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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Judiciary Committee Announces Judicial Retention Recommendations

Norristown, PA - The Judiciary Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association is charged with interviewing and rating candidates for the position of judge of the Court of Common Pleas. The Judiciary Committee is composed of 34 lawyers of diverse backgrounds, ages, practices and geographic areas of Montgomery County with a combined legal practice exceeding 1000 years.  Each candidate is evaluated individually and not as compared to other candidates. The purpose of the ratings is to educate the public as to whether the Bar Association recommends the retention of judges who have been serving on the Bench and to assist the electorate in their evaluation of judicial retention candidates on Election Day, November 3, 2009.  The Committee makes a recommendation based upon the combined experience of committee members who have appeared before the judges in court and recommends the following judges be retained for an additional ten (10) year term on the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery County.

Montgomery Bar Association - 2009 Judiciary Committee Judicial Retention Recommendations:

  • The Honorable R. Stephen Barrett (Recommended for Retention)
  • The Honorable Bernard A. Moore   (Recommended for Retention)

Any questions or comments regarding the judiciary recommendations should be directed to: Robert F. Morris, Esq. or William H. Pugh, V, Esq.               


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About the Montgomery Bar Association...

Established in 1885 to professionalize the county’s practice of law, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) is one of our nation’s oldest and most respected bar associations, representing over 2,100 legal professionals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Now, as then, the MBA exists to uphold legal and ethical standards in our legal community.  As the third largest Bar in Pennsylvania, the MBA has a longstanding tradition of service to its membership and the community.   For members, the MBA offers an important arena for networking, professional development and education.  For the community, the MBA serves as a legal resource offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need.  The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more.  For more information on the Montgomery Bar Association, visit www.montgomerybar.org.