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May 7, 2007 - ACBA’s Ratings for Judicial Candidates in May 2007 Primary

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – May 7, 2007. The Allegheny County Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee has rated the following individuals who are running for a judgeship in the upcoming May primary. All of these individuals have been interviewed by the Judiciary Committee.

In the 2007 Pennsylvania Primary Elections, voters will be selecting candidates for the following judicial positions: Two (2) Pa Supreme Court Justices. Two (2) Judges on the PA Superior Court, and Four (4) judges on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.


SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

NAME RATED
Hon. Maureen Lally-Green Highly Recommended
Hon. Debra McCloskey Todd Highly Recommended

SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

Name RATED
Hon. Cheryl Allen Highly Recommended
Hon. Ronald W. Folino Highly Recommended
Christine L. Donohue Recommended
Jacqueline O. Shogan Recommended

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

Highly Recommended
John T. McVay, Jr., Esquire

Recommended
Cathleen Cawood Bubash, Esquire
Arnold I. Klein, Esquire
Michael E. McCarthy, Esquire
Shirley Novak, Esquire
Wrenna L. Watson, Esquire
Joseph K. Williams, Esquire

Not Recommended at this Time
Kelly Eileen Bigley, Esquire
Kathleen Miskovich, Esquire
Joseph Weinroth, Esquire

Each candidate is evaluated by the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association in the areas of temperament, experience in the field of law, academic achievement, honesty and integrity, reputation, general community interest and contributions to the profession.

The 24-member Judiciary Committee is elected at large by the 6,500-member Bar Association.

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