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Subcommittee Chair: Jerry Grimaud, Esq.
  Richard H. Galloway, Esq.
Subcommittee Members: Joel Fishman, Ph.D.
  John L. Gedid, Esq.
  Shira J. Goodman, Esq.
  Joann M. Jofery, Esq.
  Michael J. McDonald, Esq.
  Rhoda Shear Neft, Esq.
  Arthur L. Piccone, Esq.
  Steven (Tim) Riley, Esq.
  David E. Robbins, Esq.
  Carol A. Shelly, Esq.

Article V of Pennsylvania’s Constitution makes up about one-third of the Constitution as it involves the Commonwealth’s Judiciary.

The Article V Subcommittee intends to examine Article V issues going to –

1. Judicial Conduct System, including (a) Reporting Judicial Officials, (b) Protecting Confidences and (c) Insuring Quick & Thorough Investigations;

2. Judicial Selection & Financing Judicial Campaigns;

3. Representation of the Indigent Including Juveniles; and,

4. Funding Pennsylvania's Courts So As to Guarantee an Effective Judiciary.

These issues were selected not to the exclusion of other Article V issues as the Subcommittee may later consider.

Public Hearings

The Article V Subcommittee anticipates holding public hearings between 1:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m. on the following dates --

March 16, 2011 - Widener Law School, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg

April 27, 2011 - Wilkes University, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Second Floor of the Henry Student Center, Wilkes-Barre

May 4, 2011 - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wanamaker Building, Penn Square East, 10th Floor, Philadelphia

June 3, 2011 - Hermitage Municipal Building, Hermitage

Written submissions to the Article V Subcommittee are welcomed.

As a condition to appearing before the Article V Subcommittee at a public hearing, please apply for permission to make an oral statement at a public hearing at least fourteen (14) days in advance. Your written submission must accompany your application.

Application to Appear


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