0 Programs with Howland W. Abramson
Honorable Howland Abramson currently serves as a Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with his B.A. in 1970; from Wharton School with his M.B.A. in 1972; from Temple University School of Law with his J.D. in 1975. He was an Assistant City Solicitor, City of Philadelphia from 1975-1980; legal counsel to Ct. Administrator of Pa., 1980-90 (In this capacity, the Judge represented the Judicial Branch of State government, its courts, judges and instrumentalities, including the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court, the Judicial Inquiry and Review Board and the Board of Law Examiners.). Judge Abramson was an attorney with Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel from 1990-91; Pa. Conf. of State Trial Judges, Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee from 1992-2004. He received the President's Awards for service as Chair given in 2003 and again in 2005, appointed Chair Emeritus 2004; appointed Special Advisor to the Judicial Ethics Committee 2005; Member of Prof. Resp. Comm. of Phila. Bar Assn.; elected Judge, Court of Common Pleas 1991, retained 2001. Principal author, Judicial Ethics Advisory Committees Should Render Opinions Which Adhere to Binding United States Constitutional Precedents, Duquesne Law Review, Vol. 42 No. 2, Winter 2003; The ABA Code Revisions and Judicial Campaign Speech: Constitutional and Practical Implications, Touro Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 3. Judge Abramson has been a frequent faculty member for new judges programs, judicial education programs and continuing legal education programs for attorneys. For many years Judge Abramson served as a Judicial Team Leader in Philadelphia's major civil case management program. After serving for four years in the Philadelphia Commerce Court, the Judge returned to the Major Jury Trial Program as a Team Leader.