Timothy P. Brennan has been named a Senior Member of the Hearing Committee for Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. This is part of the administrative body responsible for enforcing attorney ethical duties.
Timothy P. Brennan has been named an Senior Member of the Hearing Committee for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board is an independent agency created in 1972 under the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to enforce ethical rules imposed on attorneys practicing in Pennsylvania. Experienced members have increased responsibilities regarding the management of disciplinary matters before the hearing committees.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the exclusive body which regulated the conduct of attorneys in Pennsylvania. The Disciplinary Board assists the Court in its duties to ensure that attorneys abide by rules of conduct. The Disciplinary Board plays a major role in safeguarding the integrity of the legal system.
Hearing Committee Members are lawyers who are appointed to three-year terms and can be reappointed once. They serve on a voluntary, unpaid basis. Each of the four districts in Pennsylvania has Hearing Committees composed of three-member panels. The Committees hear cases and review files concerning attorneys located within that district.
The appointment is effective July 1, 2015 and allows Mr. Brennan to chair hearing committees.