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 vacancies on the following panels:
- Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee – Applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules and experienced in Orphans’ court practice in Pennsylvania.
- Continuing Legal Education Board – 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.
- Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness – Applicants should have a strong interest in promoting nondiscrimination.
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, 2022.