The Court of Judicial Discipline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was established by Constitutional Amendment adopted on May 18, 1993 and declared in effect by the Governor's Office on August 11, 1993. The Court of Judicial Discipline has jurisdiction over all judicial officers in Pennsylvania, and must hear and decide formal charges which are filed against a judicial officer. Judicial officers include all Magisterial District Judges; Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court and the Superior Court; and Justices of the Supreme Court. The Court of Judicial Discipline has the authority to impose sanctions, ranging from a reprimand to removal from office, if the formal charges are sustained.
The initial members of the Court were appointed during the fall of 1993 and sworn in on November 23, 1993, with terms dating back to August 16, 1993. The Court's permanent offices are located at The Pennsylvania Judicial Center, 601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 5500, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Judges of the Court of Judicial Discipline
President Judge Bernard L. McGinley
Charles A. Clement, Jr.
John R. Cellucci
Timothy F. McCune
Robert J. Colville
The Court of Judicial Discipline of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 5500
P.O. Box 62595, Harrisburg, PA 17106-2595
Phone: (717) 772-3771 • Fax: (717) 772-3774
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