FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY:

The Commonwealth Court was created in 1970 as a result of the Constitutional Convention of 1967-68. The Court was expanded to nine judges in 1977.

In 2000, the Court celebrated its 30th Anniversary with over 200 people attending a dinner in Harrisburg.

(L to R): Former Judge (and original member of the Commonwealth Court) Glenn E. Mencer receiving a gift from President Judge Joseph T. Doyle at the Court’s 30th Anniversary dinner in 2000.

On June 22, 2010, the Historical Society helped the Commonwealth Court celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a reception and dinner.

Pictures from the Commonwealth Court's 40th Anniversary Reception and Dinner
at the Harrisburg Crowne Plaza on June 22, 2010:

Dinner at the Crowne Plaza with 160 people in attendance

 

Jonathan Vipond (President Judge Bowman's first law clerk) on left, and Senior Judge Jim Flaherty

 

From L to R: Former Chief Clerk Chip Hostutler, former law clerk Sean Welby, and Judge Dan Pellegrini

 

Penn State University Dickinson School of Law Professor Harvey Feldman (left) and
Senior Judge Keith Quigley

 

Former Senator Robert Jubelirer and Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer

 

From L to R: Former President Judge Bowman Law Clerk Kevin McKeon, Judge Kevin Brobson, Common Pleas Court Judge and former President Judge Bowman Law Clerk Rick Gray

 

From L to R: Attorney Matthew Creme, Jr., Judge Robin Simpson, Judge Patricia McCullough,
Judge Johnny Butler

 

From L to R: Deputy General Counsel Greg Dunlap, Former Justice William Lamb, Deputy Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Tom Darr

 

Commonwealth Court Chief Clerk Mike Krimmel and his wife Jeannie Krimmel

 

From L to R: Secretary Lynn Walker, Fomer Secretary Shirley Romberger, and her husband Ken Romberger

 

From L to R: Secretary Lynn Walker, Fomer President Judge Ted Doyle, Former Law Clerks Bob Shea and Mark Morrow

 

Deputy Attorney General Alexis Barbieri announcing the recipients of the annual Barbieri Awards to two students from PSU Dickinson School of Law and Widener Law School for excellence in Administrative Law

 

Senior Judge Barry Feudale and his wife Violette

 

From L to R: Master of Ceremony and former Prothonotary Dan Schuckers and Justice Max Baer

 

From L to R: Lycoming County Judge and former PJ Bowman Law Clerk Rick Gray, President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter, Senator Stewart Greenleaf

 

From L to R: Senator Stewart Greenleaf, Representative Thomas Caltagirone, President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter

 

President Judge Leadbetter

 

Former President Judge Ted Doyle

 

Pennsylvania Bar Association Officer Matthew Creme, Jr. and President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter

 

President Judge Bonnie Leadbetter and Master of Ceremony and Former Prothonotary Dan Schuckers

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Historical Society

Preserving the history of one of the nation's unique judicial institutions


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