Women in the Pennsylvania Judiciary

PA Courts InfoShare

News Article

March 8, 2019

March is National Women’s History Month, an ideal time to look at the history of women in the Pennsylvania judiciary as well as those women currently serving.

Almost 90 years after electing the commonwealth’s first female judge, 30 percent of Pennsylvania’s active judges are now women. Three women currently serve on the seven-member Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and a majority of the judges serving on both the Superior Court (79 percent) and Commonwealth Court (67 percent) are women.

The infographic below highlights data about women in the judiciary. Download a high-resolution version of the graphic.

Women in the Pennsylvania Judiciary

PA Courts InfoShare is an infographic produced monthly by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) that visually highlights the work of the courts with interesting data and statistics obtained through the judiciary’s case management systems, interactive dashboards and other research. Reproduction is encouraged with source cited.





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