Philadelphia Bar Association
With five dozen candidates vying for limited seats on the Supreme Court, Common Pleas, Superior, Commonwealth and Municipal Courts in the Philadelphia area, most voters have never heard the names on the ballot.
“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”
“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.
It was an effort that began in 1998 by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The goal: to rename the Criminal Justice Center after renowned Judge Juanita Kidd Stout.
Philadelphia Family Court statistics show the backlog in child custody cases has been growing for the last three years.
A compromise landlord-tenant law that took five years to negotiate is under siege, just over a year after it passed.
Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.
Jeffrey Lindy, who served on a Philadelphia Bar Association committee studying the plan, says the contract might go to a for-profit law firm that would inevitably cut corners.
A local expert weighed in on the verdict reached in the George Zimmerman trial Saturday night.
What could Wednesday’s rulings mean for same-sex couples in our area?
It’s been nearly two years since the Court System began going after back debts, as part of a reform effort to combat chronic non-appearance by defendants in criminal cases.
It was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.
The Philadelphia Bar Association has decided to withdraw its lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia — at least for now — over a new law regulating lobbyists.
The Philadelphia Bar Association has investigated the local candidates and issued its recommendations.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was in Philadelphia to speak to almost 1,000 guests at the Philadelphia Bar Association luncheon.