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 five vacancies on these panels:
- Criminal Procedural Rules Committee - There are three positions available. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure and experienced in state criminal practice in Pennsylvania.One of these vacancies must be filled by a magisterial district judge who is also an attorney.
- Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee - There is one position available. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules and experienced in Orphans’ Court practice in Pennsylvania.
- Continuing Legal Education Board - There is one position available. Applicants must be active members of the Pennsylvania Bar with their primary residency in Pennsylvania. In addition, applicants should be knowledgeable about legal practice and procedures in Pennsylvania state or federal courts.
If you would like to be considered to serve on a board, committee, advisory group, or related independent entity, email the application, cover letter, resume, and other pertinent information expressing your reasons of interest to SCApplications@pacourts.us.
Application information may be found on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania website. Applications are due by October 31, 2020.