The Supreme Court is supported by select boards, committees and commissions, consisting of more than 180 unpaid appointed lawyers and non-lawyers.
The panels have a wide range of responsibilities and functions. Some make recommendations to the court for amendments, revisions or simplification of court procedural rules. Others regulate the practice of law, oversee continuing legal education for lawyers and administer funds to assist individuals unable to pay for legal services. Still others advise on keeping the courts free of bias and discrimination and on long-range planning.
The Supreme Court welcomes interest from members of the public in serving on these advisory bodies. If you would like to be considered to serve on a board, committee or commission, submit an application and cover letter expressing your reasons of interest to Diane Bowser of the Advisory Board Membership. Contact information is listed to the right.
Acknowledgement of application is only possible to those who enclose an email address or a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only one submission per year will be accepted, but single submissions may be considered for a variety of appointments. During the year, there may be one or more committee or board appointment opportunities, but given the number of available opportunities and the term lengths of appointments, no immediate appointments may be available for consideration when you express interest in service.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appreciates your desire to participate in this public service. All inquiries will receive thoughtful and careful consideration based on the available opportunities and relevant needs for specific experience and expertise.
Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
Advisory Board Membership
Attn: Diane Bowser
1515 Market St., Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102