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n Friday, July 28, 2017, Judge
George A. Pagano took office
for a term of one year as the
President of the Pennsylvania Conference
of State Trial Judges. Previous Presidents
of the PCSTJ from Delaware County
were the Honorable Francis J. Catania
and the Honorable Joseph t. Labrum, Jr.
The primary purposes of the PCSTJ are
to provide judicial education and ethics
advice to its members, the 450 trial
judges of Pennsylvania.
Judge George A. Pagano was elected
in November 1997 to a ten-year term
on the Court of Common Pleas and
was retained in 2007 to serve a second
ten-year term. During his 14 years in
the Civil Section and five years in the Criminal Section, he has
presided over more than 500 jury trials.
Judge Pagano grew up in Delaware County and graduated
from Springfield High School. He then attended the University
of Pennsylvania and received a B.S. in Economics cum laude
from the Wharton School. He obtained a J.D. degree from the
University of Michigan Law School and a Master of Laws
degree in Taxation from Temple University Law School.
Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Pagano practiced
law in Delaware County for over twenty years and was an active
member of the Delaware County Bar Association, serving as the
Editor of the Legal Journal, the Chairman of the Legal Journal
Committee and a Board Member for two terms. Judge Pagano
was also the Treasurer and a Board Member of the Delaware
County Legal Assistance Association.

Judge Pagano served Springfield
Township for 14 years. For eight years he
was a Commissioner, eventually becoming
the President of the Board. Later he
served the Township as a Solicitor. Judge
Pagano was also a Solicitor for many other
municipalities and organizations, including
the Delaware County Board of Assessment
Appeals, Colwyn Borough, the GarrettfordDrexel Hill Fire Company, and the
Volunteer Fireman's Relief Association of
Upper Darby Township. He is an honorary
member of the Garrettford-Drexel Hill Fire
Company.
During his tenure on the bench,
Judge Pagano has received a Certificate
in General Jurisdiction Trial Skills and a
Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the National Judicial
College. He has been an active member of the Guy G. deFuria
American Inn of Court, which is dedicated to the improvement
of trial court litigation skills. He served as President of the
Inn of Court in 2001-2002, and is currently the judicial
representative of the Inn's Board of Directors. Judge Pagano in
2004 was awarded the Donald J. Orlowsky Memorial Award,
presented annually to the individual who has contributed most
to the improvement and fostering of good Bench Bar Relations.
In 2010, the Inn of Court presented him with the Guy G.
deFuria Award. In 2013, Judge Pagano was elected as an officer
of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, and
served as President-Elect until Friday, July 28, 2017, when he
took office for a term of one year as President.

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