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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Widener Law Commonwealth
Administration Building, A180
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Jurist in Residence Lecture - Bail: Risk, Release & Reform

Please join us for the annual Jurist in Residence Lecture. The lecture entitled, Bail: Risk Release & Reform, will be presented by Chief Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The following individuals will serve as experts on the lecture panel:

Hon. Richard A. Lewis
President Judge
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas

Heidi Freese
Federal Public Defender
Middle District of Pennsylvania

David J. Freed
United States Attorney
The United States Attorney's Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Nyssa Taylor, Esquire
Criminal Justice Policy Counsel
ACLU of Pennsylvania

Judge Susan E. Schwab was appointed Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2012.  She assumed the role of Chief Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2017.

She spent 11 years in public service with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Auditor General, Deputy Chief Counsel and Deputy State Treasurer for Administration for Treasury, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration and Deputy Chief Counsel for the Democratic Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Prior to that, Judge Schwab was in private law practice with Rhoads & Sinon, LLP in Harrisburg and Semanoff, Orsmby, Greenberg and Torchia, LLC in Huntingdon Valley.

Judge Schwab is from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and graduated summa cum laude from Wilkes College. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law, where she served as an Internal Editor of the Widener Journal of Public Law. She graduated magna cum laude and was the law school’s first valedictorian. 

Judge Schwab has been a member of the Board of Overseers of Widener University School of Law and the Chair of the Widener University School of Law Harrisburg Campus Diversity Advisory Board. 

Please click here to register.

One free substantive CLE credit available. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.