204 Pa. Code § 604 - Noncompliance and Compliance Disputes: Judges

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

(a) If, after notification by the Department that a judge has failed to comply with these rules, or is determined to be deficient in his or her CJE requirement, such judge shall be notified in writing by the Board or Department of the nature of such noncompliance, and shall be given one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of the notice to remedy such noncompliance.
(b) Within one hundred eighty (180) days of a notice of noncompliance, a noncompliant judge must provide evidence of compliance or request a hearing before the Board.
(c) If, in response to a notice of noncompliance, a judge timely files a request for a hearing, the Board shall schedule a hearing pursuant to Rule 605.
(d) If the Board finds that the judge had reasonable cause for noncompliance, the judge shall have one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of notice of the Board's decision to correct the noncompliance. If compliance is not achieved without good cause shown within such period, the Board shall report the judge and the fact of the judge's noncompliance to the Supreme Court and to the Judicial Conduct Board.
(e) If a judge has been found by the Board to be in noncompliance with these rules, before a judge may be deemed compliant, the judge must have satisfied any prior years of noncompliance, unless any period thereof has been subject to waiver, not to exceed two (2) years worth of credits. Curing noncompliance is in addition to any current year requirements.
(f) Credit hours earned shall first be applied to satisfy the requirements of the compliance period which was the subject of the notice to the judge before any excess credits claimed may be applied to other requirements.

Notes

204 Pa. Code § 604
Adopted by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 50, No. 10. March 7, 2020, effective 3/7/2020

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