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Senior Judge Carol K. McGinley
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Judge Carol K. McGinley graduated from Manhattanville College in 1970 and earned a J.D. from Georgetown University in 1973. She was Chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners from 1990 to 1992 and is a past president of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges. She is a former member of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline. She was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Lehigh County in 1985 and was retained for a ten-year term in 1995, 2005 and again in 2015. Judge McGinley has served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission, as a member of the Judicial Council of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, as Vice Chairman of the Supreme Court Juvenile Procedural Rules Committee, and as a member of the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families.   After nearly 32 years as an active judge, Judge McGinley took senior status as of October 1, 2017.

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