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Bevilacqua, 55, who will become the 77th Chancellor of America's oldest big-city bar association on January 1 made his remarks to more than 400 of his colleagues at the Association's Annual Meeting luncheon at the Park Hyatt Hotel.
Bevilacqua, a Philadelphia resident and a partner with the center-city firm of Saul Ewing also reiterated the bar's support of a non-elective, merit-selection system for selecting judges at the appellate court level. "We must appoint appellate judges. But until that ultimate better way becomes a reality, we must do a better job of advising and guising the voters," he declared.
With an eye on the Commerce Court to handle business-related cases Bevilacqua said that he would work with "the state Supreme Court, the leadership of the First Judicial District, our legislature and all appropriate parties" to create the new court."
Among the new Chancellor's other proposals: