In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, three men were
born who would define the modern-day concepts of our
constitutional democracy and the role of the judiciary.
William Penn, John Marshall, and Robert H. Jackson
each made significant contributions to the framework
of democracy that gave voice to the shared principles
expressed in the U.S. Constitution. Justice Max Baer will
explore these themes from his view on the bench of the Pennsylvania Supreme
Court. – Justice Max Baer, J.D.
This event will be held at the Warren County Courthouse on
204 4th Avenue, Warren, PA 16365
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, J.D., was elected to the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003, and assumed his duties
on January 5, 2004. Prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court, Justice Baer
served on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County from January 1990
to December 2003. During this tenure, Justice Baer implemented far-reaching
reforms to both Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations, earning him statewide
and national recognition. Justice Baer eventually was assigned to the Civil
Division, where he continued to distinguish himself until assuming his new
duties on the Supreme Court. Justice Baer has served on numerous boards,
including Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Catholic Charities, and the
Consumer Credit Counseling Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of
Pittsburgh and Duquesne School of Law.