Graci assumed the role of chief counsel on October 1. He comes to the JCB from the Harrisburg office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott. He is a former assistant executive deputy state attorney general, and he previously served as a Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge.
Graci told The Legal Intelligencer (subscription required) that he “fully expects” to be part of the conversation as the JCB continues to consider recommendations from a report on Pennsylvania’s judicial conduct system issued by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Discipline. As a former member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Task Force on the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice and chair of its Continuing Legal Education Program Development Subcommittee, Graci made efforts to educate lawyers and the greater legal community on how the judicial discipline process works. This is an initiative that he intends to continue in his new role as chief counsel.