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Judicial Conduct Board appoints new member

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The Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania recently appointed the Rev. Dr. James P. McCloskey, to the 12-member board.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appointed McCloskey to serve as a non-lawyer elector member of the board. His four-year term commenced June 20, 2020.

The Judicial Conduct Board is an independent body of Pennsylvania citizens comprised of three judges, three lawyers, and six non-lawyer electors. Half of the board members are appointed by the governor and half by the Supreme Court. The board’s members serve four-year terms, without pay, and no more than half of its appointed members may be from the same political party.

McCloskey, of Allegheny County, serves as senior advisor to the president for strategic initiatives, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Previously, McCloskey served in a variety of leadership and teaching positions with Holy Ghost Preparatory School, Bensalem; Congregation of the Holy Spirit, in Pittsburgh and in Rome, Italy; and Duquesne University. He also served in pastoral roles with St. Mark the Evangelist Church, New York City; Duquesne University; and the Diocese of San Pedro, Paraguay.

McCloskey was appointed to succeed Wilmarie González of Dauphin County. González’s term expires June 19.


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