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Bruce William Kauffman

Bruce William Kauffman, Lawyer, former state supreme court justice. Bar: New Jersey 1960, Pennsylvania 1961, District of Columbia 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1965.

Background

Kauffman, Bruce William was born on December 1, 1934 in Atlantic City. Son of Joseph Bernard and Lilyan (Abraham) Kauffman.

Education

University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). Yale Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1959).

Career

Worked at Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman, LLP (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also Cherry Hill, New Jersey) specializing in Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1960, New Jersey.

1961, Pennsylvania; 1965, United States. Supreme Court; 1982, District of Columbia. Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha.

Pi Gamma Mu; Order of the Coif. Author, "Judicial Selection in Pennsylvania: A Proposal," 27 Villanova Law Review 1163 (1982). Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1980-1982.

Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, Appellate Advocacy, 1995—. Chairman of the Board, USA Bancshares, 1995—. Member, Judicial Inquiry and Review Board, 1984-1988.

Chairman, 1988. President, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 1982-1984. Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Selection Reform Committee, 1983-1984. Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa Associates.

Delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention. Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Selection of Judges, 1967-1968. Chairman, Montgomery County Government Study Commission, 1973-1974.

Member: Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia, 1966—. Committee of Censors, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1976-1980.

Civil Service Commission, Lower Merion Township, 1978-1980, (Chairman, 1982-1988). National Executive Committee, Yale Law School Association, (Vice President, 1984-1986). Member, Executive Committee, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, 1989-1993.

Advisory Board, Broadcasting Industry Council to Improve American Productivity, 1983-1985. Board Member, Citizens Crime Commission, 1992—. Trustee: University of the Arts, 1988—.

Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers. International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Chairman, Mayor's Task Force on Minority Employment in the Philadelphia Police Department, 1982.

Member: American Law Institute, Philadelphia Special Investigation Commission, ("Move Commission") 1985-1986. Advisory Committee to the United States. Commission on Civil Rights, 1985-1988.

Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission, 1994—. American Judicature Society. Juristic Society; Pennsylvania Society.

USCG Auxiliary. Co-Chairman, City of Philadelphia Election Reform Task Force, 1994. Member, House of Delegates, Pennsylvania Bar Association. Chairman, Philadelphia Bar Association Commission to Preserve Legal Services for All, 1995—.

Member: District of Columbia Bar and American Associations. (Also in Cherry Hill, New Jersey Office).

Membership

Member, Judicial Inquiry and Review Board, 1984-1988, Chairman, 1988. President, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 1982-1984. Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Selection Reform Committee, 1983-1984.

Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa Associates. Delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention. Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Selection of Judges, 1967-1968.

Chairman, Montgomery County Government Study Commission, 1973-1974. Member: Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia, 1966—. Committee of Censors, United States.

District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1976-1980. Civil Service Commission, Lower Merion Township, 1978-1980. (Chairman, 1982-1988).

National Executive Committee, Yale Law School Association (Vice President, 1984-1986). Member, Executive Committee, Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, 1989-1993. Advisory Board, Broadcasting Industry Council to Improve American Productivity, 1983-1985.

Board Member, Citizens Crime Commission, 1992—. Trustee: University of the Arts, 1982-1988. Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa Associates.

Delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention. Co-Chairman, Subcommittee on Selection of Judges, 1967-1968. Chairman, Montgomery County Government Study Commission, 1973-1974.

Connections

Married Carol Jackson, June 15, 1991. Children: Bradley Leonard, Marjorie Beth, Robert Andrew, Lauri Ann, Christine Lynn.