Pennsylvania Bar Association President Credits Voters for Making Informed Decisions

HARRISBURG (Nov. 7, 2007) - Pennsylvania Bar Association President Andrew F. Susko issued the following statement regarding results from yesterday's judicial retention elections:

"We are very pleased that the citizens of Pennsylvania chose to make informed decisions about their judges on Election Day and rejected the call to remove all of the judicial retention candidates from office based on a single issue. These judges deserved to be judged fairly and on the basis of their entire record of service, which was thoroughly evaluated by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission. The retention of all seven statewide appellate judges demonstrates that this was truly the people's 'verdict' and confirms the appropriateness of retaining those judges who daily perform admirable public service in courtrooms across the Commonwealth."

Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 29,000 lawyers who are members of the association.