A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

The House and Senate are in session on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   The House has 19 voting days and the Senate has 17 voting days until the July 1 deadline to pass a State budget.

Governor signs Juvenile Judges Commission Bill

Governor Corbett signed into law  House Bill 1546 (Toohil-R-Luzerne) further providing for powers and duties of the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.  Click for summary and House Fiscal Note.  The bill  is now Act 42.

House Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday

The House Judiciary Committee will consider the following bills:  House Bill 1815 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) providing for the merit selection of judges, House Bill 1816 (Cutler-R-Lancaster) providing for the merit selection of Appellate Court judges, House Bill 1997 (Matzie-D-Allegheny) further providing for exemptions from jury duty, Senate Bill 100 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) providing for sentencing and parole reform.

 

The Free Student Research Center is now OPEN. It will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9AM to 3PM. The Free Student Research Center is available for use by attorneys who are current members of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and who are court-appointed to the case for which they seek research (either state or CJA!). The Free Student Research Center is located in the Jack Myers Memorial Lounge on the Third Floor of the CJC.

You may make a research request in person or via the Criminal Justice Section website at http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/CJResearch?appNum=1

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