Informational Video Produced For Disciplinary Board Of Pennsylvania Receives AVA Gold Award

(Lemoyne, Pa.) The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has been recognized for its informational video “Assuring the Citizen Access to the Commonwealth’s Legal System” with an Ava Gold Award. The video, produced and submitted by GK Visual, was selected among 2,200 entries in the 2008 international competition.

The Ava Awards is an international competition that recognizes the outstanding accomplishment of creative professionals in the audio and visual technology industry. Entries include film, analog and digital productions viewable in a wide spectrum of mediums ranging from movie screens to computers. The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals is the international organization that administers and judges the competition.

The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency funded by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. It consists of 16 members, of whom 14 are attorneys and two are non-lawyers, from across the state. The Board assists the Supreme Court in carrying out its exclusive jurisdiction over the licensing and discipline of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The members meet regularly to decide cases, policies, and board administrative matters.

The award-winning video provides an overview of the Disciplinary Board and a simplified version of its policies and procedures within the Pennsylvania legal system. Led by a narrator, the viewer is taken step-by-step through the structure of the organization, and rights of the citizens of Pennsylvania when filing a complaint regarding the performance of an attorney.

“The video is a valuable source for Pennsylvania citizens and attorneys to access pertinent information concerning our legal system. We are honored that the video was selected as an award recipient,” said Executive Director of the Disciplinary Board Joseph Farrell.

The video is available online at the Disciplinary Board’s Web site ( DVD copies of the video are available by request from the Disciplinary Board. Contact the main administrative office in Lemoyne by calling 717-731-7073, or by fax at 717-731-7080.

About Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

The Disciplinary Board’s goals are to protect the general public, maintain a high standard of integrity in the legal profession, and safeguard the reputation of the courts in Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to review conduct and assure compliance by all attorneys to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct. For more information about the Disciplinary Board, please visit or contact Megan Kurtz at 717-432-2468 or