In this article, Shareholder John S. Summers and Associate Rebecca Santoro Melley look at the Court of Judicial Discipline’s jurisprudence since its inception twenty years ago. The first part provides a brief historical overview of judicial discipline in Pennsylvania and then describes the role of the Board and Court. The Board’s and Court’s procedures and caseloads are also highlighted. The second part divides the broad judicial ethics principles into nine substantive areas and summarizes the Court’s rulings in each.

This article was originally published in The Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly.

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