Rated Recommended to hold Judicial Office by the Allegheny County Bar Association
The Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association has rated Richard Thomas Ernsberger as Recommended to hold judicial office. The rating means that the Committee found that Richard possesses a reputation for the utmost integrity and the legal ability, experience, and temperament to excel as a judge of the court of Common Pleas.
The Allegheny County Bar Association's Judiciary Committee is a group of 24 lawyers independently elected by the 6,500 members of the ACBA. The Judiciary Committee is charged by the ACBA with evaluating all candidates for local, appellate, and federal courts who reside in Allegheny County.
The Judiciary Committee examines candidates strictly on their merit, without reference to political affiliation or activity. And also adheres to a strict policy of confidentiality; only the final decision reflecting a candidate's rating is released. (Note: Recommended Definition and description of the Judiciary Committee and its Judicial Ratings are sourced from the ACBA website)