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:
- Committee on Rules of Evidence – There are four positions available. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence and possess trial court experience.
- Minor Court Rules Committee – There is one position available. Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Conduct, Office Standards, and Civil Procedure for magisterial district judges and courts and be experienced in magisterial district court practice.
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 July 31, 2021.