April 25, 2007
Public Forum April 27 for Judicial Candidates
As a public service and to better inform the process of making newspaper endorsements in the May 15 Pennsylvania Primary, the Committee of Seventy and the editorial boards of the Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Inquirer are holding a public forum for Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas candidates on Friday, April 27.
The program begins at 8:30 a.m. in Room 303 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (enter at 12th and Arch Streets) The room opens at 8 a.m. and the program starts promptly at 8:30 a.m.
The Philadelphia Bar Association is serving as a community partner in this program. The event will be moderated by Lynn A. Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, who will coordinate questioning by members of the newspapers' editorial boards and audience members, time permitting. Candidates will be invited to present a two-minute summary of their credentials, after which the panel members will pose questions. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is open to the public, but attendees are requested to pre-register by sending a brief message to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 215-854-4542.