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Nov. 18, 2015 | Vol. 16, No. 64
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 

A Statement from
Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge III

The daily dribs and drabs from various public figures regarding "Porngate" are corrosive and have contributed to the erosion of public confidence in our justice system. This must come to an end. Slowly, but surely, the judiciary, the attorney general's office and other prosecutors have come under attack. The stakes are high for the individuals involved. However, the stakes are even higher for the citizens of this Commonwealth who deserve a Supreme Court and Judicial Conduct Board whose credibility is beyond reproach.

I join with others in the press, judiciary and members of the bar in calling for an independent investigation to once and for all tell us the full unvarnished truth of what happened, when it happened and who was involved. Only when there is a full accounting of all the facts can we take necessary action to restore the public's trust in our justice system.


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Albert S. Dandridge III

Chancellor

 

Annual Meeting Luncheon Dec. 8

Chancellor-Elect Gaetan J. Alfano, a partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, will outline his plans for 2016 at the Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Hyatt at The Bellevue on Tuesday, Dec. 8. at 12 p.m.

The Philadelphia Bar Association will be presenting two awards at the Annual Meeting Luncheon.

The 2015 Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award recognizes a jurist who adheres to the highest ideals of judicial service.

The 2015 PNC Achievement Award honors a member who has made significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice.

Election of officers and members of the Board of Governors will also be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Ballroom Level of the Hyatt at The Bellevue. Officers to be elected are Vice Chancellor, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and five members of the Board of Governors for three-year terms.

Hyatt at The Bellevue is located at 200 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. For more information on the Annual Meeting Luncheon and to register, click here.