are lawyers and judges.
The panels have a wide range of responsibilities and functions. Some make recommendations to the Court for amendments, revisions or simplification of court procedural rules. Others regulate the practice of law, oversee continuing legal education for lawyers and administer funds to assist individuals unable to pay for legal services. Still others advise on keeping the courts free of bias and discrimination and on long-range planning.
There are currently two vacancies on these panels:
- Minor Court Rules Committee – Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Conduct, Office Standards and Civil Procedure for magisterial district judges and courts, and experienced in magisterial district court practice.
- Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Board – Applicants should be familiar with legal practice and procedure in Pennsylvania federal or state courts. Applicants should have an understanding of and/or appreciation for the delivery of civil legal aid to the indigent. Experience with financial institution practices is also beneficial.
Application information may be found on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania website. Applications are due by August 31, 2019.