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July 11, 2019

Judicial Retention Recommendations of the Montgomery Bar Association Judiciary Committee for the 2019 General Election

The Judiciary Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association is charged with interviewing and rating candidates for the position of Judge on the Court of Common Pleas. The Judiciary Committee is composed of 34 lawyers of diverse backgrounds, ages, practices and geographic areas of Montgomery County with nearly 1,000 years of combined legal experience.

The Committee is charged to rate a sitting Judge as recommended for retention or not recommended for retention.

The Committee considers and rates the candidates on the following criteria:

  • Integrity;
  • Good moral character;
  • Industry;
  • Good health;
  • Legal ability;
  • Bench trial, jury trial or evidentiary hearing experience;
  • Judicial temperament (patience, courtesy, compassion, impartiality, humility, even temper, sense of fairness).

The Bar considers this procedure a public service.

The Montgomery Bar Association RECOMMENDS that the following Judges be retained:

The Honorable Carolyn T. Carluccio
The Honorable Patricia E. Coonahan
The Honorable Wendy Demchick-Alloy
The Honorable Lois E. Murphy
The Honorable Garrett D. Page
The Honorable Gary S. Silow
The Honorable Kelly C. Wall

About the Montgomery Bar Association

Established in 1885 to professionalize the county’s practice of law, the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA) is one of our nation’s oldest and most respected bar associations, representing over 2,100 legal professionals in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Now, as then, the MBA exists to uphold legal and ethical standards in our legal community. As the third largest Bar in Pennsylvania, the MBA has a longstanding tradition of service to its membership and the community. For members, the MBA offers an important arena for networking, professional development and education. For the community, the MBA serves as a trusted legal resource, offering education, legal assistance and funds and resources for individuals and agencies in need. The Association is actively engaged in public service through community outreach, free educational events offered throughout the year, programs like the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, the Mock Trial Competitions for high-school students, and more. For more information on the Montgomery Bar Association, visit