Wondering how judicial discipline works?
This course will cover the history, development, and function of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board and the Court of Judicial Discipline.
The Court of Judicial Discipline hears complaints and formal charges against judicial officers in the Commonwealth. Panelists will explore the long history of judicial discipline in Pennsylvania, the catalyzing events of judicial indiscretion which led to the establishment of this Court in 1993, the constitutional amendment and the legislative provisions which shaped and formed the Court. After describing the Court’s past, panelists will examine its present function.
Panelists will discuss the Court’s operations, its management of cases, and the Board of Judicial Conduct, which brings complaints against judicial officers. Panelists will describe the make-up of the court and its governing laws, including the Code of Judicial Conduct. Participants will leave the course with a clear understanding of the role and function of the Court of Judicial Discipline in Pennsylvania.
Participants will learn:
- The history of the development of judicial discipline in Pennsylvania
- The role of the Judicial Conduct Board
- The constitutional and legislative provisions that led to the establishment of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline
- The role and function of the Court of Judicial Discipline today
Co-sponsored by the Judicial Administration Committee.
All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded in December 2022.