Widener Law administrator to lead Dauphin County court system review
Public Relations - Published: February 4, 2009
gedid con con 3Widener Law today announced that Professor John L. Gedid, vice dean of the school’s Harrisburg campus, will lead a committee charged with making recommendations for restructuring operations at the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas.

President Judge Richard A. Lewis named Gedid to the chairperson’s role of a group known as the Resolution Committee. The group will review the court system with an eye for ways the addition of two judges may affect day-to-day operations. The committee has been asked to make recommendations on how the court might adjust its work flow, divisions and space needs to accommodate the additional jurists and optimize efficiency.

The Pennsylvania Legislature recently authorized the addition of two judges to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas bench. Voters will choose the new judges in an upcoming election. The changes will bring the number of jurists to 10.

Gedid, who directs the Law & Government Institute at Widener Law, was also recently reappointed as one of Pennsylvania’s nine commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Sen. Robert Mellow made that appointment to an undefined term after Gedid’s previous, five-year term expired in November.