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FEB 24, 2022 THURSDAY

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Program will be held via Zoom.

Jurist in Residence Lecture – Juvenile Justice Reform: What’s Next

Please join us for the 2022 Jurist in Residence Lecture – Juvenile Justice Reform: What’s Next. This lecture is sponsored by the Law and Government Institute and will be presented by The Honorable Royce L. Morris, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, who serves as Widener Law Commonwealth’s jurist in residence.

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One substantive CLE credit available in Pennsylvania (subject to approval). This program is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] 

In light of the highly publicized scandals involving the abuse of children at the Glen Mills reform school, Wordsworth and Devereaux, Governor Tom Wolf created a juvenile justice taskforce and for over 16 months, they studied the state’s juvenile justice system. In June of last year, they issued their report and recommendations. Now the question that must be answered: what’s next?


Judge Morris’s Biography
After more than 25 years of distinguished service as an attorney and civic service to his community, Royce Morris was elected to serve as a judge on the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in 2018.

Judge Morris earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Temple University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland. He also completed an intensive program at the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia.

He began his legal career working for the Dauphin County public defender’s office in 1991 and served as the office’s chief deputy from 1996-1999. In 1999, Judge Morris joined the law firm of Goldberg Katzman and was elevated to partner in 2002.

Throughout his legal career, Morris represented individuals and corporations in criminal matters and municipalities as solicitor and general counsel, often litigating complex and politically sensitive matters on behalf of those clients in state and federal courts.

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