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Professor Laurel Terry helps shape Pennsylvania’s new Code of Judicial Conduct


On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted a new Code of Judicial Conduct which will take effect July 1, 2014. This is the first update to the Pennsylvania Judicial Code in more than forty years.  The Supreme Court’s press release explains some of the history of the new Code:

In 2011, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania established a work group, chaired by Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus, to recommend proposed revisions to the Pennsylvania Code of Judicial Conduct. The work group, which included judges, lawyers and academicians, reviewed the 2007 American Bar Association Model Code of Judicial Conduct and codes from other states in making its recommendations. The new code adopted today reflects the work of that committee.

Professor Laurel S. Terry served on this nine-person committee chaired by Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Anne E. Lazarus. Additional information about these new changes is available in the Legal Intelligencer.  

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