The Pennsylvania Supreme Court greatly benefits from the experience and expertise of judges, lawyers and private citizens who accept volunteer appointments to serve on the Supreme Court’s boards and committees. There are currently nine vacancies on the PA Supreme Court, all of which have been posted on The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania’s website. Applications are due by Fri., Jan. 31.
The vacant positions include:
- Three positions on the Disciplinary Board (two for lawyers and one for a non-lawyer member). Lawyer applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania bar and all applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct and Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.
- There are two positions on the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. Law school faculty may not serve on this Board. Additionally, applicants should not apply for a membership position if, during that position’s term of service, they will have immediate family members who will be taking the bar examination or seeking membership in the Pennsylvania Bar.
- There is one position for a lawyer on the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board.
- There are two positions on the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee.
- There is one position on the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee.
Per the UJS Website: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appreciates your desire to participate in this service. There is no compensation for service. All inquiries will receive thoughtful and careful consideration based on the need for specific experience and expertise.