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, Former 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