Applicants must be members of the Pennsylvania bar, except for two membership positions that are reserved for non-lawyer electors. In addition, applicants should be knowledgeable about the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct and Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement.
The Disciplinary Board meets four times per year in the eastern, middle and western parts of the Commonwealth. Meetings last from one to two days, and typically require overnight stays. Board members typically review 10-12 cases per meeting. Board members are assigned to sit on three-member panels for oral arguments and to administer public and private reprimands. Members are also assigned to sit on threemember panels as well as single-member panels to hear various miscellaneous matters.