All courts shall be open; and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation shall have remedy by due course of law, without sale, denial or delay. – Pennsylvania Constitution

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Raising awareness when a lawyer is disciplined

The agency that regulates the practice of law in Pennsylvania is making it easier for the public to determine when an attorney is disciplined.

 

The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is posting notice on its website when an attorney is disbarred, suspended or publicly reprimanded. The board also is issuing news releases to media outlets in communities where the attorney does business when any new action happens.

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Supreme Court Continues to Strengthen Rules to Protect Kids in Court

Masters and hearing officers who hear cases in juvenile court will be required to meet consistent experience, education and training standards, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille announced today. The requirements are contained in new rules adopted by the Supreme Court.

“This is the 58th step we’ve taken to protect children’s rights when involved in the justice system,” said Chief Justice Castille. “Besides standardizing requirements across the state for the first time ever, we’ll ensure that masters and hearing officers who hear juvenile cases are properly educated about the Juvenile Act, child development and the problems unique to the relationship between children and their families.”

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