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207 Pa. Code Rule 3.0. Board Membership.

Rule 3.0. Board Membership.

   3.1. Officers.

 In accordance with Pa.R.J.E.A.B. Rule 104(a), the Supreme Court shall designate one Member to serve as Chair and another to serve as Vice-Chair.

   3.2. The Chair shall:

 3.2.1. Preside over the Board at all Board meetings.

 3.2.2. Decide all points of order, subject to appeal by no less than 2/3 of those Members present.

 3.2.3. The duties and powers of the Chair shall not be limited to those expressed herein but shall be subject to any law or rule otherwise duly promulgated and enacted.

   3.3. The Vice-Chair shall:

 3.3.1. Assist the Chair as requested or required.

 3.3.2. Serve in place of the Chair if the Chair is unable to execute the duties and responsibilities of the position.

   3.4. Standards of Member Conduct.

 3.4.1. Appellate and Trial Court Judge Members shall be bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct.

 3.4.2. Magisterial District Judge Members shall be bound by the Rules Governing Standards of Conduct of Magisterial District Judges.

 3.4.3. Attorney Members of the Board shall be bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct.

 3.4.4. Pa.R.J.E.A.B 105 and Section 5.0 hereof, evidence a strong commitment to encourage Judicial Officers to seek ethics advisory opinions and that all such communications to and from the Board are to be confidential. In light of these objectives, Members are relieved of any obligation under the Codes to report to an appropriate authority conduct of a Judicial Officer that is the subject of a Request permitted under these Regulations.

   3.5. Conflicts.

 Members shall refrain from participating in the work of either a Panel or Board that pertains to their own Request or in any other matter where a Member’s impartiality might reasonably be questioned.

   3.6. While acting in their official capacity, Judge Members shall be deemed to be performing a judicial function.

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