Judicial Independence Benefit 2020

Judicial Independence Benefit 2020 logo

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts' fifth annual Judicial Independence Benefit was held as a virtual event on Thursday, November 19th. 

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR, was the event's keynote speaker. PMC also presented the Judge Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. Award to Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center. He was honored for his leadership in providing millions of people with access to nonpartisan civic education, his advocacy of an independence judiciary, and for his dedication to informing people about the courts through his writing. The benefit began with a wine and chocolate pairing discussion led by sommelier in training, Isabel Hirshberg.

If you were not able to join is, you can watch the event by clicking here

Thank you for everyone who sponsored, attended, or donated to this event, for helping to make it a success!



Proponent sponsors' logos


Reformer sponsors' logos

Robert & Eileen Kennedy Heim

James & Jennifer Martin

W. Thomas McGough, Jr.


Blank Rome LLP & Sophia Lee

Duane Morris LLP

E. Rhoda Shaten Charitable Foundation

Sarah Gitchell

Hogan Lovells

Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC

Judy Leone

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Thomas R. Nathan

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP & Ronald L. Hicks, Jr.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP