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December 09, 2018

Notice to Potential Judicial Candidates

The Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention of the Philadelphia Bar Association evaluates the qualifications of persons seeking appointment or election to the Philadelphia Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, and to Pennsylvania Appellate Courts when the candidate has a principal office or chambers in Philadelphia.

Individuals who wish to be considered for appointment, or who are considering filing for the 2019 primary election as judicial candidates, should visit the Judicial Commission page on the Philadelphia Bar Association website to obtain a Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, the Commission's Guidelines for Evaluation of Attorney and Judge Candidates, and the Bylaws of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

In order to ensure that each candidate receives a full and fair evaluation, the completed questionnaire should be returned by Friday, December 14, 2018 to Judicial Commission, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911 or to

All candidates who have previously been evaluated by the Commission must submit to a new review if they choose to run in the 2019 primary election.

Under the Commission's Guidelines, any candidates who do not participate in the Commission's evaluation process will receive "Not Recommended" ratings if they continue to pursue either appointment or election.

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