Lebanon County District Attorney Elected President To The PA District Attorneys Institute

July 11, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Lebanon County District Attorney David J. Arnold has been elected president to lead the organization during the 2018–2019 business year. The election took place during the institution’s annual business meeting. The new officers are:

President:                  Hon. David J. Arnold, Jr., Lebanon County District Attorney
Vice President:         Hon. John T. Adams, Berks County District Attorney
Secretary/Treasurer: Hon. Richard A. Goldinger, Butler County District Attorney

PDAI is the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA).

“Education and training is an important part of a prosecutor’s commitment to doing their job well and within the legal and ethical parameters of the profession,” said Arnold. “I look forward to continuing the Institute’s tradition of providing the highest quality education and training for Pennsylvania’s prosecutors.”

Previously, Arnold served as president of the PDAA (2016-2017) and a member of the executive committee. He was first elected to office in 2006. Prior to his election, Arnold served as assistant district attorney in the Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office, as well as four years in private practice handling civil litigation. Mr. Arnold earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Kutztown University in 1993, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1996.

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute is the education and training affiliate of the Association. It was founded in 1983 for the purpose of developing and providing educational materials and training seminars for District Attorneys. In addition to providing training and materials to District Attorneys and their staffs, the Institute also conducts child abuse investigation courses, case law updates and other training courses for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement officials and administers programs to provide training to victim service professionals.  For more information about the Institute and its offerings, click here.

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