Philadelphia County Court, Pennsylvania

Speaker Bio

The Honorable Arnold L. New is a Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court Judge. In June 1990, he was appointed by Governor Robert Casey to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. In 1991, he was elected to a ten year term. Judge New was retained for an additional ten years in 2001, and again in 2011. In 1995, he was assigned to the Civil Court of Common Pleas. From 1997-2008, he served as Team Leader in the Day Back Program and the 1998, 2004, 2008 Day Forward Programs. In 2008, Judge New was assigned to the Commerce Court Program. In May 2012, he was appointed Co-Coordinating Judge of the Complex Litigation Center, and on October 1, 2012, Judge New became the Coordinating Judge of the Complex Litigation Center. On October 25, 2012, Judge New was appointed Supervising Judge of the Civil Trial Division. He served in that position until December, 2015. In November 2018, he was reappointed Supervising Judge of the Civil Trial Division. He is also currently Coordinating Judge of the Mass Tort Program and Team Leader of the 2019 Day Forward Program. He co-authored, and recently served on the committee to update and revise, the portion of the Handbook for State Trial Judges entitled “Management of Civil Jury Trials.” Judge New is Past President of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and served as a member of the Pennsylvania Civil Rules Committee from 2010 – 2016.

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