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:
- Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee - There is one position available. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure governing domestic relations matters and be experienced in family law practice in Pennsylvania.
- IOLTA Board - There is one position available. Applicants should be familiar with legal practice and procedure in Pennsylvania federal or state courts. Experience with financial institution practices is also beneficial. Applicants should have an understanding of and/or appreciation for the delivery of civil legal aid to the indigent.
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 June 30, 2021.