Campaign Contributions & Judicial Recusal - CLE & CJE Ethics Webinar

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This CLE & CJE ethics webinar will discuss the impact of campaign contributions on recusal requests.

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Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and Morgan Lewis invite you to a discussion on the impact of campaign contributions on recusal requests. In this one-hour program, our panelists will discuss:

  • Judicial conduct rules, Pennsylvania's judicial disciplinary system, and relevant Pennsylvania case law
  • Recusal rules, press releases, and cases particular to campaign contributions
  • The impact of Citizens United, Republican Party of Minnesota v White, and Caperton in Pennsylvania given the election of judges
  • How lawyers should approach a recusal request when campaign contributions underlie the request


Judge Deborah A. Kunselman | Pennsylvania Superior Court

Retired Judge Patricia A. McInerney | JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator

Dana E. Becker | Partner, Morgan Lewis


CJE and CLE ethics credit in PA is currently pending approval.


Please contact Kathleen Moyer at moyer@pmconline.org or +1.215.569.1150.

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ensuring that all Pennsylvanians can come to our courts with confidence that they will be heard by qualified, fair, and impartial judges.

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