Pa. Supreme Court Bans Appellate Staff From Practicing Law

Law360, Philadelphia (August 22, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously issued a rule prohibiting all aides and other staff for appellate judges from practicing law in the state, preventing them from both appearing in court and engaging in other forms of legal activity, except for personal, uncompensated work. 

The rule, which goes into effect immediately, comes in the wake of reports that the wife and chief judicial aide to one of the state’s seven justices has been receiving referral fees for connecting law firms with clients. In response to...
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