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Errant Judges and Lawyers: What to Do? (NO CREDIT)
Price: FREE
Course №:POD 2071N
Course Level: Basic
Duration: 6 Hours
Original Program Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
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This course, recorded live in June 2011, is offered free, for no CLE credit, as a service to the bench and bar.
 
The recent juvenile justice scandal that rocked the courts of Luzerne County sent tremors throughout the Commonwealth and undermined the public’s confidence in our ability to police our own. In response, the Interbranch Commission was created to investigate the situation in Luzerne County and make recommendations on what can be done to improve the administration of juvenile justice throughout Pennsylvania. In May 2010, the Commission released its report and recommendations. Pennsylvania Bar Association President Gretchen Mundorff created a Task Force to study the Interbranch Commission Report and identify concrete ways in which those recommendations can be implemented.
 
The Task Force CLE Subcommittee designed this program to address our responsibilities as members of the bar and officers of the court. Our faculty highlights what each of us can do to restore the confidence and faith of the people of Pennsylvania in their bar and judiciary.
 
Topics include:
  • The Code of Judicial Conduct, Rules of Professional Conduct and the requirements for judges and lawyers to report misconduct by other judges and lawyers
  • The Judicial Conduct Board, its processes, complaint procedure and internal operating procedures
  • The Court of Judicial Discipline, its operation and procedures
  • The Juvenile Act and the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedures
  • The Disciplinary Board, its reporting procedures and operations
  • The New Juvenile Rule Amendments
  • Interbranch Commission Task Force Recommendations

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Hon. James P. Bradley, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, Media
Eleanor L. Bush, Esq., SWAN Legal Training Division Manager, Family Design Resources, Inc., Pittsburgh
Hon. John M. Cleland, Senior Judge, McKean County Court of Common Pleas, Smethport
Joseph A. Curcillo, III, Esq., Curcillo Law LLC, Harrisburg
Robert H. Davis, Jr., Esq., Law Office of Robert H. Davis, Jr., Harrisburg
Hon. Stephanie Domitrovich, Ph.D., Erie County Court of Common Pleas, Erie
Hon. Robert A. Graci, Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board, Harrisburg
Robert G. Kochems, Esq., Mercer County District Attorney's Office, Mercer
Guerline Ladouceur-Laurore, Esq., Law Office of Guerline L. Laurore P.C., Coudersport
Justice Emeritus William H. Lamb, Lamb McErlane PC, West Chester
Jason J. Legg, Esq., Susquehanna County District Attorney's Office, Montrose
Robert L. Listenbee, Jr., Esq., Chief, Juvenile Unit, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Hon. Andrea Marceca-Strong, Esq., Court of Common Pleas of York County, York
Joseph A. Massa, Jr., Esq., Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Gretchen Mundorff, Esq., Watson Mundorff Brooks & Sepic, LLC, Connelsville
Grace R. Schuyler, Esq., Rite Aid Corp., Camp Hill
James C. Schwartzman, Esq., Stevens & Lee, P.C., Philadelphia
Hon. Debbie O'Dell-Seneca, President Judge, Washington County Court of Common Pleas, Washington
Hon. John C. Uhler, Senior Judge, Court of Common Pleas of York County, York
Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr., Esq., Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia

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icon_acrobatThis is a NON-credit course. (Read more) (1 Page)
icon_acrobatCourse Outline (Slides in Note-Taking Format) (33 Pages, 406 KB)
icon_acrobatWritten Materials (347 Pages, 11 MB)
icon_acrobatHandout (Supplemental Materials) (130 Pages, 916 KB)
icon_acrobatMajor Ethics Rules Changes (Rev. August 2009) (ETHICS COURSES ONLY) (2 Pages, 26 KB)

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