Senate Judiciary Committee Holding Hearings On The Statute Of Limitations With Respect To Claims Of Sexual Abuse

HARRISBURG – The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet Wednesday to hear testimony regarding the Statute of Limitations with respect to claims of sexual abuse, according to Chairwoman Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20th).

You can watch the proceedings live or see the recorded versions by going to and clicking on the Judiciary Committee link at the top of the page.

The following is the scheduled list of panelists, along with links to the testimony received to date:

Wednesday, October 2 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch at approximately 12:15

Hearing Room 1 – North Office Building

Panel 1:

Marci Hamilton, Esq.
CEO and Academic Director, CHILD USA
Robert A. Fox Leadership Program Professor of Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Panel 2:

Stephen L. Mikochik, Esq. | Additional Testimony
Professor Emeritus of Constitutional Law, Temple Law School
Visiting Professor of Jurisprudence, Ave Maria Law School

Panel 3:

Mark E. Chopko, Esq.
Chair, Nonprofit & Religious Organizations, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Brian D. Wenger
Former Outside Legal Counsel for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Elizabeth A. Benjamin, Esq.
Partner, Beard Legal Group

Panel 4:

Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel, Ret.
Chair, Oversight Committee, Archdiocese of Philadelphia Independent Reconciliation & Reparations Program

Camille S. Biros, Esq. and Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq.
Co-Administrator, Church Compensation Programs in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, & California

Panel 5

Suzanne V. Estrella, Esq.
Legal Director, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Michele Minor Wolf, M.A.
Executive Director, Victims’ Intervention Program of Wayne and Pike Counties

Panel 6

Combined Testimony

Sean McCormack
Chief Deputy District Attorney, Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office

Greg Rowe
Director of Legislation and Policy
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

Panel 7

Samuel R. Marshall | Attachment 1 | Attachment 2
President & CEO, Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania

Panel 8

Jennifer R. Storm
Victim Advocate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Michael McDonald
SNAP Leader Philadelphia
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Mary McHale
SNAP Leader Reading, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Board Member for PA United to Protect Children

LaQuisha S. Anthony
Founder, V.O.I.C.E
Training Specialist, WOAR
Survivor & Advocate 

Panel 9

Jennifer R. Storm
Victim Advocate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Goetz
Survivor & Advocate

Taylor Ecker
Survivor & Advocate

Sarah Brooks
Survivor & Advocate

Panel 10

Jennifer R. Storm
Victim Advocate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Contact:       Andrew M. Seder

        (570) 226-5960

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