District attorneys to explore role of modern day prosecutor

September 05, 2012

A panel of eight Pennsylvania district attorneys moderated by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, a 1975 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, will discuss the evolution of the role of chief prosecutor at Penn State Law on Sept. 24. Students, faculty and residents are welcome to attend. On the panel are Penn State graduates Seth Williams (class of 1989) of Philadelphia; Anthony (Toni) Rosini (class of 1971) of Northumberland County; and Dickinson School of Law graduate David Freed (class of 1995) of Cumberland County.

The panel plans to explore the “challenges and triumphs of the modern day prosecutor” addressing issues such as the challenges presented by the evolution of technology, jury expectations, public perception, and ethics and integrity of convictions. 

Other panelists include: Berks County District Attorney John Adams, Butler County Judge Timothy McCune, Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin, and Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.

The event is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA). PDAA is comprised of approximately 1,000 members and is charged with providing uniformity and efficiency in the discharge of duties and functions of Pennsylvania's 67 district attorneys and their assistants. 

The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building on the University Park and will be broadcast simultaneously to the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium in Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa. A reception will follow in both locations. Attorneys attending the event can receive one hour of continuing legal education credit. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) is expected to broadcast the event.

  • The Hon. J. Michael Eakin of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will moderate a panel at Penn State Law on Sept. 24.

    IMAGE: Administrative Office of PA Courts

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