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April 28, 2015

Pathway to a More Inclusive Bench CLE May 20

Fairness and impartiality are the hallmarks of a truly equitable system of justice. Such a system both inspires and depends upon public trust and confidence in the justice system.

One significant method of improving the perception of impartiality in our justice system is to elect judges who represent the racial, ethnic and gender composition of the people they serve. However, this requires the willingness of attorneys of color and women attorneys to seek election to the judiciary and an understanding of the complicated process of running for the bench.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Petrese B. Tucker, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper and Court of Common Pleas Judge Jacqueline F. Allen will discuss the logistics of Pennsylvania elections and the process involved in running for election for a judicial position at a Wednesday, May 20 CLE program. Additional speakers for the program include former Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson and attorneys Lisette M. McCormick and Rhonda Hill Wilson.

The 1.5 substantive CLE credit program will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th Floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets. Click here to register.
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