Justice Unfunded – Justice Undone: Assuring Sustainable Funding for Courts

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle
Simulcast to Lewis Katz Building, University Park
2:00 p.m.

A distinguished list of speakers and panelists will discuss the consequences of an unfunded judiciary on democracy — whether in Pennsylvania or the other 49 states at both the state and federal levels. In addition, the forum will explore how Pennsylvania’s judiciary, as is true in other states, is joining with the other branches to be part of the solution, rather than a problem, in addressing the ongoing budget shortfalls.

The panel will be moderated by Dick Thornburgh, former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General, and will include Mary McQueen, President, National Center for State Courts, David Quam, Director Federal Relations, National Governors Association, The Honorable Dominic Pileggi, Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader, The Honorable Debra Todd, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and The Honorable Charles Zogby, Budget Secretary to Governor Tom Corbett.

Distinguished guests in attendance will include Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III, American Bar Association President William Robinson III, and Pennsylvania Bar Association President Matthew Crème.

The event is co-sponsored by the Law School, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, The Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence, and the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson College.

The program will be recorded for telecast by the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

Documents supporting the discussion:

aba_report_to_the_house_of_delegates

FY 11-12 budget statement

StCommCts2011 report and insert