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Bender elected top appeals judge

on August 14, 2013 10:30 AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — A 12-year veteran of the Pennsylvania Superior Court is now the appeals court’s newest president judge. Members of the mid-level appellate panel elected John Bender unanimously during a session in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bender is assuming the post held most recently by Correale Stevens, who was appointed to a vacancy on the state Supreme Court on July 30. The position entails supervision of the court’s budget, spending, personnel, scheduling and case management.

Bender is a graduate of Penn State and Duquesne School of Law. He’s been a magisterial district judge, a private-practice lawyer and an Allegheny County prosecutor.

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